ECE Lead Teacher – (West Campus) – Waterbury, CT 06708

Children’s Academy – West Campus

Full-Time; 40hrs/wk, M-F

POSITION SUMMARY/PURPOSE

Under the Supervision of the Site Manager, and guidance of the Site Coordinator, the Lead Teacher is responsible for the overall operations of the classroom and provide a high quality of education and care for children.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Supervise all classroom and outdoor activities, use positive discipline techniques to ensure the welfare, health and safety of the children
  • Greet and address each child by name, treat all children, parents, and staff with dignity and respect
  • Maintain open lines of communication with families
  • Plan and implement developmentally appropriate curriculum/learning experiences in line with the CT –ELDS and NAEYC Standards
  • Maintain an Anecdotal Log for each child which includes observation and assessment
  • Plan parent-teacher conferences
  • Engage in mealtime activities with the children, record daily attendance and daily lunch counts in accordance with CACFP and center policy
  • Use appropriate food handling, sanitation and OSHA procedures at all time
  • Maintain a clean environment, classroom and playground which includes storage of materials in a neat, orderly, and safe manner.
  • Constructive utilization, training and guidance of support staff (Associate Teachers, Program Assistants, Volunteers)
  • Attend and actively participate in staff meetings, supervision and multi-component meetings
  • Attend special events both on-site and off-site, and including after normal hours of operation
  • Attend workshops, conferences, and all in-service trainings to meet OEC requirements (20 hours per year full-time employee)
  • Displays and upholds Easterseals core values of collaboration, respect, caring, excellence and accountability. Consistently demonstrates caring for the community we serve, for one another, and for the organization they are part of, and contributes to building trust, pride and camaraderie.
  • Perform other duties as required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE, SKILL REQUIREMENTS, AND DESIRED ATTRIBUTES

  • Infant, toddler and preschool development. Knowledge of Early Childhood Education, School Readiness and Connecticut Early Learning and Development standards.
  • Warm and nurturing demeanor.
  • Bilingual a plus (Spanish/English) / (Albanian/English).
  • Work in all infant/toddler and preschool classrooms, possibly work with children with communicable diseases and varying abilities.
  • Use knowledge of child development to assess and plan for individual children.
  • Personal qualifications as required in Part 407: Licensing Standards for Child Care Centers, emotional maturity, willingness to cooperate with the aims of the program, respect for children and adults, flexibility, patience, good personal hygiene, and physical and mental health which does not interfere with responsibilities.
  • Approachable to children and adults of all socioeconomic levels in a professional manner.
  • Read, comprehend, and follow written and verbal directions without constant supervision.
  • This position may be authorized to have access to protected Health Information (PHI) to perform specific job duties.

EXPERIENCE

  • A minimum of two (2) years of early childhood experience strongly preferred.

EDUCATION: Must be in accordance with NAEYC Accreditation Teaching Staff Qualifications Option Guide. Go to:

  • https://www.naeyc.org/sites/default/files/globally-shared/downloads/PDFs/accreditation/early-learning/Streamlined%20Teaching%20Staff%20qualification%20option%20guide.pdf

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Type: Full-time

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