The Goddard School in Westminster is currently filling a full time position in our Advanced Pre-K/Kindergarten room.

The ideal candidate would have experience working with ages 4-6 years of age.

Lead

Teacher Responsibilities

A Lead Teacher's responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Establish and maintain a safe, healthy and nurturing learning environment
Design an appropriate room arrangement to support the goals and developmental level of the children in the classroom
Develop an appropriate classroom management system to support the goals and developmental level of the children in the classroom
Ensure that classroom equipment is in good repair
Understand and implement The Goddard School® emergency procedure(s)
Promote healthy eating practices at lunch and snack times
Ensure that children are always within state ratio requirements
Perform nominal cleaning responsibilities (eg, spills) immediately
Perform major cleaning during times when children are not present
Post a classroom schedule that meets the needs of the children and includes a routine and learning opportunities
Post and adhere to all GSI Health and Safety policies and procedures
Advance children's physical and intellectual competence
Adapt program to meet the individual needs of each child
Create a multi-cultural learning environment
Provide a variety of developmentally appropriate materials
Interact with the children to support play, exploration and learning
Encourage children to talk with each other and with the faculty
Present age- and developmentally-appropriate expectations for all children
Create a print-rich environment in order for children to learn about books, literature and writing
Encourage creativity through art, music, dramatic play and blocks
Provide a reasonable balance between teacher-directed and child-directed activities
Provide opportunities for both active and quiet play
Integrate GSI resources (including Enrichment Programs) into lesson plans
Support each child's social and emotional development and provide positive guidance
Understand and adhere to the GSI Behavior Policy
Plan and implement activities to develop children's self-esteem and social skills
Plan and implement activities to enable children's feeling of security
Encourage empathetic and respectful feelings for others, as well as the environment, through positive modeling
Respect cultural and ethnic diversity
Establish positive and effective family relations
Communicate, in a professional manner, with families and faculty
Encourage families to become an integral part of their children's learning experiences
Provide opportunities (e.g., conferences) in which families are made to feel a part of their children's learning experiences
Prepare a Daily Activity Report for each child
Maintain a portfolio for each child
Maintain the classroom Parent Board
Ensure an effective program, responsive to children's needs
Assess supplies and materials needed to implement activities
Build teamwork
Develop lesson plan books and posted lesson plans
Manage classrooms according to GSI QA Standards
Perform child observations and document in their portfolios
Use assessment tools (eg, Progress Reports, Children's Progress)