posted

30+ days ago

Location

Lafayette, LA

Description

Title:                      Preschool Teacher

Schedule:            Full-time

Hourly Position

 

For My Child Learning Center is a skills-based and center-structured early learning environment guided by developmentally appropriate practices.  The Center exists both to enrich and to expand a child’s learning experience while meeting parent’s needs for high-quality childcare. The Center is, in a sense, an extension of the home: teachers, children, and parents working together to provide a quality early learning environment.  With this, we are searching for the perfect preschool educator! Apply now if you interested in sharing your nurturing and developmentally appropriate talents with those that matter most— our early learners.

 

Job Description:

  • Provide a safe, nurturing and responsive environment that stimulates the social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development of preschool-aged children.

  • Develop individual goals for preschoolers, document ongoing assessment of progress and facilitate transition.

  • Develop lesson plans and activities that are aligned with the Louisiana Birth-to-Five Early Learning Standards.

  • Follow a consistent schedule, which includes small and large motor activities, skill development, meals, and effective transitions between activities.

  • Provide high-quality interactions that maximize child development and involvement.

  • Actively supervise preschoolers at all times and always maintain the appropriate staff –to- child ratio, whether with a 3-year old group, a 4-year-old  group, or a mixed age group.

  • Communicate daily with parents regarding the milestones and activities of their child.

  • Detect and report signs of illness, discomfort and unusual behavior of children.

  • Report any safety hazards observed indoors or outdoors.   

  • Use data from CLASS, Teaching Strategies GOLD, and the Louisiana Birth-to-Five Early Learning Standards to guide ongoing high-quality interactions with preschoolers.

  • Communicate transparently with the Center Director and Assistant Director/Instructional Coach regarding parent communication, children’s growth and development and updates on licensing documentation (i.e. externally approved clock hours, paperwork for physical exams, TB, etc).  

  • Participate in monthly staff meetings.

  • Ensure that personal care needs are met for all preschoolers.

  • Other duties, as assigned by Center Director or Assistant Director/Instructional Coach.

 

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalency certificate (GED) and one of the following highly recommended combinations :

  • At least one year experience in a part-day or full-day program for preschoolers, a minimum of 15 clock hours in approved core knowledge and a commitment to complete a Child Development Associate (CDA) certificate OR a technical diploma in an early childhood related field within 18 months of hire date.  

  • Child Development Associate (CDA) certificate in PreK and at least one year experience teaching in a part-day or full-day program for preschoolers;

  • A technical diploma or certificate of technical studies in an early childhood related field

    from an accredited technical or community college and at least one year experience teaching in a part-day or full-day program for preschoolers;

  • A career diploma that has been recognized by the Louisiana Pathways Career

    Development System and at least one year experience teaching in a part-day or full-day program for preschoolers;

  • An associate degree in an early childhood related field from a regionally accredited

    college or university and at least one year of experience teaching in a part-day or full-day program for preschoolers; or

  • A bachelor’s degree or higher in an early childhood related field from a regionally accredited college or university.

  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Must be a team player, have a love for children and a great personality.

  • Must be attentive to children and parents needs at all times.

  • Must be able to multi-task in a fast-paced child care setting.

 

Special Considerations:

Employees within this classification are required to:

  • Meet the minimum age requirement of 18.

  • Pass an initial Criminal Background Check and complete a State Central Registry.

  • Maintain a current First Aid and CPR certification.

  • Frequently stand, stoop, bend, reach and lift up to 50 pounds.

  • Frequently kneel, stoop, bend and sit on the floor to attend to children’s needs.

  • Perform duties in an active environment with changes in climate and noise level.

 

Position reports to: Center Director and Assistant Director of For My Child Learning Center