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VPK Teacher

Company: Scottsdale Academy
Location: Tallahassee
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

ID: 1045
Location: Tallahassee, FL

VPK Teacher Job Description:

Scottsdale Academy is a child development center for children Infants through VPK/5 years old. Hours of operation are 7 a.m. - 6 p.m., Monday - Friday, open year-round, and closed only for major holidays.

We are looking for a qualified VPK Teacher to prepare young children for Kindergarten. Important social, emotional and academic skills are to be taught that they will utilize throughout their academic career.

A VPK teacher must have great love and patience for children. Qualifications needed to teach them effectively include knowledge of best teaching practices and preschool educational methods as well as the ability to engage them and earn their trust and attention.

The goal is to contribute to the healthy mental and emotional development of the children so they can more easily acclimate to the next level of education.


- Develop creative and engaging lesson plans suitable for VPK students using approved curriculum along with the Florida Standards for Four-Year-Olds.

- Track children's progress using the State provided VPK assessment tool during AP1, AP2 and AP3 timeframes.

- Guide children to develop their academic, artistic and practical capabilities through a carefully constructed curriculum.

- Employ a variety of educational techniques (storytelling, educational play, sensorial, media, etc.) to teach child.

- Build an engaging, fun, learning environment that promotes literacy and early education in a classroom setting.

- Execute daily classroom schedule to include teacher-directed learning, child-directed experiences, quality outdoor time, age-appropriate proper hygiene, laying out of lunches, snack distribution, rest opportunities, as well as other elements that may not be listed here.

- Create and encourage child interactions with peers and adults to foster children's social competencies, including self-esteem and confidence.

- Communicate with parents appropriately and effectively regarding students' growth and progress.

- Understand all school emergency procedures and protocol.

- Maintain a clean and safe classroom consistent with health and safety standards.

- Supervise children at all times.


- Professional experience working with young children

- Knowledgeable in child development

- Excellent communication and instructional skills

- Patient, friendly and reliable

- DCF 45 hours, Florida Standards for Four-Year-Olds and Early Literacy for VPK Instructors courses

- Active Staff Credential

o Includes: CDA, FCCPC or an Associates or Bachelor's Degree in field

- Level II Background Screening will be conducted through Florida's Background Screening Clearinghouse

If you have resided outside the state of Florida within the past five years, those state background checks will also be required. The preceding is at the employee's expense and can be taken out of the first paycheck if requested.

Preference will be given to applicants with special training in Early Childhood Education or the equivalent.



Keywords: Scottsdale Academy, Tallahassee , VPK Teacher, Education / Teaching , Tallahassee, Florida

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