Maintains the emotional environment of the classroom by speaking and listening respectfully to all children; comforts children as necessary; sets appropriate limits for children with reasonable consequences; and uses positive reinforcement that supports the development of children’s self-help skills.
Arranges and maintains the physical environment of the classroom to compliment the curriculum and provide a safe place for children.
Supervises all activities in which children participate.
Consistently observes and records observations of children in the classroom with input from the Teacher Assistant.
Supervises parent volunteers in the classroom and maintains accurate records and documentation as required of all classroom activities.
Promotes the cognitive development of children through the use of age-appropriate curriculum, play experiences and learning activities.
Plans and writes lesson plans, which are based on developmentally appropriate practices and implements them daily.
Recommends or initiates referral procedures for children with special learning needs and other issues.
Substitutes when another Teacher or Teacher Assistant is absent and supervises and interacts with children in classroom and during outdoor activities.
Responsible for maintaining a safe environment in the classroom, on the playground and in other outdoor environments.
Ensure compliance with Head Start Performance Standards, federal, state and city regulations and licensing requirements.
Participate in developmental opportunities including but not limited to staff in service, conferences and professional organizations.
Ensure personal performance evaluations, goal setting and staff development plans are completed.
Assist in compliance with Head Start Performance Standards, federal, state and city regulations and licensing requirements.
Ability to write reports and correspondence, and read and interpret documents.
Ability to perform basic math, and to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
Ability to write using correct grammar, spelling and punctuation; and to organize documents accurately
Ability to speak effectively to groups of parents, staff, and community members.
Ability to supervise and manage staff efficiently and effectively within the guidelines of Trinity Child Care policies and mandates.
This position requires an Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education plus three (3) years of Early Childhood experience in classroom teaching environments.
About Trinity Childcare Centers
Trinity United Church of Christ Child Care Centers, Inc. will be a nationally recognized agency that is child, family and community centered. Utilizing state of the art facilities, sound educational practices, cutting edge technology and innovation, Trinity United Church of Christ Child Care Centers, Inc. builds and cultivates the genius in each child and empowers families and the community.
Trinity UCC Child Care Centers, Inc’s mission is to provide children and families with high quality, holistic, African-centered child development experience, creating a stronger familial/family and communal/community relationship, allowing each child to not only survive, but thrive in the future.