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Under the general direction of the Early Learning Director, the Teacher provides quality, comprehensive child development services and selected health services to children (infant to 5 years old) and their families, encouraging parental involvement in educational planning, goal setting and center activities.
- Constructs a daily schedule of classroom routines and activities. Prepares and implements lesson plans following the approved curriculum and licensing standards.
- Interacts positively with all children to support their individual learning and meet their emotional needs. Communicates regularly and respectfully with families and involves them in the education program.
- Meets with families as they enter the program to review developmental information and as they leave the program for transition of developmental issues.
- Makes ongoing written observations of individual children. Based on these reports and other information, develops an individual learning plan (ILP) for each child within six weeks of school entry. Provides a curriculum and environment, including a multi-cultural environment, which meets the needs of every child.
- Coordinates and performs child development screenings to evaluate growth and development within 45 calendar days. Re-screens and makes referrals as necessary.
- Maintains complete written and digital records on each child, stored in a confidential manner.
- Monitors children in a variety of educational settings (e.g. classroom, playground, field trips, nap times, etc.) to provide a safe and positive learning environment.
- Organizes indoor-outdoor, quiet-active activities appropriate to age group in order to actively participate in the learning activities of children.
- Responds to emergency situations for the purpose of resolving immediate safety concerns and-or directing appropriate personnel for resolution.
- Knows and implements all State of Washington Child Care regulations.
- Attends educational workshops, seminars, in-service training sessions, etc. to maintain and enhance professional knowledge.
- Performs other tasks as assigned.
- Associate degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development or Child Development Associate (CDA) Certification in the appropriate age level and a written plan to obtain an AA degree within an established timeline.
- 15 hours of Early Childhood Education or Child Development and two years of related work experience. If applicant does not have an AA degree, the work experience must be at least four years.
- Knowledge of and experience with Reggio Emilia child care philosophy.
- Knowledge of and experience with creative and emergent-child care curricula.
- Computer skills including Word, Excel, childcare business software and online reporting.
- Thorough knowledge of Washington State Child Care Licensing requirements.
- Complete State Training and Registry System (STARS) training within five to six months of becoming a Teacher. Having already started STARS certification training is preferred.
- Ability to work as a member of a team.
The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: significant lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; frequent stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 10% sitting, 45% walking, and 45% standing. The job is performed under minimal temperature variations and some hazardous conditions.
Certificates & LicensesWashington State Driver's License
Continuing Education/ Training
CPR/First Aid Certification before employment
Food Handler's Permit before employment
Hepatitis B immunization within 30 days of employment
Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance