Early School Extended Day teachers maintain an environment that supports the Charlotte Preparatory School mission statement and upholds the Four Pillars of Leadership: Respect, Integrity, Perseverance, and Courage. The position requires patience and respect for children. This is a full-time position, typically 12:00-6:00 p.m. This person will also be required if needed by the Director of After School Programs to come in for coverage during those days when the Early School requires full day child care and campus is closed, professional development days, or conference days. See Director of After School Programs for schedules.
KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY
Organize end-of-day activities to offer a home-away- from-home experience
Be familiar with and sensitive to Montessori principles and be aware of Day Care Licensing requirements
Keep room clean and organized
Make sure shelves and material are fresh and inviting
Provide as many opportunities for children to be engaged as possible throughout the end of the day
Supervise nap time and playground times as needed
Make sure activities are age appropriate
Rotate book choices according to interest and themes
Keep materials and supplies stocked and ready to use
Place each activity on a tray or in a basket, use Montessori rugs for floor activities
Keep extra materials organized and labeled for rotation and storage
Ensure the health and safety of each child through current CPR/First Aid training, and careful supervision both in the classroom and on the playground
Communicate activity plans with classroom teachers and with parents weekly
Include art activities, stories, circle games, songs/creative movement, organized gym or outdoor games
Children must be supervised at all times (keeping face-to-name sheet current), and must be signed out by an adult
Teachers should actively participate with the children
Follow Early School Discipline policy, and policies set forth in the CPS Employee Handbook
Produce a monthly newsletter covering the themes and activities you have planned along with any other news
Early Childhood Education Certification or equivalent; some knowledge of Montessori philosophy desirable but not required.
1 year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Team orientation – able to work effectively with other members of the school administrative team, other faculty members, parents, students, and other school/Montessori community colleagues. Sees the school as an entire entity, rather than an isolated Early School division.
Strong communication and organizational skills with high levels of attention to detail
Positive, enthusiastic, and warm personality
Strong work ethic, proactive, and success-oriented
Demonstrates patience and respect for small children and their natural development as inherent throughout the teachings and philosophy of Maria Montessori
Please submit resume, cover letter, and references to:
Charlotte Preparatory School is Charlotte, North Carolina's leading independent TK-8 school. Located in the southeast area of the city, Charlotte Prep currently serves approximately 400 students. The entire school, from its Montessori Early School to its Middle School leadership program, is built upon three guiding principles: Charlotte Prep is research-based, it is student-centered, and it is c...arefully designed for student success. Charlotte Prep lives its mission of "fostering lifelong learning and providing an exemplary educational experience founded on academic excellence, positive character, and leadership development in a diverse, inclusive community" to a level rarely found in most schools. The results are stellar: Charlotte Prep graduates matriculate to top day and boarding schools around the country and routinely win top awards there. For a better look at this dynamic, growing school, visit the Charlotte Prep website at www.charlotteprep.org.