Preschool Co-lead Teacher

Contact Name: 
Sheryl Pereira
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Job Location: 
9041 166th Ave N.E. Redmond, WA, 98052
Position Description: 
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS AA degree or higher in Early Childhood Education, child development, Human Development, Family Studies, or related field. Knowledge and experience in the philosophy and practices of early childhood education and developmentally appropriate practices. Two years of experience working in an early childhood program serving infants, toddlers, or preschoolers in a licensed childcare facility. Anti-bias education approach as a foundation to align practices. Communicate effectively with children, families, and other staff members. Provide quality, nurturing care to children enrolled in the program. Demonstrate skills to properly address the developmental needs of toddlers and/or preschoolers. Collaborate with classroom teachers, support staff, administrative staff, and consulting school psychologist to compose and implement individualized behavior supports. Maintain a positive, calm attitude and a pleasant, soothing voice, and models this attitude and voice for parents and others working or volunteering in the program. Assist students with interpersonal and personal skills mastery; listens to student confidences and refers problems to teachers, counselors, specialists, administrators, or outside agencies as appropriate. Maintain accurate records and data of student progress. Use the playground as an extension of the classroom. Assist with facilitating activities, including daily activities, field trips, selecting and arranging equipment and materials in the classroom Model developmentally appropriate practices for parents in caring for their young children. As needed, assist with organization of each day’s activities to provide children with a variety of experiences and opportunities that allow them to develop curiosity, initiative, problemsolving skills, and creativity, as well as a sense of self and a feeling of belonging to the group. Compose and conduct developmental screenings and ongoing assessments of preschool children to determine motor, language, social, cognitive, and emotional skills. Compose and conduct comprehensive and ongoing portfolio assessment for each child, including ongoing observations, examples of the child’s work, and developmental continuum. Assist with implementation of all areas of the curriculum. Sit with children during mealtimes modeling good nutritional habits. Maintain a safe, clean, environment, practices good personal hygiene and hand washing, and assures the well-being and safety of all the children in that environment including children’s personal hygiene needs (especially attentive to them during routines such as toileting, diapering, and hand washing). Communication Maintain an open, friendly, and cooperative relationship with each child and their family, as well as FLS staff. Respond in a timely manner to meet the needs of FLS students and staff. Encourage each child’s family to be actively involved in FLS. Promote parent-child bonding and nurturing parent-child relationships. Must be able to maintain strict confidentiality. Safety & Discipline: Utilizes disciplinary measures appropriate as outlined in the FLS Behavior Management Policy. Provides for the physical safety of each child from arrival time until departure time. Observes children to detect signs of illness, injury, abuse, neglect, emotional disturbance, or other special needs, and reports these signs immediately to the ECE Director, Associate Director, or person in charge. Ability to learn and use effective behavior management techniques. WORKING CONDITIONS / NATURE OF WORK The staff:child ratio will not exceed 2:20 for each preschool teacher and staff:child ratio will not exceed 2:14 for each toddler teacher. Must stay current on State/Merit/Stars requirements. Must be able to manage frequent interruptions and self-regulate when dealing with a wide range of student behaviors. Attend staff training and meetings when necessary, deemed by ECE Director/Associate Director. Possible exposure to blood and bodily fluids or tissues. Possible exposure to communicable diseases. Job requires sitting for long periods of time, standing for long periods of time, as well as stooping, squatting, running, and general up and down motions from child level to adult level. The ability to supervise preschoolers/toddlers and ensure a safe environment including the ability to monitor and respond to events going on at all times in the classroom and at recess. The physical ability to move quickly to ensure their safety or others in the environment. Must be able to lift 55 pounds Ability to respond appropriately to an emergency or a crisis. Job Types: Contract, Part-time, Full-time Salary: $18.00 - $25.00 per hour Schedule: 8 hour shift Ability to commute/relocate: Redmond, WA 98052: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required) License/Certification: CPR Certification (Preferred) Child Development Associate Certification (Preferred) Work Location: One location
Job Type: 
Target Audience: 
Undergraduate Students
Application Deadline Date: 
Thursday, November 10, 2022