The KC Pre-K Cooperative is an innovative partnership between K-12 public schools and community-based pre-K providers. Our teachers get the best of both worlds – the opportunity to work to in a nurturing early childhood center that feels like family with access to best-in-class teacher resources and compensation competitive with public schools. We are committed to ensuring equitable access to high-quality pre-K . We are dedicated to
serving those students that most need access to amazing early learning opportunities led by the very best teachers.
With broad support from a strong network of friends and champions, the Cooperative is poised to raise the bar citywide on Kindergarten readiness. We invite you to join us as we work to build a national pre-K model in Kansas City for innovation, collaboration, and excellence.
The KC Pre-K Cooperative includes five early childhood program partners that operate pre-K classrooms at six sites. Please read up on our early childhood partners – https://kcprekcooperative.org/teach
WHAT YOU’LL DO
Our Lead Teachers provide a developmentally appropriate educational environment in a full-day pre-K classroom.
• Build positive relationships with students, staff and parents.
• Plan a program of study that meets the individual needs, interests, and abilities of students.
• Implement the Creative Curriculum and developmentally appropriate practices.
• Complete a variety of assessments for each child three times per school year. Maintain accurate, complete, and correct records as required by law, school policy, and administrative regulation.
• Participate in the discussion of special needs of individual children with teaching staff supervisors, specialists, and parents. Provide necessary documentation.
• Conduct all required parent/teacher conferences and home visits. Solicit parents’ assistance; explain and promote parent involvement through participation and activities.
• Actively participate in regular professional development activities, both internal and external. Take part in a collaborative professional team environment, working with other teachers and administrators to develop, implement, and refine instructional practices.
• Prepare and help maintain licensing and accreditation requirements.
• Maintain accurate attendance and meal records. Practice family style serving (eat meals with children)