We are seeking a Pre-School Head Teacher to join our organization! This individual will manage the classroom setting by conducting day-to-day activities and maintain a clean, safe, nurturing, and stimulating environment. Intentionally plan for developmentally, appropriate learning experiences and engages in reflective processes to maintain an effective classroom. Provide guidance to Assistant Teachers.
Develop meaningful and developmentally appropriate lesson plans that address both individual and group needs among children across all domains: social/emotional, artistic, physical, and cognitive.
Ensure that all paperwork that may arise in the classroom, including but not limited to attendance, meal counts, nutrition, lesson plans, daily health checks, fire drill records, narratives, observations, and daily notes is completed and filed in an organized manner.
Monitor and maintain the classroom environment, including cleanliness, organization, minor repairs, and health and safety components. Reports violations to supervisor.
Actively participate in all required meetings, including but not limited to orientation, team meetings, parent groups, and training sessions.
Develop activities that support intentional teaching goals. This includes engaging in ongoing teacher-parent meetings and assisting with tasks and activities as requested.
Develop the classroom environment to enhance learning experiences among children. This shall include developing monthly themes for dramatic play, displaying children’s artwork on a weekly basis, etc.
Record daily observations of children and uses observations to perform on-going assessments. Assessments must follow the Pre-School Assessment Framework (for the Pre-School classroom) or address CTELDS standards (for pre-school), with assessment determinations for each Standard being supported by at least 3 separate observations taken in at least two different settings.
Promote a family-style meal service by having children sit in small groups and independently serve themselves from communal bowls, assisting children with serving themselves, role modeling good eating habits.
Ensure that the health and safety needs of children are met at all times. This may include protecting children with allergies from offensive allergens/foods, administering medication (if certified) to children with health care plans, or providing emergency medical care (if certified).
Provide consistent supervision of children by sight and sound at all times.
Promote a sanitary, healthful environment. Sweeps after each meal or as needed, sanitizes toys that have been in contact with child’s bodily fluids, sanitizes toys at least twice a week, and sanitizes toilets and toileting areas after each use.
Form and maintain emotional and social, supportive relationships with children. Understand and respond to children’s cues and developmental needs.
Engage in on-going communication with children to support language and literacy development.
Promote an inclusive, diverse childcare setting that embraces children and families of all races, religions, socioeconomic status, abilities, and sexualities. The teacher may at no time use the program’s facilities or services to promote certain creeds over others.
Provide cooperation and assistance in obtaining and maintaining NAEYC accreditation standards.
Responsible for training and supporting the development of all Teacher Assistants assigned to the classroom.
Work with the Assistant Teacher(s) to develop a classroom portfolio for NAEYC accreditation.
Collaborate with community agencies, specialists, consultants, and other professionals to advance the needs of students, improve the quality of the classroom, and support family strength.
Perform other tasks as requested by the Director and Curriculum Coordinator.
- To be eligible for this position, the employee must be 18 or older
- Have at least an Associate Degree in ECE and/or a CCAC ladder level of 10 or above. Exceptions to this requirement may be made if there is evidence of a plan to meet this requirement within a reasonable period
- Must be able to: lift 35 pounds
- Provide supervision by sight and sound
- Pass a criminal background check,
- Be free of substantiations from DCF
- Passionate about working with children
- Ability to build rapport with children
- Positive and patient demeanor
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
King's Chapel Early Care & Education Center is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.
KING'S CHAPEL EARLY CARE AND EDUCATION CENTERKing's Chapel Early Care & Education Center, INC is a non-profit early childhood program serving children from Hartford and some surrounding areas. Employees at our organization come from various backgrounds and use their unique passions and strengths to build a strong, consistent learning environment for young children and their families. We seek out and act on options to support employee growth both within our organization and beyond it, as we feel that teamwork and mutual support enable all stakeholders in our organization to succeed. King's Chapel Early Care & Education Center is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.