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Toddler Teacher

Company: The Goddard School - Grand Rapids II
Location: Wyoming
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Overview

A Teacher at The Goddard School is responsible for establishing and maintaining a safe, healthy and nurturing learning environment that promotes the social, intellectual, and physical development of all children in his/her care. Additionally, a Lead Teacher is responsible to work together with an Assistant Teacher and in conjunction with the entire faculty to promote The Goddard School's philosophy of early childhood education and health and safety.

Educational Qualifications

All candidates, who wish to be considered for the position of Goddard Teacher must meet one or more of the following criteria, in addition to any/all requirements that may be mandated by their state and/or local licensing authorities:

* A current CDA or Early Childhood Teaching Credential OR proof of current and active enrollment in a CDA Credentialing Program OR proof of current and active enrollment in an accredited Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree program in Early Childhood Education or a related field. * An Associate’s degree or higher in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Child Development or a related field OR an Associate’s degree or higher in a related field, including 18 semester hours of completed coursework related to young children birth to age 8. * A Bachelor’s degree or higher in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Child Development OR a Bachelor’s degree or higher in a related field, including 18 semester hours of completed coursework related to young children birth to age 8. Teacher Responsibilities

A Goddard Teacher’s responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Establish and maintain a safe, healthy and nurturing learning environment

* Design an appropriate room arrangement to support the goals and developmental level of the children in the classroom * Develop an appropriate classroom management system to support the goals and developmental level of the children in the classroom * Ensure that classroom equipment is in good repair * Understand and implement The Goddard School® emergency procedure(s) * Promote healthy eating practices at lunch and snack times * Ensure that children are always within state ratio requirements * Perform nominal cleaning responsibilities (eg, spills) immediately * Perform major cleaning during times when children are not present * Post a classroom schedule that meets the needs of the children and includes a routine and learning opportunities * Post and adhere to all GSI Health and Safety policies and procedures Advance children’s physical and intellectual competence

* Adapt program to meet the individual needs of each child * Create a multi-cultural learning environment * Provide a variety of developmentally appropriate materials * Interact with the children to support play, exploration and learning * Encourage children to talk with each other and with the faculty * Present age- and developmentally-appropriate expectations for all children * Create a print-rich environment in order for children to learn about books, literature and writing * Encourage creativity through art, music, dramatic play and blocks * Provide a reasonable balance between teacher-directed and child-directed activities * Provide opportunities for both active and quiet play * Integrate GSI resources (including Enrichment Programs) into lesson plans Support each child’s social and emotional development and provide positive guidance

* Understand and adhere to the GSI Behavior Policy * Plan and implement activities to develop children’s self-esteem and social skills * Plan and implement activities to enable children’s feeling of security * Encourage empathetic and respectful feelings for others, as well as the environment, through positive modeling * Respect cultural and ethnic diversity Establish positive and effective family relations

* Communicate, in a professional manner, with families and faculty * Encourage families to become an integral part of their children’s learning experiences * Provide opportunities (e.g., conferences) in which families are made to feel a part of their children’s learning experiences * Prepare a Daily Activity Report for each child * Maintain a portfolio for each child * Maintain the classroom Parent Board Ensure an effective program, responsive to children’s needs

* Assess supplies and materials needed to implement activities * Build teamwork * Develop lesson plan books and posted lesson plans * Manage classrooms according to GSI QA Standards * Perform child observations and document in their portfolios * Use assessment tools (eg, Progress Reports, Children’s Progress) Maintain professional commitment

* Promote GSI philosophy and educational objectives * Support a code of ethical conduct * Pursue professional development/continuing education * Attend faculty meetings, in-service days, conferences and professional growth opportunities Benefits

* Great work environment * Paid Vacation * Health Insurance Reimbursement  * IRA Contribution * Professional Development

Keywords: The Goddard School - Grand Rapids II, Wyoming , Toddler Teacher, Other , Wyoming, Michigan

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