• Wonderland Kids Academy now hiring Lead Teacher/ Preschool

    Posted: 03/06/2020

    Wonderland Kids Academy in Fox River Grove is looking for a teacher with previous experience at childcare, who has patience with kids, love them and really wants to work!

    Wonderland Kids Academy
    JOB DESCRIPTION
    TITLE: Lead Teacher/ Preschool
     
    Job Duties and Tasks
    1) Provide a variety of materials and resources for children to explore, manipulate and use, both in learning activities and in imaginative play.

    2) Attend to children's basic needs by feeding them, dressing them, and changing their diapers.
     

    3) Teach basic skills such as color, shape, number and letter recognition, personal hygiene, and social skills.

    4) Establish and enforce rules for behavior, and procedures for maintaining order.

    5) Read books to entire classes or to small groups.

    6) Organize and lead activities designed to promote physical, mental and social development, such as games, arts and crafts, music, storytelling, and field trips.

    7) Observe and evaluate children's performance, behavior, social development, and physical health.

    8) Identify children showing signs of emotional, developmental, or health-related problems, and discuss them with supervisors, parents or guardians, and child development specialists.

    9) Meet with parents and guardians to discuss their children's progress and needs, determine their priorities for their children, and suggest ways that they can promote learning and development.

    10) Enforce all administration policies and rules governing students.

    11) Prepare materials and classrooms for class activities.

    12) Teach proper eating habits and personal hygiene.

    13) 
    Serve meals and snacks in accordance with nutritional guidelines.

    14) 
    Assimilate arriving children to the school environment by greeting them, helping them remove outerwear, and selecting activities of interest to them.
     
    15) Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.

    16) 
    Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects, and communicate those objectives to children.

    17) 
    Demonstrate activities to children.

    18) Arrange indoor and outdoor space to facilitate creative play, motor-skill activities, and safety.

    19) Maintain accurate and complete student records as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations.

    20) Prepare reports on students and activities as required by administration.

    21) Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.

    22) Organize and label materials, and display students' work in a manner appropriate for their ages and perceptual skills.

    23) Attend professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops in order to maintain and improve professional competence.

    24) Confer with other staff members to plan and schedule lessons promoting learning, following approved curricula.

    25) Supervise, evaluate, and plan assignments for teacher assistants and volunteers.

    26) Collaborate with other teachers and administrators in the development, evaluation, and revision of preschool programs.

    27) Attend staff meetings, and serve on committees as required.

    28) Meet with other professionals to discuss individual students' needs and progress.

    29) Plan and supervise class projects, field trips, visits by guests, or other experiential activities, and guide students in learning from those activities.

    30) Select, store, order, issue, and inventory classroom equipment, materials, and supplies.

    31) Provide disabled students with assistive devices, supportive technology, and assistance accessing facilities such as restrooms.


    32) Administer tests to help determine children's developmental levels, needs, and potential.

    33) Prepare and implement remedial programs for students requiring extra help.
     
     
     QUALIFICATIONS:
    High school diploma or GED.
    CDA or 15 credit hours in Early Childhood Education.
    Bachelor Degree: Early Childhood Development.
    Be certified in CPR and First AID
    Minimum of -1-year teaching experience. Experience with at-risk children is
    preferred.
    Must demonstrate experience and interest in working with young children, parents,
    and volunteers.
    Must demonstrate a strong knowledge of appropriate practices in early childhood
    development including working with parents.
    Must demonstrate success in working as a member of a team.
    Must have effective and strong communication skills (orally and written).
    Must demonstrate the ability to work well with young children.
    Must be able to supply a yearly certificate of good health.
    Must be willing to work flexible hours in order to meet the needs of the program.
    Knowledge of Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards preferred.
    PHYSICAL CAPABILITIES:
    Be able to lift 25-30 lbs.
    Be able to walk, squat/kneel, sit on floor, see, hear, speak with children to ensure
    children’s health and safety
     
     OTHER:
    Be ready to get following certifications:
     

    1. Gateways registry membership card (Every year)
    www.ilgateways.com
    1. CPR and First AID (every 2 years)
    2. State of Illinois Hood handler certificate (every 3 years)
    3. Mandated reporter (every 3 years)
    https://mr.dcfstraining.org
     
    1. CCAP training ECE Credential Level Module 1-9
    https://courses.inccrra.org
    1. 15 Hours Workshop (Every year)
    www.carecourses.com and https://courses.inccrra.org
     
    1. Criminal Background Check
     
     

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