Lead Preschool Teacher
Posted on Nov 13, 2018 by The Goddard School - Mechanicsville, VA
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.
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.
- 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.
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
- 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)
- 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
- 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)
- 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)
- 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