RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsible for supervising, coaching, and mentoring co-teacher in the classroom and assistant teachers and teacher- aides at either Hyde Park or Englewood Preschool Center. Leading the direction of classroom planning and implementation of the Creative Curriculum instruction. Demonstrate leadership ability by providing oversite of Preschool center in the absence of the Site Director, as Site Director Designee.
1. Demonstrate leadership by creating a positive and collaborative classroom environment for a cohesive team.
2. Supervise and lead classroom team in preparation and implementation of lesson plans for classroom activities covering all developmental areas: language, cognitive, physical, personal, social/emotional and creative learning experiences.
3. Supervise the co-teachers ability to implement portions of the lesson plans with regard to classroom activities covering all developmental areas: language, cognitive, physical, personal, social/emotional and creative learning experiences.
4. Create an atmosphere in which children can learn, grow, and develop to build self-esteem that allows them to feel safe and secure. Individualize curriculum and implement activities to meet each child's individual needs.
5. Observe and document the continuous growth and development of children and ensure information is documented in My Teaching Strategies (GOLD) for enrolled children. In addition, monitor the education (MTS-GOLD) for enrolled children.
6. Observe and evaluate children using the Ages and Stages Social Emotional (ASQ:SE) and the Early Screening Inventory-Revised (ESI-R) screeners to assess the developmental status of enrolled children and initiating referrals for children with concerns. Participate in Service Review Team (SRT) meetings when appropriate.
7. Create, maintain, and monitor every child’s education binder ensuring all documentation is accurate and current for all children.
8. Monitor the quality and quantity of child documentation required of co-teacher and work with teaching staff on continuous improvement in this area of their work
9. Organize, facilitate, and document classroom team meetings, and individual supervision with assist teacher. Prepare and conduct performance evaluation for assistant teacher.
10. Facilitate three to four formal parent-teacher conferences, and/or informal conversation throughout the year as appropriate with parents regarding the growth and development of their child. Establish and maintains effective supportive relationships with parents and encourage parents to volunteer.
11. Facilitate and complete two home visits per program year. First home visit can be completed prior to the program year starting, or within the first 15days of the child’s first attendance date.
12. Work in collaboration with the HS Education Coordinator to support teachers across preschool centers with T/TA, and collaborate to support the HS outcomes report, and agency school-readiness goals.
13. Observe, document and report appropriate aspects of any changes in child's health, injuries, changes in physical appearance and/or social behaviors.
14. Delegate/Document administrative record keeping such as conversations, observations, attendance, and meal participation in the COPA system, and/or delegate to assist teacher as necessary and ensure information is provided to the Site Director. Document parent engagement as well in the COPA system.
15. Share classroom and program information with parents. Attend, participate, and/or facilitate parent meetings, training's, and other special events as needed.
16. Collaborate with assistant teacher to arrange the classroom, designing areas for learning, while also maintaining a safe and sanitary environment.
17. Maintain knowledge in the Early Childhood and Head Start field, including attending training's, workshops, and in-service training's. In addition to, attending meetings held by DFSS.
18. Participate in program, agency and staff meetings and committees.
19. Perform other duties that may be assigned by the Site Director.
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIRMENTS:
· Must have a Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education/Child Development from an accredited college. Teachers in the 3 to 5 year old classroom must have a PEL (Type 04) certification with an endorsement in English as a Second Language.
· Minimum of one-year supervisory experience and one year of teaching experience.
· Relates well with children and adults.
· Appropriate communication skills with the ability to engage in conversations with parents and co-workers.
· Excellent computer knowledge.
· Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
· Ability to work with culturally diverse populations.
· Function well in group and team settings.
· Committed to continuous improvement of service quality and the organization’s mission.
· Possess interpersonal skills that excel in cultural sensitivity and respect for differences.
This is a full-time exempt position.
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About Chicago Child Care Society
Chicago Child Care Society (CCCS) is a nonprofit organization that provides children, youth and families the tools to reach their full potential. Based in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood, we provide community-based education and human services that address the current and emerging needs of those we serve in Chicago’s South, Southwest and South Suburban areas.Visit us at: www.cccsociety.org
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