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Certified Early Childhood Teacher - Pre-K

Company: Cornerstone Center for Early Learning
Location: Chesterfield
Posted on: May 10, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description Duties and Responsibilities 1. Organizes and provides developmentally appropriate early childhood education programs; plans and implements curriculum and kindergarten readiness for children ages 4-5 years old. 2. Provides activities and opportunities that encourage curiosity, exploration, and problem solving appropriate to the developmental levels and learning styles of children. 3. Plans and prepares classroom setting; oversees safety and educational programs; supervises children in the classroom; provides a supportive environment in which children can learn and practice appropriate and acceptable individual and group behaviors. 4. Interacts with parents and community groups; maintains open and cooperative communication with parents and families, encouraging their involvement in the program and supporting the childs family relationships. 5. Writes and compiles individual assessments of each childs development; completes and/or manages daily inventories, child attendance, and related reports. 6. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required - Strong interpersonal, communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community. - Knowledge of early childhood education programs and techniques. - Knowledge of child development theory and practice. - Ability to implement kindergarten readiness curriculum. - Ability to provide activities for children that encourage healthy growth. - Ability to exercise control and maintain classroom discipline. - Knowledge of applicable safety procedures according to Missouri licensing, accreditation and Cornerstone Center---s handbook. - Ability to provide a supportive and caring environment for children. Working Conditions and Physical Effort - Considerable physical activity. Requires physical work; lifting, pushing, or pulling required of objects up to 50 pounds. Physical work is a primary part (more than 70%) of job. - Work may involve moderate exposure to unusual elements, such as temperatures, dirt, dust, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises. Company Description Since 1969, Cornerstone Center for Early Learning has provided quality, comprehensive, and affordable child care and pre-school education in a nurturing, creative environment for St. Louis-area families of all economic backgrounds. As a licensed and accredited early learning center, Cornerstone serves children ages 6 weeks to kindergarten entry and is located in the Historic Shaw District in South St. Louis City. A United Way agency, Cornerstone Center has achieved a reputation as an award-winning, outstanding nonprofit due to our dedication to both nurturing children and strengthening families through a wide range of educational and support services.

Keywords: Cornerstone Center for Early Learning, Chesterfield , Certified Early Childhood Teacher - Pre-K, Education / Teaching , Chesterfield, Missouri

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