|Title:||Lead Teacher - Early Learning Center|
|Job Title:||Lead Teacher - Early Learning Center|
|Client:||Hallie Q Brown Community Center|
Hallie Q. Brown Community Center, founded in 1929, has evolved from an independent human services provider to a multi-service center and is the administrative body of the Martin Luther King Center, which houses our partners offering specialized services and programs, including the nationally recognized Penumbra Theatre Company. Although Hallie Q. Brown began as a settlement house for African Americans denied services from other agencies, we long ago opened the center’s services to all people. Historically, our service center has been mixed racially and economically. Approximately one-third of St. Paul’s people of color live in the Summit-University, and nearly 50% of the population are minority residents. The area continues to evolve demographically and Hallie Q. Brown provides a wide range of services designed to reflect the character of the Summit-University community as a whole. The Center hosts an early childhood education program, programs for senior citizens, a food shelf, a clothing shelf, and is the home of the world-renowned Penumbra Theater. Because of the historical legacy of Hallie Q. Brown Center, it is a perfect place for a community archive.
The Early Learning Center serves 75 students and is a close-knit member of the community. The Lead Teacher will:
- Supervise a safe and effective classroom
- Supervise assistants, aides and volunteers in the classroom to ensure the provision of high quality childcare programming, including encouraging the assistants to contribute to curriculum planning.
- Plans and supervises the arrangement of the classroom environment in accordance to program goals and philosophy.
- Maintains a safe and healthy environment, including safely managing developmental activities for the participants.
- Ensures that the educational needs of the Program participants are met while in attendance.
- Prepares monthly plan charts
- Ensure proactive parent communication
- Maintains open communication with parents/guardians of the program participants regarding the developmental needs of the participants
- Maintains daily (regular) anecdotal records on participants’ progress. Completes a bi-annual assessment of children's development and report progress of children to parents in bi-annual reports and through parent-teacher conferences.
- Keeps all appropriate records such as assessments, attendance, time sheets and accident reports.
The ideal candidate for this dynamic position will possess:
- A commitment to the mission of Hallie Q. Brown Community Center
- Ability and desire to work with children from diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds
- Associates degree or equivalent in early childhood development. B.S. in Early Childhood Development preferred.
- Licensing and Certifications: CPR and Meet all applicable licensing regulations.
- Prior Child Care Center or related experience
- Understanding of mandated child abuse reporting guidelines
- Must be able to stand, walk, squat, bend, twist and sit on the floor
- Ability to frequently lift and carry up to 40 pounds
- Ability to work indoors, outdoors, with changes in temperature/humidity and with excessive noise