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Teacher I

Fort Myers, FL

Admin – Tutors and Learning Resources
Job Description:
The Teacher I in the Little Eagles Learning Center assists with planning and implementing daily learning programs and activities to meet the developmental needs of children.
Required Qualifications:
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Child Development Associate Credential (CDA) or equivalent certificate; or 9 college credits in Early Childhood Education and one year of appropriate experience working with infants, toddlers, and/or preschool children.
  • 45 clock-hour childcare training as required by the Department of Children and Families. Training must begin within 90 days of hire and be completed by one year.
  • Current American Red Cross CPR/AED and First Aid certification or ability to obtain within six months of employment.
  • Experience operating a personal computer and proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook).
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Associate’s degree from an accredited institution in Early Childhood Education or closely related field.
  • Experience in a program accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Knowledge of all childcare licensing standards, the accreditation standards of the NAEYC, Florida Sunrise and Sunshine State Standards, and/or national Head Start performance standards.
  • Knowledge of or ability to learn the state regulations governing the identification and reporting of child abuse and neglect.
  • Ability to provide supportive and caring services to all children and families using patience, sensitivity, dignity and respect.
  • Ability to provide basic nutrition and hygiene services for infants and young children.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with children, parents, staff, volunteers, students and visitors.
  • Ability to collaborate and work effectively within a diverse community and willing to contribute to a team effort.
  • Ability to think critically and make clear, well-reasoned and timely decisions.
  • Ability to take initiative to plan, organize, coordinate and perform work in various situations when numerous and diverse demands are involved.
  • Ability to adapt quickly to changing situations and environments.
  • Ability to assume new responsibilities and carry them out in an effective manner.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion at all times.
Essential Job Duties:
Typical duties may include but are not limited to:
  • Organizes and leads daily developmental activities that address the emotional, physical, intellectual, and social needs of children in the classroom.
  • Ensures the safety and welfare of infants and children at the Little Eagles Learning Center, protecting them from physical and emotional harm.
  • Provides a clean, orderly and healthy environment for children, instructing them on personal hygiene, hand washing, safety practices and related topics.
  • Treats all children, families and staff members with dignity and respect. Maintains appropriate communication and professional attitude at all times.
  • Provides care for infants and children, including changing diapers, feeding and comforting.
  • Works with the co-teacher in the operation of the classroom to ensure achievement of program goals and philosophy.
  • Reports accidents, injuries and illnesses to parents and supervisors.
  • Reports suspected cases of child abuse and neglect to authorities as a mandated reporter under state law.
  • Assists in the supervision of student workers, OPS and volunteers.
  • Shares joint housekeeping responsibilities with other staff members.


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Florida Gulf Coast University
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