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Lead Preschool Teacher

Posted on Nov 13, 2018 by The Goddard School - Mechanicsville, VA

Mechanicsville, VA 23111
Education
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Full-Time
The Goddard School in Mechanicsville is looking to expand our team of highly qualified and motivated teachers! Currently, we are seeking to fill a Lead Preschool teacher position. We offer highly competitive wages, medical and dental benefits for full time employees and paid time off.
The Goddard School is an AdvancED accredited preschool that encourages a lifelong love of learning in children from 6 weeks of age to 12 years. We follow all state licensing regulations and take pride in providing our students with a safe, clean and educational environment.
Our Teachers...

Create fun and interactive learning experiences.
Communicate directly with parents and prospective parents to achieve success for the child.
Maintain a fun and interactive classroom that is clean and organized.
Have countless advancement opportunities through our on-going training.
To be considered for a position at The Goddard School, you must meet the following criteria:
  • Candidate must have at least 6 months of experience within a licensed childcare facility.
  • Candidate must be of good character and reputation. Must be able to provide written and verbal references prior to employment.
  • Candidate must be able to carry out assigned responsibilities of role.
  • Candidate must be accepting of training and supervision.
  • Candidate must be able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
To be considered for a Lead Teacher Position, the candidate must also meet one of the educational requirements listed below:
  • A Bachelor s degree or higher in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Child Development.
  • A Bachelor s degree or higher in a related field, including 18 semester hours of completed coursework related to young children birth to age 8.
  • An Associate s degree or higher in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Child Development or a related field.
  • An Associate s degree or higher in a related field, including 18 semester hours of completed coursework related to young children birth to age 8.
  • A current CDA or Early Childhood Teaching Credential.
  • Proof of current and active enrollment in a CDA Credentialing Program.
  • Proof of current and active enrollment in an accredited Associate s or Bachelor s degree program in Early Childhood Education or a related field.
A teacher s responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Establish and maintain a safe, healthy and nurturing learning environment
  • Design an appropriate room arrangement to support the goals and developmental level of the children in the classroom (Lead teacher specific)
  • Develop an appropriate classroom management system to support the goals and developmental level of the children in the classroom (Lead Teacher specific)
  • Ensure that classroom equipment is in good repair
  • Understand and implement The Goddard School emergency procedure(s)
  • Promote healthy eating practices at lunch and snack times
  • Ensure that children are always within state ratio requirements
  • Perform nominal cleaning responsibilities (e.g. spills) immediately
  • Perform major cleaning during times when children are not present
  • Post a classroom schedule that meets the needs of the children and includes a routine and learning opportunities (Lead Teacher specific)
  • Post and adhere to all GSI (Goddard Systems Inc) Health and Safety policies and procedures
Advance children s physical and intellectual competence
  • Adapt program to meet the individual needs of each child (Lead Teacher specific)
  • Create a multi-cultural learning environment (Lead Teacher specific)
  • Provide a variety of developmentally appropriate materials (Lead Teacher specific)
  • Interact with the children to support play, exploration and learning
  • Encourage children to talk with each other and with the faculty
  • Present age- and developmentally-appropriate expectations for all children
  • Create a print-rich environment in order for children to learn about books, literature and writing (Lead Teacher specific)
  • Encourage creativity through art, music, dramatic play and blocks
  • Provide a reasonable balance between teacher-directed and child-directed activities
  • Provide opportunities for both active and quiet play
  • Integrate GSI resources (including Enrichment Programs) into lesson plans (Lead Teacher specific)
Support each child s social and emotional development and provide positive guidance
  • Understand and adhere to the GSI Behavior Policy
  • Plan and implement activities to develop children s self-esteem and social skills
  • Plan and implement activities to enable children s feeling of security
  • Encourage empathetic and respectful feelings for others, as well as the environment, through positive modeling
  • Respect cultural and ethnic diversity
Establish positive and effective family relations
  • Communicate, in a professional manner, with families and faculty
  • Encourage families to become an integral part of their children s learning experiences
  • Provide opportunities (e.g., conferences) in which families are made to feel a part of their children s learning experiences
  • Prepare a Daily Activity Report for each child
  • Maintain a portfolio for each child (Lead Teacher specific)
  • Maintain the classroom Parent Board (Lead Teacher specific)
Ensure an effective program, responsive to children s needs
  • Assess supplies and materials needed to implement activities
  • Build teamwork
  • Develop lesson plan books and posted lesson plans
  • Manage classrooms according to GSI QA Standards
  • Perform child observations and document in their portfolios (Lead Teacher specific)
  • Use assessment tools (e.g., Progress Reports, Children s Progress) (Lead Teacher specific)
Maintain professional commitment
  • Promote GSI philosophy and educational objectives
  • Support a code of ethical conduct
  • Pursue professional development/continuing education
  • Attend faculty meetings, in-service days, conferences and professional growth opportunities
Associated topics: baby, child, daycare, daycare teachers, infant, kindergarten, nursery education, pre kindergarten, preschool, toddler teacher

Reference: 568377381

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