Preschool Teacher

Job Description


OVERVIEW:
Plan and implement developmentally and age appropriate classroom activities for young children that will improve their literacy, numeric, language, cognitive, fine and gross motor skills; improve positive attitudes toward learning, social behavior and emotional well-being as well as their physical health.  Provide for health and safety of all children in his/her classroom.


JOB DUTIES:
  • Responsible for the overall cleanliness and organization of the classroom.
  • Implements the curriculum's approved for use by Policy Council and Board of Directors.
  • Communicates and interacts with children, staff, parents and the public in a pleasant and respectful manner.
  • Writes developmentally and age appropriate lesson plans that include individualization for each child. 
  • Uses developmentally appropriate techniques to interact with children - individually or in groups - to support learning throughout the day.
  • Ensures that materials to improve and enhance the mandated Head Start Outcomes and Domains are accessible to the children.
  • Completes and scores required assessments and screenings, as outlined in the Education and Early Childhood Development Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Regularly records child response to lesson planning and make appropriate adjustments.
  • Documents the children’s work using the eight forms of evidence including goal(s) and leveling. 
  • Conducts a minimum of two (2) home visits per year per child.  Submits home visit reports to Center Director as he/she designates.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Job Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Associate's or Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education or related major with a minimum of 18 credit hours in Early Childhood Education, providing a transcript of completed courses via fax to 317/803-9486.

  • Must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to one hundred (100) pounds.
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Experience working with preschool children preferred
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish


Candidates must complete online application www.fds.org 

Head Start Teachers may be eligible for student loan forgiveness programs! For more information, please visit:

https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/teacher

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