Lead Teacher

Part Time

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  • Ensure the safety of each child enrolled in the class whether in the classroom, on the playground, or in common areas
  • Utilize effective classroom management practices to provide effective supervision of the children in the classroom
  • Maintain regular observation and evaluation of children's development and progress as directed by administration
  • Maintain portfolio for each child enrolled in the classroom and host parent-teacher conferences
  • Complete weekly lesson plans, goals, and newsletters
  • Accept and maintain daily responsibility for the ordered arrangement, appearance, decor, and cleanliness of the learning environment of the classroom
  • Plan and implement inclusive age and developmentally appropriate classroom practices that will include the areas of physical, social-emotional, cognitive and communication needs of the children
  • Serve as a role model for the children and co-workers
  • Treat each child and co-worker with dignity and respect for his/her cultural background
  • Encourage children's development in the areas of building self-confidence, problem solving, and taking responsibility for their actions
  • Interact with each child through every portion of the daily routine
  • Mentor Assistant and Associate Teachers in day-to-day activities; Supervise Junior Helpers
  • Other duties as assigned
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • At least 18 years of age
  • A minimum of 1000 hours of experience
  • First Aid and CPR certification, within 90 days of hire
  • The selected candidate will need to complete health and safety trainings, to include Universal Precautions, be fingerprinted, pass a criminal background check, and receive a physical.
  • One of the following pre-service requirements:
  • 18 credits in child development, early childhood, or a field of study working with children from an accredited college or university; at least 3 of the credits have to be in child growth or development
  • Documentation of a current Child Development Associate (CDA) in center-based programs (Infant/Toddler; Preschool

The lead teacher is responsible for all aspects of the care and education for the children enrolled in his/her class. Responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following: physical care giving, developmental assessments, following an age appropriate curricular plan, and facilitation of supportive relationships with the director, co-workers, parents, and children. The lead teacher is accountable for knowing state licensing requirements, state of New Hampshire quality rating and improvement systems, and best practice standards.