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Preschool Teacher

Employer
Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta
Location
Dunwoody, Atlanta
Closing date
Nov 10, 2021

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Job Category
Teaching
Grade Level
Early Childhood
Job Type
Full-Time, Part-Time, Summer
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SUMMARY

The Weinstein School’s teaching staff has the educational qualifications, knowledge, and professional commitment necessary to promote children’s learning and development and to support families’ diverse needs and interests. As Lead Teacher, you will develop, implement, and evaluate the preschool curriculum, and be responsible for providing a quality educational program that reflects the goals and values of The Weinstein Preschool.

As a Lead Teacher you will use your knowledge of child development, curriculum, and/or the community to help your colleagues in their development. Lead Teachers are responsible for monitoring the development and learning of the children, and for communicating this information to parents and Director. Lead Teachers also supervise and provide guidance to classroom volunteers.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:            

  • Bachelor’s degree in a child related field from an accredited college of university
  • One year of programmatic experience in the group education of children
  • Willingness to mentor colleagues
  • Strong communication skills: oral, reading, writing
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to relate to young children and adults
  • Working knowledge of the growth and development of young children and ability to utilize this information in the classroom
  • Ability to act independently in the classroom setting
  • Ability and willingness to work with a team
  • Desire for continued development of teaching skills including collaboration with specialists
  • Child CPR certification or willingness to acquire
  • Ability to meet Georgia requirements for employment in a preschool setting
  • Familiarity with NAEYC guidelines


Preferred:

  • At least three years of experience in the group education of children
  • Jewish education
  • Familiarity with community resources
  • Previous experience in a NAEYC accredited school


RESPONSIBILITIES

Teaching & Curriculum

  • Plan and implement, with teaching team, a daily curriculum according to developmentally appropriate practices and school values
  • Nurture physical, spiritual, emotional, social, and intellectual growth and development of each child
  • Provide care, protection, and guidance to the children
  • Ensure consistency of the daily curriculum with the school values statement
  • Assist in the development, evaluation and revision of the Preschool curriculum
  • Classroom setup and arrangement


Administrative & Classroom

  • Maintain a cheerful, nurturing, healthy, safe and clean classroom environment
  • Maintain attendance and injury records
  • Maintain storage, organization, and cleanliness of classroom equipment and materials
  • Ensure the maintenance of a clean classroom
  • Assist in purchasing preschool supplies, according to individual classroom budgets


Communication & Community

  • Communicate regularly with Director, including all concerns regarding a child’s progress
  • Participate in regular staff meetings
  • Participate in School social and family education programs
  • Monitor growth and development of each child and communicate progress and/or concerns with parents and Director
  • Communicate regularly with parents
  • Hold parent conferences as needed/requested
  • Protect the rights and privacy of children and families by maintaining strict confidentiality according to the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct
  • Maintain a continuing dialogue with the teaching team with regard to the children and classroom environment
  • Attend school wide and class events such as picnics, parties, parent meetings, and other special events
  • Work with the teaching team on problem solving classroom and school issues


Professional Development

  • Work towards increasing knowledge and abilities in the field of early childhood education and Judaism and related topics through attendance at workshops and courses, reading books or periodicals, or other means.
  • Team with other staff for professional development on the peer to peer level
  • Strive for a good working relationship with fellow school and JCC staff


Leading Learning

  • Mentor new teachers and other staff as assigned
  • Help to create parent and teacher programs to grow their understanding child development and developmentally appropriate practice
  • Give input and assist in curriculum and structural planning for the school
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