Plans, implements and evaluates developmentally appropriate and culturally sensitive activities, especially in the language of Chinese, in a team-teaching setting for three to five year old pre-school children in accordance with funding requirements of Child Care, Pre-School for All, and Head Start.
Based on the Educational Plan, plans, implements and evaluates developmentally and culturally appropriate classroom activities, especially in the language of Chinese, which meet the intellectual, physical, social, emotional, language, nutrition, health and safety needs of pre-school children. This includes lesson plans, daily schedules, room arrangement, and use of materials/methods.
Performs tasks required by all the funding sources, including doing ESI-R screening, and doing on-going authentic observation and assessment of each child’s developmental needs , especially their native language development, assisting Lead Teacher in maintaining individualized child educational files by collecting data, writing notes, for report completions.
Participates in planning and implementing IEP’s for all children in a team-setting.
Participates in planning, presenting and following up on case conferences.
Develops a supportive relationship with parents by engaging daily communications with parents, conducting parent-teacher conferences twice a year, and participating in home visits when there is a need.
Supports the Family Specialist in working with families by doing translation from English into Chinese at parent meetings and when there is a need, writing monthly Newsletters in Chinese, and giving out notes to the parents.
Maintains a physical environment (room & materials) that is clean, safe, and conducive to children’s learning. Recommends purchasing of equipment & materials.
Facilitates a team approach. Provides daily supervision & training to assigned staff. Encourages and supports their professional development. Participates in the evaluation process for assigned staff.
Performs tasks required by funding sources with regards to form and report completion.
Increases professional knowledge through courses, staff meetings, in-service training, workshops & conferences. Also accepts and uses supervision as part of one’s professional growth.
May assist in verbal/written Chinese/English translation of center activities, policies, etc.
Other duties as assigned.
Advanced Certificate or Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field.
Minimum of 1 year’s teaching experience in a setting with pre-school/primary grades.
Proficient English speaking and writing skills.
Requires basic computer skills, e.g. word processing, Excel, internet, etc.
30+ hours/week for three months - September to November.
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