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Assistant Teacher Toddler 1 Classroom

Brentwood, Tennessee (TN), USA 37027

Center for Children and Families

Brentwood United Methodist Church

Assistant Teacher

Toddler 1 Classroom

Reports to: Center for Children and Families Director

Ministry Description:

The Center for Children and Families ministers to the needs of young children and their families by providing a safe, loving, Christian environment to foster intellectual, social, physical, emotional, and spiritual growth and development.

Education and Experience:

Prefer a minimum of a CDA or equivalent
Prefer to be working on an Associates or Bachelor’s degree in Child Development, Early Childhood Education, or Early Childhood Special Education
Experience working with young children preferred

Classification:  Regular, full-time, Non-Exempt

Work Schedule:

This position is work 40 hours per week.  Monday – Friday 8:00a – 5:00p

(The school is opened year-round.)

Qualifications:

Relates and communicates well with children and families
Supportive of the purpose, principles, and ministries of Brentwood United Methodist Church
Supportive of Christian values
Has an understanding of curriculum planning and implementation
Has previous involvement in a developmental preschool
Works well with others
Has ability to deal sensitively and confidentially with parent concerns and to develop professional relationships with parents

Physically able to perform the job of teacher of young children
Reliable and punctual
Flexible in receiving assignments or adapting to changes in the program
Willing to accept supervision to improve work performance

Responsibilities

To work with co-teachers to execute a curriculum to meet children’s intellectual, physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs within the guidelines of developmentally appropriate practice per the NAEYC standards
To create, in cooperation with co-teachers, experiences, activities, and opportunities for learning through play which are process-oriented rather than product-oriented
To help arrange rooms and organize materials to provide a safe, warm, and developmentally appropriate environment for children
To provide insights in assessing capabilities and needs of each individual child
To develop a warm relationship with each child
To provide appropriate care for any child regardless of his/her health or physical situation.
To contribute to the center community by preparation for and participation in all staff meetings, planning sessions, special events, in-services, 18 hours of continuing education, and professional study
To work as a team member to contribute ideas, create curriculum, and maintain a high standard of quality
To be timely and organized about required paperwork (attendance, accident reports, daily reports, etc.)
To provide parents with details on children’s experiences through notes, etc.
To adhere to the policies and procedures stated in the Center for Children and Families staff handbook
To communicate regularly with the Director concerning any needs, concerns, or problems

Physical Requirements:

Ability to stand for long periods of time in a classroom environment. Must be able to stand/walk and be active participant in classroom activities and events as needed. Must be able to lift and move items up to 25 pounds.