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Company: Charter Schools USA
Location: Kissimmee, FL
Career Level: Associate
Industries: Government, Nonprofit, Education


Job Description:

We are looking for a fun, energetic, positive, team player to join our education team. Our lead teachers are partners in education. The lead teacher will help foster a nurturing environment that is rich in developmentally appropriate activities that will encourage children's curiosity and learning. We care for the whole child as an individual including their social -- emotional, cognitive, and developmental needs.

As a member of the teaching team you will:

Communicate with co-teacher and other staff members on a daily basis

Mentor and train new staff as needed

Collaborate with other staff members to plan activities

Lead by example in the classroom and school

Ensure children's safety and well-being at all times

Participate in ongoing professional development

Be a team player and an active, engaged member of the teaching staff

Communicate with parents daily regarding the child's progress and development

Maintain a positive can-do attitude

Maintain accreditation and state childcare standards

Uphold company vision and mission at all times

Job Requirements:

  • High school diploma/GED
  • CDA
  • 1-year experience working as lead teacher in a licensed childcare facility
  • Meets state childcare education requirements
  • Knowledge of infant/toddler developmentally appropriate practice (DAP)
  • Familiar with NAEYC standards
  • Familiar with continuity of care
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Able to maintain professional composure in stressful situations
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Familiar with accreditation process -- preferred
  • College level coursework, Associate's or Bachelor's degree - preferred
  • Must be able to sit, stand and walk for long periods of time
  • Must be able to lift 40lbs
  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • The following childcare training courses must be completed within specified timeframes-
    • Infant/Toddler Appropriate Practices - upon hire
    • Infant sleep safety -- upon hire
    • Shaken baby syndrome prevention training -- upon hire
    • Florida early learning and developmental standards- Birth to kindergarten (2017) Online -- upon hire
    • Florida early learning and developmental standards- Birth to kindergarten (2017) Instructor-Led - within 180 days of employment
    • Special Needs Appropriate Practices -- within 90 days of employment
    • CPR and First Aid -- within 90 days of employment
    • Other training requirements identified by leadership team


Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement lesson plan activities
  • Assess and observe children on a daily basis
  • Adjust learning goals for each child as needed
  • Maintain a healthy and safe environment
  • Collaborate with co-teacher and other staff members
  • Communicate with teachers, staff and parents in a professional manner
  • Classroom newsletters
  • Classroom documentation
  • Create and maintain classroom and children's portfolios
  • Be familiar with Early Childhood theorists and philosophies such as Piaget, Vygotsky, Reggio Amelia, Montessori and others.
  • Participate in at least 25 hours of professional development per year


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