Serves as the lead Pre-K teacher in the classroom. 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.
Duties and Responsibilities:
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 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, NRS, Creative Curriculum, Ages and Stages Questionnaire, Ages and Stages SE Questionnaire.
Delegate duties as necessary, and give constant feedback to facilitate professional growth.
Process timesheets and vacation requests.
Contribute to assistant teacher’s evaluation.
Minimum Requirements Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or related field. Must possess current Type 04 certificate or PEL with early childhood endorsement. Or Gateways Level 5 in Early Childhood Education with commitment to acquire the Type 04.
Additional Salary Information: working 12 months a year
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.