The Lead Teacher serves as the primary facilitator in managing the assigned classroom to establish a healthy, enriching, teaching environment. This person will exhibit excellent skills in classroom organization, curriculum implementation, and effective communication with children, parents and fellow team members. The Lead Teacher will be under the direct supervision of the center administrative team.
- Plan, prepare, and implement weekly lesson plans in accordance with the designated curriculum, scope and sequence, and classroom schedule
- Ensure the health, safety, and engagement of every child in the classroom
- Provide for the basic needs of each child on every developmental level: physical, mental, social, emotional, and spiritual
- Set up and maintain each learning center area to reflect the teaching unit and/or basic learning concepts
- Establish and implement general rules of behavior and classroom conduct
- Guide and direct children in their play and social interactions with their peers and teachers
- Observe, document, and assess pertinent data that indicates the ongoing developmental progress of each child.
- Schedule and conduct required parent conferences to present written documented assessment to parent/guardian of each child. Conduct additional conferences as needed
- Give guidance and support to other classroom team members in their responsibilities
- Inventory and maintain classroom materials and equipment. Make requests for replacement and/or repairs as needed
- Ensure that families are well informed of their child’s experiences and participation in the program through newsletters, calendar of events and other means of communication
- Promote healthy relationships with families through an environment which encourages parental involvement and participation
- Attend scheduled staff meetings, training events, and other scheduled events for the center
- Adhere to all DHS state and TN 3 Star regulations and requirements related to licensing
- Maintain commitment to professionalism by promoting center’s philosophy and objectives and support NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct.
- Perform other job-related duties as deemed necessary by the facility director
- 4 year degree in ECE or related field, desired, but not required
- 2 year Associates Degree in ECE or related field- preferred
- TECTA Certification- preferred
- 2+ years of teaching experience- preferred
- First Aid/CPR training certification- required (will train)
- An active, healthy personal relationship with Jesus Christ
- A passion about the care and nurturing of young children
- Excellent written and verbal skills
- A genuine spirit of teamwork and cooperation
- A willingness to expand knowledge and skills in teaching
Tylertown Learning Center leadership expects each Lead Teacher to be a strong, supportive component of the overall program implementation, to invest in current and future avenues of training to expand their skill and knowledge of childcare ministry, and to commit to best practices for the enhancement and growth of the center. Tylertown Learning Center administration also expects each Lead Teacher to make their Christian faith a vital and important aspect of their service, giving priority to personal growth and understanding of all aspects of their life in Christ and leading others by their example.