General Statement of Job
The Early Childhood Teacher oversees and instructs students in a classroom setting. This position utilizes innovative and effective teaching methods to enhance the knowledge and skills of students in the class.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
Creates lesson plans for classroom teaching activities.
Creates a classroom environment that is nurturing to the total development of a child.
Conducts daily attendance checks.
Maintains developmental record for children assigned to their classroom.
Interviews student worker candidates who upon hire will be assigned to the teacher's classroom and maintains the student worker files.
Supervises Teacher Education early childhood majors assigned to the teacher's room for clinical field experience during practicum.
Interacts with and provides classroom tour for the parents of children who are of age to be assigned teacher's classroom in the early childhood program.
Educates the children enrolled in the center in the areas of cognitive, physical, emotional, and social development.
Twice annually the teacher will create and distribute and/or make available to the center director the educational progress reports on the children in their classroom for distribution to center parents.
Attend staff meetings and workshops to meet 12 hour minimum required by licensing guidelines.
Implements the food program; by assisting with records keeping, preparation and/or serving of meals and snacks.
Performs other related duties as required.
Assists the director in any project that is assigned.
Education, Experience, and Licenses
Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university is required.
Minimum one year experience required for this position; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Teaching certification required for this position is preferred but not required.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical Demands/Work Environment
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel including the use of a computer keyboard; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear including the use of a telephone. The employee is frequently required to walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, texture perception, and ability to adjust focus. Requires the ability to smell and taste.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
NOTICE : The above job profile does not include all essential and nonessential duties of this job. All employees with disabilities are encouraged to contact Human Resources to review and discuss the essential and nonessential functions of the job. An employee with a disability can evaluate the job in greater detail to determine if she/he can safely perform the essential function of this job with or without reasonable accommodation.