Town of Mashpee Teacher in Mashpee, Massachusetts
Kids Club Program The Teacher is in charge of the supervision, safety and education of his/her students. He/she must follow a curriculum based upon the foundations of early childhood development, emphasizing language, motor skills and relationship building. Preschool staff employs art, reading, role-playing and music to help students learn. Teachers serve as a mentor for new teacher assistants. They act as role models and advocate for students and team members. Assists in planning a daily program of developmental activities. Keeps records as required by the Director and EEC. Follows procedures to safeguard the health and safety of the children. Maintains a healthy classroom atmosphere. Assists in involving families in the centers program. Participates in internal staff activities and in special training programs. Assists the Lead Teacher in preparing the school calendar. Respect, reassure, guide and encourage all children under your supervision and care. Facilitate each childs emotional, social, intellectual, and physical growth. Promote good hygiene and provide a healthy, safe environment for children. Promote Learning and Development through activities appropriate to age. Develop and maintain trusting relationships with staff and children. Provide continuous classroom safety and security, including proper verification of identification during child pick-up times. Responsible for routine upkeep and neat arrangement of classrooms and hallways. Prepares daily routines and organization to help maintain a creative, esthetically pleasing, and challenging classroom environment. Help provide smooth transition times from one activity to another. Performs other similar or related duties as required or as the situation dictates. Must be at least 21 years of age or have a high school diploma or equivalent and meet one of the following sets of requirements: Have successfully completed three credits in category Child Growth and Development and have nine months of work experience or one practicum; or Have a Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential; or Have graduated from a two-year high school vocational program in early childhood education, approved by the Office for both the education and experience requirements and have been evaluated and recommended by the program instructor. The following education may substitute for a portion of the required work experience: An Associate?s degree or Bachelors degree in early childhood education or a related field of study may substitute for six months of the required experience; or A Bachelors degree in an unrelated field of study may substitute for three months of the required experience; or For Infant/Toddler teachers, one continuing education unit (10 hours of instruction) in category Infant and Toddler Development, Care and/or Program Planning may substitute for three months of work experience; To be qualified as a preschool teacher, three months of the required work experience must be in care giving to preschool age children; To be qualified as an infant/toddler teacher, three months of the required work experience must be in care giving to infant/toddlers. Must complete required Staff Information Form, CORI/DCF check, fingerprinting and Verification of Preschool and/or Infant/Toddler Work Experience Form; Must have evidence of physical examination that was completed within one year ofemployment and maintain the requirements of EEC; Evidence of current MMR, Hepatitis B, and Td/Tdap. Must be available for monthly staff meetings and parent meetings as required; May be asked to work extra hours in emergency situations; Current CPR and First Aid certification within 6 months, and maintain thereafter while employed; Must possess and maintain a valid Commonwealth of Massachusetts drivers license (Class D) to operate a motor vehicle. Must successfully be able to complete a CORI background investigation and criminal criminal record check.