Teachers plan, implement, and supervise all classroom activities. This position works with typically developing children and children with disabilities. The position works in tandem with an integrated team to support the goals of the program.
CORE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Work with program management and specialist staff to ensure that the classroom environment and activities meet all applicable local, state and federal regulations including, but not limited to: program policies and procedures, Head Start Program Performance Standards, Texas Education Agency, NAEYC Accreditation Standards and TDFPS (Child Care Licensing) regulations.
Create a classroom environment that is conducive to learning, captures the interest of children, is engaging and developmentally appropriate.
Plan and implement the prescribed NCI curriculum through learning experiences that advance the intellectual, social and physical development of children.
Develop and implement lesson plans and daily routines for children in accordance with each child's need, based on a method of observing and recording children’s interests and current levels of functioning.
Employ a variety of instructional techniques and instructional media, based on authentic, performance-based assessment and research that is consistent with the needs and capabilities of the individuals or student groups involved.
Screens, observes and documents progress in program prescribed assessment system.
Communicates regularly with parents regarding their children’s academic and developmental progress and documents the communications.
Plan and supervise purposeful assignments for Teaching Assistants and volunteers.
Perform professional responsibilities in terms of regular attendance, maintenance of accurate records and timely submission of reports.
Perform any other duties as may be required.
Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, or related field preferred.
Bachelor degree in another discipline is acceptable with agreement to complete additional coursework in early childhood education.
YEARS OF EXPERIENCE:
At least one (1) year teaching experience.
CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
Valid Texas Teacher Certification (EC-8)
ESL or Bilingual certification required depending upon location.
Experience working with young and school-aged children and/or teaching experience highly desirable.
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