Lead Toddler Teacher

Deadline: 
Friday, November 23, 2018
District/Organization: 
The Community House
Position Details: 

The Community House (TCH) is currently seeking a full-time Lead Toddler Teacher responsible for planning and implementing a developmentally appropriate HighScope curriculum in accordance with the philosophy of the Early Childhood Center and licensing regulations; and which supports the mission of The Community House.  The Center is open Monday – Friday from 7am-6pm.

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure a daily well-planned environment with appropriate materials which stimulate children’s interest and involvement.
  • Oversee/facilitate staff in assigned classroom, ensuring they are implementing the curriculum.
  • Facilitate children’s play and learning in a non-directive, positive, flexible manner; know when and how to step in to promote cognitive and social growth.
  • Gear the program to the needs of individual children with concerns for their interest, handicaps, special talents, and individual style and pace of learning.
  • Gear expectations and responses to the various developmental levels of the children in the classroom.
  • Work with management and staff of the Early Childhood Center in planning the school year’s curriculum; problem solving in the classroom, purchasing equipment and supplies, coordinating parent/teacher conferences and in ongoing evaluation procedures pertaining to the program, children, parents, and staff.
  • Follow end of day closing procedures.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Attend all general staff meetings. 
  • Attend classes, seminars, and conferences to further education and knowledge of child development and behavior including a continuing education in HighScope.
  • Attend Early Childhood Center functions as often as possible.
  • Represent and promote The Community House Early Childhood Center in a positive manner at all times.
  • Participate in and maintain current training in Infant/Child C.P.R. and First Aid.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Manage staff and ensure adherence to the policies and guidelines.
  • Conduct individual team staff meetings on a weekly basis.
  • Prepare and conduct staff annual reviews along with management input.

Qualifications:

  • Four-year college degree preferred.
  • Professional training in the field of Early Childhood Education and/or Child Development.  Experience working with young children, preferably with HighScope background.
  • Able to meet the requirements of state licensing.
  • Able to supervise and manage using a teaching team approach.
  • Sensitive and mature individual who is able to relate well to both children and adults.
  • Ability to provide leadership and stability for program continuity.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Strong verbal, written and phone skills.
  • Desire and ability to meet new people and new situations.
  • Excellent organization and planning skills.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Able to perform numerous tasks simultaneously and meet required deadlines.
  • Able to keep the necessary proprietary information confidential. 
  • Computer experience with working knowledge of Word and Excel preferred.  Ability to learn internal software programs.
  • Must be able to operate computer, telephone, copy machine and dishwasher.
  • Able to define problems and recommend appropriate solutions.
  • Ability to deal with abstract as well as with concrete problematic people/children and situations such as dissatisfied and irate parents and children.

To Apply:  Please send cover letter and resume to Melissa Rejc, Senior Director, Early Childhood Center at mrejc@communityhouse.com.

Email: 
jkatona@communityhouse.com
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