The Toddler Teacher is responsible for creating and maintaining a developmentally and age-appropriate classroom environment. The Toddler Teacher plans and implements a creative program which incorporates all developmental areas into the daily schedule and curriculum, including social/emotional, cognitive, and physical; responsible for observing, documenting, and assessing the growth and development of each student on an ongoing basis, and in a formal written format twice per school year. Teachers must demonstrate enthusiasm and professionalism while working with children and families.
Essential Job Functions
Working with Children:
Ensure children’s safety through close supervision and proper organization of the environment, both indoors and outside.
Plan, implement and evaluate a creative program to meet the individual developmental needs of children individually and in small and large groups.
Provide a visually pleasing, intellectually stimulating, child-centered classroom.
Provide guidance in developing motor coordination, music, math, science, language experiences, use of creative materials, personal hygiene routines, resting and eating experiences.
Utilize campus resources to enhance classroom curriculum when appropriate, including the Library’s Nelson Center, Gymnasium, Nature trails, Post Office, Fields, Cafeteria, etc.
Utilize a variety of positive discipline approaches, such as, limit setting, anticipating challenges, distraction, arrangement of environment, and renewal time using a responsive teaching approach.
Provide opportunities for children to develop self-esteem, confidence, and independence.
Acknowledges each child at his/her own developmental level and creates curriculum and a classroom environment that respects and builds on this level by considering each child’s unique personality and cultural background.
Communication & Written Responsibilities:
Demonstrate effective written communication skills through the completion of written responsibilities including: daily classroom notes, monthly newsletters, twice yearly written confidential child assessment reports, compilation of records to document children’s progress, including photos, writing/drawing samples.
Continually conduct observations of individual children and the group, using methods such as note taking, running records & anecdotal notes.
Use technology to enhance classroom teaching methods and communication with families and co-workers, such as computer, email, and digital photography.
Proficient in Microsoft Word and Outlook.
Follow regulations, according to the Department of Early Education and Care as well as NAEYC.
Follow emergency procedures and implement them calmly.
Ensure classroom First Aid bags are stocked with necessary supplies.
Meet EEC regulations for yearly professional development by attending professional workshops, meetings and visiting other programs.
Daily Recordkeeping: maintaining accurate classroom rosters, up-to-date emergency forms in first aid bags, completing accident and incident reports as needed, medication record and pick-up permission forms.
Maintain professional relationships with families; discuss concerns about child’s development or behavior with the Director and the child’s family; use multiple avenues to maintain communication with families. Maintain confidentiality toward children, their families, the Children’s Center & coworkers.
Cooperate with and assist coworkers, student employees and administrators.
Attend and participate in monthly staff meetings and family events, such as Potluck Dinner & End of School Year Picnic.
Report and discuss any pertinent problems with immediate supervisor.
Other Duties and Responsibilities:
Willingness to be flexible to perform other job-related tasks as the need arises to maintain the quality of the program.
Complete daily morning tasks as assigned, which may include, but not limited to the following: unlock doors, prepare bleach solution, kitchen duties, prepare snack, fill water pitchers, and set up playground equipment.
Complete daily afternoon tasks as assigned, which may include, but are not limited to the following: put away snacks, clean and store rest mats, kitchen duties, lock doors and windows.
Keep the classroom, hallways, bathroom, closets, and shelves attractive, orderly, and sanitary. Perform cleaning tasks as needed.
Follow and maintain organizational procedures for all areas of the school, including the children’s library, toy storage, art supplies, classroom storage cabinets.
Perform other related duties as required.
Teachers are expected to role model professionalism and teaching expertise to a variety of students, including Regis College work study employees, interns, student teachers & observers, as well as High School interns. Classroom Teachers are responsible for the supervision and support of work-study students and interns. Teachers who are designated student teachers are expected to provide mentorship and involve the student teachers in planning and at a pace appropriate to the student, involve him/her in teaching activities.
Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field is preferred.
MA Department of Early Education & Care Lead Teacher Certification required.
A minimum of two-three years teaching experience is required.
CORI/SORI and Fingerprint check & First Aid/CPR Certification Required.
Documentation of physical exam within 2 years & maintenance of professional development hours as mandated by EEC required.
Working Conditions/ Physical Demands:
Classroom Teachers must be physically able to meet the demands of working with young children daily.
Teachers must be able to get down to the children’s level, play/sit on the floor, conduct, and integrate physical and movement activities into the daily curriculum.
Teachers are expected to provide outdoor/gross motor experiences daily.
Classroom Teachers must be able to lift students up to 40 lbs.
All teachers must be able to assist with toileting, be able to sit on the floor and at small tables, be able to move quickly when needed and be able to walk and run with children aged 6 or under.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to do this job. The above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.
Protecting the Regis Community
All faculty, staff, and students who live, learn, and work on Regis College’s Weston MA campus are strongly encouraged to be vaccinated for COVID-19. COVID-19 immunization is required for faculty, staff, and students who learn and work in the Regis College Dental Center and Autism Center, consistent with federal mandates. For further information, please review Regis College’s health and safety protocols.
External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.
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