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(USA-MN-Appleton) Teacher

Posted 10 months ago

Classroom Responsibilities: 1. Implement developmentally appropriate curriculum as approved by the program. 2. Develop age appropriate lesson plans with children s input/interests. 3. Facilitate students learning through open-ended questioning; interactive play on the floor; providing interesting and creative materials; creating opportunities for children to predict, experiment, and evaluate; focusing their attention, as well as other best practices. 4. Assess children s progress using the Teaching Strategies Gold Assessment, three times each year. Prepare reports and share growth with parents after each checkpoint. 5. Keep room safe, clean, and attractive. 6. Schedule and complete Home Visits with the parent and child twice a year. 7. Create and maintain a folder for each student according to Head Start Standards and Licensing requirements. 8. Represent Head Start at IEP meetings and other school related events. 9. Maintain a professional relationship with school staff, office staff, and parents. 10. Document attendance daily. Contact families within 1 hour if child is absent. Document absence reason and attempts to contact parents in ChildPlus. 11. Assist with completion of Brigance. 12. Analyze Program Data. 13. Mandatory attendance at Staff Meetings/Trainings. 14. Dependable attendance/call supervisor if absent. Parent Communication Responsibilities: 1. Encourage parents to participate in Parent Meetings, training opportunities and volunteer in the classroom. 2. Train volunteers in classroom routines and duties; remember to make them feel valuable and that jobs they do are worthwhile. 3. Assist parents in connecting with Family Advocates to help support the family s needs. 4. Provide parent education materials frequently through the program year. 5. Prepare a monthly calendar and frequent newsletters for parents to inform them of upcoming events. 6. Attend monthly Parent Meeting and give report of classroom happenings and events. 7. Responsible for completing Parent, Family, Community Engagement duties as assigned. Communication with Head Start Office Responsibilities: 1. Turn in monthly reports/lesson plans/home visit plans as requested. 2. Request supplies and materials for classroom. 3. Update classroom inventory. 4. Forward Special Needs referrals or placements. 5. Dependable attendance is required / must call supervisor if absent. 6. Update office staff with behavior concerns as needed. 7. Responsible for checking and responding daily to school email account and phone messages.

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