The Lead Classroom teacher is responsible for delivering sound instruction and overseeing all aspects of classroom culture for a group 4 year old Universal Prekindergarten students. The Lead Teacher will provide children with a learning environment that prepares them to develop socially, intellectually, physically and emotionally in a manner appropriate to their age and stage of development. Additionally, the teacher will differentiate instruction for a variety of learners and ensure the proper implementation of services to children with special needs in the class.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Develop lesson plans based on the New York City Department of Education Common Core curriculum framework.
Lead classroom activities. Supervising the planning and execution of a program that provides quality learning experiences for children.
Write reports and communicate with parents about children's progress
Present curriculum and policy-related information at parent meetings
Supervise assistant teachers, substitute teachers and volunteers
Create classroom materials
Maintain class records and student files
Input and analyze student data using a variety of agency and curricular platforms
Maintain class portfolio per National Association for the Education of Young Children requirements
Ensure appropriate classroom special arrangements.
Modify the classroom to respond to individual children's needs.
Supervise all children's indoor and outdoor activities while incorporating positive guidance.
Plan the use of community resources to enrich the educational content of the program.
Implement sound classroom activities and educational practices appropriate to the age and development of children in order to prepare for positive learning experiences.
Develop and maintain positive relationships with parents and families of children served.
Maintain strong relationships with colleagues and administrators.
Develop a system for quality observations and assessments of children and programming.
Develop and enhance a program of sound educational goals.
Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field with a valid NYSED certification or Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education on a study plan leading to certification that must be completed within three years of hire
DOE/DOI Fingerprint Clearance
Child Abuse and Maltreatment certificate (taken every 2 years online)
Infectious Disease Certificate
Food Handlers Certificate