About the job
Prepare children for elementary school by developing their vocabulary, social skills, and behavior.
- Structures a developmentally appropriate educational experience in the classroom using methods such as storytelling, games, and activities.
- Teaches students to follow rules and procedures in the classroom and school.
- Monitors students’ progress throughout the year and evaluates preparedness for kindergarten.
- Communicates all progress and concerns with tact and professionalism to parents and the director.
- Builds and maintains positive relationships with parents.
- Enforces safety and security standards for children, staff, and visitors.
- Maintains required paperwork for individual student files, attendance and incident reports, and other necessary records.
- Maintains knowledge of research, developments, and best practices in early childhood education.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Extensive knowledge of early childhood development principles and developmentally appropriate educational practices.
- Enthusiastic personality that will engage preschool children.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with adults and children.
- Ability to collaborate and communicate with teachers, support staff, parents, and students in a positive and constructive way.
- Excellent organizational skills.
- Ability to plan, manage, and evaluate curriculum.
- Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software as required for recordkeeping and documentation.
Education and Experience:
- An associate’s degree in Early Childhood Development is required; a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education is preferred.
- Previous experience as a teacher or a teacher’s assistant is preferred.