3700 Wheeler Ave.
If you’re passionate about positively impacting the lives of young children and making a difference in the world of early childhood education, consider joining The Child and Family Network Centers (CFNC) as a Lead Teacher for our award winning preschool program for low-income families. An Alexandria based nonprofit, CFNC provides caring, high-quality, free early education and related services to at-risk children and their families in their own neighborhoods in order to prepare them for success in school and life.
The Lead Teacher is responsible for providing a culturally sensitive, safe, secure and stimulating environment that meets the needs of all preschool children. The lead teacher will also be responsible for providing a high quality educational program using the Creative Curriculum for Preschoolers and Al’s Pals Social and Emotional Curriculum as well as additional appropriate curricula to enhance and enrich the classroom experience. The Lead Teacher will oversee the assistant teacher ensuring fidelity to the program.
Position Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned in addition to the following):
- Maintain a clean, inviting, and stimulating classroom. Occasionally, it will be necessary for the lead teacher to complete preparation for classroom activities outside normal working hours without additional compensation.
- Responsible for working with assistant teacher to set up schedule of responsibilities for both teachers.
- Follow the Creative Curriculum and provide enrichment activities to support and enhance a well-rounded program.
- Plan daily using Gold with the Creative Curriculum to meet both individual and class needs.
- Take daily anecdotal notes on children and enter them in the My Teaching Strategies Site.
- Maintain individual records of goals and progress for each student.
- Responsible for completing , Gold, PALS, PKBS Parent events sign-in sheets, Lending Library, and Professional Development data required for yearly outcomes reports.
- Maintain the confidentiality of child and parent records.
- Attend staff meetings.
- Coordinate classroom activities with other teaching teams.
- Work with the director and family support worker to refer children to Child Find and attend IEP meetings.
- Communicate immediately with the director about any concerns or needs you have about children, other staff members, or parents.
- Work with volunteers to give feedback on how they perform classroom duties.
- Plan and conduct parent conferences twice yearly. Accommodate parents who need different scheduling.
- Attend professional workshops during the school year to meet the minimum licensing standard for training.
- Take part in a self-evaluation process yearly as well as an agency evaluation.
- Provide weekly lesson plans and data collection information as needed by Director.
- Notify central office of any code violation(s) from licensing or healths visits, and make central office aware of any concerns. Conduct follow-up procedures when necessary.
- Communicate and work respectfully with parents
- Responsible for maintaining the NAEYC and Virginia Qulaity expectations for high quality early childhood interactions and environments
- Responsible for maintaining a personal professional development log and meeting the minimum standards for licensing.
Experience, Essential Skills and Personal Characteristics:
- must have a highly supportive style and be a team player.
- must demonstrate an ability to independently plan and prepare for specific activities.
- must have the ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to children, families, volunteers, and other employees of the organization.
- must have physical flexibility and be able to lift 50 pounds.
- Preferably, the Incumbent will possess at least one or two years related experience.
- Bilingual: English/Spanish required
- Pediatric First Aid and CPR required
- Required: Associates in ECE or Associates equivalent (60 college credits with at least 30 college credits in early childhood education, child development, elementary education, or early childhood special education.
- Preferred: BA in Early Childhood or a BA in any discipline with at least 36 college credits in early childhood education, child development, elementary education, or early childhood special education.
The Child and Family Network Centers is an equal opportunity employer and service provider.
To apply, send your resume and cover letter to Susan Keightley, Director of Education, at email@example.com.
Level of Language Proficiency
Minimum Education Required