Program: Bronx Early Learning Center
Reports To: Curriculum Coordinator/Assistant Director of Curriculum & Instruction
FLSA Status: Exempt
Position Code: BLC521
Date Approved by Human Resources: January 1, 2020
Implement instruction based on The Creative Curriculum and Prekindergarten Performance Standards, NYC aligned with children’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) goals and objectives. Adhere to the professional standards recommended by the National Association for the Education of Young Children to maintain accreditation.
M.S. in Special Education. New York State teacher certification in Special Education K-12 (prior to February 2004) or an internship certificate, initial or professional certification in Students with Disabilities, Birth-Grade 2.
The below enumerated principal responsibilities are inclusive of both program specific and firm-wide related administration, as applicable.
1. Implement The Creative Curriculum and ensure that the National Association for the Education of Young Children standards are reflected in every classroom.
2. Prepare weekly lesson plans following The Creative Curriculum format.
3. Supervise the activities and assignment of the teacher assistants with individual children or groups of children in the classroom.
4. Write Individualized Education Programs (IEP) and monitor children’s progress in goal areas.
5. Write annual IEP goals for children and Quarterly reports to parents on children’s progress.
6. Implement instructional (e.g., Applied Behavior Analysis, ESL) and behavioral (group and individual) strategies and methodology in the classroom.
7. Collect and monitor data related to individualized behavior plans, IEPs, children’s attendance and other instructional and administrative areas as needed.
8. Assess developmental functioning and learning skills of students in all areas, at regularly planned intervals using The Creative Curriculum assessments, The Brigance Inventories, and other formal and informal assessment tools.
9. Attend team meetings and CPSE conferences as needed.
10. Make parent contacts, provide for transition of instruction to home, and invite parents for school visits.
11. Implement the policies and procedures contained in the Early Learning Center manuals.
Expected Results of Principal Responsibilities:
1. Learning and growth are promoted.
2. Activities are scheduled regularly and meet children’s needs.
3. Appropriately supervise staff and activities.
4. Student progress is monitored.
5. Compliance with New York City, State and Federal guidelines.
6. Individualize instruction and behavioral strategies for children to master IEP goals.
7. Report outcomes for children using data.
8. Monitor children’s development and learning.
9. Promote interdisciplinary teamwork.
10. Ensure that a partnership between the school and parents is established and continued.
11. Ensure compliance with safety, health, and administrative issues relevant to children and staff.
While performing the duties of the job, the employee will be in the classroom and school environment performing teaching responsibilities.
While performing the duties of the job, the employee is required to have visual acuity, and talking & hear while communicating with peers, supervisor and students. This position is active and requires movement in the classroom and in the school environment. The employee must occasionally lift or move student weighing over 30 pounds.
This is a full time position.
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