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Position Title:
Lead Teacher
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Brief Overview:
We are an early learning center in Center City Philadelphia serving approximately 130 children between the ages of 6 weeks and 5 years. We have 10 classrooms across 13,000 square feet and will be expanding within the same location. Our beautiful facility has natural light in every classroom and we are working to achieve a Keystone 4 Star rating over the next few years.

We are wholeheartedly optimistic about every child s potential and are looking for a teacher who shares this optimism, is self-motivated and brings enthusiasm and energy to the role. Our program is play-based and child-led and our curriculum uses nature as a learning medium.

Position Summary:
The Lead Teacher is responsible for ensuring the overall learning experience, supervision and safety as well as the academic, social, and emotional growth and development of all children in their care. The lead teacher is also responsible for assuring compliance with all state and local governing contracting agencies as well as the supervision of other staff members working in their classroom. All staff must believe in and act in accordance with Aspen Grove's program mission and vision statements.
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Job Responsibilities:
Greet each child and parent/caregiver as they arrive and pick up each day.
Maintain professional confidentiality for every family in the center.
Develop and implement weekly, age-appropriate lesson plans to nurture and stimulate all domains of children s development.
Provide a developmentally appropriate, inviting classroom environment that supports the goals of the program.
Plan, evaluate and improve the physical environment in the classroom to create opportunities to meet the changing needs of the developing child.
Perform on-going developmental evaluations of children and prepare progress reports as needed.
A complete orientation of the classroom with new parents.
Maintain on-going, open communications with parents/caregivers.
Maintain open, on-going communication with Assistant Teacher.
Plan periodical conferences with parents/caregivers to discuss children s developmental progress, needs, and interests.
Maintain accurate, complete, and timely agency records.
Complete weekly planning with Assistant Teacher.
Supervise all classroom staff while providing guidance, direction, and support on a regular basis.
Participate in professional development opportunities in accordance with state, local, and STARS requirements.
Change diapers/pull-ups as needed and assist with toilet training once appropriate.
Provide a classroom environment that fosters parent participation.
Demonstrate cultural competency and respect for every child's background and culture.
Complete daily health checks regarding hygiene, safety, and well-being of children.
Report any signs of abuse to Child Line as well as the Center Director.
Practice and model good hygiene i.e. frequent, proper hand washing, sanitizing and disinfecting classroom furniture, etc.
Maintain a properly stocked First Aid kit.
Administer first aid as needed following universal precautions and infection control practices.
Maintain an updated Training Record on PA Keys.
Attend and participate meaningfully in monthly staff meetings.

The Aspen Grove School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Aspen Grove School is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by state or local law.
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Required Experience
2-5 years
Required Studies:
Bachelors Degree
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Preferred Start Date:
Medical and dental insurance with employer contribution to premium
Life Insurance
Expected Start/End Time:
8:00 am-5:00 pm
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Minimum Career Lattice Level:
Level V
Required Experience:
2-5 years
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1600 Christian Street

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