Full-Time Infant & Early Childhood Education Professionals
Infant and Early Childhood Education Professional
The classroom teacher is a member of the teaching team who shares responsibility for the care and education of an assigned group of children. The teacher is responsible for implementing curriculum, supervising children, communicating with parents, and providing a healthy and safe environment for children.
Accountability: The teacher reports to the Director (Dawn Ryan)
A candidate qualifying for an interview must have at least 24 months verifiable experience working with children under the age of 6 years in a group setting, and minimum Level II in COShines PDIS. This individual must also have the personality and ability to provide leadership and stability for program continuity. He or she must be a sensitive and mature individual who is able to relate well to both children and adults.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Responsibility to Children:
– Treat all children equally, with dignity and respect.
– Consider individual children in relationship to their cultural and socioeconomic
– Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment.
– Advance physical and intellectual competence.
– Support social and emotional development and provide positive guidance.
– Demonstrate concern for personal differences between individuals regarding their needs, interests, development and capabilities.
– Plan age developmentally appropriate practices by using a variety of activities to
fosters exploration, independence and understanding.
– Speak to children with respect using the CLASS tool as a guide for expanding
vocabulary, thinking, and emotional coaching.
– Assess children’s needs and developmental progression on an ongoing basis by being
reliable in Creatie Curriculum online tool.
– Help children understand their roles as members of a group.
Responsibility to Parents:
– Establish positive and productive relationship with families.
– Promote communication with parents through daily progress reports, newsletters, and parent and teacher conferences.
– Respect others’ rights, ideas, and points of view.
– Relate assessment information to parents and offer support for dealing with children at different developmental stages.
– Maintain confidentiality of all information concerning parents and their children.
– Provide a safe and healthy environment for their child/children.
Responsibility to School:
– Promote the center’s philosophy and educational objectives; being familiar with CLASS, Pyramid and Creative Curriculum
– Support the center’s code of ethical conduct.
– Be punctual. Arrive at work at the specified time.
– Be responsible for the ordered arrangement, appearance, décor and learning environment of the classroom.
– Attend all staff meetings, parent trainings and professional trainings.
– Assume an equal share of the joint housekeeping duties.
– Assist in training new staff members to ensure a smooth transition and coordination of all classroom activities as well as staff and student relationships.
– Give primary consideration to the safety and health of the students when organizing the environment.
– Opening and closing the classroom.
– Engage in ongoing staff development to improve personal and professional skills. This
may include 6 credits of Early Childhood Education (ECE) or 15 hours of related ECE training.
– Participate in recommended training programs, conferences, courses and other aspects of professional growth.
– Support the professional growth and development of colleagues by sharing materials and information and providing helpful feedback and encouragement.
– Committed to the concept of team spirit and working together to make the school a profitable environment for everyone.
Warm, supportive attitude towards children