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Pre K Teacher

Job Description:

To promote the optimal development and well being of children through family-centered child care. Planning and implementation of developmentally appropriate program which emphasizes learning through play in accordance with Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF), BrightStars Quality Rating and Improvement System and the Rhode Island Early Learning and Development Standards. 

  • To ensure that all work is accomplished in a safe manner. This includes the safety of the employee as well as others who are using the facility.
  • Attend all staff meetings, and in-service training as required by supervisor.
  • Protects employees and clients by maintaining a safe and clean working environment.
  • To maintain a professional demeanor by acting as a role model. Demonstrate a professional manner through promptness, proper notification of tardiness or absence, maintaining a professional appearance and attitude, and proper respect for the program and agency.
  •  To maintain a safe, sanitary, warm, stimulating, and inviting environment.
  • To possess the skills necessary to manage a high quality early care and education classroom, while providing appropriate supervision of children at all times.
  • To be aware and supportive to children’s needs: physical, social, emotional, and cognitive.
  • To be ultimately responsible for the completion of monthly curriculum plans and engaging assistant in planning process.
  •  To ensure monthly curriculum contains detailed lesson plans, outlining specific activities which meet the emotional, social, physical, and cognitive needs of the children. These activities must encompass the following areas: math, science, literacy, fine motor, gross motor, dramatic play, sensory, music and movement, and language development.
  •   To share in the implementation of daily activities based on the children’s individual assessments.
  • To oversee children’s activities interacting directly with groups and individuals.
  •  To use daily contact with parents to develop positive relationships; being available to parents as needed.
  • To be ultimately responsible for the completion of developmental profiles and family/child goal sheets. Plan and participate in parent conferences in January and July, or as requested by parent.
  •  To be aware of potential safety hazards; correcting them or reporting them to supervisor.
  • To be ultimately responsible for the cleanliness, sanitation, and maintenance of laundry and housekeeping tasks in assigned classroom.
  • To adhere strictly to hand washing procedure.
  • To be ultimately responsible for the timely submission of paperwork including: daily notes, attendance, meal sheets, newsletters, curriculum plans, volunteer and intern evaluations and developmental profiles.
  • To attend and actively participate in bi-weekly staff meetings and monthly family engagement events within Sandpipers.
  • Create and follow through with an annual Professional Development Plan in compliance with the Rhode Island Workforce Knowledge and Competencies for Early Childhood Teachers  to fulfill 20 hours of professional development beyond the every other week staff meetings or family engagement events within the center. Responsible for documentation of professional development hours.
  • To be a positive role model directing and guiding Assistant Teachers, substitutes, students and volunteers.
  • To be ultimately responsible for arranging the classroom in a developmentally appropriate fashion. Classroom should contain a balance of the following areas: active, art, fine motor, dramatic play, quiet. These learning centers need to remain diverse, well maintained, and organized.


An earned Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood education or related field.  Hold Rhode Island Teacher Certification Pre-K to grade 2.  Certification in Rhode Island Early Learning Standards Level II, Implementing Standards Based Curriculum.   Knowledge of and experience with The Creative Curriculum System for Preschool and Teaching Strategies Gold.  Must meet all state licensing regulations and requirements.

Benefits Summary:

  • The competitive benefits program offered by Child & Family includes, but is not limited to
  • Medical, Dental, & Vision insurance
  •  401(k) Plan
  •  Life and long-term disability insurance
  •  Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  •  Worksite wellness programs
  •  Generous paid leave
  •  Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)

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Child & Family will not discriminate against any individual on the basis of age, gender, sexual orientation, color, race, creed, national origin, ancestry, religious persuasion, marital status, political belief, pregnancy, military status, veteran status, physical or mental disability that does not prohibit performance of essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodations, genetic predisposition or genetic carrier status, or any other protected category under local, state or federal law, nor will anyone receive special treatment for those reasons, except for reasonable accommodation as required by law. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors.               

C&F strives to achieve a workforce that includes representation of qualified affirmative action group members in proportion to the qualified and available target group workforce in the community that we serve.

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