Full Time

Early Childhood Education Lead Teacher

Robert & Dorothy Ludwig Schenectady Jewish Community Center 2565 Balltown Road , Niskayuna NY

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A Lead Teacher is responsible for executing lesson plans, activities for the day, and for working cooperatively with his/her Assistant Teacher by providing direction to effectively manage the classroom. A great Lead Teacher is one who takes initiative, is reliable, and is able to easily form relationships with young children.  

Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Provide age appropriate care for each child
  • Lead the class by creating a curriculum and providing engaging activities for the students
  • Follow the directions and assignments given by the ECE Director and/or Assistant Director
  • Help to maintain a well-organized, supervised, safe, and attractive classroom environment conducive to the optimal growth and development of the infants or children
  • Remain in compliance with OCFS regulations
  • Assist children in developing their social and cognitive skills as well as provide them with basic education.
  • Watch for signs of emotional or developmental problems in children and bring problems to the attention of parents
  • Keep records of the students’ progress, routines, and interests, and keep parents informed about their child’s development
  • Accept responsibility for specific assignments at the discretion of the Director
  • Attend monthly staff meetings and accrue a specified number of training hours
  • Participate in the swim program under the direction of the swim instructor