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The Pre-Kindergarten Co-Lead Teacher is responsible for providing a safe and developmentally appropriate program. They are responsible for all aspects of care and education for the students who are enrolled in their classroom and must be able to communicate effectively with parents. Morningstar Learning Center is a state-licensed facility, and the Pre-Kindergarten Lead Teacher must follow all Montana Licensing Policies. They must qualify as a Lead Teacher in the state of Montana.


QUALIFICATIONS

A Pre-Kindergarten Lead Teacher must perform these essential duties satisfactorily:

● Be at least 18 years old

● Have a high school degree or equivalent education

● Have an Associate’s degree in early childhood education or child development; or a Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education or complete 60 hour infant/toddler course upon hire

● Infant, child and adult CPR/First Aid (within 30 days)

● Infant safety Essentials (within 30 days)

● Current on Montana Practitioner Registry (within 30 days)

● Complete orientation courses (90 days)

● Complete 16 hours of training annually

● Greet and interact with all parents and students

● Be mentally and physically capable of caring for a large group of children alone in the classroom

● Possess a strong work ethic, be punctual and have minimal absences

● Have an awareness of the unique needs of young children and have appropriate expectations

● Leadership --ability to lead a team

● Teamwork – work with diverse individuals/ employees and still accomplish MLC and personal goals


RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

● Ensure the safety and well-being of each student by responding to their emotional, social and physical needs as well as their education needs

● Follow Montana Licensing Policies

● Be the primary caregiver for up to eight to ten students in the classroom

● Establish a professional level of rapport with each family in order to provide quality care and friendly service

● At drop off and pick up, speak with parents about their child (how was their morning, this is how their day went, etc.)

● Plan and implement activities to meet the physical, emotional, intellectual and social needs of the students in the program

● Create weekly lesson plans and daily activities

● Engage students in activities and play that stimulates their development

● Always Supervise students while keeping them safe

● Assist students with activities of daily life (restroom use, hand washing, eating choices, etc.)

● Create and maintain an environment that is clean, organized, and safe for all students

● Make sure all toys are clean and safe for students to use

● Document behavior / incidents if needed

● Supervise Teacher Assistants in the classroom and ensure they are following program/state policies

● Train any Teacher Assistants in the classroom and direct them as to what duties need to be carried out throughout the day

● Compile progress assessment for all students based on benchmarked for developmental stages and facilitate parent-teacher conference

● Maintain a professional self-image


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

The physical demands described here are representative of those Essential Job Functions and must be met by an employee for successful performance. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the Essential Job Functions.

● Must be able to work indoors and outdoors in variable weather conditions and extreme temperatures

● Must be able to work in a moderately noisy environment with radios, multiple conversations, printers (list if ear protection is provided and required)

● Must be able to listen, hear and talk in the English language

● This position is very active and requires employees to frequently stand or sit for long periods of time

● Regularly required to walk, kneel, stoop, crouch, reach, lift, push and pull and carry children up to 70 lbs.

● Must be able to frequently lift a minimum of 50 lbs


The Pre-Kindergarten Co-Lead Teacher is responsible for providing a safe and developmentally appropriate program. They are responsible for all aspects of care and education for the students who are enrolled in their classroom and must…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    July 12, 2021
  • Education
    2-Year Degree Required

Salary

$23-25/hour DOE

Benefits

Employee benefits include PTO, health insurance, 401k with employer contribution, dental/vision coverage, wellness stipend, life insurance, professional development opportunities.

Employee benefits include PTO, health insurance, 401k with employer contribution, dental/vision coverage, wellness stipend, life insurance, professional development…

Location

On-site
Big Sky, MT, USA

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