ABC Growing Tree is currently seeking a Head Teacher:
ABC Growing Tree is a Child Care Center located in Mine Hill, NJ. ABC Growing Tree is privately owned, licensed by the State of NJ for children from six weeks to thirteen years of age. ABC Growing Tree is open Monday through Friday from 6:30 AM to 6:00 PM. ABC Growing Tree is currently seeking a Head Teacher.
The candidate needs to be patient, energetic, caring, and must love working with children. The candidate must be fun loving, hard-working, and be motivated to give it their all. The applicant must be willing to work flexible hours. At ABC Growing Tree we have an awesome dynamic team and we want to expand that.
The candidate must be fingerprinted, pass a background check, and be cleared medically to be hired. The candidate must have reliable transportation to and from the center. ABC Growing Tree offers a competitive salary.
The candidate must meet head teacher qualifications defined by the state of New Jersey Office of Licensing with one of the following options.
Option A: Master's Degree in Education and six credits in early childhood education or child development and one year of experience
Option B: Master's Degree in any field other than education and nine credits in early childhood education or child development and one year of experience
Option C: Bachelor's Degree in Education, Psychology, Health Care, Nursing, or any other field related to Child Growth and Development; or Teaching Certification from the Department of Education in Elementary Education, Nursery School, Preschool through third grade (P-3) or Teacher of the Handicapped and six credits and two years of experience
Option D: Bachelor's Degree in any field other than those listed in Option C and nine credits in early childhood education or child development and three years of experience or six credits and four years of experience
Option E: Teaching Certification from Department of Education in a field other than those listed tin Option C and nine credits in early childhood education or child development and three years or experience or six credits and four years of experience
Option E: Montessori education equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree and two years of experience.
Option G: Head Teacher endorsement from the New Jersey Registry for Childhood Professionals, Professional Impact of New Jersey.
The credits in the specified chart shall be college credits in early childhood education or child development. These credits may be part of the bachelors or Master's degree or constitute additional credits beyond the degree.
The years of experience specified in the options listed above shall be full-time experience in a group program for children under six years of age. This experience may include supervised practice teaching or student teaching.
The Office of Licensing may grant conditional approval for a head teacher who has the required educational credentials but has insufficient college credits or experience to meet all the qualification specified in the chart.
1. The head teacher(s) shall have the authority and responsibility to:
a. Ensure the development and implementation of the center's child development and activities program for children below six years of age; and
b. Ensure the appropriateness of program activities according to both the age and developmental level of the child, as specified in N.J.A.C. 3A:52-6.1(a).
2. The head teacher shall be scheduled to:
a. Work at the center for at least 75 percent of the center's daily operating hours or at least six hours a day, whichever is less; and
b. Plan, discuss and observe the implementation of program activities by staff members for all groups of children.
3. The head teacher shall supervise all staff in the event that the Director is not available.
4. Perform other duties as directed by the Director or the Directors designee.
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