The Preschool Teacher is responsible for the general supervision and management of the classroom children ages two to five. This person must be professionally prepared as a teacher of young children, including meeting the minimum educational requirements as set forth by the California licensing agency.
Employment Status: Full-Time
Duration: Year-Round (12 months), Monday - Friday
Location: 220 Kensington Way, Los Gatos, CA 95032
Duties & Responsibilities:
- Be alert at all times by providing proper visual supervision.
- Abide by all local licensing agency regulations as well as Stratford safety protocols.
- Plan, supervise, and implement the curriculum in accordance with Stratford School policies and procedures.
- Responsible for the ordered arrangement, appearance, and décor of the classroom environment. This will include sharing the joint housekeeping responsibilities of the staff.
- Attend all staff meetings, Stratford Teacher training sessions, and in-house training programs.
- Regularly maintain classroom bulletin boards displaying student artwork.
- Monitor and assess student progress. Maintain close communication with the principal and parents regarding student issues, conferencing as deemed necessary.
- Submit weekly lesson plans to the principal.
- Establish our non-punitive method of classroom discipline, seeking positive rather than negative methods to correct student behavior
- Participation in all school events, including but not limited to:
- Parent Orientation
- Parent Workshops
- Winter/Spring Programs
- Open House
- Staff Meetings
- Parent Conferences
- Perform daily tasks and responsibilities with integrity, making effective use of time schedules and not requiring constant reminders to complete tasks.
- Treat all children with dignity and respect.
- Demonstrate patience and self-control in dealing with students and staff.
- Display energy and enthusiasm, maintaining evident interest in the job.
- Contribute and share ideas freely with other staff members.
- Use appropriate language in and out of the classroom.
- Appropriately dressed, well groomed, and neat.
Strong customer service skills, both external and internal
Builds interpersonal relationships
Alert to the needs of others, students, and co-workers
Punctual and reliable
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Educational background with early childhood units shall include 12 semester or 18 quarter courses that cover the general areas of child growth and development, child, family, and community, and program/curriculum or a Bachelors of Child Development is needed for this opportunity.
Must successfully clear criminal background without exemption.