Lead Teacher Prek Room
Company: A Mothers Love Childcare Center
Location: Cedar Rapids
Posted on: November 25, 2022
Prek Lead Teacher:
The Lead Teachers will plan and implement the curriculum and assess
the needs of the children in their care throughout the day. He or
She will show competence in caring for and educating children and
will have the ability to communicate effectively with parents and
coworkers. The Lead Teacher will plan developmentally appropriate
activities for the children and directly teach or actively enable
learning in the classroom, by engaging the children at their level.
Lead Teachers will be responsible for making sure that all records
are kept and maintained, by all staff in the room, in compliance
with the Department of Human Services, as well as delegating tasks
to responsibilities assistants. The lead teacher will demonstrate
leadership qualities, and will create a team-like working
environment, leading by example. All leads need to be open to
ongoing training by the administration staff. This is a 40 hour per
week position. Some evenings and/or weekends may be required for
training purposes or staff meetings.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF A LEAD TEACHER IN ALL CLASSES INCLUDE:
--- Following the dress code
--- Conducting one's self in a professional manner
--- Maintaining a neat, orderly, and attractive classroom,
including ensuring the classroom is cleaned daily.
--- Following policies and expectations regarding the Teacher/Child
Experience and the Teacher/Parent Experience as outlined in the
--- Working cooperatively with assistant teachers in developing and
implementing an educational program
--- Attending all staff meetings and in-service workshops
--- Turn in weekly requirements (food program, lesson plan)
--- Meeting on occasion with the Site Supervisor, Curriculum
Coordinator or Director to review objectives, plans and
--- Be familiar with all policies and procedures of A Mothers
CARE OF CHILDREN
--- Be attentive to health, sanitation, nutrition and safety at all
--- Be aware of child allergies and making accommodations for these
children as needed.
--- Not letting a child cry without being nurtured.
--- Following strategies used through Conscious Discipline
--- Maintaining cleanliness standards for the room by directly
performing tasks, delegating tasks to assistants, and encouraging
the children to help when age appropriate.
--- Preparing children to leave our center with clean hands, faces,
and a fresh diaper.
--- Keeping children clean by not allowing them to walk/crawl
around with soiled faces, hands, or clothing. --- Throughout the
day, making continuous eye contact and speaking (real talk)
directly to the child about what you are doing. Do not spend time
in personal adult conversations
--- Implementing "Family Style Meals." (See employee handbook.) Sit
with the children at meal and snack times. Teach the children to
eat at the table, to use "big kid" plates and silverware, and to
keep their cups above their plates. Encourage conversation during
meal times by asking simple questions.
--- Recording information pertinent to a child's development or any
injuries, unusual occurrences or behavioral changes in the child's
log in Hi Mama.
--- Following lesson plans
--- Turning in your weekly lesson plan to the Supervisor. Making
sure that this lesson plan is posted on Monday morning and that the
materials needed are in an easily accessible location in case of an
absence. Detailed description of the activity and set up of for it
in the classroom planner incase of an absence.
--- Establishing learning objectives that are consistent with the
center's curriculum including play, learning, the arts and
nurturing as primary components in a curriculum.
--- Preparing projects and activities that reinforce themes and
--- Modeling respect and confidence for the children to follow.
Talk to the child not at the child, get down on their level and
teach them compassion, and coping skills.
--- Planning two annual conferences with a parent and preparing an
assessment on each child. (3's & 4's)
--- Being responsible to adequately utilize teacher's assistants,
assigning or delegating responsibilities, and tasks, making sure
everyone's time is spent as wisely as possible and the children's
care is never compromised.
PREK LEAD TEACHERS, Additional Responsibilities include:
--- Following a more rigid schedule/routine throughout the day to
maintain structure for the children.
--- Having circle time with the preschoolers every day, gather all
your children and read a story and sing a song, or do a finger
play, and count fun things. You should be including name
recognition, weather, numbers, counting, letters, letter sounds,
shapes, colors, and songs pertaining to weekly themes.
--- Assist children to become independent in areas such as dressing
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $13.00 - $16.00 per hour
* Employee discount
* Paid time off
* Professional development assistance
* 8 hour shift
* Day shift
* Monday to Friday
Mask are required
* High school or equivalent (Preferred)
* Teaching: 1 year (Preferred)
* Childcare: 3 years (Preferred)
* CPR Certification (Preferred)
* Child Development Associate Certification (Preferred)
Work Location: One location%58047475%
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