Governors State University’s Family Development Center seeks to fill the position of Preschool For All Teacher.
The Family Development Center (FDC) is a NAEYC Accredited Early Childhood Program providing lab-quality education and care for children ages six weeks to eight years old in our infant, preschool, and school-age programs. We are funded by Early Head Start, Preschool for All, Preschool Expansion, and child care fees.
The mission of the FDC is to provide an exceptional education that implements best practices for children, an innovative learning environment for GSU students, and a network of support for the families we serve.
The successful candidate will have the following responsibilities:
1. Assure that all children are supervised by sight or sound at all times.
2. In partnership with parents, implement an age-appropriate, success-oriented, developmentally appropriate center-based pre-kindergarten program, using the Creative Curriculum. Integrate all aspects of applicable state and federal requirements into the schedule and curriculum for each child. Integrate previous plans in place for the child (IEP, nutrition, behavior) into the daily plan and curriculum for that child. Work as a team with the PreK Supervisor/Coach t and Education Director to design an environment and activities to meet the needs of individual children while remaining responsive and aware of group needs.
3. Follow and maintain daily routine and schedule while remaining flexible to individual factors that may alter same. Maintain classroom management. Create a warm and accepting environment and atmosphere for children, parents, families, volunteers, community representatives, GSU Students, staff, and faculty.
4. Ensure the safety of the children in the assigned group, inspecting indoor and outdoor toys and equipment daily.
5. Eat with and assist children in the development of social and self-help skills, and sound nutritional practices. Use and teach Family Style Meal Service.
6. Maintain awareness of allergies and medical conditions. Administer medications as trained.
7. Change pull-ups for children in your group that are not potty trained.
1. Abide by program philosophies on parent involvement and parent participation. Actively participate in parent involvement activities. Encourage parent involvement and parent participation to include, but not be limited to, face-to-face, telephone and written contacts. Communicate regularly with parents, verbally and in writing. Perform at least two yearly parent conferences with assigned children.
2. Report any health needs of assigned children to the Health Services Director.
3. Report any social service needs of the family to the Family Services Specialist immediately.
4. Perform ongoing child observations and assessments and use the information to design a curriculum and meet the development needs of assigned children. Document assessments at least three times yearly.
5. Collaborate with the Family Services Specialist to assist in setting goals with the family.
6. Complete all required documentation and reports and submit in a timely manner.
1. Comply with regulatory health requirements, including a pre-employment physical with lift test, proof of MMR and DTAP immunization, initial TB test and annual physical exam.
2. Attend all meetings and training as required.
3. Adhere to all plans, policies, and procedures of Governors State University, Family Development Center, and Preschool for All
4. Attend other related meetings and training as requested.This position qualifies for an expansive suite of fringe benefits including, various insurance options, paid time off, retirement and investment options, and tuition waivers. Visit: https://www.govst.edu/benefits/ This position is eligible for a $500 sign-on bonus.