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Lead Teacher: Job Description 
The Early Childhood Lead Teacher, under the supervision of the Early Childhood Director, is responsible for developing and implementing a developmentally based, educational program for toddlers, early preschoolers, or preschoolers. The curriculum must meet the emotional, physical, cognitive, and social needs of both the individual child and the group.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1.  Greets each child in a warm and friendly manner.
  2.  Interacts with the children and encourages their involvement in activities.
  3.  Provides a warm, safe, and caring environment that is kept orderly, clean, and appealing.
  4.  Plans, prepares, and implements daily activities (indoor/outdoor) as they relate to the curriculum.
  5.  Responsible for the health, welfare, and safety of the children.
  6.  Provides overall supervision of toileting and bathroom time.
  7.  Oversees all mealtime/snack time activities.
  8.  Maintains record keeping of individual student’s daily reports, portfolios and progress reports.
  9.  Maintains good communication with parents on a daily basis through the use of daily sheets, notes, or verbally.
  10. Supervises, trains and utilizes assistant teacher’s (and volunteer’s) skills and abilities.
  11. Works with other staff members to form a positive, supportive team atmosphere.
  12. Maintains adherence to all company policies and procedures, including center safety requirements and Maryland State Department of Education licensure requirements.
  13. Must work the days and hours to perform all assigned responsibilities and tasks, be punctual and timely in meeting all performance requirements, including but not limited to, attendance standards and work deadlines.
  14. Performs additional program duties as assigned by the Director according to center needs.
  15. Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  1.  Must meet educational requirements and experience under MSDE to be a Lead Teacher in an Early Childhood Education. Applicants must have an Associate’s Degree or higher, 90 clock hours in ECE, or CDA.
  2.  Ability to effectively interact and relate to children in a developmentally appropriate manner.
  3.  Must be sensitive to individual children’s differences and needs, and be willing to adjust the program & curriculum to meet those individual needs.
  4.  Must be motivated to learn and grow in an educational environment; and be willing to continually increase knowledge in the field of Early Childhood Education.
  5.  Must be able to relate with and speak to parents in a respectful and courteous manner.
  6.  Must be willing to work in a team environment; be willing to share ideas & be open to other’s ideas; be flexible & willing to compromise.

Assistant Teacher/Aide: Job Description

The Assistant Teacher/Aide reports directly to the Center Director. The Assistant Teacher/Aide receives daily guidance from the Head Teacher. The responsibilities of the Assistant Teacher/Aide include the following responsibilities:

  1. Assist in planning and implementing the daily program under the guidance of the Head Teacher.
  2. Assist in supervision and insuring the safety and well-being of classroom children at all times, being alert to the needs and/or concerns of the children as individuals and as a group.
  3. Report to the teacher or Center Director any cases of suspected child abuse or neglect
  4. Report to the teacher or Center Director any special needs or concerns of individual child or parent
  5. Assist the classroom teachers as directed, including, but not limited to the following:
  • Planning curriculum in detail for assigned classroom
  • Implementing the daily program for assigned classroom
  • Decorating classroom bulletin boards, pictures, children’s artwork and other items
  • Help to maintain a neat and orderly classroom environment

Minimum Job Requirements

  1. At least six months of experience or prior training in Early Childhood Education.
  2.  Ability to effectively interact and relate to children in a developmentally appropriate manner.
  3.  Must be sensitive to individual children’s differences and needs, and be willing to adjust the program & curriculum to meet those individual needs.
  4.  Must be motivated to learn and grow in an educational environment; and be willing to continually increase knowledge in the field of Early Childhood Education.
  5.  Must be able to relate with and speak to parents in a respectful and courteous manner.
  6.  Must be willing to work in a team environment; be willing to share ideas & be open to other’s ideas; be flexible & willing to compromise.

Please submit your resume to director@lsfdc.org. For further information please contact Mrs. Miller, Director or Mrs. Branch, Assistant director at 301-218-9174.

 

 

 

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