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Teacher, Preschool Director
Title Lead Preschool Teacher
Categories Teacher
Salary $25K – $30K per year depending on experience and education.
Job Information

I. General Function: The Lead Preschool Teacher is responsible for teaching preschool children: creating and maintaining a clean learning environment, forming and maintaining positive relationships with students, creating and implementing curriculum, documenting individual learning, and communicating student progress with parents and preschool staff.

II. Entry Requirements:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood preferred;

• OR an Associate’s Degree in Childhood Development; AND five (5) years’ work experience in a preschool setting;

• OR New Mexico Early Childhood State Certification; Must have obtained the New Mexico Child Development Certificate by completing the following coursework:

• Child Growth, Development and Learning (3 credits)

• Assessment of Children and Evaluation of Programs (3 credits)

• Family and Community Collaboration (3 credits)

• Health, Safety & Nutrition (2 credits) or Guiding Young Children (3 credits)

• (However if employee substitutes education plus experience, he/she must be obtain a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood or related field within the first two (2) years of employment.)

• Experience leading a preschool classroom and creating educational lesson plans.

• Experience working in a licensed childcare facility.

• Flexibility as to the hours and schedule of work.

• Must be physically agile, highly energetic and be able to work both indoors and outdoors

III. Job Segments
• ADHERES to regular work and activity schedules.
• WEARS appropriate clothing for preschool (decide and state dress code expectations).
• IDENTIFIES safety hazards and immediately CORRECTS them or REPORTS them to supervisor.
• SUPERVISES children at all times and ENSURES the safety and care of every child.

• KNOWS and FOLLOWS health, safety, nutrition, and infection control policies and emergency procedures. KNOWS and APPLIES basic first aid and PREPARES accident reports in cases of accidents and injuries.

• CLEANS and STERILIZES equipment and toys daily. MAINTAINS a neat and orderly preschool environment. PERFORMS an equal share of general housekeeping duties. MAINTAINS and STORES equipment properly.
• COMFORTS children in times of need.

• SHOWS a warm, positive, and playful attitude and disposition. WORKS cooperatively and harmoniously with all staff.

• FOLLOWS and EXCEEDS licensing standards, FOCUS criteria, and Accreditation standards

• MAINTAINS a fun and interactive learning environment that is clean and organized.

• CREATES fun and interactive learning experiences.

• PROVIDES a safe, high quality and age appropriate educational experiences for typical and atypical developing children on a daily basis to include:

• supervision and monitoring of children at all times;

• following a consistent schedule;

• planning for integration of motor, language, social/emotional, cognitive and health and safety activities,

• daily living skills, self-esteem, behavioral skills and using one-to-one and small group experiences and

• MAINTAINS the environment and learning centers to facilitate those experiences.

• DEVELOPS intentional curriculum to develop, strengthen and teach:

• body coordination and strength,

• balance and special awareness,

• fine motor skills,

• listening with understanding,

• phonological awareness,

• interest in books,

• concepts in print,

• numbers and counting,

• shape recognition,

• sorting and classifying,

• making predictions,

• caring for personal and group possessions,

• interest in learning new things, and

• developing independence.

• MAINTAINS portfolios for each child that document the work and projects that demonstrate a progression of learning.

• USES the New Mexico Early Learning Guidelines and COMPLETES the NM Quick Look Recording Sheets for authentic observation and documentation of essential indicators at least every six months on every child.

• MENTORS other teachers.

• FORMS strong relationships with families and COMMUNICATES directly with parents about behavior, development observations, and assessments.

• CREATES schedules and newsletters to keep families informed about school curriculum and events.

• CONDUCTS monthly classroom parent meetings to discuss classroom plans, activities, children’s progress and etc.

• Actively PARTICIPATES in developing and furthering personal professional development plan and continuing education. MAINTAINS required level of training hours with required documentation.

• MAINTAINS a professional attitude and loyalty to the program and SUPPORTS the policies and philosophy of Children’s Choice.
• PARTICIPATES in fundraising activities and family events for the preschool.

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Title Assistant Preschool Teacher
Categories Teacher
Salary Starting Pay Rate $11 – $12 per hour depending on experience and education
Job Information

I. General Function: The Assistant Preschool Teacher is responsible for assisting the Lead Preschool Teacher in: creating and maintaining a clean learning environment, forming and maintaining positive relationships with students, implementing curriculum, and documenting individual learning.

II. Entry Requirements
• Must be 18 years or older

• Must pass a Background check

• High School Diploma or higher

• Applicants must have completed the 45 hour course and have or be willing to pursue a CDA or a degree in ECE.

• Must be physically agile, highly energetic and be able to work both indoors and outdoors

III. Job Segments
• ADHERES to regular work and activity schedules.
• WEARS appropriate clothing for preschool (decide and state dress code expectations).
• IDENTIFIES safety hazards and immediately CORRECTS them or REPORTS them to supervisor.
• SUPERVISES children at all times and ENSURES the safety and care of every child.

• KNOWS and FOLLOWS health, safety, nutrition, and infection control policies and emergency procedures. KNOWS and APPLIES basic first aid and PREPARES accident reports in cases of accidents and injuries.

• CLEANS and STERILIZES equipment and toys daily. MAINTAINS a neat and orderly preschool environment. PERFORMS an equal share of general housekeeping duties. MAINTAINS and STORES equipment properly.
• COMFORTS children in times of need.

• SHOWS a warm, positive, and playful attitude and disposition. WORKS cooperatively and harmoniously with all staff.

• FOLLOWS and EXCEEDS licensing standards, FOCUS criteria, and Accreditation standards

• MAINTAINS a fun and interactive learning environment that is clean and organized.

• CREATES fun and interactive learning experiences.

• ASSISTS in the maintenance of portfolios for each child that document the work and projects that demonstrate a progression of learning.

• FORMS strong relationships with families.

• PARTICIPATES in monthly classroom parent meetings, fundraising activities and family events for the preschool.

• Actively PARTICIPATES in developing and furthering personal professional development plan and continuing education. MAINTAINS required level of training hours with required documentation.

• MAINTAINS a professional attitude and loyalty to the program and SUPPORTS the policies and philosophy of Children’s Choice.

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Title Preschool Director
Categories Preschool Director
Salary $33K – $35K depending on experience and education.
Job Information

I. General Function: The Preschool Director is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the preschool to include: learning environment design, supervision of teachers and assistants, curriculum development, licensing compliance, accreditation process management, as well as family and community relationships.

II. Entry Requirements:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education
• 5+ years of experience in an early childhood education setting
• Prior experience as a Director of a licensed preschool/child care program
• Understanding of CYFD licensing standards.
• Understanding FOCUS Essential Elements of Quality
• Understanding of NAEYC and/or NAC accreditation
• Understanding of Authentic Observation Documentation & Curriculum Planning Process
• Experience with managing budgets and implementing marketing programs
• Excellent leadership and organizational skills
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office and computers
• Must be physically agile, highly energetic and be able to work both indoors and outdoors
• Previous experience in a 3 star or higher childcare center is a plus

III. Job Segments
• OVERSEES day-to-day operations that meet or exceeds all local health and safety codes, Children’s Choice policies and procedures, CYFD licensing regulations, FOCUS 5-Star Criteria, and NAEYC accreditation standards.
• ENSURES a safe, educational, and caring environment for the children, parents, and staff.
• ENSURES preschool is a model of world-class quality and a living example of the best practices.
• LEADS preschool through the process of advancing through the NM FOCUS criteria and through NAEYC accreditation.
• RECRUITS, HIRES, LEADS, SUPERVISES, and TRAINS to Lead Teachers, and Assistant Preschool Teachers. ESTABLISHES performance goals and objectives, EVALUATES teachers and MONITORS them for progress on individualized professional development plans.
• DEVELOPS academic curriculum, CREATES instructional resources, REVIEWS instructional objectives, EXAMINES learning materials, and personally TEACHES children.
• CREATES and MAINTAINS a positive rapport and collaborative relationships with parents. HOSTS family engagement events…
• CREATES and MAINTAINS a positive and playful culture with staff, children, and families. GREETS children and parents when they arrive. MEETS with parents as needed.
• DEMONSTRATES effective problem-solving methods.
• PROMOTES a positive image of the organization and PLAYS a major role in ensuring the preschool is known for high quality standards and best practices.
• GIVES tours to prospective families and early childhood educators and advocates.
• CREATES and EXECUTES marketing and storytelling efforts (advertising, blog, social media, website updates, special events, open-house visitation days, community involvement) to recruit enrollments and keep preschool operating at capacity.
• MANAGES the finances of the center effectively to eliminate waste and use resources efficiently.
• MAINTAINS records necessary to demonstrate compliance with all regulations, fiscal and human resource management.
• ESTABLISHES strong relationships with community groups, licensing officials, CYFD personnel, NMAEYC leadership.
• MEETS with other administrators, community organization
• TAKES on a leadership role within NMAEYC.

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