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 toddler children ranging in age from 18 months-3 years old. 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. Volunteering on committees is required, and leading by example and role modeling is expected.
Head Teachers are required to maintain 24 hours or more 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. Strong organizational skills assist in the administrative aspect of the position.
Additional duties or hours to provide coverage in the classroom as required.
Minimum: Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development or a Bachelors Degree in a related field that either includes or is supplemented by 30 credit hours in Child Development or Early Childhood Education. Early Childhood Certification is preferred