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Lead Teacher

Location
Dunedin, Florida
Posted
4 Jun 2024
We are in need of support in our Preschool 3 and VPK classrooms. This person will help with lunch breaks and then take over the VPK classroom in the afternoons. Strong classroom management skills needed. 

We also need a Toddler teacher in our older toddlers classroom and an Older Two's teacher. 

Lead Teachers at The Learning Experience are not just educators but ambassadors of happiness. They are responsible for creating moments that echo our mission - to make a difference in the lives of children, their families, and the communities we serve. Our Lead Teachers set the academic foundation for all future learning, guiding both children and educators, ensuring excellence is a consistent outcome.

Compensation: 
 
Core Attributes:
  • Educational Leader: An enthusiasm for early education with the expertise to guide and mentor other educators in their journey.
  • Innate Educator: A passion for early education and a commitment to the developmental needs of children.
  • Passion for Impact: A heart that beats for children's developmental needs and happiness.
  • Growth Mindset: A deep-seated belief in the potential of every child, with the ambition to instill a lifelong love of learning.
Role Responsibilities: 
  1. Classroom Leadership: Plan, prepare and collaborate to orchestrate a stimulating, welcoming space where children can play, learn, and grow.
  2. Curriculum Implementation: Masterfully bring to life our proprietary L.E.A.P. Curriculum®, adapting your approach to the individual needs of Infants, Toddlers, and/or Preschool children.
  3. Safety First: Always prioritize a safe, nurturing environment where children are safeguarded and can thrive.
  4. Family Communication: Regularly update parents on their child's progress and milestones, leveraging a mix of mobile apps and in-person discussions.
  5. Center Collaboration: Be a team player. Collaborate with center staff and leadership to drive retention, enrollment, and engagement goals.
  6. Relationship Builder: Cultivate warm relationships with families and colleagues, fostering an environment where learning and play coexist effortlessly.
Qualifications:
  • Educational Background: Must meet state specific guidelines for role. High School Diploma/ GED required. ECE coursework preferred.
    • At least 18 years of age. 
  • Experience: Extended experience in a childcare setting with a history of classroom leadership roles. A deep-rooted passion for early childhood education is essential.
  • State Compliance: Must meet state specific guidelines for the role.
    • Meet state and federal guidelines including performance level, immunizations, employment physicals and required health and safety training.
  • Caregiving Skills:
    • Proven judgment to identify and address potential risks in a childcare setting. 
    • Ensure that children are safe and that their everyday needs are met - this may include diapering, dressing, grooming, and feeding. 
    • Model and encourage good social skills, e.g. strong communication and conflict-resolution skills. 
    • Ensure children are kept active, entertained, and engaged in developmentally appropriate activities. 
    • Exhibit high levels of composure, patience, and professionalism at all times.
  • Physical Resilience:
    • Demonstrates full range of motion to:
    • Stand and walk for extended periods of time without significant discomfort. 
    • Ability to safely lift and carry objects weighing up to 40 pounds. 
    • Reach, stretch with hands and arms. 
    • Climb or balance. 
    • Stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. 
    • Use of a stool or ladder to reach high places as necessary.
  • Ability to supervise by sight and sound. 
  • Most days, employee will be working a portion of the day outside in temperatures ranging from 20F with wind chill to 95F.  
  • Maintain mental and physical alertness and an appropriate level of energy to perform essential job functions. 
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
 *Reasonable accommodations can be made with supporting documentation. 

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