Provides supervision and instruction to children in early childhood classroom. Develops and implements lesson plans and daily schedules; maintains all applicable licensing and accreditation guidelines; assesses children's learning and development, and coordinates services and communicates regularly with families.
Develops and implements lesson plans/daily schedules in accordance with guidelines to ensure children are productivity occupied at all times. Maintains all applicable licensing and accreditation standards which includes maintaining a safe and healthy learning environment in the classroom. Supervises and directs Early Childhood Teachers in daily activities. Assesses children's learning and development. Provides appropriate guidance and support to children. Coordinates services and communicates regularly with families regarding the health and development of the child. Maintains all applicable records. Other duties may be assigned.
Directly supervises 5-20 employees in the Child Development Department. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
One-year certificate from college or technical school in Child Development Associate Credential (CDA) or a Certificate of Mastery in Early Childhood Education.
An additional one (1) year of related experience is required.
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Internet software and Word Processing software.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Must obtain within one month of employment a physical and TB test and maintain annually thereafter. Must obtain Entry Level Child Care Training (ELECT) training within 90 days of employment. Additional specialized training may be required. Must possess a valid driver's license with a driving history verified through a motor vehicle report that meets requirements for Cherokee Nation underwriting rating if in classrooms with children ages 3 and above. Must acquire CDL for Early Childhood Lead Teachers in classrooms with children ages 3 and above within the first three (3) months of employment.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Ability to communicate, use a computer and solve challenging problems with children and parents. Must be able to direct the work of others.
Must meet and maintain pre-employment and periodic background investigation and adjudication for child care.
Work hours vary: 6:30 am to 5:30 pm