Via of the Lehigh Valley

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5910 Hamilton Blvd
Allentown, PA 18106

610-841-5801

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Director & Assistant Director

A Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education or Early Childhood Education is
required. Must hold a Director’s Credential Certificate. Minimum of five
years’ experience in supervision/management and working with young
children in special and or early childhood education. Knowledge of typical
infant/toddler/preschool/school age development and developmental
disabilities. Must meet all criteria required by licensing regulations and
quality standards.

Kindergarten Teacher

A Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education,
or a related field with ECE credits is required. Teaching Certification for
Pennsylvania is required. Two years’ experience working with young
children in special education and/or early childhood education. Knowledge
of typical infant/toddler/preschool development and developmental
disabilities. Must have the ability to lift up to 50 lbs. Standing, sitting, lifting
and walking are required daily.

Lead Teacher/Early Childhood Teacher

A minimum of 12 credits in Early Childhood Education or an Associate’s
Degree in Early. Childhood Education is preferred. Two years’ experience
working with young children in special education and/or early childhood
education is preferred. Knowledge of typical infant/toddler/preschool
development and developmental disabilities. Must have the ability to lift
up to 50 lbs. Standing, sitting, lifting and walking are required daily.

Assistant Teacher

A High School Diploma or equivalent is required. Some experience
working with young children in special education and/or early childhood
education is preferred. Must have the ability to lift up to 50 lbs. Standing,
sitting, lifting and walking is required daily. Lehigh Children’s Academy
provides hands-on experience, paid training and professional
development opportunities to advance your early childhood education career.

Business Description

Lehigh Children’s Academy is a high-quality early childhood center for children ages six weeks to six years old. We also have before and aftercare and camp for school-aged children through twelve years old. We are open Monday through Friday year-round from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

At Lehigh Children’s Academy, we focus on creating learning opportunities through educational and recreational experiences that promote all areas of a child’s growth and development. We work collaboratively with families
every step of the way from first feedings to the first day of school and beyond. In our inclusive setting, we provide a developmentally appropriate educational environment for every young child that accounts for their unique abilities and potential in an accepting, respectful climate.

We appreciate the value of trained and qualified teaching staff. Staff development and training is a continuous process that includes in-service trainings, webinars, on-demand trainings, guest speakers and regular
meetings. Our staff are supported in continuing their education through early childhood coursework and classes by providing the time and resources needed to complete them.

Our teachers are encouraged to collaborate with families through conferencing opportunities along with daily conversations and interactions. We inspire our teachers to build earnest attachments between the children and their families. Conferences are held at least two times per year, and parents are encouraged to speak with staff on
regularly or request meetings with staff at any time, for any reason.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Needed

We are looking for employees who have the following skills:
• Must have the ability to function in an ever-changing environment and a variety of settings
• Professional communication skills
• Patience when working with children to correct behavior
• A passion for teaching
• Must have the ability to complete documentation accurately such as records, timesheets and attendance

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