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Alphabet Land Learning Center
Posted: November 15 2016
Application Deadline: No Deadline
Position: Paid

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Description

Job Description

All applicants must meet state requirements. Full time positions available only.

Experienced teachers needed for:

  • 1 Year Olds Classroom
  • 2 Year Olds Classroom
  • 3 Year Olds Classroom
  • 4 Year Olds Classroom

Requirements for all teachers include:

  • 40-clock-hour Introductory Child Care Training
  • FCCPC or CDA (preferred but not required)
  • 5-clock-hour (or .5 Continue Education Units) Early Literacy and Language Development
  • 10-clock-hours of Annual In-service training
  • CPR & First Aid certification
  • National background check
  • Local background check
  • 2 Years of experience (preferred but not required)
  • Drug Test

Job Description

Preschool Teachers
Instruct preschool-aged children in activities designed to promote social, physical, and intellectual growth. Individual must be flexible in age assignment and other responsibilities such as cooking, cleaning, etc.

Basic Skills

  • Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
  • Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.


Social Skills

  • Ability and patience when teaching others
  • Adjusting approach in different situations
  • Polite and friendly demeanor
  • Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Actively looking for ways to help people.
  • Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.


Problem Solving Skills

  • Identifying and preventing potential problems


Resource Management Skills

  • Managing one's own time and the time of others.
  • Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work
  • Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed


Desktop Computer Skills

  • Internet - Using search engines and website for researching age appropriate classroom activities
  • Email- Using email to attach and send multiple files such as reports and lesson plans
  • Navigation - Using scroll bars, a mouse, and dialog boxes to work within the computer's operating system. Being able to access and switch between applications and files of interest.
  • Word Processing - Using a computer application to type text, insert pictures, format, edit, print, save, and retrieve word processing documents


Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Establish and enforce rules for behavior, and procedures for maintaining order in the classroom.
  • Organize and lead activities designed to promote physical, mental and social development, such as games, arts and crafts, music, storytelling, and field trips.
  • Teach basic skills such as color, shape, number and letter recognition, personal hygiene, and social skills.
  • Read books to entire classes or to small groups.
  • Observe and evaluate children's performance, behavior, social development, and physical health.
  • Attend to children's basic needs by feeding them, dressing them, and changing their diapers.
  • Provide a variety of materials and resources for children to explore, manipulate and use, both in learning activities and in imaginative play.
  • Assimilate arriving children to the school environment by greeting them, helping them remove outerwear, and selecting activities of interest to them.
  • Serve meals and snacks in accordance with nutritional guidelines.
  • Prepare lesson plans, materials for class activities.
  • Identify children showing signs of emotional, developmental, or health-related problems, and discuss them with supervisors
  • Enforce all administration policies and rules governing students.
  • Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects, and communicate those objectives to children.

Physical Aspect

  • Must be able to lift 40 pounds
  • Must be able to stand up to 95%​ of the day
  • Able to communicate (stoop and bend) with the child on their level
  • Bend to perform various tasks numerous times throughout the day
  • Have the ability to move quickly for emergency situations
  • Perform all activities with children, i.​e.​ jump, dance, walk, run, etc.​ for extended periods of time
  • Observe and respond to children’s needs, emergencies, and conflicts that might occur in a classroom, on playground, in bathrooms, or common areas
  • Must be able to excel in a continuously changing environment
  • Work hours may vary to meet the needs of the children
  • Assist children with their personal hygiene and clean up of classroom
  • Attend staff meetings, in-house training, and other center functions, etc.​, as requested by the director


Maintaining a Clean Environment

Daily Cleaning

  • Vacuuming the classroom and surrounding hallways (as often as necessary)
  • Cleaning & sanitizing tables and chairs before and after each meal
  • Cleaning & sanitizing toys
  • Sanitizing mats/cots after nap time
  • Maintaining toys & classroom materials organized when not in use
  • Cleaning windows (if applicable)
  • Taking out trash


Weekly Cleaning

  • Send personal belongings home to be washed
  • Clean and re-organize children's cubbies


Diaper Changing

  • Maintain changing area organized
  • Sanitize changing table after each use
  • Dispose of dirty diapers in the designated area after each change


Restrooms

  • Flush toilets and cleanup after scheduled class bathroom breaks
  • Wash the children's hands after using the bathroom and before meals

Playground

  • Pick up any trash and dispose of it in the trash bin
  • Empty trash bin once a week

Benefits available

  • Paid Holidays
  • Worker's Compensation
  • Paid Vacations
Company Description
Our mission at Alphabet Land Learning Center is to provide the positive atmosphere necessary for early childhood development. We pledge to impact and improve every child's educational skills and social skills. We are here to bridge the gap between school and home by keeping all the parents involved in every step of their child's growth.

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