Early Childhood Education Teacher

Little Egg Harbor Township School District | Little Egg Harbor, NJ

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Posted Date 5/17/2019
Expiration Date5/30/2019
Description

TITLE:  EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION TEACHER

 

QUALIFICATIONS:          

 

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

    classroom activities

3. Ability to maintain a positive learning

    environment

4. Strong interpersonal and communication skills

5. Required criminal history background check and

    proof of U.S. citizenship or legal resident alien

    status

6. Required Mantoux test

 

REPORTS TO:                    

Principal, Superintendent of Schools

 

SUPERVISES:                     

Pupils, and when assigned, student teachers and

classroom aides

 

JOB GOAL:                        

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.

 

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:

 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

    content standards.

 

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

    child-initiated experiences.

 

5. Sets specific objectives wherever possible in lesson preparation and weekly

    lesson plans and carries through presentation to effectively achieve these

    objectives.

 

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

     care programs.

 

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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