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Project Eagle is an early childhood program focused on preparing children, engaging families, and promoting excellence for children and families in Kansas City, Kansas. Project Eagle provides home-based and center-based services to pregnant women and/or children ages birth to five through a variety of programs, the largest being Early Head Start. Project Eagle is also a member of the Educare Learning Network, part of a national initiative that serves as a platform for broader change, inspiring high-quality programs in communities, improving public policies within each state, and demonstrating a comprehensive approach to the first five years of life and learning. The Co-Teacher is responsible for the planning, implementation and coordination of a comprehensive education program, ensures that the education program is developmentally appropriate for each child’s individual needs and meets program standards in partnership with their Co-Teacher. The Co-Teachers jointly provide leadership to the classroom, which includes leading planning sessions, monitoring classroom team observations and goal identification, advocating for and supporting implementation of best practices, and serving as models/mentors for the classroom. The Co-Teachers ensure that the classroom activities and environment are developmentally appropriate and reflect the agency’s philosophy and curriculum. They work in partnership to develop and implement individual education plans for children (ages 6 weeks through 3 years or 3 years to 5 years), which encourage their social, emotional, physical, linguistic, and intellectual development in a manner appropriate to their age and stage of development. The teaching team (Co-Teacher 1, Co-Teacher 2, and Teacher Aide) provide a safe, stimulating, and nurturing environment enriched by a high quality early language experience and an emphasis on social and emotional growth. The Co-Teachers are responsible for implementing all program requirements in adherence to performance and outcome standards as prescribed by funding and model requirements. This position ensures that the individual needs of the children are met as mandated by federal, state and local standards.
Job Type: Full Time