Early Learning Academy is seeking a motivated, energetic professional with a background in child care to take on the role of Lead/Assistant Teacher at our Fair Oaks locations. Reporting to the Center Director, the Lead/Assistant Teacher will be expected to assist in providing and maintaining a safe, nurturing and developmentally appropriate program in accordance to all relevant child care policies, procedures, and county regulations. The Lead Teacher will be responsible for planning and implementing center-directed program instruction. Also, the Lead Teacher will assume the following center responsibilities:
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Implement a developmentally appropriate early childcare and preschool program for the children.
Plan and implement activities that meet the physical, emotional, intellectual, and social needs of the children.
Prepare weekly lesson plans for scheduled activities.
Develop and maintain accurate reports and documentation in accordance with program policies.
Establish positive relationships and communicate effectively with children, staff, administration, parents, and members of the community.
Provide appropriate safety, supervision, and support as applicable to program guidelines.
Ensure all applicable licensing and health regulations are met.
Conduct light cleaning duties such as gathering trash, sweeping, mopping, and vacuuming floors, sanitizing toys and table tops, and other general duties similar in nature.
Effectively conduct diapering and toileting procedures as it relates to job responsibility.
Provide direct supervision for assistants, aides, volunteers, and any support staff.
Adhere to all staff and program guidelines.
Associate's Degree or higher in Early Childhood Education or related field.
2+ years' experience in a child care setting.
Familiarity with state and county child care regulations.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Infant and Child CPR/First Aid certification.
Must be able to lift, hold, or carry up to 35 pounds and routinely move furniture and equipment.
Must be able to sit on the floor or child-sized furniture for a sustained period of time.
Must be able to respond to emergency situations in a prompt and professional manner.
MAT certification a plus.
Bilingual a plus, but is not required.
A friendly and outgoing personality is a MUST!
To be considered, candidates MUST apply with a cover letter stating your qualifications and salary requirements. Candidates that do not meet ALL requirements will not be contacted.