Location: Philadelphia, PA
Teachers provide instruction in a preschool classroom to support young children and their families in a high quality program. Teachers are responsible for daily lesson plans, quarterly progress meetings, and two home visits per year. Teachers work collaboratively as a team with parents and program staff to provide meaningful and effective support and education.
- Assume responsibility for safe supervision of childrenas defined in the ' Safe Supervision Policy'.
- Provide leadership to the classroom team, maintain an enriching classroom learning environment and provide positive support strategies in all interactions with children and adults, including volunteers in daily activities.
- Develop and implement daily lesson plans utilizing the High Scope Curriculum in collaboration with the Associate Teacher based on ongoing assessment of the children's interests and learning needs - including individualization and adaptations for individual children.
- Build connections between child assessment, lesson planning and implementation of instruction of children in accordance with High Scope Curriculum and COR Advantage to assure quality educational services for all children.
- Maintain a current and complete portfolio on each child by: recording observations daily; completing all required screenings and assessments. Establish and maintain positive and responsive communication with families and regularly record information received from family; collect work sample throughout the year.
- Support parent participation and leadership in classroom and center activities, including faciliating monthly classroom meetings and encouraging parent volunteering in all aspects of the program.
- Facilitate parent conferences and home visits and prepare child progress reports utlilizing the High Scope Online Assessment Tools and home visit / conference summaries four times a year.
- Perform related tasks and maintain compliance with applicable regulations and quality standards as it relates to Keystone Stars, DHS and Funding Partnerships.
- Collaborates with the program coordinator, family service worker, teaching staff, stakeholders and families to assure effective and appropriate transition of children for all appropriate internal and external transitions for children.
- Maintain a professional attitude by adhering to personnel policies and agency policies regarding confidentiality, Code of Conduct, supporting and enforcing program regulations and assuming and completing all duties in professional manner.
- Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned.
- Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education / equivalent degree or related field including 30 ECE credits or Elementary Ed and 18 ECE credits or any field with ECE certification PA Teacher Certification in Early Childhood.
- ECE Certification preferred.
- One (1) year of experience in a classroom setting with young children (3 to 5) preferred.
Monday - Friday; 8:00 am - 3:30pm
10 month position with 12 month pay
KenCrest offers a wide variety of benefits for full time employees including Medical, Dental, Life/AD&D, Disability, 403b Retirement Plan, Paid Time Off and more. Please see the KenCrest website for additional details.