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Goddard School Early Childhood Teacher - Full-Time with Benefits in Redmond, Washington

Are you looking for:

  • An upbeat, fast-paced job in the child care industry?
  • A place that provides support and opportunities to take the next step in your career?
  • Are you tired of working at a "daycare" and want to be treated like the teacher you are?
  • If you answered "yes" to the above, this is the opportunity for you! We are looking for:

  • A Lead/Assistant Early Childhood Teacher

  • Must be qualified, caring, passionate, fun, and imaginative while you help children grow to their full potential.
  • Lead teachers need to be dynamic individuals who have a BA, BS, AA or CDA in Early Childhood, Elementary Education or similarly related fields PLUS one year minimum work experience in early childhood education.
  • Assistant teachers need to have their high school diploma or GED, be a minimum of 18 years of age, and prior experience is preferred. What is The Goddard School?

  • Early childhood education center located in Redmond, WA.

  • Piaget (Learning through Play) based curriculum.
  • On-site, supportive ownership. Our Lead and Assistant Teachers work together:

  • Developing lesson plans

  • Meeting the individual's needs of the children
  • Effectively and professionally communicating to Parents and fellow staff members
  • Participating in staff meetings and training events
  • Designing an appropriate room arrangement to support the goals and developmental level of the children in the classroom
  • Interacting with the children to support play, exploration, and learning
  • Presenting expectations that are appropriate to the child's age and developmental level
  • Planning and implementing activities that develop self-esteem, intellectual stimulation, and social skills
  • Building teamwork
  • Using computer-based and written assessment tools
  • Committing to continuing education The Goddard School has wonderful benefits:

  • competitive compensation based upon qualification, experience, education, and certifications

  • pay 75% of the medical and dental benefits
  • Up to 3 weeks vacation
  • Paid holidays
  • Closed the week of Christmas
  • is an Equal Opportunity Employer Overview

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

General Qualifications

A Teacher must meet the qualifications of his/her state and those set forth in the National Standards for hiring (see www.bls.gov), including the following:

  • Ability to hear the conversational voice, with or without a hearing aid
  • Ability to see and read newsprint, with or without corrective lenses
  • Ability to speak and be understood under normal circumstances
  • Ability to use arms, hands, legs, and feet, with or without corrective devices; this includes the ability to evacuate the building during emergencies
  • Ability to handle crisis situations, especially where children are involved
  • Ability to respond immediately to emergency situations
  • Lead Teacher educational requirements are the same as Director educational requirements (see Director educational requirements or one of several other criteria listed below)  

Teacher Responsibilities

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
  • Ensure that classroom equipment is in good repair
  • 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
  • Perform major cleaning during times when children are not present
  • 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
  • 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

  • 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
  • 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  
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