Lead Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

Full Time

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Great Bay Kids’ Company is a non-profit organization

  • Coordinate and implement educational curriculum by developing classroom activities based on developmentally appropriate practices and early learning standards.
  • Lead by example, encourage teaching team success through modeling and coaching.
  • Plan individual and group age-appropriate activities to actively engage children and encourage social, cognitive and emotional growth.
  • Maintain frequent communication with parents through informal discussions, progress reports, and parent-teacher conferences.
  • Ensure all center policies and state regulations are met.
  • Ensure a healthy classroom environment including maintaining appropriate hygiene and cleanliness standards and safety and security of children.
  • Supervise child care assistants and classroom volunteers to ensure they are following planned activities, hygiene and safety standards.
  • Maintain accurate records, forms and files.
  • Maintain personal professional development plan to ensure continuous quality improvement.
  • In accordance with NH Child Care Program Licensing Rules, the Lead Teacher shall have a high school diploma or equivalent, be at least 18 years of age, have a minimum of 1000 hours experience working with children in a licensed child care program, and meet one of the following pre-service training/education options:
  •  A minimum of 18 credits in child development, early childhood, or elementary education, or other field of study focused on children from a regionally accredited college or university, including at least 3 credits in child growth and development; or
  • Documentation of a non-expired CDA in center based programs awarded by the council for professional recognition.
  • A credential from a teacher preparation program accredited by MACTE.
  • Documentation from or on file with the department that she/he was qualified for and employed in the position of lead teacher on or before the effective date of the rules in 2017.
  • Must have excellent communication skills, be flexible, energetic, be a team player and work well with young children.

The Lead PK Teacher is responsible for the care and safety of our PK children.  The Lead Teacher will be responsible for planning and implementing developmentally appropriate activities for the children within his/her care.  This is a co-lead teaching position and all work is completed cooperatively with another Lead/Associate Teacher.