Preschool Lead Teacher

Website Milton Family Community Center

Summary
Responsible for the daily classroom operation of the Preschool Classroom as assigned, including providing high quality care and education for up to 20 children daily in alignment with licensing ratio requirements – ages 3 to 5 years old- and maintaining positive collaborations with families, coworkers, service providers, and community partners.

Duties
High-quality classroom management within MFCC’s Early Childhood Program

Ensure the assigned MFCC Classroom meets or exceeds VT licensing regulations including:
Record keeping
Health and safety checks
Classroom environment
Curriculum
Emergency Response Planning
Work with Early Childcare Program Director and Assistant Teacher to plan and implement developmentally appropriate curricula based on creative curriculum guidelines.
Ensure daily paperwork for the Child and Adult Care Food Program is up to date.
Assess each child using the Teaching Strategies Gold online profile 4x/year.
Initiate, direct, and facilitate activities with children to aid in nurturing, relationship building, and which provide a wide variety of sensory experiences to children.
Utilize scheduled office and planning time appropriately for the purpose of curriculum planning, complete necessary program or professional development paperwork and documentation, or other required administrative duties as assigned by the MFCC Child Care Director.
Collaborate with other Teachers and ECP Director regarding enrollment and waitlist.
Engage in and complete every year, from the date of initial hire, 24 hours of professional development training, and submit appropriate documentation via BFIS, as required by VT licensing regulations and NAEYC requirements.
Maintain certification in First Aid and CPR for infants/children.

Family support & community development

Drive positive organizational culture alongside fellow MFCC team members. Learn and model the MFCC Policies and Procedures. Create a positive work environment for all staff by role modeling positive and effective communication, and promoting the Strengthening Families framework for working with children and families.
Adhere to the MFCC Policies and Procedures Manual
Attend MFCC all-staff meetings and activities
Participate in all scheduled direct supervision and team meetings.
Assist with other MFCC programs and community efforts to increase community and parental resilience.
Establish a positive rapport with parents/guardians and act as an advocate/facilitator for families by sharing information and referrals that may benefit the child or family.
Communicate with:
ECP Director- regarding any concerns, issues, or questions of staff, parents, and collaborating partners;
Parents – regarding daily activities and schedule; special events; meals; and child specific information including behavior and well-being
Staff- regarding curriculum ideas, thoughts, or concerns; daily responsibilities
Collaborative partners- regarding students with special needs

Other duties as assigned

Requirements
Must be at least 20 years of age and meet minimum qualifications for an early childhood teacher as described by the Vermont Child Development Division for Licensed Child Care Center Programs and NAEYC to include or exceed for following:

“At least a Vermont Early Childhood Career Ladder Level Four (4) A or B Certificate; or

• At least a bachelor degree from an accredited college with a major or concentration in Early Childhood, Child or Human Development, Elementary Education, Special Education with a birth to eight (8) years of age focus, or Child and Family Services and at least twelve (12) months experience working with groups of children from grade three (3) or younger; or

• At least a bachelor degree from an accredited college with at least successful completion of thirty (30) college credits with an early childhood or school age focus and at least twelve (12) months experience working with groups of children from grade three (3) or younger; or

• Hold at least a current Vermont Agency of Education teaching license with an endorsement in Early Childhood, Early Childhood Special Education, or Elementary Education.” – cited from Teacher/associate/assistant/aide regs

Nice To Haves
Teaching license is not required but desired.

Benefits
Opportunity to join a dedicated, passionate team driving real impact in the community!
Compensation based upon education and experience.
Employee-supported health insurance plan. 100% of the monthly premium for an individual plan is covered by MFCC. 50% of monthly premium for an individual dental and vision plan.
Childcare discount of 50% for employees, pending availability of a slot.
On-going, personalized professional development opportunities.
Employee Assistance Program.
Eligible for a $1000 sign on bonus after completion of probationary period*

*$500 payable at 90 days, $500 payable at 180 days

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