Pre-K Teacher

Primrose School of Center City Philadelphia - Philadelphia, PA (30+ days ago)


We are currently looking for qualified Pre-K Teachers for the Primrose School of Center City Philadelphia. Each new addition to the Primrose Family has the opportunity to strengthen the message of why Primrose Teams do what we do, to reinforce how we make a difference, and to expand our ability to serve more children and families. Please note that a Bachelor's degree is required for this position.

A few of the advantages of being part of the Primrose team include:

The opportunity to make a difference
A working environment in which team members respect one another
A School Leadership Team that supports the professional and personal growth of the staff
Low student/teacher ratios
Clear expectations, necessary resources, and support to meet children’s needs
Extensive training and opportunities for continual learning and development for staff

The Pre-K Teacher is responsible for general classroom management and supervision, which includes the personal care, hygiene, and positive discipline of the children ages 4 to 5 years (children must be 4 by September 1.) He or she plans and implements the Primrose Balanced Learning curriculum, which includes activities for children that stress physical, social, and emotional growth and provides materials and resources for children to explore, manipulate, and use, both in learning activities and in active play. The Teacher prepares materials and classrooms for class activities and conducts all activities in a safe, organized, and productive manner.

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Supervises and manages daily functions for a class of children
  • Assists and coordinates snacks, meals, naptime, and toileting activities
  • Assesses each child's developmental needs on an ongoing basis
  • Plans with the Director and implements the approved lesson plans and daily classroom schedule using the Primrose School curriculum outlines and materials
  • Plans with the Director all required parent-teacher conferences and student evaluations
  • Provides an attractive, well-kept classroom that encourages creativity, exploration, and decision-making by the children
  • Ensures that all class bulletin boards are current and provides the parents with an overview of the material taught in class
  • Accepts responsibility for maintenance and necessary housekeeping duties of the classroom, common use areas, and playgrounds
  • Attends all required staff meetings, workshops, and/or school functions as determined by the Director
  • Observes all rules and regulations pertaining to the health, safety, and care of children
  • Maintains a professional personal appearance, attitude, and work behavior at all times
  • Performs other duties as assigned
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field required
  • Must meet all requirements stipulated by the state for this position
  • Passion for teaching young children
  • Exudes warmth and caring, provides an engaging environment, exhibits endless patience for curiosity and questions
  • Classroom teaching experience in an accredited early childhood facility a plus
  • Pleasant/friendly demeanor and an outgoing personality
  • Highly professional and dependable, treats self and others with respect
  • Excellent communication, customer service, and problem solving skills, including the ability to maintain composure under stress
  • Strong organization skills, able to multi-task, and can manage time to meet frequently changing deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Able to interact with students of all ages and skill levels
  • Proficient computer and internet skills
  • Must be able to lift up to 35 lbs. in connection with the handling of children for the facilitation of programs, child safety, and potential emergency situations
BENEFITS
  • Competitive Pay
  • Formal Ongoing Training Program
  • Uniforms Provided