Lead PRESCHOOL Teacher - Toddlers
The Goddard School of Gilbert, located on
The Goddard School is a renowned program with a Piaget (Learning through Play) based foundation and a leader in the franchised preschool industry which is growing and continues to set the standard for excellence. The focus of the program is to provide a life-long love of learning. Our staff is made of loving and dedicated teachers who understand each childs needs. They are highly qualified childhood educators who are able to use their creativity and the Goddard Developmental Guidelines as the basis for unique lesson plans that are brought to life in a fun and imaginative way.
Our Lead teacher's responsibilities include (with the help of an Assistant Teacher):
Developing lesson plans.
Meeting the individual's needs of the children
Participation in staff and training meetings.
Designing an appropriate room arrangement to support the goals and developmental level of the children in the classroom.
Interacting with the children to support play, exploration, and learning.
Presenting expectations that are appropriate to the childs age and developmental level.
Planning and implementing activities that develop self-esteem and social skills.
Communicating appropriately and professionally with parents and fellow staff.
Using assessment tools.
Committing to continuing education.
Lead Teachers are responsible for ensuring compliance with Goddard's industry-leading Quality Assurance standards. Lead Teachers write and implement their own lesson plans based on Goddard Developmental Guidelines and monthly school themes. Most importantly, they create a positive learning environment in their classroom where children develop a lifelong love of learning!
Assistant Teachers assist the Lead Teacher with the above-noted responsibilities. The Goddard School offers competitive compensation and benefits based on experience, education, and certifications.
Lead Teacher Qualifications
CDA, Associates or BA in Early Childhood Education or related field
Prior classroom experience (Toddler , Potty Training Experience)
Demonstrated knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices
Strong written and communication skills