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Lead Infant/Toddler Teacher

Website Richard M. Guon Child Care Center at MCC

Guon Child Care Center at MCC

The Infant/Toddler program provides primary caregiving and continuity of care.  The Lead Infant/Toddler Teacher will be in the infant room this year and then transition the following year with their class to the toddler room.  The Lead Teacher supervises a Caregiver and an afternoon staff person.  See job description –




POSITION TITLE:  Lead Teacher – Full Time


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 which 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, and 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.






A Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood and NYS certification in Early Childhood Education (Birth – Grade 2) and one year experience working with young children in a group setting is required.  Strong interpersonal and communication skills with proven ability to provide exceptional customer service to a wide variety of customers.

The position desires 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 Types:


Full Time – 12 months

Employee will work 40 hours per week, 12 months per year. Full-time/regular employees will earn a paid vacation leave determined by length of service.  Vacation leave will not be granted during the first six months of continuous service unless approved by the Executive Director.  After six (6) months, six (6) days will be credited to the employee’s vacation leave bank.

First Three Years – Vacation shall accrue at the rate of one (1) day per month.  This is an annual rate of twelve (12) days per year.
Fourth Year – Starting with the thirty-seventh (37) month through the one hundred and

All full-time/regular employees are eligible for sick leave.  Sick leave will accrue at one (1) day per month.  Sick leave will accrue only during period of employment or while on paid leave.  Sick leave time will not be granted during the first three months of continuous service unless approved by the Executive Director.  After three (3) months, three (3) days will be credited to the employee’s sick leave bank.




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