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The Goddard School White Marsh (learn more)

Baltimore, Maryland (map)

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3197182
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted: November 13, 2019
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

A Pre-Kindergarten Teacher at The Goddard School is responsible for establishing and maintaining a safe, healthy and nurturing learning environment.
Educational Qualifications
All candidates who wish to be considered for the position of a Pre-Kindergarten Teacher must meet one or more of the following criteria, in addition to any/all requirements that may be mandated by their state and/or local licensing authorities:
• 99-hour Preschool Certification
• Bachelor’s degree or higher in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, or Child Development.
• Bachelor’s degree or higher in a related field, including 18 semester hours of completed coursework related to young children birth to age 8.
Pre-Kindergarten Teacher Responsibilities
A Pre-Kindergarten Teacher responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Establish and maintain a safe, healthy and nurturing learning environment
• Develop an appropriate classroom management system to support the goals and developmental level of the children in the classroom
• Understand and implement The Goddard School® emergency procedure(s)
• Promote healthy eating practices at lunch and snack times
• Ensure that children are always within state ratio requirements
• Perform nominal cleaning responsibilities (eg, spills) immediately
• Adhere to a classroom schedule that meets the needs of the children and includes a routine and learning opportunities
• Adhere to all GSI Health and Safety policies and procedures
Advance children’s physical and intellectual competence
• Adapt program to meet the individual needs of each child
• Create a multi-cultural learning environment
• Provide a variety of developmentally appropriate materials
• Interact with the children to support play, exploration and learning
• Encourage children to talk with each other and with the faculty
• Present age- and developmentally-appropriate expectations for all children
• Create a print-rich environment in order for children to learn about books, literature and writing
• Encourage creativity through art, music, dramatic play and blocks
• Provide a reasonable balance between teacher-directed and child-directed activities
• Provide opportunities for both active and quiet play
• Integrate GSI resources (including Enrichment Programs) into lesson plans
Support each child’s social and emotional development and provide positive guidance
• Plan and implement activities to develop children’s self-esteem and social skills
• Plan and implement activities to enable children’s feeling of security
• Encourage empathetic and respectful feelings for others, as well as the environment, through positive modeling
• Respect cultural and ethnic diversity
Establish positive and effective family relations
• Communicate, in a professional manner, with families and faculty
• Encourage families to become an integral part of their children’s learning experiences
• Provide opportunities (e.g., conferences) in which families are made to feel a part of their children’s learning experiences
• Prepare a Daily Activity Report for each child
• Maintain a portfolio for each child
• Maintain the classroom Parent Board
Ensure an effective program, responsive to children’s needs
• Assess supplies and materials needed to implement activities
• Build teamwork
• Develop lesson plan books and posted lesson plans
• Manage classrooms according to GSI QA Standards
• Perform child observations and document in their portfolios
• Use assessment tools (eg, Progress Reports, Children’s Progress)
Maintain professional commitment
• Promote GSI philosophy and educational objectives
• Support a code of ethical conduct
• Pursue professional development/continuing education
• Attend faculty meetings, in-service days, conferences and professional growth opportunities
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories: Classroom Teacher > Preschool
    Classroom Teacher > Early Childhood
  • Job Requirements

    • At least 1 year of relevant experience preferred
    • Bachelor degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

    Contact Information

    • Angela Bittner
    • 4960 Mercantile Road
    • Baltimore, Maryland 21236

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