POSITION SUMMARY: Adheres to New Mexico PreK program and standards to provide a high quality PreK experience for three and four-year-old students, coordinate family engagement activities, and participate in collaboration efforts.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES / ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
1. Develops and regularly modifies classroom learning environment to meet the developmental needs of young children for engaged learning activities.
2. Creates and implements an integrated curriculum that address the learning needs for three and four-year-old students across all developmental domains (Social/Emotional, Communication, Motor, Cognition, and Self-help).
3. Implements state required documents and processes for home visits, student-portfolio assessment documentation and data reporting, lesson plans, and family-teacher conference summary sheets.
4. Conducts developmental screenings on all PreK children and provides parent education on the developmental milestones of young children.
5. Plans and implements activities with parents to strengthen their role in their child’s education.
6. Establishes communication with early childhood community-based programs, other early childhood district-based programs, and other non-profits.
7. Ensures the daily care of every child by following licensing guidelines and adhering to agency policies
8. Prepare classroom handouts, newsletters and reports to communicate effectively with children, parents, families, and staff.
OTHER JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Participates in mandatory NM PreK professional development opportunities
Attend agency and program meetings as directed
Perform all other duties as assigned by Early Learning Center Manager
• Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education
• Must have the New Mexico Early Childhood Teacher License: Birth through Third Grade or the New Mexico Early Childhood Teacher License: Age Three through Grade Three.
• Must be taking credit-bearing college course work toward a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and teaching license
• Minimum of 1 year of teaching experience preferred
Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Exhibits strong organizational skills in keeping student data and anecdotal records on students’ learning progress.
• Must be creative and flexible in order to respond quickly and positively to shifting demands and opportunities.
• Strong organizational skills, including time management.
• Requires current knowledge of principles and practices of early childhood and PreK standards
• Must maintain CPR, First Aid and other trainings/certifications as required.
• Must maintain confidentiality in accordance with HIPAA, LVF policy, state and federal law.
• English/Spanish bi-lingual a plus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:
• Must be able to manipulate and operate office supplies and equipment. Occasionally required to lift up to 25 pounds
• Requires need for flexible schedules, including occasional evening and weekend work.
• Must be comfortable with providing home visiting services in the child’s natural environment, to include home, child care setting and community.
• An automobile at his/her disposal; a valid, non-suspended NM driver’s license and a current automobile liability policy and continuous coverage
• Must pass a pre-employment background check
• No substantiation or criminal conviction of child abuse or neglect
• Travel within the state and out-of-state may be required