The Children's Center, a non-profit agency, is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of young children, one family at a time. Our mission is to nurture and educate children and their families. We provide opportunities for education, parenting support and resources to families in our communities.
The Children's Center Head Start/Early Head Start is a federally funded program that provides no cost services to qualifying families who reside in the community. Comprehensive services are provided to pregnant women and their partners and children from birth to 5. Child development, health and family services are provided through a variety of program options designed to meet the needs of low-income and at risk families.
This position assists in supervising and teaching children at an assigned Community Center.
Pre-k or preschool teachers, instruct children under the age of five using creative methods such as art, music and hands-on learning. The primary purpose of the educational program is to prepare students for kindergarten. Pre-k teachers create daily lesson plans that teach social skills and personal hygiene, as well as introducing colors, shapes and numbers. They also introduce reading and writing to their classes and help children develop language skills. Pre-k teachers must also attend to the basic needs of young children, such as serving them food and beverages, putting on and taking off coats and changing diapers or assisting kids on bathroom visits. It is also important for pre-k teachers to maintain communication with the child's parents, particularly when there is a problem.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Pre-K Teacher will be thoroughly committed to our mission. All candidates must enjoy working with children, have a positive attitude, and serve as a role model for the youth in the program. Concrete demonstrable experience and other qualifications include:
Ideal Candidate would have an Associates in Early Childhood Education, enrolled in courses to complete a degree in Early Childhood Education or be willing to enroll in courses to complete a degree in Early Childhood Education.
Equal Opportunity Employer: Disability/Veteran, Drug Free Workplace