The Preschool/ Transitional Kindergarten Teacher provides a high quality instruction within a small, nontraditional preschool environment where every student is known and valued as an individual; serve students in preschool; uphold the mission and values of
Aspire Public Schools and contribute to our goal that every student in California has access to a high quality public education.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Establish a culture of high expectations that includes the shared belief that every student will attend college.
• To provide leadership in the development, implementation, and evaluation of the preschool curriculum and program.
• To be knowledgeable about current ideas, trends, methods, programs, and materials related to early childhood and preschool education.
• Involve parents and guardians as partners in their students’ education.
• Communicate regularly with students and their families about classroom activities and student progress.
• Design and maintain instructional materials/ curriculum, academic records.
• Plan and implement a developmentally appropriate program geared to preschool and transitional kindergarten children in order to bridge the preschool and kindergarten worlds.
• Provide a safe and quality environment that appropriately meets the social, emotional, physical and cognitive needs of young children.
• Provide weekly schedules for children and parents.
• Maintain accurate student records including attendance.
• Identify unique student needs and collaborate with team members to effectively address those needs.
• Assess students regularly and analyze student results; refine and differentiate classroom instruction based on assessment data and student needs.
• Support the mission, vision, and core values of Aspire Public Schools.
||REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
• Knowledge of early childhood education philosophies and practices
• Knowledge of child cognitive development and various learning styles
• Knowledge of subject matter, including California State Standards, CCSS, and subject-specific frameworks
• Knowledge of assessments, including but not limited to the DRDP
• Ability and willingness to implement Aspire Instructional Guidelines and Best Practices
• Ability to analyze qualitative and quantitative student data
• Ability and willingness to reflect and improve instructional practices
• Ability to collaborate with colleagues, parents and community
• Computer and Internet search skills
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND AND WORK EXPERIENCE
• 1+ year working with students in early education as a teacher, teacher intern or teaching assistant preferred
• Bachelors degree
• Valid California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential required.
• English Language Learner Authorization required
• NCLB Highly Qualified
• A child development teacher permit issued by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing