Classroom Teacher - Aspira of PA
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: Early Childhood
Job Title: Early Childhood Lead Teacher
Job Location: Pequenos Pasos
Beginning: Aug 15, 2022
Deadline: Oct 08, 2022**
District: Aspira of PA
Philadelphia, PA 19140
Telephone: 215-455-1300
Job Description:
The following is an explanation of the duties of the Early Childhood Lead Teacher.  It includes the major highlights of the requirements of the position.   There should be a clear understanding that the duties outlined below are not all encompassing.   Additional responsibilities may be assigned to the Early Childhood Lead Teacher as required by the Principal/School Director.
  1. Greets each child in a warm and friendly manner.
  2. Read each individual child’s files in his/her class and is knowledgeable about their medical and developmental histories.
  3. Interacts with the children and encourages their involvement in activities.
  4. Provides a warm, safe, and caring environment that is kept orderly, clean, and appealing.
  5. The environment should allow the child to grow and to explore.
  6. Plans, prepares, and implements daily activities (indoor/outdoor) as they relate to the curriculum.
  7. Responsible for the health, welfare, and safety of the children.
  8. Provides overall supervision of toileting and bathroom time.
  9. Oversees all mealtime/snack time activities and related record keeping (for Tiny Toddler Town).
  10. Maintains daily attendance records.
  11. Maintains ongoing developmental records for each child, including keeping records of all developing skills (physical, social, emotional, and cognitive).
  12. Keeps a “portfolio” of each child’s progress, including photographs, samples of their artwork, writing, etc.
  13. Maintains good communication with parents on a daily basis through the use of daily sheets, notes, or verbally.
  14. Supervises, trains and utilizes assistant teacher’s (and volunteer’s) skills and abilities.
  15. Works with other staff members to form a positive, supportive team atmosphere.
  16. Ensures confidentiality of privileged information.
  17. Maintains adherence to all company policies and procedures, including agency safety requirements.
  18. Must work the days and hours to perform all assigned responsibilities and tasks, be punctual and timely in meeting all performance requirements, including but not limited to, attendance standards and work deadlines. 
  19. Performs additional program duties as assigned by the Director according to agency needs.
    1. Attends all Early Childhood staff meetings (Exact meeting dates and times TBA).
    2. Attends all supervisory meetings, team planning meetings and curriculum meetings scheduled by the Early Childhood Director.
    3. Attends the Early Childhood Orientation and set-up week prior to the start of school and the clean-up week following the last day of school.
    4. Participates in Parent Orientation Night and Parent/Child Open House prior to school.
    5. Maintains all required reports pertaining to the class and/or individual children. This includes progress reports annually in October, January and May.
    6. Prepares and conducts one Parent/Teacher Conference. Also, responsible for holding or initiating parent conference/meetings other than the one mentioned above, as necessary.
    7. Attends workshops, conferences, & any in-service training sponsored by the Early Childhood Center, ASPIRA’s Professional Development &/or other educational organizations, as approved and instructed by the Early Childhood Principal/School Director.
    8. Attends and assists with the Preschool Graduation.
    9. Writes a weekly, detailed Home Connections newsletter for parents, submitted to the Early Childhood Principal/School Director for prior approval.
    10. Submits a written lesson plan weekly to the Early Childhood Principal/School Director and Master Teacher for prior approval.
    11. Must conduct two (2) documented home visits per child per year

Education, Training and Experience
  • Ability to effectively interact and relate to children in a developmentally appropriate manner.
  • Must be sensitive to individual children’s differences and needs, and be willing to adjust the program & curriculum to meet those individual needs.
  • Must be motivated to learn and grow in an educational environment; and be willing to continually increase knowledge in the field of Early Childhood Education.
  • Must be able to relate with and speak to parents in a respectful and courteous manner.
  • Must be willing to work in a team environment; be willing to share ideas &be open to other’s ideas; be flexible & willing to compromise.
  • Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and meet all requirements for Lead Teacher
B.    Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations
  • Early Childhood Education Certificate required
  • CPR/AED/First Aid Certified


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