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POSITION SUMMARY: The primary responsibility of the Teacher is to provide early care and education to children in the classroom ages three to five years; serve as the lead teacher and facilitator of the classroom teaching team; create an environment that is engaging and stimulating; recognize that children are best understood and supported in the context of family, culture, community and society. Position assignment requires Preschool for All/Head Start teacher to be assigned to two classrooms per day at privately owned childcare partners of Easterseals. Position requires traveling to another classroom/site daily. MAJOR FUNCTIONS/ACCOUNTABILITIES: • Implement the Head Start/ Preschool for All programs. • Serve as a leader for the classroom team and provide guidance. • Ensure the implementation of developmentally appropriate practice within the classroom, including utilizing materials and studies from the Creative Curriculum. • Facilitate with the classroom teaching team the creation of an inclusive environment where children can learn. • Facilitate with the classroom teaching team the creation and implementation of group lesson plans. • Research new ideas, methods, resources and materials for lesson plans. • Ensure that all children within the classroom have sufficient, high quality observations, maintain up-to-date documentation in COPA, Teaching Strategies GOLD, child education files and child portfolios. • Provide an safe environment for children at all times by implementing active supervision practices. • Implement screenings and assessments and reporting of outcomes for children. • Communicate with parents/families and report child progress through scheduled parent-teacher conferences and home visits. • Initiate referrals for children who might benefit from further evaluation. • Participate in the referral process by documenting observations and interventions attempted in the classroom. • Participate in Individual Education Program (IEP) meetings. • Work closely with consultants and other Easterseals personnel. • Individualize for all children, including children with diagnosed disabilities. • Support social emotional development through the use of the pyramid model. • Utilize data from child outcomes, screenings, and IEPs to guide lesson planning for individual children and for the group. • Maintain care of classroom equipment and supplies, control inventory, and report all repairs needed. • Promote an atmosphere of teamwork where staff, parents and children interact positively with each other. • Participate in all required and recommended trainings, including Teaching Strategies GOLD, Creative Curriculum, and CLASS trainings. • Participate in all required and recommended meetings. • Support agency’s School Readiness goals and track progress towards goals. • Train and participate in evaluations for classroom team. • Complete an ongoing professional development plan. • Participate in Coaching to Fidelity. • Prepare reports on classroom activities, including attendance records. • All other duties as assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS: Education/Certification: • Bachelor’s Degree Required. • Either a Professional Educator License (PEL) with Early Childhood Education endorsement or Gateways Credential Level 5, working towards PEL license within 2 years. Experience Required: • Knowledge of child development. • Experience with Head Start. • Experience with Creative Curriculum and Teaching Strategies GOLD preferred. Vehicle/Transportation Requirements: • Valid driver’s license • Auto insurance • Reliable vehicle Skills/Abilities: • Team player with strong people skills. • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. • Leadership skills. • Ability to work well with all levels of the organization. • Excellent organization and supervisory skills. • Ability to manage multiple projects. • Proficient in MS Office.

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