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Lead Teacher

Posted on Aug 10, 2019 by The Goddard School of Long Hill Township

Stirling, NJ 07980
Education
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Full-Time
$14 - $19 an hourThe Goddard School of Long Hill Township is seeking kind, passionate, purpose driven educators who love working with young children in our Infant, Toddler and Preschool Classrooms.A lead teacher at The Goddard School is responsible for establishing and maintaining a safe, healthy and nurturing learning environment. All candidates, who wish to be considered must meet the following criteria:* Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Child Development, Psychology or related field OR Associate's degree and CDA* Prior classroom experience at a childcare center or preschool* Experience in developing lesson plans and using TADPOLES app.* Perform child observations and document in their portfolios* Use assessment tools (e.g., Progress Reports, Children s Progress)* Strong work ethic and communication skills* Positive attitude and inherent love for young childrenResponsibilities:* Design an appropriate room arrangement to support the goals and developmental level of the children in the classroom* Develop an appropriate classroom management system to support the goals and developmental level of the children in the classroom* Ensure that classroom equipment is in good repair.* The ability to assist in potty training* The ability to change children s diapers* Develop lesson plans* Understand and implement The Goddard School emergency procedure(s)* Ensure that children are always within state ratio requirements* Post and adhere to all GSI Health and Safety policies and procedures * Post a classroom schedule that meets the needs of the children and includes a routine and learning opportunities* Interact with the children to support play, exploration and learning* Perform minor 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* Understand and adhere to the GSI Behavior Policy* Communicate, in a professional manner, with families and faculty* Encourage empathetic and respectful feelings for others, as well as the environment, through positive modeling* Integrate GSI-approved resources (including Enrichment Programs) into lesson plans* Prepare a Daily Activity Report for each child* Maintain a portfolio for each child* Maintain the classroom Parent Board* Attend faculty meetings, in-service days, conferences and professional growth opportunities.* Manage classrooms according to GSI QA Standards* Assess supplies and materials needed to implement activities* Promote healthy eating practices at lunch and snack times* Interact with the children to support play, exploration and learning* Create a print-rich environment in order for children to learn about books, literature and writing* Provide opportunities for both active and quiet play* Understand and adhere to the GSI Behavior Policy* Encourage families to become an integral part of their children s learning experiences* Plan and implement activities to develop children s self-esteem and social skills* Encourage children to talk with each other and with the faculty* Present age- and developmentally-appropriate expectations for all children* Post and adhere to all GSI Health and Safety policies and proceduresOur ideal teachers will love and nurture our children while helping to build a foundation for Early Childhood Development. Please apply today to be a part of our incredible program.The Goddard School offers highly competitive compensation package including health benefits, PTO, paid holidays and training.Full Time Position.Must be able to work between the hours of 6:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Associated topics: assistant preschool teacher, associate kindergarten teacher, child, child care, daycare, daycare teachers, early childhood, early education, infant, kindergarten

Reference: 743771001

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