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Rochester Business Alliance

Lead Toddler Teacher

Website Rochester Childfirst Network Rochester Childfirst Network

Rochester Childfirst Network

Summary: Responsible for planning, preparing and implementing daily program of age appropriate fun and educational activities as they relate to children enrolled in the program by collaborating weekly with toddler team, differentiating instruction, developing High Scope lesson plans and performing the following duties:

Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Writing Daily lesson plans, modeling High Scope curriculum and implementing the teaching pyramid to fidelity.*
Develops name and letter recognition via Letter Links software.*
Create two daily differentiated lesson plans for each small group.
Set up classroom materials and base lesson plans on High Scope KDI’s.
Conduct quarterly COR in collaboration with teaching team. Assist with behavior management and utilize COR anecdotes to differentiate lesson planning.
Attend and participate in meetings, in-services and workshops offered at RCN and other institutes.*
Maintains all required attendance, Child and Adult Care Food Program, New York State Office of Children and Family Services and other RCN required paperwork to fidelity.*
Conduct two quarterly parent teacher conferences in both fall and spring. Noting children’s progress.
Adhere to and have knowledge of OCFS regulations; ratio, incident reports, supervision of children. Classroom must be staffed to ratio and acknowledge the requirements of staffing to ratio; i.e., staying past scheduled end of shift or leaving early if over staffed*
Conducts monthly supervision of staff; reviewing performance of carrying out lesson plans, following teaching pyramid practices, engagement with children and contributing to a clean safe environment.
Support and enforce classroom and center policies.*
Maintain files program-wide on each child to include developmental progress, documented behavior problems and any other pertinent information.*
Demonstrate willingness to expand knowledge of teaching skills, learning styles, and other information that will enhance level of support and care to children enrolled in program and their parents.*
Maintain confidentiality at all times regarding child(ren) and family communications.*
Assists in the maintenance of all student emergency contact information used in classrooms for field trips and emergency drills.*
Adhere to yearly ITERS assessment recommendations, TIPITOS assessment per pyramid for program quality. Become familiar with accreditation programs i.e., Quality Stars.
Performs other related duties as assigned.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out and solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of word processing software, internet software, email software and COR Ready Set Grow.


AS/AA Degree and one year of early childhood experience; CDA in infant/toddler and one year of early childhood experience.

Specialized Training:

Knowledge of teaching pyramid
Knowledge of High Scope Curriculum
Familiarity with Quality Stars, Pathways, ITERS, TIPITOS
Certificates and Licenses:

CPR certification
First aid certification
MAT certification
Knowledge, Skills, and Other Abilities:

Oral and written communication skills
Lesson plan writing skills
Maintaining calm and composed during various challenging behaviors while addressing issues
Problem solving with children during escalated behaviors

Job Type: Full-time

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