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Early Childhood Teacher

Child & Family RI
paid holidays, sick time, tuition assistance, 401(k)
United States, Rhode Island, Middletown
July 06, 2023

Company Overview

At Child & Family, we hold two core beliefs. That individuals and communities thrive when supported by strong families and that a community works best when it accepts responsibility for all of its members. These beliefs influence everything we do and have guided our growth since we first opened our doors in 1866.

Job Summary

A Lead Teacher is responsible forthe optimal development and well being of children through family-centered child care. This includes the planning and implementation of developmentally appropriate program which emphasizes learning through play in accordance with Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF), BrightStars Quality Rating and Improvement System and the Rhode Island Early Learning and Development Standards.

FLSA Status: Non-exempt

Hours:37.5 per week

Supervisory Responsibilities: None

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Ensure that all work is accomplished in a safe manner;includes the safety of the employee as well as others who are using the facility
  • Protectemployees and clients by maintaining a safe and clean working environment
  • Maintain a professional demeanor by acting as a role model; demonstrate a professional manner through promptness, proper notification of tardiness or absence, maintaining a professional appearance and attitude, and proper respect for the program and agency
  • Maintain a safe, sanitary, warm, stimulating, and inviting environment
  • Possessthe skills necessary to manage a high quality early care and education classroom, while providing appropriate supervision of children at all times
  • Aware and supportive to children's needs: physical, social, emotional, and cognitive
  • Responsible for the completion of monthly curriculum plans and engaging assistant in planning process
  • Ensure monthly curriculum contains detailed lesson plans, outlining specific activities which meet the emotional, social, physical, and cognitive needs of the children
    • Activities must encompass the following areas: math, science, literacy, fine motor, gross motor, dramatic play, sensory, music and movement, and language development
  • Share in the implementation of daily activities based on the children's individual assessments
  • Oversee children's activities interacting directly with groups and individuals
  • Responsible for the completion of developmental profiles and family/child goal sheets
  • Plan and participate in parent conferences in January and July, or as requested by parent
  • Ultimately responsible for the cleanliness, sanitation, and maintenance of laundry and housekeeping tasks in assigned classroom
  • Responsible for the timely submission of paperwork including: daily notes, attendance, meal sheets, newsletters, curriculum plans, volunteer and intern evaluations and developmental profiles
  • Create and follow through with an annual Professional Development Plan in compliance with the Rhode Island Workforce Knowledge and Competencies for Early Childhood Teachersto fulfill 20 hours of professional development beyond the every other week staff meetings or family engagement events within the center
  • Responsible for arranging the classroom in a developmentally appropriate fashion
    • Classroom should contain a balance of the following areas: active, art, fine motor, dramatic play, quiet

Qualifications and Skills

  • High School Diploma required
  • Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood education or related field preferred
  • Rhode Island Teacher Certification Pre-K to grade 2 preferred
  • Certification in Rhode Island Early Learning Standards Level II, Implementing Standards Based Curriculum preferred
  • Knowledge of and experience with The Creative Curriculum System for Preschool and Teaching Strategies Gold preferred
  • Must meet all state licensing regulations and requirements

Benefits and Perks

* Up to 4 Weeks' Vacation Time

* 12 Paid Holidays

* 12 Sick Days & 1 Personal Day

* Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage

* Employer Contributions to 401(k) and Roth 401(k) Plans

* Fully Funded Health Reimbursement Account (HRA)

* Flexible Spending Accounts

* Employee Referral Bonus Program

* AFLAC Supplemental Insurance

* Tuition Assistance Program

* Shift Differentials Pay for Night Shifts

* Discounted C&F childcare available, Discounts Available with Verizon, Nationwide Pet Insurance, YMCA Membership, BJ's Membership, Public Service Loan Forgiveness Eligibility

Who We Are

Child & Family supports resilient families, vulnerable children, and elders throughout Rhode Island. Family Preservation is an important goal of every program and service we provide.

We believe that individuals and communities thrive when supported by strong families, and that a community works best when it accepts responsibility for all of its members.

As one of the largest social service agencies in RI, we operate community engagement centers in Providence and

Middletown. Our home-based and community-based programs bring services to individuals and families across RI.

Child & Family will not discriminate against any individual on the basis of age, gender, sexual orientation, color, race, creed, national origin, ancestry, religious persuasion, marital status, political belief, pregnancy, military status, veteran status, physical or mental disability that does not prohibit performance of essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodations, genetic predisposition or genetic carrier status, or any other protected category under local, state or federal law, nor will anyone receive special treatment for those reasons, except for reasonable accommodation as required by law. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors.

Child & Family strives to achieve a workforce that includes representation of qualified affirmative action group members in proportion to the qualified and available target group workforce in the community that we serve.