The Head Teacher is responsible for the planning and implementation of a complete early childhood program including supervision, assessment, and curriculum for a class of preschool children ranging in age from 4-5+.
The Head Teacher establishes and maintains professional and supportive relationships with all parents and supervises and coaches support staff and University students. The UCDC is a laboratory school and Head Teachers support those efforts by providing practicum experiences and research opportunities to University students and faculty. Head Teachers are expected to contribute professionally to the program, write newsletter articles, attend Head Teacher meetings and three Professional Development Days. Head Teachers are required to maintain 24 hours of professional development during their employment and maintain all state licensing and Keystone STARS and NAEY standards, along with successful implementation of the UCDC philosophy and curriculum. Successful use of technology for parent communication, assessments and documentation is expected. Strong leadership and communication skills are necessary. Additional duties as required.