A Lead Teacher is responsible for supporting the classroom manager and/or Senior Lead Teacher with the daily operations of the classroom.
Classroom Lead Teacher Responsibilities include:
- Manage and coordinate all aspects of the classroom, including daily schedule, program, curriculum, activities, meals, hand washing and bathroom needs.
- Lead and supervise classroom staff in creating and maintaining a safe, positive learning environment with the goal of each child reaching his or her highest potential.
- Develop, lead and manage programming, activities, projects and interactions that facilitate curriculum goals.
- Use the assessment tools to chart progress and develop individualized lesson plans that facilitate growth in each core area.
- Work with liaisons and child specialists to support children with special needs, including classroom adaptations, attending meetings, recording and assessing progress and regular communication with parents and providers.
- Responsible for inputting Efforts to Outcomes data for agency.
- Ensure that children have updated progress reports.
- Ensure that classroom staff members, policies, procedures and practices are adhering to all EEC, NAEYC, and Bureau of Nutrition regulations.
- Responsible for managing and/or recording: Teacher-Child Ratios, Attendance, Bureau of Nutrition Attendance, Injury/Incident Reports, Diapering and Bathroom Procedures, Medication Log/Consents, Sick Policy.
- Help coordinate staffing and manage coverage in classrooms at all times.
- Ensure that all teachers interact in a positive, appropriate and professional way with families, co-workers, and the community.
- Help facilitate parent conferences to communicate assessments, goals and learning plans for each child.
- Promote and facilitate parent engagement, volunteer opportunities, family nights, potlucks, and graduation.
- Evaluate effectiveness of classroom design and quality of classroom materials.
- Responsible for organization, cleanliness, and communicating maintenance needs of the classroom.
- Participation in agency wide meetings, events, planning days, professional development.
- Promote professionalism and healthy communication among staff
- Handle conflict as it arises and seek out solutions
- Follow guidelines and expectations as outlined in Personnel Policy.
Qualifications: Candidates must demonstrate a passion for working with children, be well versed in EEC policies and regulations, have experience in supervising and managing staff and have experience using evidence based curriculum.
It is preferred that candidates have or are working towards a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field and be EEC certified.
How to apply
Please send resumes to East End House 105 Spring St., Cambridge MA 02141, or firstname.lastname@example.org