PRESCHOOL TEACHER

Early Learning Center, FUMC - Johnson City, TN (30+ days ago)


This individual works primarily as the direct caregiver with the children meeting their needs on individual levels. This person helps to provide a happy, clean, safe environment for children, working in both large and small group settings.

The teacher has the responsibility of planning and implementing age-appropriate activities in accordance with the Early Learning Center goals, individual needs, and as part of a team.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Warm, loving, caring nature
  • Ability to work well with children, individually and in groups
  • Ability to relate easily to others including adults on all levels of the socioeconomic structure
  • Awareness of safety and health precautions; basic first aid methods including CPR.
  • Ability to observe and evaluate children's behavior.
  • Knowledge of the physical, social and emotional needs of children and of educational experiences which will further the child's social integration and the socialization process.
  • Knowledge of positive group management techniques.
  • Knowledge of developmental stages of children so as to be able to understand and deal with individual and group needs and behaviors.
  • Ability to present information about children positively and objectively to parents and staff.
  • Must be in excellent health.
  • Must be agile enough to perform job as a teacher of small
  • Must have the ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions.

Interested in increasing knowledge in field of endeavor by obtaining 18 clock hours of training per year.

DUTIES

  • Plans and implements an appropriate educational program for each child in his/her group including basic experiences in music, art, creative dramatics, nutrition, language, math, science,and activities related to the social development and growth of children.
  • Greets parents daily.
  • Holds parent conferences at least once a year based on child evaluations.
  • Participates in individual and group inservice.
  • Cooperatively maintains materials and facilities.
  • Helps to implement the center program and sees that program directives are carried out.
  • Attends staff meetings.
  • Enforces rules and limits of the program.
  • Tends to children's health needs.
  • Responsible for a specific group of children at mealtime.
  • Responsible for assisting children with routine activities such as nap.
  • Helps maintain the physical environment to assure cleanliness and safety at all times.
  • Helps educate volunteers, student teachers, and observers by informing them about the program and by reinforcing positive appropriate behavior toward children and by discussing inappropriate behavior with them.
  • Informs parents of activities weekly and communicates with parents informally whenever possible.
  • Teachers in toddler classes and up should use a weekly newsletter to aid in communication.
  • Supervises free play.
  • Observes, records, and reports individual children's behavior.

CREDENTIALS AND EXPERIENCE

Completion of an undergraduate program with a bachelor's degree; a teaching certificate in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Special Education, Elementary Education.

One year of experience in working with young children in some type of formal setting with ages 0-5. Experience needs to be commensurate with primary age group to which the individual is assigned or responsible for.

Job Type: Full-time

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • Early Childhood Education: 1 year (Preferred)

Education:

  • Bachelor's (Preferred)

Location:

  • Johnson City, TN (Preferred)