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Nursery School Teacher, SY 2023-2024 Orlando

The First Academy

The First Academy Orlando FL United States

2 months ago


Responsible for the development and implementation of curriculum according to Julia Day...

philosophy, maintains a safe and healthy environment for children where independence is encouraged, individuality is respected and self-concepts enhanced and teams with families, other agencies and professionals in the community to encourage collaboration and partnership.

• Develops, plans, implements and monitors curriculum, meeting physical, cognitive,

personal and social, and creative needs of children. Prepares, implements and evaluates weekly lesson plans with the teaching team utilizing weekly planning meetings.
• Interacts with children as individuals using praise and positive reinforcement and provides opportunities for children to experience success.
• Maintains orderly, safe, healthy and inviting environment in accordance with accreditation, licensing and center's health and safety standards.
• Utilizes positive discipline techniques guided by Julia Days' staff/parent handbooks. Is a positive role model.
• Assures children are visually supervised at all times.
• Assists Director with supervision, training and evaluation of assistant teachers and volunteers.
• Observes and documents significant individual and/or group behavior.
• Communicates often with Director, staff, parents and families to maintain relationships and resolve concerns early.
• Tracks, monitors and maintains records and files (mandated by Julia Day and State) including personal and classroom attendance, meal counts, time sheets, etc.
• Supplies parent/guardians with written or verbal notes about their child's day including highlights, changes of patterns and injuries.
• Maintains classroom in a neat, clean and orderly manner.
• Fills out ouch reports/accident reports in a timely manner.
• Attends staff meetings and school functions as required.
• Maintains ongoing knowledge of program activities and assists in preparation when requested to do so by the Director.
• Shows enthusiasm in contributing extra materials and ideas to the classroom programs.
• Endeavors to work as a part of the team in the classroom and maintain a positive, flexible attitude.
• Greet parents/guardians with enthusiasm and warmth and show that you are happy to be a part of Julia Day Nursery and each child's life.
• Welcomes parents into the classroom with opportunities to become involved.
• Keep the director informed of children with persistent behavior and/or health problems.
• Collaborates with other professionals across disciplines as a team to benefit the center's children and families.
• Assists in planning specific activities and events to encourage parent/guardian involvement and participation.
• Participates and is involved in community activities to strengthen community partnership.
• Completes required hours of continuing education according to specifications established by the State of Connecticut, Day Care Licensing Unit, School Readiness, and NAEYC Accreditation.
• Arrives on time for assigned duties
• Other responsibilities as assigned by Director



Oral Communication Skills

Written Communication Skills

Student and Parent/Guardian Relations





Time Management

• Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education
• MA or MS in a related field, 12 credits in Early Childhood Education and 2 years' experience

in Early Childhood
• Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education
• BS or BA in a related field, 12 credits in Early Childhood Education and 2 years' experience in

Early Childhood
• Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development and pursuing a

Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education
• Associates Degree in related field with 2 years' experience in Early Childhood and pursuing a

Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education

Plus: Head Teacher's certificate from Department of Public Health, Day Care Licensing Unit or proof of eligibility

Physical Requirements:
• Must be able to lift children weighing up to 50 pounds.
• Must be capable of bending, crouching, or kneeling to children's level.
• Must be able to reach at and above shoulder height to access higher areas of play equipment, etc.
• Must be capable of frequent changes of position throughout the work shift.
• Note: The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities. It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task and responsibility. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties
Orlando FL USA

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