Preschool Teacher

Family Development Services

Job Description

Plan and implement developmentally and age appropriate classroom activities for young children that will improve their literacy, numeric, language, cognitive, fine and gross motor skills; improve positive attitudes toward learning, social behavior and emotional well-being as well as their physical health. Provide for health and safety of all children in his/her classroom.

  • Responsible for the overall cleanliness and organization of the classroom.
  • Implements the curriculum's approved for use by Policy Council and Board of Directors.
  • Communicates and interacts with children, staff, parents and the public in a pleasant and respectful manner.
  • Writes developmentally and age appropriate lesson plans that include individualization for each child.
  • Uses developmentally appropriate techniques to interact with children - individually or in groups - to support learning throughout the day.
  • Ensures that materials to improve and enhance the mandated Head Start Outcomes and Domains are accessible to the children.
  • Completes and scores required assessments and screenings, as outlined in the Education and Early Childhood Development Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Regularly records child response to lesson planning and make appropriate adjustments.
  • Documents the children?s work using the eight forms of evidence including goal(s) and leveling.
  • Conducts a minimum of two (2) home visits per year per child. Submits home visit reports to Center Director as he/she designates.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Job Requirements


  • Associate's or Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education or related major with a minimum of 18 credit hours in Early Childhood Education, providing a transcript of completed courses via fax to 317/803-9486.

  • Must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up toone hundred(100) pounds.
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Experience working with preschool children preferred
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish

Candidates must complete online application

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