Provide a safe, nurturing environment for all children in the classroom.
Maintain the confidentiality of all children and families and uphold the NAEYC code of ethics
Plan and implement daily lesson plans ensuring the individual child learning goals and outcomes are established and met.
Share and review all plans weekly with the Directors and co-teachers
Ensure that the classroom environment provides opportunities for developmentally appropriate play.
Maintain open communication with parents, Directors, and support staff
Some knowledge of "The Creative Curriculum for Infants, Toddlers, and Twos" and the Teaching Strategies GOLD Assessment is a plus.
Prior experience working with Toddlers
A good understanding of the growth and development of children ages 18-36 months
Ability to instruct other adults through role modeling, positive teaching techniques, and positive communication.
Strong classroom management skills
Good communication skills
A willingness to attend Professional Development to further knowledge and understanding of early education.
About Mountain Lakes Country Day School
Mountain Lakes Country Day School is a full-time childcare and early education center located in Mountain Lakes NJ. MLCDS was established in 1999. MLCDS serves families of children 6 weeks to 6 years old.
At Mountain Lakes Country Day School we provide an enriched environment that supports learning through child-directed and teacher-facilitated play. Children grow and develop social skills in a place where they are continuously nurtured and encouraged to develop.
We believe that an integral aspect of meeting the developmental needs of children is to maintain low child-to-teacher ratios, small group sizes and continuity of care. We also believe in the importance of a partnership with parents so that a consistency of care can be maintained between the home and the school.