Early Childhood Teacher Job Requirements Base Requirements Pass background clearance through fingerprinting 19 years of age. Maintain a complete, current DFCS file Complete all required orientation from DCFS and Playhouse Academy, LLC. Attend monthly staff meetings DCFS physical with proof of immunizations and TB test (physical repeated every 2 years) Staff shall be able to demonstrate: Emotional maturity when working with children Cooperation with the purposes and services of the program Respect for children and adults Flexibility, understanding and patience Physical and mental health that do not interfere with child care responsibilities Good personal hygiene Frequent interaction with children Listening skills, availability and responsiveness to children Sensitivity to children's socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic and religious backgrounds, and individual needs and capabilities Use of positive discipline and guidance techniques Ability to provide an environment in which children can feel comfortable, relaxed, happy and involved in play, recreation and other activities Skills to help children meet their developmental and emotional needs Skills in planning, directing, and conducting programs that meet the children's basic needs. Education Requirements A high school diploma or GED A minimum of 60 semester hours with 6 hours in ECE. Complete continuing education requirements every year Maintain current CPR and first aid. This training is free and your time is paid, if it is completed through Playhouse Academy. If you fail to go to your scheduled training date, you will be required to get the training on your own within 30 days from that training date. Classroom Responsibilities Supervise the safety and well-being of the children at all time, indoors and outdoors. Never leave children unattended. Maintain a clean and odor free classroom swept, mopped, and vacuumed. Do not rearrange classroom without help from the Director. Serve as a role model for the children. Ensure proper care of the building, equipment and supplies. Turn in weekly lesson plans using Playhouse Academy's template, following the Creative Curriculum guidelines. Perform the ages and stages screening on all children in your classroom within 30 days of starting the program and at least yearly. Enforce manners and good hygiene with the children. Fill out accident/incident forms and logs correctly. Keep all posting current on parent board and in the classroom. Follow your daily schedule and lesson plans. Cleaning checklists must be completed and turned in to the director. Attendance and food sheets must be filled out correctly and consistently. Current attendance must be kept at all times. Portfolios must be kept for each child according to Playhouse Academy. Classroom should be decorated and inviting for children and parents. Free art must be hung at children's eye level as well as pictures showing real life, good hygiene and diversity. Diapering procedures must be followed. Handwashing procedures must be followed. Follow all protocols and procedures of Playhouse Academy. Professional Duties Work cooperatively with other staff, parents and outside consultants. Read and follow all DCFS standards. Read and follow all Playhouse Academy policies and procedures. Comply with all NAC accreditation standards. Report any special needs or problems of children to the director. Work cooperatively with the director regarding any suspected cases of child abuse or neglect and report to DCFS. Be respectful and courteous to parents. The supervising teacher will address all concerns of any child with the parent. Maintain confidentiality with all information that is obtained at the center. Attend all meetings, seminars, and workshops punctually and be present and ready to learn. Maintain a good public image. Remain flexible in hours available to work and groups of children that you work with. Communicate effectively orally and in writing. Utilize time effectively.