Goddard School Lead Preschool Teacher in Atlanta, Georgia
We have an immediate opening for a Lead Preschool Teacher working with our 2 year olds.
A Lead Teacher at The Goddard School is responsible for establishing and maintaining a safe, healthy and nurturing learning environment. Additionally a Lead Teacher is responsible to work together with an Assistant Teacher and in conjunction with the entire faculty.
A Lead Teacher must meet the qualifications of his/her state and those set forth in the National Standards for hiring (see www.bls.gov), including the following:
- Ability to hear the conversational voice, with or without a hearing aid
- Ability to see and read newsprint, with or without corrective lenses
- Ability to speak and be understood under normal circumstances
- Ability to lift and carry children and other items weighing up to 50 pounds
- Ability to use arms, hands, legs, and feet, with or without corrective devices; this includes the ability to evacuate the building during emergencies
- Ability to handle crisis situations, especially where children are involved
- Ability to respond immediately to emergency situations
- Lead Teacher educational requirements are the same as Director educational requirements (see Director educational requirements or one of several other criteria listed below) Educational Qualifications
All candidates, who wish to be considered for the position of Lead Teacher must meet one or more of the following criteria, in addition to any/all requirements that may be mandated by their state and/or local licensing authorities:
- A Bachelor’s degree or higher in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Child Development.
- A Bachelor’s degree or higher in a related field, including 18 semester hours of completed coursework related to young children birth to age 8.
- An Associate’s degree or higher in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Child Development or a related field1.
- An Associate’s degree or higher in a related field1, including 18 semester hours of completed coursework related to young children birth to age 8.
- A current CDA or Early Childhood Teaching Credential.
- Proof of current and active enrollment in a CDA Credentialing Program.
- Proof of current and active enrollment in an accredited Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree program in Early Childhood Education or a related field. RN or LPN with emphasis on the young child including at least one class in Child Development or Human Growth Development (For Infant, Toddler, Get Set only).
Lead Teacher Responsibilities
A Lead Teacher’s responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Establish and maintain a safe, healthy and nurturing learning environment
- Advance children’s physical and intellectual competence
- Support each child’s social and emotional development and provide positive guidance
- Establish positive and effective family relations
- Ensure an effective program, responsive to children’s needs
- Maintain professional commitment
- Write and maintain age appropriate lesson plans daily
- Complete picture monthly portfolios for each child
Attend monthly meetings Related Degrees Include, But May Not Be Limited To
- Home Economics
- Child Development
- Child Life
- Psychology or Sociology with a minor in Education
- Special Education
Child Psychology Relevant Coursework
- Human Growth and Development
- Educational Psychology
- Child Psychology
- Methods: Age Birth to 8 years
- Children’s Literature
- Developmental Assessment of Young Children
- Measurement and Evaluation
- Health and Safety
- Child Care Administration
- Student Teaching: Kindergarten; 1st Grade; 2nd Grade