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Rochester Business Alliance

Infant Toddler Lead Teacher

Website Monroe Community College Association, Inc.


DEPARTEMENT:   Child Care Center

REPORTS TO:         Manager, Child Care Center

Primary Responsibilities:

He/She has primary responsibility for planning and implementing the early care and education program in compliance with regulations established by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (NYSOCFS), NYSED regulations if applicable and NAEYC’S recommendations for developmentally appropriate practices. Supervises caregivers, student interns, and volunteers.  Responsible for providing effective customer service and all internal and external customers. Responsible for providing effective customer service to all internal and external customers.




I.                   Learning Environment and Teaching Responsibilities

·         To interact frequently with children in a positive, respectful, nurturing, and responsive manner that follow the guidelines of NAEYC.

·         To create, a safe, cheerful, and stimulating environment that allows for individual and group activities.

·         To maintain a neat, clean, and orderly classroom, with learning centers and hands-on activities which follow the center curriculum.

·         Keeps furnishings, equipment, and materials in good repair and fair supply

·         To order needed supplies and materials for his/her classroom

·         To develop daily, weekly, and monthly plans to carry out a balanced, age-appropriate, individually appropriate curriculum, including caregivers in classroom planning.

·         To prepare all materials necessary for coordination of children’s care and education

·         To assist children in their personal care needs, e.g. diapering, toileting, feeding, washing, clothing, comforting, preparing for rest.

·         To regularly observe and record children’s interests, growth, and development using the center-approved developmental screening and assessment system.

·         Refer children for special services when appropriate

·         Plans and carries out a curriculum that meets program standards.


II.                Parent Relationships
·         To build relationships of trust through open and interactive communication.

·         To keep parents informed about classroom activities, projects, and special events, through verbal interactions, monthly newsletters, parent logs, parent information board, and individual day-sheets.

·         To provide a variety of opportunities for parent involvement.

·         To conference at least twice per year with parents.

·         To address concerns with parents, as they arise in a tactful professional manner.

·         To keep Center Director informed of family changes, concerns, or needs

III.              Staff Communication
·         To work cooperatively with other teachers and with support staff in the center.

·         To supervise and guide the activities of caregivers, student staff, and field workers.

·         To keep open communication with the Director, Administrative staff, and consultants.
·         Keeps classroom staff informed of plans and center activities.

IV.             Professionalism
·         To maintain confidentiality.

·         To attend and participate in staff meetings and in-service programs and share information with classroom staff.

·         To seek professional growth and development; and participate in a minimum of 15 hours of ECE training per year.

·         Receive and maintain Pediatric First Aid/CPR and MAT certification.

·         To maintain personal ASPIRE Professional Development listing.

·         To be supportive of the Center and Center Administration.

·         To maintain a positive work climate.

·         To maintain a professional image.

V.                General
·         To be responsible to the Director for carrying out all instructions, policies, practices, and procedures of the center.

·         To comply with New York State regulations, and NAEYC guidelines.

·         To follow established schedules and routines

·         Conducts evaluations of other classroom staff as required.

·         To maintain required records, such as attendance forms, skills checklists, CACFP counts, observation records, individual schedules, and menu


·         To report for work on time and in a consistent basis

·         Other duties as assigned.

VI.             Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

·         Knowledge of NYS child care regulations.

·         Knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices and age-appropriate activities, which correspond with NAEYC guidelines.

·         Effective and tactful oral and written communication skills.

·         Ability to maintain positive relationships with children, co-workers, and parents.

·         Ability to use constructive methods for maintaining group control and individual behaviors.

·         Ability to use sound judgment and tact.

·         Strong team player.

·         Flexibility (especially in scheduling and practice to respond to the needs of the program).

·         Creativity and patience.

·         Ability to lift 40 lbs. from floor to a waist-high table, 20 – 30 times per day.

·         Ability to reach a child 20 – 30 feet away within 30 seconds.

·         Ability to crouch to a child’s height, maintain eye contact at the child’s level, and sit on the floor for extended periods of time on a regular basis.

·         A strong sense of responsibility.


Associate’s degree, CDA, or 12 college credits in early childhood education, child development, or a related field and significant experience working with young children in a group setting are required. Experience working with the age group you are applying to work with is required.

If a candidate has a Bachelor’s degree, a minimum of one year of professional experience working with young children in a group setting is required.

The position requires creativity, resourcefulness, and mature judgment.




Completed job application form, a minimum of three references (personal and professional), and official transcript of college grades.  Must be able to pass a physical exam, NYS Central Registry Clearance, NYS Justice Center SEL clearance, and criminal conviction check (Comprehensive OCFS Background Check).


Employment Type:

Full Time – 12 months / 40 hours per week.


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