Lead Preschool Teacher

Full Time

Website Creative Imaginations Childcare Center, LLC

Learning. Laughing. Playing.

Responsibilities:
  • Support the mission and philosophy of Creative Imaginations Childcare Center, maintain professional boundaries with all current, past, and prospective clients
  • Maintain the confidentiality of clients and staff, in accordance with Creative Imaginations Childcare Center’s Confidentiality policies and procedures.
  • Abide by all Creative Imaginations Child Care Center’s Safety policies and procedures
  • Present a professional and positive image
  • Obtain 18 hours of professional development required to be completed annually,
  • Maintain and/or become certified in adult and pediatric CPR/AED & First Aid certified, or willing to get certified in the first 90 days
  • Maintain an NH Childcare Employment eligibility card, including finger printing and background check
  • Have knowledge of and understanding of NH Child Care Licensing rules and regulations
  • Ability to work as a team and be flexible to work with all ages
  • Must be reliable and punctual
  • Responsible for creating and implementing weekly creative curriculum which focuses on the core developmental areas, planning activities and setting goals for each activity.
  • Must observe, document, and assess each child’s development, meet with parents to discuss the goals and needs of students in their classroom
  • Coordinate with administrators to create education plans for students
  • Mentor, guide, coach, and support assistant and associate teachers in your classroom
  • Mentor, guide, coach, and support student teachers assigned to your classroom
  • Track the academic performance of students for signs of progress
  • Communicate with parents daily using the Brightwheel app to share information about each child’s day including, but not limited to, information about food consumption, rest, and potty, and
  • Perform other related duties as required, going above and beyond when needed.
Qualifications:
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent, including but not limited to General Equivalency Diploma (GED), a High School Equivalency Test (HiSet), or a Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC), and ONE of the following options:
  1. Minimum of 18 college credits in Early Childhood Education or related field including at least 3 credits in Child or Human Growth and Development plus a minimum of 1,000 hours of experience working in a licensed childcare program or public or private elementary school
  2. A minimum of 12 college credits in related coursework, plus 3,000 hours experience working with children in a licensed child care program or public or private elementary school
  3. Documentation of a non-expired child development associates (CDA) in center based programs awarded by the council for professional recognition
  4. A credential from a teacher preparation program accredited by MACTE
  5. Five years as a licensed family child care provider with no enforcement actions imposed by the department
  6. A successful completion of the New Hampshire Early Childhood Apprenticeship Program
  7. OR A minimum of 1,000 hours of supervised child care experience in a licensed child care program, documentation of successful completion of a 2 year vocational course in career and technical education with an additional 9 credits in related coursework
  Benefits:
  • Paid holidays after 90 days
  • Paid sick and vacation time
  • Employee discount
  • Professional Development Assistance
  • Scholarship/Education Assistance
  • Health insurance contribution
  • Supplemental benefits
  • Classroom funding for learning/theme related materials
  • Paid planning time
  • Sign on bonus

Job Summary:

The position of Lead Preschool Teacher has the primary responsibility for the overall health, safety, and well being of the children in his/her classroom and program as a whole. S/He must work as a member of a teaching team in order to create and implement weekly curriculum, ongoing assessments, general classroom management, and forming trusting relationships with children, families, and other staff.

Supervision Received:

Works under the direct supervision of the Center Director