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NC Pre-K Teacher

                         WAGES application form Click to download PDF.


Department: Division of Children & Families

Supervisor: Center Supervisor

Function: To plan and implement teaching activities and the total program for a class of children and work collaboratively with the teaching team, parents, and the community.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Education/Formal Training: A BA/BS or advanced degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or related field with experience teaching preschool age children; and a NC Birth through Kindergarten (B-K) or Preschool add on Standard Professional II licensure . Applicants who do not hold a B-K license (Standard Professional I and II) or Preschool add on licensure must complete 6 semester hours per year until completed, enroll and successfully participate in the Early Educator Support, Licensure & Professional Development unit of the DCDEE. First Aid/CPR including pediatric CPR certification.
  2. Work Experience: Preferably experience in early childhood education or child development and/or experience working in a daycare or preschool classroom.
  3. Requirements/Aptitudes: Ability to work with staff, parents, children, and volunteers; ability to keep timely and accurate records; ability to provide exceptional customer service; must maintain confidentiality of records and communications. Must have current annual physical including Tuberculin test or chest x-ray and current criminal background qualifying letter.

Essential Responsibilities:

  1. Participate in orientation, pre-service, in-service, staff development functions, and educational opportunities.
  2. Plan and implement daily  program and educational curriculum.
  3. Help each child to develop positive self-image and relationship of trust.
  4. Assess each child, according to program policies, by following procedures for ongoing observation, recording, and evaluation for the purpose of planning activities to suit individual needs.
  5. Visit the home of each child a minimum of two (2) times per year and conduct two (2) parent-teacher conferences per year.
  6. Plan and implement, in cooperation with other staff, family support groups and family involvement activities; attend and assist in conducting training for families during parent committee meetings.
  7. Maintain accurate records pertaining to the classroom, children, parents, and volunteers including inventory of facilities and supplies, and attendance.
  8. Ensure that all licensing and emergency procedures are posted and implemented properly, i.e., tornado drills, fire drills, fire evacuation route, medical and dental emergencies, safe arrival and departure, and other emergency procedures.
  9. Assist with health service and health education of the child and family.
  10. Work cooperatively with agency staff, parents, volunteers, and community to foster coordinated and integrated program.
  11. Ensure that classroom volunteer activities are planned and coordinated.
  12. Participate in monthly quality control reviews.
  13. Learn and adhere to Head Start Performance Standards, NC Pre-K State Guidelines, NC licensing requirements, and the guidelines of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
  14. Learn and adhere to state and federal observation instruments (ECERS and CLASS).
  15. Complete a professional development plan and maintain and update all certifications, credentials, and other training as required.
  16. Complete 25 contact hours of training annually related to the field of early childhood education; pre-service training hours are included in obtaining total hours needed.
  17. Maintain cleanliness in classrooms/centers by sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, and disposing of trash as needed.
  18. Maintain cleanliness of children playgrounds by conducting playground checks as assigned. Cleanliness entails picking up debris, sweeping, raking, and placement of playground materials.
  19. Support and interpret Head Start objectives, concepts, goals, and the WAGES mission and programs.
  20. Participate in training or other activities related to the job.
  21. Perform other job related duties as assigned by the Center Supervisor.

Physical Demands: Bending or squatting to speak/interact with children on their eye-level, lifting of children or heavy objects.

Entry Compensation: 14.00-18.00 Hourly

WAGES application form Click to download PDF.

601 Royall Ave.
Goldsboro, NC 27534