Lighthouse Learning Center Early Childhood Classroom Teacher
Job Description Early Education Teacher at Lighthouse Learning Center
Lighthouse Lead Classroom Teacher Ages 6 weeks to School Age: Supervise, coach and mentor the Teacher Assistant in the classroom. Conduct team and individual reflective supervision meetings.
ADMINISTRATION: Develop and maintain confidential educational portfolio information for each child. Facilitate and document team meetings. Ensure all required program documentation is completed accurately and submitted in a timely manner. Participate in recruitment efforts of program participants to help maintain full program enrollment. Monitor and ensure that daily attendance and meal participation reports are completed. Ensure all confidential information is protected. Attend all required meetings and trainings, including supervisory trainings. Performs other duties as assigned within the scope of the job description. Follow all mandates of DCFS and Head Start regulations, state and local licensing and the Lighthouse's philosophy and curriculum. Input classroom data into appropriate information systems.
CHILD DEVELOPMENT: Observe, assess and document each child's health, skills, behavior, growth and development. Provide opportunities for the children to develop positive self-images and experience success. Ensure the development of individualized educational strength plan for each child. Participate in Family/Child Reviews. Identify any developmental concerns regarding the children and follow agency protocol.
CURRICULUM: Plan and implement developmentally appropriate classroom activities which will promote the social, emotional, physical and cognitive development of each child. Develop lesson plans with goals, objectives, activities and outcomes for children that integrate health, nutrition, mental health, disabilities and parent involvement into the plans.
CLASSROOM ENVIRONMENT: Establish and maintain a classroom environment. Use positive guidance techniques that meets state and local licensing regulations, Head Start Program Performance Standards and the Lighthouse's philosophy and curriculum. Ensure that all children are under appropriate supervision at all times. Develop and maintain an attractive, clean, safe and engaging environment that encourages children's independence and self-selection of activities.
PARENT INVOLVEMENT: In coordination with Family Support Staff: Schedule and ensure completion of at least two Parent/Staff conferences for each child. Encourage and provide opportunities for parent participation in the program. Provide examples and ideas for educational activities for parent/child participation at home. Develop effective partnerships with families.
About Lighthouse Learning Center Lighthouse Learning Center provides Early Care and Education for over 200 children across the three county region of Monroe, St. Clair and Madison Counties. We serve children from ages 6 weeks to 12 years of age in a variety of settings including child care centers and public schools.