OVERVIEW: Family Development Services' full time Preschool Teacher will plan and implement developmentally and age appropriate classroom activities for young children that will improve their literacy, numeric, language, cognitive, fine and gross motor skills; improve positive attitudes toward learning, social behavior and emotional well-being as well as their physical health. Provide for health and safety of all children in his/her classroom.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.
Responsible for the overall cleanliness and organization of the classroom.
Implements the curriculums approved for use by Policy Council and Board of Directors.
Communicates and interacts with children, staff, parents and the public in a pleasant and respectful manner.
Writes developmentally and age appropriate lesson plans that include individualization for each child.
Uses developmentally appropriate techniques to interact with children - individually or in groups - to support learning throughout the day.
Ensures that materials to improve and enhance the mandated Head Start Outcomes and Domains are accessible to the children.
Completes and scores required assessments and screenings, as outlined in the Education and Early Childhood Development Standard Operating Procedures.
Regularly records child response to lesson planning and make appropriate adjustments.
Documents the children’s work using the eight forms of evidence including goal(s) and leveling.
Conducts a minimum of two (2) home visits per year per child. Submits home visit reports to Center Director as he/she designates.
Abilities to, with or without reasonable accommodations: talk, hear, stand, reach with hands and arms; stoop; kneel; crouch; crawl; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; see up close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to one hundred (100) pounds.
Ability to collaborate, effectively facilitate change, communicate opening and effectively, delegate, be flexible, good time/project management, task driven, willingness to learn.
Other duties may be assigned.
Applicants must meet the following basic qualifications for consideration:
Associate's or Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education or related major with a minimum of 18 credit hours in Early Childhood Education, providing a transcript of completed courses via fax to 317/803-9486.
At least 18 years of age
Experience working with preschool children required
Applicants with the following qualifications are preferred:
The mission of Family Development Services is to improve the lives of children by providing high quality early childhood education and comprehensive family focused services.
Our Vision is Guided by the Head Start philosophy. Family Development Services strives to be the premier provider of early childhood education and developmental services to families. Our services are designed to nourish ear...ly childhood development and foster long-term learning and social skills through:
• Comprehensive health services
• Active family involvement
• Family support services such as employment counseling, literacy education, and crisis intervention