Classroom Teacher

Mar 26, 2021

Under the general supervision of the Director of Early Learning Director, a successful incumbent will be the classroom adult with primary responsibility for the classroom.



  • Building strong partnerships with families
  • Establishing on-going community with families, children and co-workers
  • Developing and maintaining effective classroom team


  • Implement developmentally appropriate practice in the five key areas of practice
  • Plan and be responsible for and implement weekly lesson plans in all domains using the Creative Curriculum Goals and Objectives
  • Prepare lesson plans in cooperation with the assistant teachers


    • Create an inviting and positive learning environment across all domains using Creative Curriculum
    • Use intentional and purposeful multiple instructional methods
    • Supervise all classroom activities
    • Implement lesson plans with the assistance and cooperation of the assistant teachers


      • Conduct ongoing observations and documentation of the children
      • Objectives with the assistance of the assistant teacher
      • Maintain portfolios and observation notes for every child with the assistance of the assistant teacher
      • Conduct yearly screening of every child
      • Refer children for additional assessment to the appropriate professionals in a timely fashion
      • Prepare Individual Child Profiles and Child Progress and Planning Reports for family conferences three times a year

      Health and Safety

      • Assure a safe and secure environment in the classroom and throughout the center
      • Promotes the complete physical, oral and mental health and social well-being of children because health is not merely the absence of disease or infirmity


      • Establishes and maintains positive and effective relationships with each child’s family to foster childrens’ development
      • Is sensitive to the diversity of children, their families and co-workers
      • Maintains confidentiality of children and parents
      • Reinforces a families’ responsibility in their child’s education, growth and development

        Community Relationships

        • Develops community resources outside the scope of the program
        • Build reciprocal relationship with community groups to achieve the center’s goals for curriculum, health promotion, children’s transitions, inclusion and diversity
        • Advocate on behalf of children and families
        • Network with other early care and education professionals

        Physical Environment

        • Sets up and maintains the classroom’s physical environment to foster learning, comfort, health and safety of children, parents and colleagues
        • Assures that the classroom is accessible to all

        Leadership and Management

        • Knowledge of and adherence to the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct
        • Knowledge of policies and procedures of the organization generally and of the center specifically
        • Adherence to the policies and procedures of the organization and the center
        • Be a role model for the classroom and for the center
        • Be proactive in identifying problems and providing solutions
        • Being a willing participant in continuing educational growth and development


        Entry-level candidates must have:

        • A Bachelor in Early Childhood Education, or a similar discipline, from a regionally-accredited institution of higher education,  
        • Experience and/or training in working with children under six years old
        • Teachers hired before February 2017 without a Bachelor Degree must have an active plan in place for completing their BA degree by 2019. In addition, must show proof you are enrolled in an accredited school and must provide supervisor with an undated copy of their transcript after each semester.


        • Effective interpersonal skills
        • Effective communication, organizational and guidance skills
        • Ability to work effectively with diverse children, families and co-workers
        • Specific preparation, knowledge and skill in Early Childhood Education
        • Strong, positive and nurturing approach to the care and education of children


        • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds (picking up children when necessary and retrieve supplies)
        • Ability to stand, walk, reach, stoop, kneel or crouch (To work with and communicate with children at their level and to keep classroom tidy)
        • Move throughout the classroom (and outdoors) supervising children
        • Stand for long periods of time
        • Walk or run for long periods of time
        • Sit on the floor for periods of time
        • Walk up/down flight of stairs daily

        This is a full time, non-exempt position, scheduled for 35 hours per week.