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Assistant Preschool Teacher

Company: Charter Schools USA
Location: Kissimmee
Posted on: November 15, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description: We are looking for a fun, energetic, positive, team player to join our education team. Our teachers are partners in education. The assistant teacher will help foster a nurturing environment that is rich in developmentally appropriate activities that will encourage children's curiosity and learning. We care for the whole child as an individual including their social emotional, cognitive, and developmental needs. As a member of the teaching team you will: Communicate with co-teacher and other staff members on a daily basis Mentor and train new staff as needed Collaborate with other staff members to plan activities Lead by example in the classroom and school Ensure children's safety and well-being at all times Participate in ongoing professional development Be a team player and an active, engaged member of the teaching staff Communicate with parents daily regarding the child's progress and development Maintain a positive can-do attitude Maintain accreditation and state childcare standards Uphold company vision and mission at all times Job Requirements: High school diploma/GED CDA - preferred 1-year experience working in a licensed childcare facility Meets state childcare education requirements Knowledge of developmentally appropriate practice (DAP) Familiar with NAEYC standards Familiar with continuity of care Strong organizational skills Able to maintain professional composure in stressful situations Excellent communication skills both written and verbal Familiar with accreditation process preferred College level coursework, Associate's or Bachelor's degree - preferred Must be able to sit, stand and walk for long periods of time Must be able to lift 40lbs Must be 18 years of age or older VPK certified if applicable The following childcare training courses must be completed within specified timeframes- Preschool Appropriate Practices - upon hire Florida early learning and developmental standards- Birth to kindergarten (2017) Online upon hire Florida early learning and developmental standards- Birth to kindergarten (2017) Instructor-Led - within 180 days of employment Special Needs Appropriate Practices within 90 days of employment CPR and First Aid within 90 days of employment Other training requirements identified by leadership team Job Responsibilities: Assist in the development and implementation of lesson plan activities Assess and observe children on a daily basis Adjust learning goals for each child as needed Maintain a healthy and safe environment Collaborate with co-teacher and other staff members Communicate with teachers, staff and parents in a professional manner Assist with creating classroom newsletters Assist with classroom documentation Assist with creating and maintaining classroom and children's portfolios Be familiar with Early Childhood theorists and philosophies such as Piaget, Vygotsky, Reggio Amelia, Montessori and others. Participate in at least 25 hours of professional development per year Prodigy at Tapestry-PL978

Keywords: Charter Schools USA, Kissimmee , Assistant Preschool Teacher, Education / Teaching , Kissimmee, Florida

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