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Nurtury Lead Preschool Teacher in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Lead Preschool Teacher Harvard Street, Cambridge, MA, US Make Early Education and Care Your Next Career Move! Make a positive career move while making a difference in a child's future! Nurtury has been providing high quality child care and education to children and families throughout the city of Boston for over 140 years. Nurtury is recognized as a leading provider of high-quality early education and care throughout the Boston area. With competitive wages, generous benefits and career growth opportunities, our educators are prepared to succeed. General Summary: The Preschool Lead Teacher is responsible for establishing a developmentally appropriate classroom following guidelines established by Accreditation Standards. The Preschool Lead Teacher will provide daily professional direction and the opportunity for professional growth to the Preschool Teaching Assistant and/or Teacher. The Preschool Lead Teacher will receive professional direction and work in harmony with the Program Director and other Nurtury program staff. As a member of an interdisciplinary team, he/she must be flexible and cooperate in coordinating a variety of support services in the classroom to children and to families according to need. The Preschool Lead Teacher must communicate with parents concerning the developmental process and needs of the child and be flexible in understanding the needs of a child-care program and its services intent for families. Essential Functions: Ensure the health and safety of all children in the classroom at all times. Provide a developmentally appropriate classroom, including but not limited to: Design, set and maintain an effective learning environment. Maintain classroom for appropriate program implementation to include cleanliness and attractiveness of furniture and contents, monitoring need and quantity of equipment and supplies, keeping materials and equipment in good order and repair. Provide an individualized curriculum for each child ensuring a balanced day, including but not limited to: Develop weekly plans/curriculum in all areas of growth and development including socio-emotional, language, fine and gross motor and language. Assess and record each child's current development and records developmental changes, interests, etc. through the use of anecdotal records, assessment tools for the purpose of planning curriculum and sharing with parents. Keep appropriate attendance records and bring continued absences to the attention of the Program Director and/or social worker. Train and supervise Preschool Teaching Assistant and/or Teacher. Continue educational and professional growth through courses, workshops, conferences, in-service training, meetings, etc. Perform other duties as assigned. Knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the essential functions: DEEC LT certification and at least 2yrs of relevant experience. Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education required, Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education preferred. EOE For more information from the MassHire Metro North Career Center, email Veterans and their eligible spouses receive priority of service. MassHire Metro North Career Center is an EEO Employer. Auxiliary aids or services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. NOTE TO JOB QUEST USERS - clicking "Interested" on this position in Job Quest does not mean you have submitted an application for the position, this function only saves the position in your list of saved jobs.