The primary responsibility of the Teacher is to provide early care and education to children in the classroom ages six weeks to five years of age; serve as the primary caregiver for an assigned group of children; create an environment that is engaging and stimulating; recognize that children are best understood and supported in the context of family, culture, community and society.
• Implement the Early Head Start/ Prevention Initiative a 0-3 Program
• Implement developmentally appropriate practice.
• Act as part of a team in creating an environment where children can learn.
• Act as part of a team in creating and implementing group lesson plans.
• Serve as the primary caregiver for an assigned group of children.
• For assigned children, record observations, write individual child lesson plans, maintain up-to-date documentation in COPA, Teaching Strategies GOLD, child education files and child portfolios.
• Implement screenings and assessments and reporting of outcomes for assigned children.
• Communicate with parents/families and reports child progress through scheduled parent-teacher conferences and home visits.
• Initiate referrals for children with special needs.
• Take proper care of classroom equipment and supplies and reports all repairs needed, maintains an inventory.
• Research new ideas, methods, resources and materials for lesson plans.
• Promote an atmosphere of team work where staff, parents and children interact positively with each other.
• Perform other general duties as assigned by the Program Manager or as determined by the needs of Easter Seals Metropolitan Chicago.
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