Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Westlake



The Goddard School in Westlake is looking to hire an experienced, enthusiastic, full-time toddler teacher.
The qualified candidate MUST be working toward or have a degree in Early Childhood Education or related field, experience working with children ages 18 months to 3 years and available to work Monday through Friday 9-6pm.

A Lead Teacher at The Goddard School is responsible for establishing and maintaining a safe, healthy and nurturing learning environment.
Additionally a Lead Teacher is responsible to work together with an Assistant Teacher and in conjunction with the entire faculty.

Lead Teacher Responsibilities

A Lead Teacher’s responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Establish and maintain a safe, healthy and nurturing learning environment

- Design an appropriate room arrangement to support the goals and developmental level of the children in the classroom
- 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
- Post a classroom schedule that meets the needs of the children and includes a routine and learning opportunities
- Post and 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
- Interact with the children to support play, exploration and learning
- 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

Support each child’s social and emotional development and provide positive guidance

- Understand and adhere to the GSI Behavior Policy
- 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

Ensure an effective program, responsive to children’s needs

- 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

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

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