We are seeking highly-motivated, dedicated, qualified and career -oriented individuals with a passion for Early Childhood Education. We are interested in potential candidates that will inspire children to be life long learners for our premier Early Learning Center in Philadelphia, PA.
The lead teacher is responsible for developing a cohesive teaching team, coordinating the curriculum, and managing the day-to-day operational activities of the classroom. The lead teacher must understand children’s cognitive, social, emotional and physical development in order to ensure a safe and stimulating classroom environment where children are actively engaged and encouraged to succeed. In addition, the lead teacher must be skilled in communicating with both children and adults in order to meet the needs of the children, effectively guide teacher assistants, and resolve parental concerns.
Nature of Work
•Minimum of 2 years of professional child care experience and a strong understanding of child development for preschool children.
•Coordinate and implement educational curriculum by developing classroom activities based on developmentally appropriate practices and early learning standards.
•Lead by example; encourage teaching team success through modeling and coaching.
•Plan individual and group age-appropriate activities to actively engage children and encourage social, cognitive and emotional growth.
•Maintain frequent communications with parents through informal discussions, progress reports, and parent-teacher conferences.
•Ensure all center policies and state regulations are met.
•Ensure a healthy classroom environment – including maintaining appropriate hygiene and cleanliness standards and safety and security of children.
•Supervise teacher assistants and classroom volunteers to ensure they are following planned activities, hygiene and safety standards.
•Maintain accurate records, forms and files.
•Maintain personal professional development plan to ensure continuous quality improvement.
•Complete and submit weekly lesson plans
•Must be able to perform physical activities such as: bend, stand, climb, jump, walk, squat, kneel, sit on floor, see, hear, speak with children to ensure children's health and safety.
•Must be able to lift up to 50lbs.
•Strong oral and written communication skills and basic computer skills.
•High energy and the ability to work well with others (staff, children, and parents) and to foster a team environment.
•Excellent leadership, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
•Maintain professionalism in attire and demeanor.
•Commit to continuing education
•Must pass all state clearances and health screening.
•Bachelor's degree (or AA degree) preferred or Child Development Associate (CDA)
•Knowledge of Keystone Stars & DPW preferred
•Based on experiences and credentials
Comprehensive Benefit Package
medical and vision
•discount or free childcare
•paid time off (vacation, personal, and sick)
We hope that you will feel at home quickly and enjoy working with the children and your fellow staff members. As a member of our team, you will leave a lasting impression on a young child's life. By working together we can make our center the highest quality, the safest environment and a very "Family friendly place".
Our focus is to provide a stimulating early care and education experience which promotes each child's social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development, which impacts and inspires life-long learning.