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Lead Teacher Prek Room

Company: A Mothers Love Childcare Center
Location: Cedar Rapids
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

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:

PROFESSIONALISM/LEADERSHIP

--- 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 Employee Handbook.

--- 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 evaluations

--- Be familiar with all policies and procedures of A Mothers Love

CARE OF CHILDREN

--- Be attentive to health, sanitation, nutrition and safety at all times

--- 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 Training.

--- 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.

TEACHING/LESSONS

--- 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 extend learning

--- 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 and eating.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $13.00 - $16.00 per hour

Benefits:
* Employee discount
* Paid time off
* Professional development assistance
Schedule:
* 8 hour shift
* Day shift
* Monday to Friday

COVID-19 considerations:
Mask are required

Education:
* High school or equivalent (Preferred)

Experience:
* Teaching: 1 year (Preferred)
* Childcare: 3 years (Preferred)

License/Certification:
* CPR Certification (Preferred)
* Child Development Associate Certification (Preferred)

Work Location: One location%58047475%

Keywords: A Mothers Love Childcare Center, Cedar Rapids , Lead Teacher Prek Room, Other , Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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