Early Childhood Teacher

  • Lutheran Social Services of the South, Inc dba Upbring
  • Austin, TX, USA
  • Aug 24, 2019
General Business

Job Description


The Early Childhood Teacher is responsible for developing a positive, age-appropriate, structured learning environment promoting social, physical, and intellectual growth, well-being, and development of the children. The Early Childhood Teacher will help ensure developmentally-appropriate achievement for all children within a safe, joyful, and nurturing learning environment with emphasis on loving words and loving actions.


Essential Duties
  • Develop and maintain rapport with students, parents, and staff by treating others with friendliness, dignity, and consideration
  • Set professional ethics at all times and demonstrate a loving, Christ-like character to ensure students exhibit the same values
  • Maintain a clean and attractive classroom environment
  • Ensure that child care routines are carried out in a manner that is prompt, hygienic, and consistent with child development principle, including diapering, hand washing, eating, napping, and transitioning between activities.
  • Develop schedules and routines to ensure children have enough physical activity, rest, and playtime
  • Ensure the safety of children through constant supervision, effective arrangement of space, proper maintenance of equipment, and regular practice of emergency procedures
  • Observe children to detect signs of illness, injury, abuse, neglect, emotional disturbance, or other special needs, and report these signs immediately to school administration
  • Follow and comply with Agency and child care licensing standards and safety regulations
  • Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining a nurturing, cooperative, and sharing learning environment among students
  • Provide experiences that promote individual expression through conversation, play and creativity
  • Plan and conduct an effective child development program as part of a long-term scope and sequence aligned to the curricular goals of Upbring Schools that meet the physical, social, emotional and intellectual needs of each child respecting cultural and socioeconomic differences among students
  • Employ a variety of creative, differentiated, research-based instructional strategies that ensure students are actively engaged in meaningful and rigorous learning experiences that target different areas of child development, such as language, motor, and social skills
  • Structure all learning experiences that teach/lead students into a growing relationship with Christ and assist students in achieving their potential
  • Set measurable, ambitious, and attainable developmental goals for the year and each interim assessment cycle
  • Use a variety of rigorous formative and summative assessments to evaluate individual developmental progress and adjust instructional plans to meet the needs of students
  • Maintain accurate and complete records, including but not limited to attendance, behavior, student achievement, data, progress reports, parent communication, etc.
  • Keep students, parents and the administration adequately informed of progress or deficiencies in a timely manner
  • Maintain a high level of confidentiality on private and personal matters
  • Plan through approved channels the balanced classroom uses of field trips, guest speakers and other media
  • Attend and actively participate in scheduled devotionals, in-service meetings, retreats, open houses, parent conferences, and committee and faculty meetings
  • Supervise extra-curricular activities, organizations and outings as assigned
  • Cooperate and support the administration in implementing all policies, procedures and directives governing the operation of the school
  • Provide input and constructive recommendations for administrative and managerial functions in the school
  • Recognize the need for good public relations and represent the school in a favorable and professional manner to the school's constituency and the general public
  • Utilize educational opportunities and evaluation processes for professional growth
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned

Working Relationships

  • Collaborate with team members to ensure a loving, rigorous, and safe environment across the entire school.
  • Establish and maintain open lines of communication, providing accessibility to students and families beyond the course of the typical school day.
  • Work as team player and exhibit professional behavior and a positive attitude with both internal and external school families that reflect positively on the school and is consistent with school policies and practices and code of ethics.