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Job Description: Pre-K Teacher
REPORTS TO: Director of the CEC
NATURE OF WORK: The Pre-K teacher will exhibit comprehensive knowledge of typical as well as atypical patterns of child development and age appropriate practices. The teacher will create and adapt environments that are safe, nurturing and cater to best practices to meet childcare regulations guidelines. Additionally, Pre-K teachers will use authentic, ongoing assessments of children’s abilities to plan and implement age appropriate activities that are built upon each child’s unique strengths. Pre-K Teachers are expected to foster relationships with families to support children’s development.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Additional duties may be assigned.
- Models, implements, and assesses strategies related to learning, social, emotional, and behavioral needs to enhance educational programming for all learners
- Follows district guidelines, childcare regulations, and best practices to ensure a safe and age appropriate environment that promotes learning
- Integrates research into the design of best practice
- Consults with Pre-K Education Specialist, Pre-K Teachers and Site Administrators regarding best practices for classroom and building educational programs
- Submits required documents and forms by an established timeline
- Implements the Pre-K curriculum with fidelity
- Completes ongoing assessments and collect artifacts
- Implements a schedule that meets the required childcare regulations
- Maintains records in accordance with established rules, regulations, and ethical standards.
- Follows policies, procedures, standards, and rules in accordance with federal and state laws, which includes, but is not limited to, developing, and maintaining proper and adequate records and documentation
- Promotes effective interpersonal relations and engages in continuing professional growth activities
- Maintains student confidentiality
- Other duties and responsibilities as assigned
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk and use fingers, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand and reach with hands and arms. Specific visual abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Occasionally the employee will lift up to 50 lbs. such as to lift files, paper, school supplies, books, etc.
DATA CONCEPTION: Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable, functional, structural, or composite characteristics (whether similar or divergent from obvious standards) of data, people, or things.
COMMUNICATION SKILLS: Requires the ability to speak and/or signal people to convey or exchange information. Includes receiving instructions, assignments, or directions from superiors.
REASONING ABILITY: Requires the ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagrammatic form; and to deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
LANGUAGE ABILITY: Requires the ability to read a variety of correspondence, reports, forms, articles, proposals, manuals, legislation, graphs, charts, etc. Requires the ability to prepare correspondence, reports, forms, charts, graphs, statistical analysis, etc., using prescribed formats and conforming to all rules of punctuation, grammar, diction, and style. Requires the ability to speak to people with poise, voice control and confidence. Requires the ability to record and deliver information, to explain procedures, to follow oral and written instructions. Must be able to communicate effectively and efficiently through a variety of technical and professional languages including psychometric, statistical, and educational research terminology.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics are representative of those an employee may encounter and include a noise level that is usually moderate to loud. The employee continuously interacts with the public and staff.
EVALUATION: Performance in this position will be evaluated regularly by the supervisor in accordance with the CEC handbook.
REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: All lead teachers must hold or be working toward a North Carolina (NC) birth through kindergarten (BK) or Preschool Add-on Standard Professional II licensures.
Teachers working toward the required education and licensure shall hold a minimum of a BA/BS degree and the following requirements: (1) NC Initial Provisional Lateral Entry BK License, or (2) A North Carolina K-6 license and a provisional Preschool Add-on license, or (3) Another North Carolina or other state’s license and an NC Provisional B-K Add-on license, or (4) A BA/BS degree in early childhood education, child development, or a related field, and be eligible for a NC Initial Provisional Lateral Entry B-K License.
NOTE: related fields are Human Development and Family Studies, Psychology, Special Education, Human Growth and Development.
Applicants should send a letter of interest and resume to Belinda Marr at Belinda.Marr@longschapel.com.