Kennedy Krieger Institute

PRE-K TEACHER

US-MD-Baltimore
Department
PACT
ID
2751
Pos. Category
Special Education - Other
7000 Tudsbury Rd
# of Hours
40

Overview

JOB ID:  2751

 

the Pre-K Teacher will use MSDE-approved curricula and evidence-based treatment methods for preschoolers with developmental disabilities and/or medical conditions. This staff member will provide on-site early childhood developmental enrichment/education and interventions to enrolled children. Instruction will be differentiated to learner needs and aligned with the curriculum. The Pre-K Teacher will lead all educational plan implementation, monitor student progress, and manage the classroom.  The Pre-K teacher will maintain consistent contact with families of enrolled children.

Responsibilities

  1. Implement an MSDE-approved pre-kindergarten curriculum, including planning, leading and guiding large group, small group and individual lessons; modifying lessons and developing activities to meet children’s individual learning goals.
  2. Administer learning assessments (e.g. Teaching Strategies GOLD and Child Outcome Summary) to track achievement of school readiness goals.
  3. Administer screening questionnaires (such as the ASQ) to determine the need for referrals.
  4. Develop individual goals and treatment plans based on observation, assessment and children’s portfolios.
  5. Oversee the overall development/management of the children’s classroom. Collaborate with the Child Care Teachers and interdisciplinary team to oversee curriculum delivery, caregiver/assistant training and standards are met according to funding agency regulations.
  6. Develop partnerships with families through regular communication, parent conferences and parent training.
  7. Collect data such as anecdotal notes and developmental checklists to communicate classroom decisions and modifications.
  8. Provide timely and regular feedback to the supervisor regarding Child Care Teachers job performance.
  9. Initiate and maintain contact with PACT disciplines and outside agencies (schools and case managers). Incorporate feedback from other professionals into assessment and treatment plans.
  10. Communicate effectively and regularly with caregivers, teaching assistants, and other professionals collaborating with the classroom program.

Qualifications

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor’s degree with Maryland State teaching certificate in Early Childhood Education or a bachelor’s degree in any field pursuing certification through the Maryland Approved Alternative Preparation Program (MAAPP) required.

 

EXPERIENCE:

  • Must have one (1) year experience working with children under the age of five in a teaching capacity.

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