Early Childhood Primary Teacher

Responsible for developing and delivering a defined learning program and curriculum for the education of children at the Kohl's Child Development Centers (CDC). Responsible for an assigned number of children enrolled in a learning program - executes classroom duties including creating lesson plans, care giving and compliance with set standards. Also, provides training and mentoring to new associates.

ACCOUNTABILITIES

FOLLOW KOHL'S CENTER POLICIES AND PROCEDURES AND STATE LICENSING AND REGULATIONS

  • Manages all the children in a given class, from ensuring safety, care, and nurturance of children at all times
  • Conduct informal and formal assessments of children as needed or required
  • Provides insights, feedback and recommendations on ways to improve procedural changes and improvements in the learning program and curriculum
  • Ensures completion of all classroom paperwork, licensing forms are up to date and meeting all requirements and policies
  • Ensures appropriate classroom learning environment that follows center philosophy and licensing rules/regulations
DEVELOPMENT AND DELIVERY OF CURRICULUM
  • Develops and delivers a defined learning program and curriculum in accordance with state licensing rules and regulations, company defined educational standards and state Model of Early Learning Standards
  • Mentors and assists new staff (primary or support) in best practices, policies/procedures, customer service and problem solving as needed
  • May develop and present in-service learning and growth programs for staff and parents
MAINTAIN NECESSARY CERTIFICATION TO PERFORM JOB DUTIES
  • Attend all staff meetings and recommended required trainings
  • Meet yearly continuing education requirements
  • Ensures necessary documentation around First Aid and Infant/Child CPR with AED training is met on a bi-annual basis
PROVIDE QUALITY CUSTOMER SERVICE TO OUR CUSTOMERS AT EACH INTERACTION
  • Treat all of the children with dignity and respect
  • Maintain confidentiality of the children and parents
  • Work well with fellow associates, support teachers and supervisors to ensure the needs of the children are met
  • Write notes on the Daily Connect App relaying information to the parents regarding their child's day - charting all diaper changes, feedings and naps and any other important information
  • Greet parents and children throughout the center
QUALIFICATIONS

REQUIRED
  • Meet all Early Childhood Teacher requirements (ECI and ECII)
  • Fundamentals of Infant/Toddler Development Certified (For Infant/Toddler Primary position)
  • Multiple years of experience in Early Childhood Education (Min. requirement of 80 full days working experience in a licensed childcare facility)
  • Demonstrates leadership behaviors, takes initiative
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team and interact effectively with others
  • Understand and implement developmentally appropriate practices
  • If hired, Drug Screen, Health Exam and TB test required
PREFERRED
  • Associate's or Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field
  • Superior organizational and computer skills
  • Curriculum development, lesson planning, and training experience
  • Customer service experience
  • First Aid and Infant/Child CPR with AED training
  • Shaken Baby Syndrome Certified
  • Child Abuse/Neglect Certified
  • Regular attendance is key to performing the job
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
  • Able to lift 40lbs
  • Standing, sitting, squatting, bending, twisting, walking, and moving at a fast pace
  • Flexibility within hours of operation


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