ECE Homeroom Teacher

March 27, 2024

Job Description

The Early Childhood Education Teacher works in a Co-Teaching relationship to provide an education for the whole

child based on the YCYW Educational Philosophy and Objectives. Through a developmentally appropriate

practice and inquiry learning approach, and in a bilingual and multicultural learning environment, the Co-teachers

develop the curriculum that supports life-long learning dispositions through play and in-depth projects.

Expectations:

 Understand and adhere to the YCYW Education Philosophy

 Familiarity with and adhere to YCYW Early Childhood Education Programme Handbook and the general policies and procedures of ECE Section and the campus

 Develop and maintain a trusting, cooperative and collaborative working relationship with a co-teacher

 Be open-minded and understanding of the different cultural perspectives

 Be a willing participant and contributor as part of the ECE team and the wider school community

 A willingness to understand and work with the curriculum framework provided by the ‘Development Matters in the Early Years Foundation Stage’

 Be alert to and understanding of health and safety matters

 Be punctual and well prepared at the beginning of each day

Duties:

A. Implementation of the Daily Learning Programme with Co-Teacher

 Understand and incorporate the YCYW Philosophy, Values and Objectives to nurture the dispositions for a life-long learner

 Ensure the programme reflects the vision of YCYW ECE through referring to the YCYW ECE Handbook and the ‘Development Matters in the Early Years Foundation Stage’.

 Create a responsive and caring classroom learning environment with intentional learning centers for young children

 Based on children’s interests, plan, implement, document and evaluate developmentally appropriate daily learning opportunities and experiences both indoors and outdoors

 Prepare and organize Materials and Resources for Learning

 Observe the strengths and concerns of individual children which inform the planning of appropriate opportunities for development and learning

B. Establishment of Daily Schedule, Routines and Transitions with Co-Teacher

 Help children to understand daily schedule and routines

 Help children to understand the behavior expectations in the learning environment both indoors and outdoors

 Be flexible and responsive to children’s emerging interests

 Provide positive guidance of the behavior of individual children

 Encourage independence and self-help skills

C. Working with families

 Make families feel welcome

 Be able to explain the different aspects of the programme with families

 Establish a rapport with parents and families

 Ensure information is gained from parents about a child’s development and interests

 Include the expertise of parents and families which include their cultural belief, practices and professional knowledge etc. to enhance the children’s learning

 Be resourceful and supportive to parenting issues when appropriate

 Keep ongoing communication with families through newsletters, communication books etc.

 Make sure that information learned about the child from parents and family members is shared with Co-teacher

D. Maintain a general professionalism as an ECE teacher

 Adopt a positive attitude towards school life and work

 Always meet deadlines for administrative work, i.e. Newsletters, Portfolios, Documentation of Learning, Planning with Reflection, Reports, etc.

 Always maintain a relationship with children that is fair and unbiased

 Keep confidentiality of children, families, and colleagues’ personal information

 Maintain a professional relationship with parents and families

 Always conduct themselves in professional manners in relation to dress, conduct, etc.

E. Maintain and Further Professional Knowledge, Attitudes and Competences

 Keep abreast of the current practice and theories in early childhood education

 Always seek self-improvement through ongoing professional development, and be willing to take risks to try new ideas

 Accept other teachers’ good ideas and share their own

 Participate in on-going professional reflection and sharing

 Show interests in wider ECE world

F. Support and Participate in the Initiatives of the School Community

 Establish Positive Relationships with everyone in the ECE community including the Leadership, the Co-teacher and other colleagues, Ayis, drivers, etc.

 Volunteer in various ad-hoc committees

G. Any emerging tasks within the role of a teacher as assigned by the supervisors.