A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in early childhood education, child development, special education or the human services field, including 15 credit hours relating to the disabilities of children in care.
Associates degree from an accredited college or university in early childhood education, child development, special education or the human services field, including 15 credit hours relating to the disabilities of children in care 2 years of experience with children with a disability
Job Purpose: The main responsibilities of the classroom group supervisor is to demonstrate virtuous teaching practices, maintain the security and safety of the children in his/her care, and implement an educational program that is developmentally appropriate and congruent with the center’s philosophy and goals.
Essential Duties or tasks:
Cooperate with other staff members to ensure the smooth operation of the center
Provide a stimulating, cognitively challenging classroom environment that encourages exploration and experimentation for children of varying ability levels
Plan and execute appropriate learning experiences indoors and outside in accordance with the curriculum provided for that group
Provide language and literacy activities (transitions, routines, outdoor play, etc.) throughout the entire day
Evaluate and assess individual child progress using curriculum tools and anecdotal notes
Modify curriculum and activities to meet the needs of children as identified by child evaluation and assessment
Supervise children at all times by sight and sound
Develop a warm and nurturing relationship with children and the parents
Observe children closely enough to be aware of any changes in behavior and health
Understand and use positive behavior techniques that help each child to develop the ability to be self-disciplined
Enforce all safety rules of the center according to the policy manual; understand and implement, emergency procedures for fire, storm, medical, first aid, CPR, etc.
Promote good hygiene through appropriate hand washing, diapering and sanitation techniques according to the policy manual
Operate the classroom in compliance with all child care licensing standards and those of our accrediting agency
Plan, prepare and implement weekly lesson plans with activities that are both age and individually appropriate using the center curriculum as its foundation
Promote language development through storytelling, music, conversation, book reading and pretend play.
Organize a classroom environment that is conducive to appropriate behavior and learning for the age group
Provide a calm, pleasant, interactive experience for the children during meals, nap times and other activities
Write and compile anecdotal monthly observations and formal, semi-annual assessments for each child and maintain portfolios that include work samples
Prepare for and communicate with parents during semi-annual parent-teacher conferences; participate in any additional conferences requested by the center or parent
Provide regular, ongoing, positive communication with parents, according to the expectations for the age group including, but not limited to, daily written and verbal reports
Maintain a clean, safe, healthy and attractive classroom environment according to the standards set forth by the directors.
Attend staff meetings, parent events and in house trainings both during and after regular hours.
Attend workshops, training and continuing education classes as determined in the individualized training plan.
Assist in training assistants, floaters, volunteers or others who may be permanently or temporarily assigned to the classroom.
Be familiar with and adhere to all policies set forth in the parent’s handbook, the staff handbook and the policy manual.
Other Duties and Tasks:
Contribute to the center’s general appearance and condition; notify the director of any facility problems.
Notify the director when supplies are low or toys and materials are broken.
Arrive to work on time with minimal absences.
Answer the telephone in a pleasant, professional manner.
Participate in all program evaluations.
Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Safely lift small children up to 35 lbs.
Bend, stoop and kneel to the children’s level
Sit on the floor and child sized chairs
Stand for extended periods of time
Withstand periods of time in the sun, heat or cold outside.
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