The Preschool Classroom Teacher reports to the Director of Clarke Philadelphia. This is a ten month and 5-week summer session position with general hours from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
A Preschool classroom may have as many as 8 children and operates Monday through Friday (9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.). The Preschool Classroom Teacher will be responsible for classroom activities and work as a cooperative teacher with the Director.
- To create an environment which fosters independence, confidence, creativity, respect for materials and the people in the environment and is conducive to enjoyment in learning.
- To facilitate children’s interaction with a typical preschool curriculum based on the Pennsylvania early learning standards that is child-centered, based on the basic principles of child development.
- To provide a comfortable, supportive environment for parents in which they are respected, encouraged to observe their children, and supported in their efforts to parent their children who are deaf or hard of hearing.
- To observe children in the classroom and record information related to all aspects of the child’s developmental profile to be used later in quarterly reports.
- To maximize opportunities for language learning in the classroom.
- To collect data in regard to curriculum based expectations as well as auditory speech and language data.
- To enter daily information into the school BLOG.
- To actively participate in the Guided Observations with parents.
- To perform daily listening checks.
Meetings and Planning:
- Participate in regular meetings of the Preschool team to plan classroom activities as dictated by the developmental needs and interests of the children.
- Attend Professional Staff meetings at Clarke Philadelphia. Attend conferences/meetings pertinent to early childhood, child development, etc. (maintain any specific requirements such as act 48 credits s stated by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.)
Attend all Parent Support meetings and Clarke sponsored events
Written Plans and Reports:
- Classroom lesson plans will be kept to ensure that information is available to professionals working in the classroom and to provide a record of activity in the classroom.
- Lesson plans and data from individual sessions also will be kept on a daily basis.
- Write and submit quarterly reports for children, on dates provided at the beginning of the school year (December, March and May).
- Regular entries in a communication notebook will be one way of informing parents about classroom activities, audition, speech and language work which takes place with their children.
- An educational background and experience in early childhood education, special education and child development
- Master’s Degree in Deaf Education preferred
- Training and expertise in auditory/oral education of hearing-impaired children
Title IX Notice of Nondiscrimination: Clarke Schools does not discriminate on the basis of sex in admission, administration of its educational programs or activities or employment. Clarke Schools is required by Title IX and its implementing regulations at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 not to discriminate on the basis of sex in admission, administration of its educational programs or activities or employment. The Chief Human Resource Officer, Karen Katsanos, MA, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, 45 Round Hill Road, Northampton, MA 01060, telephone number 413-582-1155, has been designated as the employee responsible for coordinating Clarke Schools efforts to comply with and carry out its responsibilities under Title IX. Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 to Clarke Schools may be referred to Karen Katsanos or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, at 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20202-1100, telephone number 800-421-3481.