TITLE: EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION TEACHER
1. Valid New Jersey Instructional Certificate and
Teacher of Preschool through Grade 3 Endorsement or eligibility
2. Demonstrated knowledge of effective early childhood
teaching methods and developmentally appropriate
3. Ability to maintain a positive learning
4. Strong interpersonal and communication skills
5. Required criminal history background check and
proof of U.S. citizenship or legal resident alien
6. Required Mantoux test
Principal, Superintendent of Schools
Pupils, and when assigned, student teachers and
To provide an approved early childhood education
program and establish a class environment that
fosters learning and personal growth; to help pupils
develop skills, attitudes and knowledge needed to
provide a good foundation for continued education;
and to maintain good relationships with parents and
other staff members.
1. Works to enhance the educational experiences of young children through the
creation of a supportive learning environment and the use of
developmentally appropriate materials and practices.
2. Promotes active learning using structured and unstructured activities that
foster the social, physical, cognitive, and emotional development of young pupils.
3. Implements the approved curriculum and uses appropriate learning activities
designed to foster learning at each child’s developmental level. Works to
achieve district educational goals and objectives and state core curriculum
4. Develops lesson plans and instructional materials and provides
individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the
curriculum to the needs of each pupil. Balances teacher-directed and
5. Sets specific objectives wherever possible in lesson preparation and weekly
lesson plans and carries through presentation to effectively achieve these
6. Observes children in a variety of settings and evaluates the cognitive, social,
emotional and physical skills of pupils and maintains records of progress
toward stated objectives of instruction.
7. Develops and uses age-appropriate assessment tools and maintains records of
pupil's development and educational progress in class record books and/or
approved forms and summarizes these marks for reporting purposes.
8. Identifies pupil needs and cooperates with other professional staff members
in assessing and resolving learning problems.
9. Establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior needed to
achieve a classroom climate conducive to learning.
10. Budgets class time effectively.
11. Communicates with parents through conferences and other means to inform
them about the school program and to discuss pupil progress.
12. Assists in facilitating smooth transitions from preschool, kindergarten, and
early primary grades programs and from the school day to after-school child
13. Maintains professional competence and continuous improvement through inservice education and other professional growth activities.
14. Participates in school-level planning, faculty meetings/committees and other
school system groups.
15. Makes effective use of community resources to enhance the instructional program.
16. Upholds and enforces school rules, administrative regulations and board policy.
17. Performs other duties within the scope of his/her employment and certification
as may be assigned.
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