Lead Teacher – Infant to Toddler
Company: Educare West DuPage
Type: Full Time
Under the direction of the Master Teacher, the Lead Teacher (0-3 Infant/Toddler) will develop and implement individual educational plans for children, which supports their development socially, intellectually, linguistically, physically, and emotionally in a manner appropriate to their age and stage of development. The Lead Teacher will be held responsible for implementing all programming requirements in adherence to all performance and outcomes standards as prescribed by the multiple funding and model requirements. Below lists some of the responsibilties you will be doing:
- Participate in training to build an understanding of the Educare Model of early learning programming.
- Adopt a Primary Caregiver structure to ensure a continuity of care system is in place for all children.
- Implement Creative Curriculum for Infants, Toddlers and Two’s framework in the classroom.
- Perform the functions of this position with a strong understanding of Developmentally Appropriate Practices.
- Plan and implement learning experiences that promote all developmental areas, including improving the readiness of children for school by developing their language acquisition and vocabulary through a balanced, dual language approach that supports both Spanish and English language acquisition.
- Guide and facilitate activities of the children, including: daily activities, walking field trips, selecting and arranging equipment and materials in the classroom.
- Cooperate with other staff and classroom groups to maintain the smooth functioning of the center, which at times may require changes to meet the needs of the children and their development.
- Maintain a comprehensive and ongoing portfolio assessment for each child, including observations in each area, and developmental assessment completed three times a year.
- Conduct home visits at least twice a year and 2 parent conferences to discuss the child’s individual development and progress, assist the parents in developing observational skills and solicit parent observations.
- Eat with and assist children in development of social and self-help skills, and sound nutritional practices.
- Meet bi-weekly with director to exchange information pertinent to the identification and services of children with disabilities.