Description: The Lead Teacher works with the Child Development Supervisor to implement curriculum based on best practice standards while ensuring that their classroom meets DCYF standards and Head Start education performance standards as well as other standards as appropriate. Responsible for integration of services for families in the classroom, home, center and community. Coordinate and communicate on a regular basis with all staff and consultants providing services regarding the individual needs of each child.
Qualifications: Bachelor degree or Master degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development; or holds a current RI certificate in Early Childhood Education; or a Bachelor or Master degree in related field and plan to complete twenty-four semester hours of course work to include work in each of the following areas; Child Growth and Development, Curriculum and Methods in Early Childhood Education, Reading Readiness and Developmental Reading, Health and Nutrition for the Young Child; Child, Family, and Community Relationships; and Identification of and Service to Special Needs Children. Ability to organize and plan activities, establish warm, supportive relationships and provide a wide variety of stimulating and developmentally appropriate experiences for children. Basic computer skills required for data input and use of email. Reliable automobile, valid driver’s license and auto liability insurance. Must maintain CPR and first aid training. Must provide documentation showing proof of all medical clearance and immunization requirements, and be able to lift up to 40 lbs. Must provide all required DCYF licensing forms within 30 days of hire.
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