Lead Teacher

 In

Day Early Learning

JOB SUMMARY

The lead teacher plans and implements activities which are designed to develop a range of social, cognitive, and/or motor skills for individual and/or groups of preschool-aged children, working within a child care center, classroom, or field environment. Supervises and trains student employees and/or staff engaged in child care and development activities.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Plans age-appropriate, individual and group activities to stimulate growth in language, social, and motor skills such as learning to listen to instructions, playing with others, and using play equipment.
  • Develop and manage an attractive and engaging environment that encourages children’s independence and self-selection of activities.
  • Promotes communication with parents through progress notes, monthly newsletter, and parent conferences.
  • Plans and implements hands on activities that include a balance of child initiated and teacher initiated activities.
  • Alternates periods of strenuous activity with periods of rest or light activity to avoid overstimulation and fatigue.
  • Helps children develop habits of caring for themselves, their belongings, toys, books and other classroom materials.
  • Assesses children’s needs and developmental progress on an ongoing formal and informal basis.
  • Ensures the daily schedule provides for smooth transitions and consistency in routines, yet is flexible, allowing variations to accommodate the individual needs of children.
  • Complies with all licensing, accreditation and other documenting and reporting requirements.
  • Assists Early Learning Indiana administration in collecting data for funding partners.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION & Experience

To perform this job successfully, an individual must have the following education and/or experience.

  • An associate degree in early childhood education, child development, developmental or child psychology, elementary education or closely related field.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • A minimum of two (2) years of experience in an early childhood setting working directly with young children is preferred.

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