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Certified Lead Teacher (Metro Center)

Posted: 06/23/2020

Certified Lead Teacher (Metro Center)

Reports To:   Early Learning  Director  
Our Agency
For 50 years, United Inner City Services (UICS) has met the urgent needs of neighborhood families for quality early childhood education. UICS is recognized as one of the community’s outstanding early childhood development programs. UICS is a leader in early childhood education and family development, through its operation of two Kansas City-area schools: Metro Child and Family Development Center and St. Mark Child and Family Development Center.  UICS is a Head Start affiliated, early childhood development provider and  N.A.E.Y.C. (National Association for the Education of Young Children) accredited.   
Position Summary
The Lead Teacher is responsible for providing a developmentally appropriate educational environment. They are accountable for their classroom management and operation. Major responsibilities include appropriate interactions with children, communication with parents, and collaboration with the Teacher Assistant and Classroom Support Teacher.
Essential Responsibilities and Duties
  • Follow the Creative Curriculum and developmentally appropriate practices
  • Maintain a safe, healthy, attractive, learning environment both inside and outside
  • Maintain confidentiality of children and family information.  Provide any current information to the Family Advocate as needed
  • Assist in preparing and maintaining the center for licensing requirements
  • Develop and implement weekly lesson plans in conjunction with the Teacher Assistant
  • Plan for children’s individual interest and needs in conjunction with the Teacher Assistant
  • Maintain accurate CACFP attendance and meal records
  • Practice family style serving (eat meals with the children) daily
  • Responsible for observing and making anecdotal notes on all children for their portfolio
  • Complete developmental screenings (ASQ) and any other screenings within the first 30-45 days of a child entering the classroom
  • Complete Assessments for each child three times per school year
  • Conduct all required parent/teacher conference and home visits
  • Report pertinent behavior to the Early Learning Director immediately
  • All other job related duties
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or related degree with Teacher Certification
  • Minimum of 18 credit hours in Child Growth and Development
  • 12 months of experience in an early childhood classroom
Physical Requirements:
  • Be able to lift up to 40 pounds
  • Excessive climbing, walking, bending, stretching and sitting on floor with children
  • Exposure to childhood illnesses and diseases
United Inner City Services provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

Job Type: Full Time

Salary Range: $30,000 - 49,999