About the Role
Reports to: Site Director
Provide quality care and education to preschool-aged children.
Facilitate the development of each child through play and structured activities.
Create a comfortable and safe learning environment for children and their families.
Performance Responsibilities within Classroom:
Maintain a clean and organized classroom environment.
Develop and implement age-appropriate lesson plans.
Foster positive relationships with parents and families.
Assist with meal preparation and clean-up.
Implement a well-rounded curriculum that includes language, literacy, math, science, social studies, and art.
Encourage children to learn through play and exploration.
Evaluate children's progress and communicate with families.
Foster a love for learning and a sense of academic curiosity.
Other Job Requirements:
Attend professional development opportunities and staff meetings.
Adhere to all center policies and procedures.
Participate in parent-teacher conferences.
Be punctual and reliable.
Be a positive role model to children and coworkers.
Knowledge, Skill, and Ability:
Strong understanding of early childhood education and development.
Ability to create engaging and developmentally appropriate lesson plans.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Ability to work well as a team member.
Strong problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
Staff and Personal Relations:
Collaborate effectively with other teachers and staff members.
Create a welcoming and inclusive environment for all children and families.
Establish positive relationships with parents and caregivers.
Respect the values and perspectives of all community members.
Demonstrate warmth, empathy, and patience in all interactions with children.
Must be 18 years or older with a high school diploma or GED.
12 units in ECE child development or related field.
Or 6 completed semester unitsof early childhood education and enrolled in at least 2 semester units at a college until fully qualified.
Minimum of 2 years experience working with preschool children in a formal setting.
Current CPR and first aid certification.
Knowledge and understanding of a variety of teaching methodologies and techniques.
Ability to develop, implement, and evaluate curriculum.
Good mental and physical health and stamina to work with young children in an active and engaging environment.
Ability to interact positively and respectfully with children, parents, and colleagues from diverse cultural backgrounds.
Excellent communication, organizational, and planning skills.
Verification and transcripts of past experiences and education are required.