Lead Preschool Teacher
Company: Hand In Hand
Posted on: April 9, 2021
The lead early preschool teacher is responsible for developing a
nurturing, loving, safe, and educational space for children of all
abilities. As Hand in Hand launches new curriculum and focuses on
expanding to meet community need, we need your expertise to grow
the very best in inclusive childcare!
SALARY RANGE: $12.00-$15.00/hour. Benefits include: 401K, Health
Insurance, Vision Insurance, Dental Insurance, PTO
In addition to responsibility for direct care of the children at
Hand in Hand, the lead teacher directs collaboration with other
teaching staff to develop weekly lesson plans utilizing Teaching
Strategies Creative Curriculum--, adapts activities to meet the
individuals needs and interests of children, and oversees classroom
management. This individual ensures regular family communication
and program quality to develop the full child - cognitively,
emotionally, socially, and physically.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other
duties may be assigned.
Ensure the safety and well-being of all children at all times:
Ensure constant visual and auditory supervision of all
Ensure sanitary procedures are followed by all children and adults.
This includes hand washing procedures, blood borne pathogen
training and practices, diapering procedures, and soiled clothing
Immediately report all suspected cases of child abuse according to
state Mandatory Reporting requirements
Develop and implement a daily schedule with flexible, consistent
routines and planned transitions.
Always demonstrate respect for children, communicating with empathy
and compassion at their level and near the child.
Meet all personal care needs of assigned children of all abilities
which can include diapering, catheterization, g-tube feeding.
Ensure constant compliance with state and agency stated child to
care provider ratios.
Develop an inclusive, nurturing, safe and engaging space to promote
early learning and development:
Create a neat, organized, engaging, and safe room arrangement with
defined learning centers such as blocks, dramatic play, math,
science, creative arts, language and literacy, music and movement,
sensory plan, and table manipulatives.
Develop a welcoming and friendly atmosphere to promote feelings of
security, safety and belonging.
Monitor classroom supplies and regularly communicate needs to
Complete daily housekeeping tasks including laundry, dishwashing,
floor mopping, sweeping and the general cleaning of surfaces.
Develop engaging lesson plans and learning activities that:
Foster creativity, inquiry and encourages children to lead the
development and learning process.
Utilizes Teaching Strategies Creative Curriculum to encourage the
development of a child's thinking, reasoning, decision making, and
Incorporate a wide variety of learning experiences, materials,
equipment, and instructional strategies.
Celebrates each child's unique culture and abilities while
fostering empathetic interactions with diverse individuals.
Facilitate connection and strong communication:
Develop professional relationships with children, parents,
volunteers and other members of the community.
Facilitate regular and positive communication with caregivers
utilizing formal and informal communication methods approved by the
Serve as a support person and advocate for families.
Assess children's strengths, progress, and development. Ensure the
shared results are of benefit to and supportive of individual
children's learning and development, are used to adjust the
curriculum, used to make program improvements, and used to
communicate with parents/guardians regarding children's
Accurately and fully complete all necessary paperwork and reports
before the end of each shift.
Observe other staff and volunteers in the classroom to ensure they
consistently exceed standards.
Complete all annual required training.
Become knowledgeable of all services provided by Hand in Hand to
promote our programs in the community.
An individual in this position must be able to successfully perform
the essential duties and responsibilities listed above. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities
to perform the essential functions of this position. The above list
reflects the general details necessary to describe the principle
and essential functions of the position and shall not be construed
as the only duties that may be assigned for the position.
At least 21 years of age
Has obtained a high school diploma or passed a general education
Certified in infant, child, and adult cardiopulmonary resuscitation
(CPR), first aid, and Iowa's mandatory reporting of abuse (Hand in
Hand will coordinate courses for certification if not yet
Experience working with children of all abilities.
At least 1 year of full-time employment in Early Care and Education
OR 2 years of part-time employment in Early Care and Education OR a
Bachelor's degree in Early Care and Education OR an Associate's
degree in Early Care and Education and at least 6 months related
Meet all expectations required by the state licensing for an early
Knowledge of the State of Iowa Childcare licensing rules and
Ability to communicate clearly to children, adults, and
Enthusiasm and desire to positively impact the lives of young
Experience using behavior modification techniques.
Compassion and enthusiasm for creating and leading inclusive
Experience and competency with Microsoft Office software and other
basic computer applications.
Keywords: Hand In Hand, Davenport , Lead Preschool Teacher, Education / Teaching , Bettendorf, Iowa
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