Catholic Charities of the Dioscese of Albany Head Teacher - Preschool in Troy, New York
Under the supervision of the Director of Sunnyside Center’s Children’s Program, the Head Teacher – Pre-School administers Sunnyside Center’s Pre-School Program consistent with the philosophy, objectives, standards and procedures of Catholic Charities and Sunnyside Center.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES :
Follow the universal pre-kindergarten school curriculum.
Maintain files on children – specifically social and cognitive growth and development.
Informally observe and evaluate children.
Provide referrals to parents when needed.
Communicate with parents on a daily basis through face to face contact and daily sheets.
Coordinate ideas and activities with other teachers and assistant teachers.
Supervise assistant teacher and volunteers.
Maintain upkeep of room.
Know and follow OCFS regulations.
Interact frequently, effectively, and respectfully with the children by smiling, touching, and holding them and communicating directly with each child at the child’s level.
Communicate and respond to individual children during activities and routines.
Be available and responsive to children’s needs, questions, and requests.
Encourage and model social behaviors and expectations which are developmentally appropriate.
Acknowledge feelings and demonstrate appropriate expressions of emotions.
Implement program-specific curriculum guidelines.
Design an environment that responds to children’s individual developmental levels, physical and emotional needs and current interests.
Support Catholic Charities’ and Sunnyside Center’s missions.
Strive to fulfill goals and objectives of Sunnyside Center.
Conduct behavior in a professional manner.
Follow Sunnyside Center’s policies and procedures.
Be flexible, dependable, and work as a team player.
Perform additional duties as assigned by an appropriate supervisor.
Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education
1-3 years’ experience in a day care/preschool/classroom setting
Outstanding communication, conflict resolution and behavior management skills
Ability to work as a part of a team
NYS Preschool Teacher Certification or eligible to receive certification