SummaryThe Lead Teacher is responsible for planning and implementing the daily program of activities for a group of children in the Regional Center for the Advancement of Children and to follow Child Care Standards to promote the health, safety, and well-being of all children in their care. The Regional Center for the Advancement of Children is a 5-star rated state-of-the-art child care facility operated by Haywood Community College serving children ages 6 weeks - 60 months. Duties To establish and maintain a safe and healthy learning environment Designs appropriate room arrangement to support the goals of the classroom Plans and implements nutritious meal Promotes healthy eating habits Maintains a safe environment Posts necessary information to ensure the safety and well-being of the children Maintains an orderly learning environment To advance physical and intellectual competence Provides a balance between child-initiated and teacher-initiated activities Provides a balance between quiet and active learning experiences Uses equipment for inside and outside play to promote physical development Involves children in planning and implementing learning activities Provides an integrated curriculum that meets the needs of each child Provides experiences that promotes language, literacy, and number development To support social and emotional development and provide positive guidance Implements hands-on activities that develop positive self-worth and social skills Implements culturally diverse experiences Uses and promotes positive guidance techniques Provides a wide variety of creative and expressive activities Establishes routines with smooth transition periods Communicates with children at their developmental level Encourages children to be independent To establish positive and productive relationships with families Promotes open communication with parents through weekly progress notes, monthly newsletter, or semi-annual parent conferences Provides a variety of ways that families can participate in the program Encourages parents to participate in the program To ensure a well-run, purposeful program responsive to participant needs Assesses program supplies and materials needed prior to implementing activities Supervise assistants, aides, and volunteers working in the classroom Maintains written plans in a weekly/monthly basis Assesses children's needs and developmental progress on an ongoing basis Uses the results of assessment to plan activities Accurately maintains classroom budget To maintain a commitment to professionalism Promotes the center's mission and educational objectives Supports the center's code of core values Engages in ongoing staff development to improve personal and professional skills Supports the professional growth and colleagues by sharing materials and provides feedback with encouragement Attends staff meetings, workshops, and in-service training as required Supports and encourages college-sponsored activities Requirements Minimum Must be 21 years of age, Associates Degree in Early Childhood, B-K, or related field. Minimum 2 years of experience in an Early Childhood setting. Professional level of educational theory, child development and teaching skills. Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills. Capable of relating to diverse age and demographic backgrounds. Physical ability sufficient to frequently walk, bend, stoop and lift up to 50 pounds. Possess sound knowledge of the procedures and regulations specific to the care and education of infants and children. Possess a willingness to learn necessary skills and knowledge and to strive for continuous improvement. Demonstrate diplomacy, tact and professional demeanor. Preferred Bachelor's Degree in B-K, or related field, and two years of experience in an Early Childhood setting BenefitsHaywood Community College participates in the NC State Health plan and the NC TSERS Pension system. Additional benefits are available including paid leave accrual, paid holidays, life insurance and supplement insurance options.
Location/Region: Clyde, NC