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Lead Teacher, Richard M. Guon Child Care Center at Monroe Community College

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Lead Teacher, Richard M. Guon Child Care Center at Monroe Community College

Website Monroe Community College Association, Inc.

The Lead Teacher 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.

Examples of Duties & Responsibilities:

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 necessary classroom supplies and materials

To develop daily, weekly, and monthly plans to carry out a balanced, age-appropriate, individually appropriate curriculum that includes Assistant Teachers 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, and 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 the Center Director informed of family changes, concerns, or needs

III. Staff Communication:

To work cooperatively with other teachers and support staff in the center

To supervise and guide the activities of Assistant Teachers, 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 to 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, skill checklists, CACFP counts, observation records, individual schedules, and menu

To report for work on time and on 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

MCC Expectations:

Adheres to the College Code of Conduct
Contributes to, supports, and maintains an equitable, inclusive, and collaborative College environment
Maintains technological competencies utilized by the College
Commits to the philosophy of a comprehensive community college
Commits to professional growth which includes seeking ongoing training in diversity, equity, and inclusion to better serve students.

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood and NYS certification in Early Childhood Education (Birth – Grade 2)

Experience working with young children in a group setting

Strong interpersonal and communication skills with a proven ability to provide exceptional customer service to a wide variety of customers

Creativity, resourcefulness, and mature judgment

Full COVID-19 Vaccination

Additional Information:

Non-Discrimination –

Monroe Community College prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, familial status, gender identity or expression, age, genetic information, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, domestic violence, victim status, criminal conviction, or any other characteristic or status protected by state or federal laws or College policy in admissions, employment, and treatment of students and employees, or in any aspect of the business of the College. MCC provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.

Application Instructions:

Interested applicants may apply by submitting their resume, cover letter, transcripts, and 3 professional references to Justin Leenhouts via: [email protected]

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