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Goddard School Lead Toddler Teacher in Creve Coeur, Missouri

Overview

The Goddard School is an education and curriculum based facility where the focus is on academic growth as well as social-emotional, physical, and cognitive development.  Full time employees are eligible for paid time off and health benefits, annual reviews and wage increases, along with promotional opportunities.

A Lead Teacher at The Goddard School is responsible for creating appropriate and engaging lesson plans as well as assess progress and development of the children in the classroom.  Lead Teachers must be able to effectively communicate with parents and families and work together with an Assistant Teacher in conjunction with the entire faculty.

PLEASE READ EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS BEFORE APPLYING

Educational Qualifications

All candidates, who wish to be considered for the position of Lead Teacher must meet one or more of the following criteria, in addition to any/all requirements that may be mandated by their state and/or local licensing authorities: 

  • A Bachelor’s degree or higher in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Child Development.
  • A Bachelor’s degree or higher in a related field, including 18 semester hours of completed coursework related to young children birth to age 8. Related Degrees Include, But May Not Be Limited To

  • Elementary Education

  • Home Economics
  • Child Development
  • Child Life
  • Psychology or Sociology with a minor in Education
  • Special Education
  • Child Psychology Relevant Coursework

  • Child Development

  • Human Growth and Development
  • Educational Psychology
  • Child Psychology
  • Methods: Age Birth to 8 years
  • Children’s Literature
  • Developmental Assessment of Young Children
  • Measurement and Evaluation
  • Nutrition
  • Health and Safety
  • Child Care Administration
  • Student Teaching: Kindergarten; 1st Grade; 2nd Grade  

General Qualifications

A Lead Teacher must meet the qualifications of his/her state and those set forth in the National Standards for hiring (see www.bls.gov), including the following:

  • Ability to hear the conversational voice, with or without a hearing aid
  • Ability to see and read newsprint, with or without corrective lenses
  • Ability to speak and be understood under normal circumstances
  • Ability to lift and carry children and other items weighing up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to use arms, hands, legs, and feet, with or without corrective devices; this includes the ability to evacuate the building during emergencies
  • Ability to handle crisis situations, especially where children are involved
  • Ability to respond immediately to emergency situations
  • Lead Teacher educational requirements are the same as Director educational requirements (see Director educational requirements or one of several other criteria listed below)  

Lead Teacher Responsibilities

A Lead Teacher’s responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Create developmentally appropriate lesson plans
  • Create and maintain positive and open relationships with parents and families
  • Assess academic, physical, emotional, and cognitive development
  • Maintain organized portfolios and accurate record keeping
  • Work cohesively with faculty and management
  • Participate in school-wide events
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