El- Massria Integrated Schools
 
 
 

Early Childhood Teacher

Title Early Childhood Teacher
Reports to The Stage Principal and / or Stage Supervisor
Work 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Hours Sunday – Thursday except designated days off, and as mandated by the Board of Directors.

Position Description
The Early Childhood Teacher will be responsible for planning and implementing a program to teach young children.  Teacher must ensure the development and safety of these children.  The early childhood teacher will be respectful of children and parents, and ensure that equipment and facilities are clean, safe and well maintained.  Failure to provide adequate services may place children at risk.


Qualifications

  • Valid childhood teaching credential or has met the qualifications established by the Ministry of Education.
  • Must have a warm and friendly personality, be sensitive to the feelings and needs of others, be able to relate to children and be willing to fulfill responsibilities in accordance with the school’s curriculum
  • Ability to effectively interact and relate to children in a developmentally appropriate manner.
  • Must be sensitive to individual children’s differences and needs and be willing to adjust the program and curriculum to meet those individual needs.
  • Must be able to relate with and speak to parents in a respectful and courteous manner
  • Must be willing to work in a team environment, be willing to share ideas and be open to other’s ideas, be flexible and willing to compromise.


Job Function and Responsibilities
Responsibilities will include but will not be limited to the following:

  • Under the supervision of the Stage Principal and / or Stage Supervisor, plan, implement and evaluate the curriculum in accordance with the purpose and philosophy of the early childhood program.
  • Plan, prepare and implement developmentally appropriate lesson plans and activities in accordance with the daily / weekly themes for each group of children for whom you are
    Responsible.  Keep a written plan or daily class activities which will be available to the educational supervisor upon request.
  • Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units and projects and communicate those objectives to the children.
  • Supervise, evaluate and plan assignments for teacher assistant.
  • Plan and implement activities to meet the physical, emotional, intellectual and social needs of the children in the program.
  • Plan and supervise class projects, field trips or other experimental activities and guide students in learning from those activities.
  • Interact with the children and encourage their involvement in activities.
  • Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students’ varying needs and interests.
  • Provide various experiences and activities for children including songs, games and storytelling.
  • Attend the morning line up.
  • Set up and maintain an appropriate classroom environment for young children.
  • Help children to be comfortable, secure and safe in the school environment.
  • Be familiar with procedures for emergency situations.
  • Keep up-to-date developmental records of children in the class.
  • Maintain accurate and complete student records and reports as required by the Stage Principal.
  • Maintain daily attendance records.
  • Maintains good communication with parents on a daily basis through the use of the student planner.
  • Establish routines and provide positive guidance.
  • Clearly and effectively communicate in a manner that children understand.
  • Report to parents about children’s progress by initiating parent / teacher contact concerning accomplishments and / or problems children may experience.
  • Prepare individual progress reports for each child for regularly schedule conferences.
  • Provide written guidelines for substitutes.
  • Read each individual child’s files and be knowledgeable about their medical and developmental histories.
  • Give guidance and direction to parents.
  • Attend staff meetings, teacher / parent meeting and all functions of the early childhood program being aware that may take place outside of regular school hours.
  • Present a positive, professional image as a representative of EIS.
  • Prepare materials and classroom for class activities.
  • Maintain a neat and organized classroom.
  • Ensure children are supervised at all times.
  • Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order.
  • Observe and evaluate children’s performance, behavior, social development, and physical health.
  • Identify children showing signs of emotional, development, or health-related problems and discuss them with the Stage Principal and / or Stage Supervisor.
  • Help children establish good habits of personal hygiene.
  • Help children establish good habits during and after meals.
  • Supervise all activities to ensure safety at all times.
  • Observe, record and report on the behavior of individual children as assigned.
  • Works with other staff members to form a positive supportive team atmosphere.
  • To take break shifts.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned by the Stage Principal and / or Stage Supervisor


Working Conditions

Physical Demands
Caring for children can be physically demanding.  The early childhood teacher may be lifting and carrying children and equipment and may spend time sitting on the floor or child sized furniture. The early childhood teacher will be expected to clean and maintain equipment and facility. The early childhood teacher may come in contact with children who are ill and / or contagious and must take precautions to ensure the health and safety of all children, staff and themselves.


Mental Demands

Caring for children can be stressful. The Early Childhood Teacher must ensure that children are supervised at all times and that children are involved in safe and appropriate activities.  There may be a number of situations happening at once and the Early Childhood Teacher must be prepared to handle accidents and emergencies at any time.
 
Note: Job description is reviewed on a regular basis and is revised to reflect the changing role of Early Childhood Teacher and the priorities of EIS.


Disciplinary Action

Disciplinary action will be taken in regard to frequent absences, inability to perform professional duties as designated in the above job description. Also disciplinary action will be taken in regard to any impolite behavior in regards to parents, visitors or staff members.

Disciplinary measures include but are not limited to verbal written warning and counseling about behavior / inability to perform professional duties etc…. and / or possible termination / release of duties as designated by the Board of Directors at EIS.

Amount of salary paid upon termination / release of responsibilities is dependent on the number of days worked in the pay period.
 
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