Intergenerational Learning Center
  • Eagan, MN, USA
  • Full Time

Purpose

The primary purpose of this position is to implement the infant, toddler, or preschool program and the general supervision and management of a group of children.

Essential Job Functions Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Plan and implement a program the meets the emotional, physical, intellectual, and social needs of both the individual and the group, through developmentally appropriate practices, in accordance with the policies and philosophy of the program.
  2. Write objective for the group.
  3. Assume responsibility in conjunction with co-workers for preparing and posting weekly lesson plans and submitting a copy to the director one week before teaching.
  4. Post all curriculum information, schedule and menus for parents.
  5. Interest with the children and encourage their involvement in group activities.
  6. Gear the program to the needs of the individual child, with concern for their interests, special needs and talents, and individual style and pace of learning.
  7. Plan and supervise class outing/field trips when age-appropriate.
  8. Observer, record, and report significant individual and/or group behavior/illness, and keep co-workers and the director informed.
  9. Responsible for seeing that the children's daily notes are completed.
  10. Keep accurate records of children's attendance and progress, including written comments on each child's development.
  11. Continually evaluate each child's progress, and communicate these professional observations to the appropriate teammates and to the child's parents through participation in formal conferences offered at least twice a year.
  12. Establish and maintain good communication with parents through verbal contact on a daily basis, written notes and/or phone conversations and wearing a nametag. Sensitive issues must be discussed with the director before approaching the parents.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Must possess the ability to make independent decisions, follow instructions, and accept constructive criticism.  Must be able to deal tactfully with children, personnel, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel, and the general public.  Must possess the educational requirements of the program's licensing agency.

The person must have a warm and friendly personality, be sensitive to the feelings and needs of others, be able to relate well to children, and be willing to fulfill the job responsibilities in accordance with the program's philosophy.  Must be able to communicate professionally and openly.  Must be able to create a nurturing environment in which the child can grow physically, emotionally, socially, and intellectually.

Education and Experience

Certificate or degree in child development or a related field with an emphasis in early childhood education.  Experience in teaching in an early childhood classroom, supervising staff, and managing a child care center. Must possess leadership and communication skills.

Licensing/Certifications

CPR certification within 90 days of employment.

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