Pre-K Counts Lead Teacher Position | LVCC | Allentown, PA - Lehigh Valley Children's Centers, Inc.

Pre-K Counts Lead Teacher

Follows School Year Calendar, Summers Off
A $1,000 monetary incentive will be paid to newly employed staff members who start work after July 1, 2021. The $1,000 payout will be paid upon successful completion of probationary period.
JOIN ONE OF THE STRONGEST EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION TEAMS IN THE LEHIGH VALLEY!

More than 1,500 children receive early childhood education and child care services each day at LVCC. We’re the largest full day, year-round, early education and child care provider in the region, with 30 convenient locations in Lehigh and Northampton Counties. Each of our centers either participates in Pennsylvania's Keystone STARS or are working toward STARS, continuously building a higher standard of measure for our programs.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Responsible for the planning and implementation of a child care program for children in a manner that contributes to their growth and development and is consistent with the goals and philosophy of Lehigh Valley Children’s Centers, Inc. (LVCC) and following program policies in accordance with Pennsylvania Department of Human Services Child Care regulations, and where applicable Keystone STARS regulations.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Responsible for planning the week's schedule, ensuring the posting and implementation of lesson plans.

  • Responsible for the overall planning of program activities and the development of an individualized program for each child.

  • Responsible for assessing and recording children's progress through anecdotal records and Teaching Strategies GOLD assessments.

  • Actively participates in daily classroom maintenance/cleaning.

  • Works with any child needing special attention in conjunction with other staff and consultants as needed.

  • Works in conjunction with other staff in preparation of materials and cleanup of the room for daily activities.

  • Responsible for carrying out LVCC's health and safety policies and procedures, including monitoring children, activities, equipment and environment for safety.

  • Models good health habits; complies with LVCC's dress code.

  • Attends workshops, trainings, and conferences for professional development.

  • Encourages and facilitates communication and cooperation between family and center: maintains frequent contact with parents informing them of the child's progress, activities and behaviors.

  • Holds parent-teacher conferences semi-annually; maintains frequent contact with parents informing them of their child's progress, activities, and behavior.

  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education

  • Pennsylvania Certification in Early Childhood Education PK-3

  • 2500 hours documented experience working with young children

  • Able to bend, sit, and stand for long period of times

  • Maintains appropriate physical & TB testing requirements

  • Able to lift up to 30 lbs.

BENEFITS
  • Vacation

  • Sick days

  • Holidays

  • Personal days

  • Company paid long-term disability

  • Paid professional development days

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Discounted childcare during working hours

VOLUNTARY BENEFITS
  • Medical

  • Dental

  • Vision

  • Short-term disability

  • Life insurance

  • Retirement plan

Lehigh Valley Children's Centers is a proud Equal Opportunity Employer.

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