Pre-Kindergarten Teacher
Princeton, New Jersey, United States

Job Summary

Occupation Education and Training
Specialty Teacher
Location Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, United States
Visa Sponsorship No

Job Description

Last Update: 1/07/23
We are currently looking for a Pre School or Pre-Kindergarten Teacher. Either a Co-Lead or Assistant Teacher.



Join a growing team of teachers who are working in their chosen field for a company that values professional development, open communication, and providing the highest quality early development program in the country.

Lead Teachers must have a degree in Early Childhood Education or Elementary Education. Experience working with young children is preferred.



Lead Teacher Responsibilities:
A Lead Teachers responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:



Establish and maintain a safe, healthy, and nurturing learning environment:


Create lesson plans working with the state standards.
Design an appropriate room arrangement to support the goals and developmental level of the children in the classroom.
Develop an appropriate classroom management system to support the goals and developmental level of the children in the classroom.
Ensure that classroom equipment is in good repair.
Understand and implement The Goddard School® emergency procedure(s).
Promote healthy eating practices at lunch and snack times.
Ensure that children are always within state ratio requirements.
Perform nominal cleaning responsibilities (eg, spills) immediately.
Post a classroom schedule that meets the needs of the children and includes a routine and learning opportunities.
Post and adhere to all GSI Health and Safety policies and procedures.



Support each childs social and emotional development and provide positive guidance:


Understand and adhere to the GSI Behavior Policy.
Plan and implement activities to develop childrens self-esteem and social skills.
Plan and implement activities to enable childrens feeling of security.
Encourage empathetic and respectful feelings for others, as well as the environment, through positive modeling.
Respect cultural and ethnic diversity.



Establish positive and effective family relations



Maintain professional commitment:


Promote GSI philosophy and educational objectives.
Support a code of ethical conduct.
Pursue professional development/continuing education.
Attend faculty meetings, in-service days, conferences, and professional growth opportunities.



The Goddard School® is a renowned program with a Piaget (Learning through Play) based foundation and a leader in the franchised preschool industry which is growing and continues to set the standard for excellence. Our staff is made of loving and dedicated teachers who understand each childs needs.



Daily Responsibilities:


As a Goddard Teacher, arriving at Goddard each day fully prepared and excited to teach is important.



Supporting Goddards program and policies as well as state licensing policies is required.

Assistant Teacher tasks include, but are not limited to:


Implementing developmentally appropriate lesson plans that are individualized to meet the needs of the children in your classroom
Creating a classroom that is fun and supports play, exploration, and learning
Presenting expectations that are appropriate to the childs age and developmental level.
Planning and implementing activities that develop self-esteem and social skills.
Establishing and maintaining a safe, healthy, and nurturing learning environment
Advancing students physical and intellectual competence
Supporting social and emotional development and providing both positive guidance and reinforcement
Establishing positive and productive relationships with families
Ensuring a well-run, purposeful program responsive to participant needs based on Goddards standards of learning through play
Maintaining a commitment of professionalism with students, families, peers, and management



Benefits:


The Goddard School offers competitive compensation based on experience, education, and certifications. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.



We provide outstanding opportunities including:


Competitive Salary.
Health Benefits.
Retirement Plan with a match.
Paid Time off.
Exceptional Professional Development.
Supportive Team Environment.
Closed Major Holidays and the week between Christmas and New Year.



About The Goddard School of Huntingdon Valley:


The philosophy of The Goddard School is that children learn through play. Our F.L.EX.® Learning Program (Fun Learning Experience) is based on academic research that shows children experience the deepest, most genuine learning when they are having fun.Play allows children to imagine and experience new situations and learn from them. When children play house, they can safely try on the roles of parents or spouses. This type of play develops empathy, communication skills, and the ability to solve problems creatively. Play involves experimenting with different activities, such as drawing or sculpting with modeling clay. Engaging in these playful activities helps children become more creative, which helps them learn how to solve different problems.When children participate in a wide variety of high-quality play experiences, they are better prepared for life. This is why The Goddard School is the best childhood preparation for social and academic success; we ensure children have fun while learning the skills they need to become school-ready, career-ready, and life-ready.



About The Goddard School of Huntingdon Valley:


The philosophy of The Goddard School is that children learn through play. Our F.L.EX.® Learning Program (Fun Learning Experience) is based on academic research that shows children experience the deepest, most genuine learning when they are having fun.Play allows children to imagine and experience new situations and learn from them. When children play house, they can safely try on the roles of parents or spouses. This type of play develops empathy, communication skills and the ability to solve problems creatively. Play involves experimenting with different activities, such as drawing or sculpting with modeling clay. Engaging in these playful activities helps children become more creative, which helps them learn how to solve different problems.When children participate in a wide variety of high-quality play experiences, they are better prepared for life. This is why The Goddard School is the best childhood preparation for social and academic success; we ensure children have fun while learning the skills they need to become school-ready, career-ready and life-ready.