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Pre-K Lead Teacher


Pre-K Lead Teacher

Pre-K Lead Teacher

Bradley Schools
Providence, RI 02908

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The Smith Hill Early Childhood Learning Center is hiring a State Pre-K Lead Teacher to join our team for immediate hire! We are an urban early hood center serving 100 ren from diverse, low income families located in the heart of Providence. We are licensed by DCYF, with Pre-K classrooms certified by the RI Department of Education. We have a BrightStar 5-star rating and are committed to providing the highest quality programming for our ren.SUMMARY: The State Pre-K Lead Teacher is responsible for planning and implementation of the classroom curriculum, activities, instructional strategies, and classroom management.

Responsibilities will include working in coordination with a teaching assistant to ensure a rich learning environment that fosters the cognitive, physical, social and emotional development of young ren, and provides individualized approaches to meet their developmental differences. The incorporation of continuous assessment practices is critical, as is establishing a collaborative relationship with families. A commitment to supporting ren who may have developmental and behavioral challenges is also an important quality.HIGHLIGHTS: Building Meaningful Curriculum - Uses knowledge of early hood learning principles to investigate, design, implement, and evaluate meaningful, challenging curriculum that promotes learning outcomes for young ren.Incorporating Principles of Inclusion into Classroom - Is committed to providing opportunities for ren with special health care needs to participate in typical early hood experiences and adapts the curriculum, goals, activities, and interventions to meet their individual needs.Supporting Positive Behavior Management - Uses strategies to prevent undesired or unregulated behaviors, sets clear limits; uses positive redirections rather than negative commenting; and implements natural and logical consequences.Managing Physical Environment - Maintains a safe and healthy classroom environment that promotes learning through clearly defined activity areas, plentiful and diversified materials that are well organized, and visual presentations that minimize distractions. Conducts light housekeeping, ensures proper cleaning and sanitizing of surfaces, equipment, and toys; supervises meal and snack protocol.Collaborating with Families - Establishes respectful and supportive relationships with families that involve them in their 's learning.Planning and Documenting Work - Completes plan books, developmental assessments, progress reports, and other required paperwork accurately and in a timely manner.Supporting Teacher Assistants - Provides clear and consistent direction to teacher assistants and involves them in decision-making about classroom functioning and instructional approaches.Working a Flexible Schedule.

Follows a 10-month work schedule of 8 hours (excluding hour lunch break) with 8 weeks unpaid leave from June through the 3rd week of August.EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood (Human Service degree AND 12 college credits in early hood education also eligible), required. One year early hood teaching experience preferred. RI Department of Elementary and Secondary Education teaching certificate in Early Childhood education, required. Level II RIELDS certificate preferred, or ability to complete within 1 year of hire.

Language Skills - Fluent in written and spoken English language. Ability to read and interpret lesson plans and books.Mathematical Skills - Ability to perform basic mathematical skills (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division)Reasoning Ability - Ability to recognize problems and recommend potential solutions.Ability to obtain CPR and First Aid Certification.PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described her are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. A staff member must be able to lift up to 40 pounds.

There will also be frequent standing, kneeling and bending.WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. A staff member, for short periods daily, will be exposed to outside weather conditions.

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