Under the direction of the Site Director, the Early Learning Certified Teacher takes the lead in working with the entire classroom team to implement a formal child screening process, a researched-based curriculum that addresses the Head Start Standards, ongoing child assessment, parent involvement and community collaboration. All work to be completed with minimum supervision and in accordance with organizational standards.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Coordinates and completes developmental screening of all children to determine the child’s priority for enrollment and to help identify any special needs.
Teaches children in large groups, small groups, and individually.
Works with the classroom team to implement the curriculum, serving as educational leader, and modeling excellent teaching practices. Meets with the classroom team each week to develop lesson plans.
Completes regular assessments of each child’s learning. Meets with the classroom team each week to discuss child assessment results and develop individualized instruction plans.
Welcomes parents/guardian in the program and seeks out their support and involvement. Holds parent-teacher conferences throughout the year.
Visits local kindergarten programs, and helps children and parents/guardian transition to those programs.
Participates in Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings for children with special needs as requested by parents/guardian.
Maintain a comprehensive and ongoing portfolio assessment for each child, including weekly observations in each area, examples of the child’s work, and a developmental assessment.
Maintain a safe and healthy classroom environment. Assure that classroom equipment, furniture, materials, and supplies are properly maintained and stored.
Illinois Professional Educator License (PEL) in Early Childhood or a Professional Educator License (PEL) in any Content area with 9 semester credits in ECE can be hired for 3 years (PEL in ECE must be obtained w/in the 3 years).
At least two years of Early Childhood Teaching experience.
Knowledge and experience in the philosophy and practices of Head Start (or comparable child development programs), early childhood education, developmentally appropriate practice and bilingual educations.
Additional Salary Information: 45, 000.00 per year