|Infant/Toddler Lead Teacher I (College Park, MD)|
|Childcare - Teacher|
|The Infant/Toddler Lead Teacher I is responsible for all elements of their assigned classroom. These include: creating lesson plans including intergenerational activities, maintaining licensing regulations for education, health and safety, developing individual developmentally appropriate and therapeutic goals for each child and incorporating them into the larger classroom plan. He/she is responsible for maintaining the classroom environment with appropriate materials and toys. Teachers are responsible for supervising the teaching assistants, substitutes, volunteers and interns in their classroom including the training of their staff to act in their absence as the classroom lead. Teachers will participate on a team of Center staff to identify the strengths, needs and supports necessary for each of the children and/or their families in the classroom.
• Plan, implement, evaluate and supervise an educational program for young children, including the production of weekly lesson plans with intergenerational activities.
• Plan classroom program activities in accordance with Easter Seals policies and best practices, which could include the Creative Curriculum
o Plan for and use instructional methods which enable each child to achieve individual and group learning objectives
o Establish and maintain a classroom environment that motivates nurtures and prepares the children for the next step in the educational process.
o Maintain and enforce classroom rules that dictate behavior expectations for the children.
• Coordinate general classroom and center housekeeping duties such as preparing meals, feeding children, pottying and diapering children and general clean up.
• Ensure classroom's primary goal is the safety and well-being of each child.
• CDA Certificate, working on AA or Bachelor's Degree in the field of Early Childhood Education preferred
• Minimum of one-year experience in childcare setting, involving face-to-face interaction and problem solving with children and their families, preferably with preschool aged children.
• Prior experience working with children with disabilities preferred.
• Demonstrated commitment to putting children and families first.
• Willingness to participate in and support all intergenerational programs and activities
• Excellent written and oral skills
• Ability to interact effectively and professionally with participants, families and community referral sources.
• Self-motivated and detail-oriented
• Ability to take initiative and problem solve.
• Spanish speaking skills a plus.
Language Ability: Excellent oral and written communication skills. Spanish speaking skills a plus.
Reasoning Ability: Ability to plan, develop alternative strategies to resolve problems, skills to support staff and families to make decisions regarding the children's health and safety.
Computer Skills: Microsoft Word, preferred.
Supervisory Responsibilities: Classroom staff (aides, volunteers, and interns)
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