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Posted: Thursday, January 25, 2018 6:32 PM

Job Description EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHERS & ASSISTANT TEACHERS Required Qualifications: Early Childhood Teacher or Assistant Teacher Certificate from Delaware Department of Education Additional Requirements At least a high school diploma or its equivalent and successful completion of both TECE1 and/or TECE2 or its equivalent (equivalent = Child Development Associate Credential, or Delaware Department of Labor’s Early Childhood Apprenticeship Program, or 9 college credits -- 3 in early childhood education, 3 in child development, and 3 in positive behavior management) 12 months of experience working with children preschool age or younger in a group setting Or An associate or bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with 6 credits in child development or early childhood education; and either 3 months of supervised student teaching or 12 months of experience working with children preschool age or younger in a group setting. Responsibilities: Prepare lesson plans Plan and implement varied enrichment activities that foster development in language, mathematics, science, creative arts, emotional and social skills, physical health, and the individual approach to learning. Promote social, physical, and intellectual growth of children. Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills. Take responsibility for the care and hygiene of children. Communicate directly and compassionately with parents. Be willing to engage with current and prospective parents and families with regard to programs, curriculum, safety, and qualifications. Be responsive to needs of parents and families. Maintain classroom records. Provide care and support to children at all times. Work cordially with Assistant Teachers, Classroom Helpers, and Interns to maintain cleanliness and order throughout program. Review and possess knowledge of each individual child’s classroom files particularly with regard to their medical and developmental histories. Complete First Aid/CPR training periodically. Have knowledge and experience with Delaware STARS Program. Understand responsibilities as a mandated reporter. Comply with all governmental regulations regarding the care of children. Maintain accurate reporting/keep the Director, Management staff, and Owners informed of all necessary information regarding the care and safety of children. Complete timely and accurate documentation according to OCCL requirements. Assist and accept responsibility in other daily center duties that might be temporary in the event other teachers/staff are not available. Attend and participate in all staff meetings, center events, and parent/customer meetings as requested. Fulfill annual training requirements. Maintain confidentiality of children and families personal information and center files/information at all times.


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