Lead Teachers plan and implement learning experiences that advance the intellectual, emotional, social, and physical development of children within a safe, healthy learning environment. They encourage the involvement of the families of the children of the program and support the development of relationships between children and their families.
Utilize appropriate language, interactions, and positive discipline.
Model positive behavior.
Instruct, and supervise children in classroom activities.
Implement age appropriate activities that support the Head Start standards, the NAEYC standards and the Teaching Strategies Creative Curriculum.
Implement and model family style eating during meal times.
Continuously monitor children to ensure safety at all times, and report child abuse and neglect when necessary.
Assess children on a regular basis.
Take pictures and maintain anecdotal notes, written observations, and other approved forms of documentation for each child.
Administer ESI-R screening, My Teaching Strategies Creative Curriculum, Ages and Stages Questionnaire, Ages and Stages SE Questionnaire.
Utilize research library, research, plan, and develop age appropriate activities for lesson plans.
Incorporate required activities into lesson plan that support children’s development.
Prepare activities that enhance the lesson plans.
Coordinate field trips with Education Coordinator.
Maintain open communication with parents by scheduling and conducting parent/teacher conferences and home visits.
As a parent advocate, help resolve issues or concerns that are raised.
Inform parents about daily classroom routine, expectations, policies, field trips, and volunteer opportunities.
Communicate with parents about incidents that have been observed and/or recorded on site regarding their child.
Obtain all required classroom parental signatures such as on all incident reports and field trip permission slips.
Mandatory Job Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development.
Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development.
Gateways to Opportunity Level 5 ECE and Infant/Toddler Credential
Additional Salary Information: Salary with a BA-$32,000.00
Internal Number: 03112019
About Mary Crane Center
For over 100 years, Mary Crane Center has been dedicated to the comprehensive early development of children and to supporting their families through a variety of services. Our goal is to provide quality education in a safe and diverse environment and to strengthen the bonds between children and their families. Throughout its history, Mary Crane Center has grown in order to meet the changing needs of the families we serve. Our dynamic teaching methods encourage each child to bring his or her individuality and experiences into the classroom. By identifying a child’s likes, dislikes, struggles, and strengths, teachers can enhance each child’s personal education and help them to develop the life skills they need to achieve his or her goals.