Early Childhood - Lead Toddler Teacher - Full Time @ Great Bay Kids Company - Portsmouth, NH

Early Childhood - Lead Toddler Teacher - Full Time

Summary



The Lead Toddler Teacher is responsible for the care and safety of toddlers. The Lead Teacher must plan and implement developmentally appropriate activities for the children within his/her care. This is a co-lead teaching position and all work is completed cooperatively with another Lead/Associate Teacher.



Shift Hours are 8:45 am - 5:15pm, Monday - Friday at our Portsmouth location.



For immediate review please send your resume and transcripts.



Duties

  • Coordinate and implement educational curriculum by developing classroom activities based on developmentally appropriate practices and early learning standards.
  • Lead by example; encourage teaching team success through modeling and coaching.
  • Plan individual and group age-appropriate activities to actively engage children and encourage social, cognitive and emotional growth.
  • Maintain frequent communications with parents through informal discussions, progress reports, and parent-teacher conferences.
  • Ensure all center policies and state regulations are met.
  • Ensure a healthy classroom environment including maintaining appropriate hygiene and cleanliness standards and safety and security of children.
  • Supervise teacher assistants and classroom volunteers to ensure they are following planned activities, hygiene and safety standards.
  • Maintain accurate records, forms and files.
  • Maintain personal professional development plan to ensure continuous quality improvement.



Requirements




Education Requirements:

  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalency.
  • A minimum of 1000 hours experience working with children in a licensed child care program

  • Candidate must meet 1 of the following options
  • a) A minimum of 9-18 credits in early childhood education from a regionally accredited college or university, including at least 3 credits in child growth and development
  • b) Documentation from or on file with the department that she or he was qualified for the position of lead teacher on or before the adoption of these rules.


  • High energy and the ability to work well with others (staff, children, and parents) and to foster a team environment.
  • A strong understanding of child development.
  • Excellent leadership, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
  • Must clear full background check and must pass health screening.



Nice To Haves


  • Infant/child CPR and First Aid certification



Benefits




Full Time Employees

  • Affordable Medical, dental, & Vision are available on the 1st of the month after your first 30 days of employment
  • Employer paid Short-term Disability & Life Insurance
  • You accrue 3 weeks of earned time in your first year of employment
  • 403(b) retirement plan for all employee's that work 20+ hours a week


All Employees

  • Employees who work 15+ hours accrue earned time off, starting 1st of the month after your first 30 days of employment
  • Enjoy 8 paid holiday's a year!
  • Holiday Staff Party!
  • Staff Appreciation Week - a fun filled week of celebrating our staff!
  • 2 Program Development Days
  • Fun & Family like atmosphere
  • Access to Educational Grants
  • Half hour paid lunch
  • TAP Membership (discounts at local businesses)
  • SELA Discounts on auto, electricity, & fuel
  • Yearly Art Show
  • Annual Fundraiser
  • Make a difference in the lives of New Hampshire's children!