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Child Care Teacher - Child Care School Age Lead Teacher

Company: Child Development Schools
Location: Phoenix
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

2627 W Southern AvenueWho we AreSince 1982, Sunrise Preschools have set the standard of excellence for care and education of Arizona's children. We have been voted one of the best places for women to work!Sunrise Preschools provide a foundation for children to thrive and develop at their own pace. We have and continue to exceed the state educational standards for Arizona preschools. We implement continual curriculum and program improvements, and many of our schools are nationally accredited.Qualifications:Skills, Education, and ExperienceSkills:Personal characteristics Caring and compassionate attitude when interacting with and caring for children.Strong verbal communication and listening skills to converse with children, fellow professional caregivers and parents or guardiansExcellent patience and stamina for keeping up with the demands of children of all agesAdvanced multitasking and organizational skills to handle multiple children at a time Physical abilities- Must be able to bend, stoop, stand, and lift to 25-40lbs dailyEducation:Associate or bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in early childhood, child development, or a closely related field, ORN.A.C., C.D.A., or C.C.P. credential. Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education or Business preferredState of Arizona RequirementsObtain a State of Arizona fingerprint CardTb TestMust be 18 years or olderMust pass a Criminal Background CheckExperienceSix months of childcare experience AND: A high school diploma or high school equivalency diploma; ORAt least 12 credit hours from an accredited college or university, including at least six credit hours in early childhood, child development, or a closely related field.Associate or bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in early childhood, child development, or a closely related field, ORN.A.C., C.D.A., or C.C.P. credential.The benefits our career professionals enjoy:In addition to a rewarding career that lets you help shape children's futures; we provide a comprehensive benefits package that would be available to you as a valued employee:Competitive pay, including incentive opportunities for many positionsPaid Time Off and Company holiday payMedical /Dental /Vision insurance plans401(k) Retirement savings plan with company matching contributionsTraining and career development opportunitiesCOVID-19 RequirementsAll Associates are required to wear masks and regular sanitizing must be conducted. Where permitted by applicable law, must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by date of hire to be considered for employment, if not currently employed by Child Development Schools.When you join our team as a Lead Teacheryou will: The Lead Teacher demonstrates leadership abilities by maintaining a positive learning/teaching environment for all staff and students. The Lead Teacher has the ability to develop and implement activities appropriate to targeted age groups and will provide leadership in the implementation of each program. Lead Teachers are responsible for providing learning experiences for child based, company approved curriculum plans in a classroom setting. Work includes, but is not limited to instructing, administrating, directing, supervising Teacher Assistant and Teacher Aides within classroom and all educational activity.ResponsibilitiesServe as a positive role model to staff, children and parents in professional appearance, demeanor and use of positive discipline methodsAdhere to and promote Sunrise policy and procedures in childcare, which promotes health, education and well-being to the childrenPrepare and implement weekly lesson plans and design and create new teaching material to correlate with the curriculum, to be approved by the Director or Assistant DirectorPlan and implement individualized and group activities corresponding to the curriculum and the learning goals of the classroom, including but not limited to field trips, special events, parties, etc.Conduct and maintain accurate developmental screening records on each child in class, in addition to other appropriate recordsReport to the Special Needs Teacher about any development issues with Special Needs children assigned to the classroom. Support the Inclusion Program by involving children with special needs in class projects and activities and encouraging other children to do the sameReport to the Director or Assistant Director all suspected problems with a child's development, health or behaviorConduct conferences with parents when requested or deemed necessaryPromote the development of self-help skills and a positive self-concept in the childrenTake the lead role and responsibility for the upkeep and security of classroom materials and the rest of the facilityEstablishes and maintains appropriate rules of classroom behavior and procedures, while maintaining orderMaintain a clean, safe and healthy teaching environmentFollow all safety procedures while supervising children and performing dutiesOversee classroom food service program by coordinating a seamless meal and snack time between teachers and food service staff, including but not limited to taking meal counts as required by the Department of Health Services, serving correct portions, and cleaning up after mealtimeMaintain a daily log of student encounters, treatments and accidents. Informs Director when applicableAccept any reassignments or additional assignments by the Director or Assistant DirectorParticipate in and encourage parent-involvement activitiesAttend staff meetings and training sessions, promote CDA program with staffAct as Sunrise representative to external customers, i.e., parent's community, etc.This position has no direct supervisory responsibilitiesINDCN ACHP

Keywords: Child Development Schools, Phoenix , Child Care Teacher - Child Care School Age Lead Teacher, Education / Teaching , Phoenix, Arizona

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