Develop, plan, implement, and evaluate developmentally appropriate classroom activities in the Pre-School Program. Supervise student employees and, in absence of Teacher I, assume Teacher II responsibilities.Principal Duties and Responsibilities
Develop, plan, implement, and evaluate developmentally appropriate classroom activities for a specific age group of children.
Provide input to Director regarding the hiring of classroom student employees.
Model appropriate classroom teaching practices; in the absence of the Teacher II, complete related forms, observations, and evaluations to assess practicum student's progress.
Maintain records, and monitor and report on the progress of individual children in accordance with the protocol established by the Children's Institute, receiving schools, referral agencies, and sponsoring agencies.
Conduct and/or participate in parent-teacher conferences and home visits, and report to parents on child's adjustment and daily/periodic progress.
Supervise, train, and evaluate student employees and volunteers.
Organize and maintain a safe, attractive, and stimulating classroom learning environment.
Support policies and goals of the Children's Institute; participate in staff meetings, in-service training sessions, and research and special projects.
Take leadership responsibility for at least one short-term or subcommittee activity or special project per academic year.
Perform related Departmental duties, as required.
Knowledge of early childhood education, typically acquired through the completion of a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, or related field, is required.
One year early childhood teaching experience in the appropriate age group is required.
Ability to communicate effectively and appropriately with very young children, parents, staff, faculty, and students is necessary.
Michigan Elementary Teaching Certification, with Early Childhood Endorsement (ZA or ZS), is preferred.