Lead Teacher Lawrenceville, GA, Cruse Rd.

Lead Teacher

Full Time • Lawrenceville, GA, Cruse Rd.
Job Summary: Plans lessons and instructs children in activities according to an approved curriculum designed to promote social, emotional, physical, and intellectual growth. Establishes and maintains a safe and healthy learning environment.
Essential Functions / Job Responsibilities:
  • Prepares lesson plans based on approved Georgia Pre-k Curriculum and instructs children in age-appropriate activities according to a curriculum that is consistent with the philosophy and goals of the Center and Company.
  • Responsible for a classroom of 22 children with the assistance of a Para-Pro Assistant Teacher.
  • Sets up and maintains the classroom to ensure a safe, fun, and age-appropriate learning environment.
  • Takes appropriate steps to clean and sanitize classrooms, materials, and restrooms.
  • Ensures the classroom is clean and ready for tours at all times. Makes the classroom available for tours for prospective families.
  • Treats the children with dignity and respect, displaying friendly, enthusiastic, and caring behavior, while guiding them in a positive manner and teaching them to respect themselves and others.
  • Recognizes and considers the background, special talents, and interests, style, and pace of learning of each child and provides developmentally appropriate activities.
  • Establishes and maintains a safe and healthy learning environment.
  • Reports any injuries or accidents to Management immediately and completes necessary forms.
  • Supervises the children as required by the Center and state regulations.
  • Participates with children in activities in the classroom and playgrounds appropriate.
  • Plans and conducts parent conferences; provides daily written feedback to parents as appropriate.
  • Partners with Center Director and/or Owner on any parent follow-up and communication.
  • Maintains confidentiality of all information on children and their families.
  • Reports suspected abuse or neglect as mandated by state regulations.
  • Ability to implement Work Sampling On-line in the collection of child data used to complete child check lists and narrative summaries
  • Provide 6.5 hours of instructional time with a minimum of 180 days of class time and 10 days of teacher work days per contract year.
  • Conduct Parent-Teacher conferences twice a year (more often as needed or requested by parent) · Meet all deadlines as required by Bright From the Start and Project Director.
  • Attend Annual Professional Development Training as Required by Management
  • Attends all staff meetings, training sessions, meetings and programs as requested by the Director and/or Owner.
  • Commitment to complete annual state licensing training requirements
  • Performs other duties as requested by the Director and/or Owner.
Skills & Abilities:
  • Demonstrates integrity, honesty, and professionalism
  • Knowledge and understanding of all current applicable child care regulations
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to problem-solve, manage conflict
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to work flexible schedule consistent with hours of operation, and ability to adapt hours to the needs of the business
  • Proficient in basic computer skills, including Microsoft Office
  • Ability to balance multiple priorities.
  • Must meet state licensing requirements for education and experience.
  • 21 years of age or older. Exception: Lead teachers who have a valid Bachelor degree or higher teaching credential do not have to meet the minimum 21 years of age requirement.
  • Must be able to meet state background check requirements.
Education required:
  • Four Year Degree and T4 Certification
  • Master's Degree and T5 Certification
Experience required:
  • Teachers must have taught for at least 6 months of the school year (preferably in a Georgia Pre-k or Elementary environment).
  • Experience with Creative Curriculum a plus
Compensation: $16.00 - $25.00 per hour

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