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Early Childhood Classroom Teacher (ESL Endorsed)

Urbana, Illinois
Closing date
May 24, 2024

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Urbana School District #116

TITLE: Early Childhood Classroom Teacher (ESL Endorsed)

LOCATIONS: Urbana Early Childhood School

SUPERVISOR: This position reports directly to the Urbana Early Childhood School Principal

JOB SUMMARY: The Early Childhood classroom teacher is responsible for establishing a developmentally appropriate classroom environment and curriculum for pre-school children enrolled in the Early Childhood program.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.
  • Prepare lesson plans and implement them to provide a developmentally appropriate classroom environment that assists students assigned to classroom with achieving specific educational goals.
  • Create a classroom environment that is welcoming to all students and supports the school mission statement.
  • Supervise and collaborate with support staff assigned to the classroom to develop general classroom procedures, goals, schedules, behavior expectation and classroom activities for students.
  • Plan and implement activities inside and outside of the classroom that expose a child to a variety of experiences to broaden a child's perspective, such as field trips, cooking activities and experiments.
  • Implement appropriate assessments and document student progress as required by the district and ISBE Preschool for All grant.
  • Review, develop, and requisition materials for the classroom.
  • Work in partnership with the Early Childhood principal and family coordinators to plan and encourage family involvement in the education of their children.
  • Work with the District's speech/language therapist, physical therapist, social worker, multicultural staff and occupational therapist to assess the educational strengths and weaknesses of each child assigned to his/her classroom and prepare and implement specific goals for these students.
  • Conduct formal parent-teacher conferences at least twice a year and schedule informal conferences and home visits as necessary to discuss student progress.
  • Establish a maintain procedures for communicating with families on a regular and frequent basis.
  • Supervise and provide ongoing training for teaching assistants assigned to the classroom.
  • Perform all duties as the case manager for children with Individual Educational Plans assigned to the classroom.
  • Maintain all special education folders, cumulative records and all other student records as require by law, district policy and administrative regulations.
  • Attend all staff meetings and in-service activities as directed.
  • Meet all requirements for classroom teachers as outlined by the ISBE Preschool for All grant.
  • Perform any and all additional duties as assigned by the Board of Education, Superintendent of Schools and/or the Urbana Early Childhood Principal.

  • Bachelors' Degree from an accredited college or university, with certifications and endorsements (listed below)
  • 2-3 years classroom experience except in the case of a new graduate preferred

  • Early Childhood license with Special Education Endorsement required.
  • ESL endorsement required

  • Ability to assess children and knowledge of early childhood development.
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively on a collaborative team.
  • Ability to effectively work with students with a history of behavioral, social/emotional
  • and/or developmental disabilities.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: 185-day contract (teacher's schedule); UEA member salary schedule

EVALUATION: Performance of this job will be evaluated by the Urbana Early Childhood School Principal in accordance with provisions of the negotiated agreement using the district's evaluation instrument.

START DATE: August 13,2024
NOTE: This is a position within the collective bargaining unit and is not an administrative position.


REVISED: March 2016

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