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Infant/Toddler Head Teacher 32-47K

Location:

Friends Center for Children
New Haven, CT

Start Date: February 28, 2020

Description, Responsibilities, & Duties

Infant/Toddler Head Teacher

32-47K

Benefits: Paid time off; health care available; retirement plan, Aflac, dental, vision available; staff support program including tuition reimbursement, professional development.

Friends Center for Children is expanding its early childhood education program and invites applicants for the position of Infant/Toddler Head Teacher. The ideal candidate will be an outgoing, kind and ambitious team player who resonates with our mission: educate children, empower families, inspire teachers, engage community, and embrace diversity. Bilingual mastery (Spanish and other languages) is a plus.

Friends Center provides year-round, full-time care for children ages 3 months to 5 years. We offer a child-centered, hands-on learning experience in a safe and nurturing environment. At the Center, children learn through creative play and a wide range of developmentally-appropriate activities. We are a non-sectarian organization whose value-based curriculum is guided by its foundations in the Quaker principles of community, equality, peace, simplicity, integrity and stewardship. Our school bridges socio-economic differences by offering a sliding scale supported by several funding sources. As a parent co-operative school, parents and teachers are invested in the culture and tone of the learning environment.

Contracts are developed based on job responsibilities, education, relevant experience, and additional expertise.

Hours: 40 hours/week, 9:00-5:30, some evenings, occasional weekend hours
Professional Development:
Attends all staff meetings
Maintains required continuing education hours
Participates in all required early childhood meetings, conferences and/or events

Position Summary

The Infant/Toddler Head Teacher is responsible for the general supervision and management of all the children and all curricula as related to the center. The Head Teacher will implement the mission of FCfC by providing best practices childcare using a cooperative model and the Quaker principles of simplicity, peaceful resolution of conflicts, integrity, community and equality. The Head Teacher is responsible for the supervision of all teaching staff in their classroom.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Teaching:
In coordination with other teachers; plans, supervises and implements infant/toddler or pre-school curriculum. The curriculum will reflect the Quaker values as outlined above as well as best practices guidelines. The curriculum framework will be guided by children’s interests and developmental needs resulting in daily activities that are reflective of the mission of FCfC.
Meets physical, social-emotional and cognitive needs of all children in the center.
Provides center materials for children that are reflective of FCfC philosophy.
Keeps classrooms organized, clean and appealing including changing the materials on the center walls and/or bulletin boards on a bi-monthly basis based on developmental needs and interests.

Modeling:
Maintains a positive emotional attitude with Executive Director, Site Director, families and other teachers.
Mentors all teaching staff and models best practices for parent cooperative volunteers.
Models child guidelines for teachers, assistant teachers, aides and parents.
Works to build positive relationships among staff/parents/guardians/volunteers.

Supervision:
Communicates with families and other teachers daily and documents children’s daily progress.
Conducts weekly meetings with teachers for the purposes of, including but not limited to; curriculum planning, student observations, and communication between teachers.
Supervises teachers, assistant teachers, parents/guardians and volunteers with the group.
Meets with Assistant Director weekly to discuss children, families and teaching team.
Provides feedback to the Assistant Director for formal observations of all teachers.

Assessment:
Participates in ongoing evaluation of assessment of children through, but not limited to; daily observations, collecting weekly work samples and 3 written assessments.
Conferences with families bi-annually, or as needed, and develops goals for each child with family.
Provides ongoing evaluation as needed to assess the developmental levels of the children.
In consultation with Executive Director, Site Director and Emotional Well-Being Coordinator, supports referrals for families as needed for evaluation and/or services.

Professional Development:
Attends all staff meetings.
Maintains required continuing education hours and knows current theory and best practices.
Participates in all required early childhood meetings, conferences and/or events.
Includes all continuing education certificates in personnel file.

Minimum Qualifications/Requirements

Qualifications
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily and must possess the following minimum qualifications:
Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Development and/or education.
Excellent oral and written skills.
Excellent organizational skills.
Computer literacy.
Other Qualifications a plus:
Cultural sensitivity and proven ability to work with a diverse population.
Experience in a cooperative model.
Fluency in Spanish or other second languages.
CPR certified or willing to immediately obtain training
Physical Requirements:
Vision and hearing within normal range so as to be able to provide sight and sound supervision.
Ability to lift and carry 40 lbs.
Ability to bend and sit on the floor for prolonged periods, and get up
Required experience:
Must have at least a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education
Must have at least three years of experience

Salary & Benefits

32-47K
Health care available, paid time off; 403b, dental, Aflac, staff support (e.g. tuition reimbursement, professional development)

Application Procedures

Send resume to info@friendscenterforchildren.org

Program Description

Infant/Toddler Head Teacher

32-47K

Benefits: Paid time off; health care available; retirement plan, Aflac, dental, vision available; staff support program including tuition reimbursement, professional development.

Friends Center for Children is expanding its early childhood education program and invites applicants for the position of Infant/Toddler Head Teacher. The ideal candidate will be an outgoing, kind and ambitious team player who resonates with our mission: educate children, empower families, inspire teachers, engage community, and embrace diversity. Bilingual mastery (Spanish and other languages) is a plus.

Friends Center provides year-round, full-time care for children ages 3 months to 5 years. We offer a child-centered, hands-on learning experience in a safe and nurturing environment. At the Center, children learn through creative play and a wide range of developmentally-appropriate activities. We are a non-sectarian organization whose value-based curriculum is guided by its foundations in the Quaker principles of community, equality, peace, simplicity, integrity and stewardship. Our school bridges socio-economic differences by offering a sliding scale supported by several funding sources. As a parent co-operative school, parents and teachers are invested in the culture and tone of the learning environment.

Contracts are developed based on job responsibilities, education, relevant experience, and additional expertise.

Hours: 40 hours/week, 9:00-5:30, some evenings, occasional weekend hours
Professional Development:
Attends all staff meetings
Maintains required continuing education hours
Participates in all required early childhood meetings, conferences and/or events

Position Summary

The Infant/Toddler Head Teacher is responsible for the general supervision and management of all the children and all curricula as related to the center. The Head Teacher will implement the mission of FCfC by providing best practices childcare using a cooperative model and the Quaker principles of simplicity, peaceful resolution of conflicts, integrity, community and equality. The Head Teacher is responsible for the supervision of all teaching staff in their classroom.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Teaching:
In coordination with other teachers; plans, supervises and implements infant/toddler or pre-school curriculum. The curriculum will reflect the Quaker values as outlined above as well as best practices guidelines. The curriculum framework will be guided by children’s interests and developmental needs resulting in daily activities that are reflective of the mission of FCfC.
Meets physical, social-emotional and cognitive needs of all children in the center.
Provides center materials for children that are reflective of FCfC philosophy.
Keeps classrooms organized, clean and appealing including changing the materials on the center walls and/or bulletin boards on a bi-monthly basis based on developmental needs and interests.

Modeling:
Maintains a positive emotional attitude with Executive Director, Site Director, families and other teachers.
Mentors all teaching staff and models best practices for parent cooperative volunteers.
Models child guidelines for teachers, assistant teachers, aides and parents.
Works to build positive relationships among staff/parents/guardians/volunteers.

Supervision:
Communicates with families and other teachers daily and documents children’s daily progress.
Conducts weekly meetings with teachers for the purposes of, including but not limited to; curriculum planning, student observations, and communication between teachers.
Supervises teachers, assistant teachers, parents/guardians and volunteers with the group.
Meets with Assistant Director weekly to discuss children, families and teaching team.
Provides feedback to the Assistant Director for formal observations of all teachers.

Assessment:
Participates in ongoing evaluation of assessment of children through, but not limited to; daily observations, collecting weekly work samples and 3 written assessments.
Conferences with families bi-annually, or as needed, and develops goals for each child with family.
Provides ongoing evaluation as needed to assess the developmental levels of the children.
In consultation with Executive Director, Site Director and Emotional Well-Being Coordinator, supports referrals for families as needed for evaluation and/or services.

Professional Development:
Attends all staff meetings.
Maintains required continuing education hours and knows current theory and best practices.
Participates in all required early childhood meetings, conferences and/or events.
Includes all continuing education certificates in personnel file.

Qualifications
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily and must possess the following minimum qualifications:
Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Development and/or education.
Excellent oral and written skills.
Excellent organizational skills.
Computer literacy.
Other Qualifications a plus:
Cultural sensitivity and proven ability to work with a diverse population.
Experience in a cooperative model.
Fluency in Spanish or other second languages.
CPR certified or willing to immediately obtain training
Physical Requirements:
Vision and hearing within normal range so as to be able to provide sight and sound supervision.
Ability to lift and carry 40 lbs.
Ability to bend and sit on the floor for prolonged periods, and get up
Required experience:
Must have at least a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education
Must have at least one year of experience

Contact Info

Tracey Smith, Site Director
tsfcfc1@gmail.com
203-468-1966

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