Preschool / Pre-K Assistant Teacher

The Goddard School - Canton - Canton, MI (30+ days ago)


Overview

An Assistant Teacher at The Goddard School is responsible for establishing and maintaining a safe, healthy and nurturing learning environment.

The Goddard School® of Canton, MI, an early childhood education center, is currently seeking qualified Assistant Teachers.

The Goddard School® is a renowned program with a Piaget (Learning through Play) based foundation and a leader in the franchised preschool industry which is growing and continues to set the standard for excellence. The focus of the program is to provide a life-long love of learning. Our staff is made of loving and dedicated teachers who understand each child’s needs. They are highly qualified childhood educators who are able to use their creativity and the Goddard Developmental Guidelines as the basis for unique lesson plans that are brought to life in a fun and imaginative way.

DURATION

Full time (40 hours per week) and ongoing

JOB FUNCTIONS

Teaching/Education, Childcare

DESIRED SKILLS

MUST have a valid CDA, Associates or BA in Early Childhood Education or related field preferred, or credits within the early childhood field

Prior classroom experience (Infant, Toddler, Preschool, Kindergarten)

Demonstrated knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices

Strong written and communication skills

RESPONSIBILITIES

Developing lesson plans

Meeting the individual's needs of the children

Parent communication

Participation in staff and training meetings

Designing an appropriate room arrangement to support the goals and developmental level of the children in the classroom

Interacting with the children to support play, exploration, and learning

Presenting expectations that are appropriate to the child’s age and developmental level

Planning and implementing activities that develop self-esteem and social skills

Communicating appropriately and professionally with parents and fellow staff

Building teamwork

Using assessment tools

Committing to continuing education

Teachers are responsible for ensuring compliance with Goddard's industry-leading Quality Assurance standards. Assistant teachers implement their own lesson plans based on Goddard Developmental Guidelines and monthly school themes. Most importantly, they create a positive learning environment in their classroom where children develop a lifelong love of learning!

The Goddard School offers competitive compensation and benefits based on experience, education, and certifications.