Vail School District
PRINTER FRIENDLY VERSION
Job Title: EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHER
Department: Community Services
Reports To: Site Director
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Classification: Level 11
Plans, creates, and implements educational programs and provides quality care in an
environment that allows children to develop to their potential. Children will be engaged in
activities designed to promote social, physical and intellectual growth.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may
Provides a clean and organized environment where children are safe, nurtured and valued.
Plans, posts and implements activity/lesson plans that are in accordance with the Arizona State
Early Learning Standards.
Encourages the development of student self control by utilizing classroom management and
Stimulates emotional, intellectual, and social growth of students by developing and directing
educational programs that are tailored to the assigned classroom.
Participates in the children’s activities by interacting, observing, extending language
experiences, modeling desired behavior and facilitating conflict resolution as stated in the
Arizona State Early Learning Standards using only positive guidance techniques.
Supervises children, maintains ratios and keeps a daily attendance roster.
Maintains an anecdotal portfolio (file) for each child that includes written goals, objectives, and
activity plans that follow the Arizona State Early Learning Standards.
Posts current lunch menu and all required notices and information on a Parent Board.
Maintains and updates emergency information for each child.
Prepares monthly sign-in sheets that includes writing in parents name, placing name/schedule
labels and daily review of parent signatures and correct times.
Arranges the environment so that the activities/centers are engaging and developmentally
Participates in daily cleaning and safety checklist.
Reports supply needs and maintenance needs to the Site Director.
Follows the Vail School District Governing Board Polices and Procedures along with the
Community Services Staff Handbook and Early Childhood Accrediting Agencies.
Follows the A.C.T. and G.R.E.A.T. statements as explained in the Community Services Staff
Follows rules and regulations of the Arizona Department of Health Services.
Attends and actively participates in all required staff meetings and obtain a minimum of 18 hours
of professional development each year with verification of attendance to be placed in personnel
Reads the staff notebook and signs in and out daily.
Communicates with other teachers on the scope and sequence of the program and articulates this
to the parents using various communication tools, i.e., “What I Did Today” boards, newsletters,
Builds relationships by communicating positively and effectively with parents on a regular basis.
Clearly and effectively articulates the program philosophy and developmentally appropriate
practices to families.
Maintains a work environment that generates trust, collaboration, and caring.
Assumes tasks assigned by the Site Director, Regional Site Director, Enrichment Program
Coordinator and/or the Director of Community Services .
This position may supervise Community Services Childcare Support staff.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty
satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or
ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and EXPERENCE
Minimum: One year experience in childcare or related field and CDA OR a minimum of 6
college credits in Childhood Development or Early Childhood Education and a commitment to
obtain/complete Early Childhood Education Associate Degree. Preferred: AA or Bachelor’s
degree in related field.
Ability to demonstrate knowledge and proficiency in working with computers and other types of
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance
instructions and procedure manuals. Ability to speak effectively to students, parents, employees,
and members of the community. Ability to write activity/lesson plans, routine reports and
correspondence. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups
and/or governing boards. Ability to communicate effectively with students who have special
Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers,
common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent and to draw and
Ability to apply common sense, understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral
or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Must be able to obtain and maintain a valid Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card. Ability to
obtain CPR and First Aid certifications. Must submit a report of a negative Mantoux skin test
administered no later than 12 hours after the employment start date; or a physician’s written
statement that the employee is currently free of tuberculosis.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an
employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand;
walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The
employee frequently is required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl. The
employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by
this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus. High
level of energy and good health required.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee
encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations
may be made to enable individuals with disabilities perform the essential functions.
Will include working outside in all types of weather, including direct summer sun. The noise
level in the work environment is usually moderate