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SUMMARY:  The Lead Teacher of Inventors is responsible for educating children turning age 4 through early 5-year-olds about fundamental concepts such as social and emotional skills, skills for pre-kindergarten readiness, and more as per developmental assessment. The Lead Teacher will guide assistant teachers, plan the curriculum, and participate in parent communication.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ensure EmBe brand, mission, vision, and values are reflected in all interactions
  • Demonstrate and reinforce professionalism, and appropriate language, take responsibility for actions, and mentor positive behaviors to all throughout the center
  • Plan and implement a curriculum geared towards kindergarten readiness and daily activities
  • Submit weekly lesson plans covering all areas of growth and development to the curriculum coordinator
  • Provide opportunity and support to teach children to develop self-regulation, emotional, and support skills
  • Assess a child’s development with age-appropriate milestones
  • Create a stimulating learning environment, including room arrangements, bulletin boards, seasonal decorations, etc.
  • Maintain a safe, healthy, and clean learning environment inside and outside of the classroom
  • Accurately provide essential documentation such as meal sheets, daily sheets, accident reports, and medication sheets, as well as communicate parent information daily via procare and in person
  • Participate in recommended professional development training and adhere to licensing standards
  • Maintain appropriate staff-to-child ratio, consult with the site manager when substitutes are needed or children should be moved to other classrooms
  • Engage in parent communication such as:
    • Warmly greet each parent and child upon arrival and departure to each classroom
    • Engage families in child’s well-being and daily activities
  • Ensure the safety and well-being of each child, along with treating all with dignity and respect
  • Remain up to date on mandatory training hours
  • All other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • CDA, associates, or bachelor’s degree in early childhood preferred
  • Must show problem-solving, initiative, and independence skills
  • Previous experience working in childcare preferred
  • General knowledge of children’s growth and development.
  • No substantiated history of child abuse of neglect.
  • No history of a felony conviction on record within the past five years.
  • No staff member’s name will appear on the sex offender’s registry

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Ability to see, speak, and hear
  • Frequent standing and walking
  • Frequent use of hands and arms
  • Occasional lifting of 20 to 40 lbs.
  • Occasional need to climb, balance, kneel or crouch

WORK EXPOSURE:

 

  • Work is primarily performed in an indoor classroom environment. Occasional outdoor exposure when weather permits.
  • Noise level is moderate to loud due to equipment and children.
  • Routine exposure to household sanitization and cleaning chemicals

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.