Þ The Group Day Care Lead Teacher is responsible for the academic, social-emotional growth and development of all children in their care, which may include toddlers and/or preschool-age children; develops partnerships with parents/child’s caregivers to engage and encourage parent participation in the program.
Þ Lead Teacher is also responsible for assuring compliance with codes of all State and local governing contracting agencies; and works collegially with other staff members of Claire Heureuse Community Center, Inc. Group Day Care.
Þ Develops, weekly plans, and implements age-appropriate curriculum (lesson plan) to nurture and stimulate all domains of children’s development in their care.
Þ Provides a developmentally appropriate classroom environment that reflects the children’s learning and growth.
Þ Perform ongoing developmental evaluations of children as required by funding sources and develop lesson plans and follow curriculum implementation that addresses the individual needs of each child.
Þ On an ongoing basis, plan, evaluate, and improve the physical environment in the classroom to create opportunities to meet the changing needs of the developing child.
Þ Provide responsive care to all children by adapting daily caregiving routines and plans to the interests and needs of the individual child and the group.
Þ Prepare developmental progress reports as needed.
Þ Demonstrate cultural competency and respect for the child's background by incorporating cultural, linguistic, and familial values and beliefs into the childcare program and lesson plans.
Þ Exchange information and serve as a member of a multi-disciplinary intervention/prevention team.
Þ Completes child transition and orientation of the classroom with parents.
Þ Maintain ongoing, open communication with parents/ caregivers.
Þ Provide a classroom environment that encourages parent participation.
Þ Ensure that each family receives an opportunity to build strong relationships and experience clear communication with teaching staff.
Þ Plan periodical parent conferences to discuss children's developmental progress, needs, and interests.
Þ Liaison with children's families to ensure a smooth transition from home to child care setting and transitions from classroom to the classroom when needed.
Þ Assist families with children's transitions from toddler to preschool and from preschool to kindergarten.
Þ Maintain accurate, complete, and timely client and agency records; Complete daily meal and attendance records.
Þ Maintains up-to-date emergency forms, curriculum plans, individual child development profiles, and other records as needed.
Þ Completes and reports any symptoms of child abuse to supervisor and/or child abuse hotline.
Þ Completes daily health checks regarding hygiene, safety, and overall well-being of the children.
Þ Completes DRDP and ITERS/ ECERS with Associate Teacher and prepares developmental progress reports as needed.
Þ Assures a healthy, safe, clean, and developmentally appropriate environment for children.
Þ Assist with functioning and monitoring of nutrition and food service.
Þ Assist with the supervision of staff and volunteers in childcare settings.
Þ Conducts supervision on a weekly basis with Associate Teachers and Assistant Teachers.
Þ Ensures that the Assistant Teachers and Aides are kept updated on all matters concerning the classroom and program, i.e. Lead Teacher Meetings, lesson plans, policies & procedures, and training received.
Þ Completes yearly performance evaluations.
Þ Provides functional training and guidance to staff, interns, substitutes, and volunteers assigned to the classroom.
Þ Reports all staffing and classroom concerns to the supervisor in a timely manner.
Þ Reports family changes in schedules and excessive absences to administration in a timely manner.
Þ Participate in ongoing in-service and educational development opportunities provided by the Agency.
Þ Participate in ongoing development and evaluation of the center’s goals and objectives.
Þ In accordance with our "team" philosophy, the person filling this position may occasionally be required to
carry out or assist with other tasks in addition to the duties listed in this job description
Þ Staff must believe in and act in accordance with both the Agency's and the program's mission statements.
Þ Must be able to supply a yearly certificate of good health.
Þ Must be willing to work flexible hours in order to meet the needs of the program.
Þ BA/Master Degree with 24 units in Child Development or Early Childhood Education including core courses in
Child/Human Growth and Development; Child, Family and Community and Program/Curriculum.
Þ NYS Child Development license (must keep valid and updated at all times).
Þ 2 years of teaching experience
Please email Your resume to Ms. Magaly Morales at email@example.com
Claire Heureuse Community Center, Inc.
575 Soundview Avenue
Bronx, NY 10473
Must have COVID-19 Vaccine