Lead Preschool Teacher
Kiddie Academy of Gaithersburg is a family-owned and operated Pre-school and Early Learning Academy offering competitive pay, benefits, training and professional development, paid time off, tuition discount, and a supportive workplace culture, for our staff.This is an exciting opportunity for an energetic, optimistic, and inspiring educator to join us as a Preschool Lead Teacher. You will bring a creative touch and caring attitude to our passionate team of early childhood education professionals who make a meaningful difference in the lives of children and families in our community.If you are motivated by smiles and hugs from children and praise from parents, this could be the job for you. We are seeking to fill full-time positions in our kindergarten preparatory classrooms, with enthusiastic individuals who will utilize our learning through play curriculum.Essential skills include being highly creative, organized, and flexible. Effective communication for interacting with children and adults alike and the ability and desire to mentor and work collaboratively with co-workers is key.Additionally, our school is committed to a diverse and inclusive community and seeks applications for this position from candidates who will contribute to a culturally rich and diverse environment in which all are valued and supported.Compensation and benefits to include:A' . Signing On BonusA' . Competitive compensationA' . Health InsuranceA' . Supplemental InsuranceA' . Childcare tuition discountsA' . Professional developmentA' . Paid Time OffIf you are interested in joining the Kiddie Academy education team, backed by more than 30 years of support and expertise in the childcare industry, we encourage you to apply here and we will be in touch soon.Kiddie Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.REQUIREMENTS FOR LEAD TEACHERS: Associates/Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education OR 90-hour course certification OR CDA 9-hour communication class (if does not have any college transcripts) ADA training Breastfeeding class (for lead infant/toddler teachers only) Proof of Education (High school diploma or college transcripts) At least one year of experience Basic Health and Safety Training COVID Training First Aid/CPR is desirable Medication Administration is desirable Emergency Preparedness is desirable Successful completion of State and Federal Background CheckJOB SUMMARYResponsible for the daily planning, management, and supervision of the classroom and children. Generally, is assisted in the classroom by an assistant teacher. Is responsible for ensuring that all parents, children, and classroom staff concerns are appropriately addressed.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSA cents € cents Ensures that appearance, cleanliness and safe environment of classroom are appropriately maintained.A cents € cents Completes all academy and classroom paperwork: for example, daily notes, student accident reports, attendance reports.A cents € cents Attends and participates in staff meetings, academy events, and parent meetings, as requested.A cents € cents Assists and supervises children during all activities.A cents € cents Counsels children when social, academic, or adjustment problems arise.A cents € cents Prepares and implements classroom lesson plans, program, and schedule.A cents € cents Develops, plans, and prepares instructional aids / materials for classroom activities.A cents € cents Assists children with meal-times and clean-up.A cents € cents Ensures that all classroom and outdoor equipment are in good working condition and are used and maintained properly.A cents € cents Physically arranges the classroom into well-defined interest areas.A cents € cents Directs activities of other staff in the classroom to ensure that the classroom functions in an orderly manner.A cents € cents Communicates appropriate information to parents; maintains developmental profiles for children.A cents € cents Schedules and conducts parent and teacher conferences throughout the year.A cents € cents Maintains family information board and other classroom bulletin boards.A cents € cents Ensures that classroom medication schedule is followed.ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIESA cents € cents Accepts temporary work assignments in the event regularly scheduled personnel is not available: for example, may answer telephones at front desk, or may assist supervisor with bookkeeping tasks.A cents € cents Assists with planning and implementing academy-wide events.A cents € cents Meets with prospective families; communicates appropriately with potential new customers.A cents € cents Assists in evaluating personnel within the classroom.A cents € cents Schedules field trips and speakers for monthly programs as directed by management.A cents € cents Prepares classroom portion of monthly newsletter.A cents € cents Performs other similar or related duties as necessary.A cents € cents All employees are required to receive 12 hours of training each calendar year per MSDE requirements.