Manages classroom activities while ensuring compliance with child outcomes, State of Florida Early Childhood standards, Head Start Performance Standards, and the goals and objectives of the current Head Start curriculum. Develops lesson plans in accordance with Head Start Performance Standards and early childhood curriculum. Assists the Teacher Assistant in developing lesson plans. Maintains classroom records, progress reports, accident reports and other necessary documentation. Conducts developmental screenings and assessments to meet the individual needs of children. Working in conjunction with assistant, assists with developing instructional materials and teaching aids. Models physical activities to children. Encourages parent involvement in the Head Start program both in the classroom and in the home. Works with Teacher Assistant to conduct home visits, family conferences, and may participate in parent meetings. Organizes and trains classroom volunteers. Submits referrals to Site Supervisor regarding concerns for individual children. Assists in the development and implementation of recommendations. Attends all pre-service and in-service training programs and other mandatory trainings. Assists with the orientation of new teaching staff.
Bachelor degree in Early Childhood Education, or in a field related to Early Childhood Education or in any field with 18 college credit hours in ECE. Plus, one (1) year experience teaching preschool children. Successful completion of a standardized early childhood and development skills and knowledge based assessment is also required. Completion of the State Mandated 40-hour training for child care preferred.
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