Master Teacher

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Building Blocks

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Type of Position: 

Full-Time (Hourly)


AST Building Blocks III / 16051 Little Axe Dr. / Norman, OK 73026
Building Blocks Child Development Center III
Absentee Shawnee Tribe
Building Blocks III
16051 Little Axe Dr.
Norman, OK 73026
Job Title
Master Teacher
Reports to
Type of position:
Hours________ / week
 X  Hourly

General Description

The Master Teacher carries on his/her duties under the direction of and is responsible to the Director of the Center and the Program Assistant.


  • Responsible for the care and safety of the children.
  • Maintain a professional attitude and a flexible, positive approach to his/her job.
  • Maintain prompt hours and notify the Director in the event of illness.
  • Maintain appropriate records and fully understand confidentiality.
  • Manage the classroom program. 
  • Participate in achieving the objectives of the Center.
  • Understands and applies the philosophy of the child care center.
  • Actively contribute to child care functions geared towards the enrichment of child, parent, and staff interrelations and program planning and development.
  • Work together with other teachers as a team and provide guidance and support when a Teacher or Assistant Teacher has been assigned to the classroom.
  • Help with the general care and cleanliness of equipment and materials of the Center.
  • Additional duties as assigned.
Responsibilities regarding Children: The Teacher welcomes the children in the morning and makes them feel "at home" in the Center.
  • Most important responsibility is the care, safety, and well-being of all children in the center.
  • Prepares a stimulating program/lesson plan of activities for his/her group with attention to: individual development, emotional, physical, psychological and social needs of each child; and ensures respect for individual initiative, and the safety and health of the children.  Submit lesson plans to director for approval.
  • Setting up the physical environment to meet the changing needs of the group of children for whom he/she is caring.
  • Promotes good nutritional habits and sees that there is a calm atmosphere for lunch, snacks and nap time.
  • Demonstrates a sound knowledge of good teaching practice and knowledge of child growth and development verbally and by role modeling.
  • Provide parents with a daily written report of child’s behavior and activities.
  • Provide parents with current child development information as requested/needed.
  • Has a responsibility to communicate with the Director any concerns arising from a child's difficulty in coping with the program and to work with the Director towards a solution.
  • In the event that a child seems unwell, it is the Master Teacher’s responsibility to see that steps are taken to protect the health of the child and the other children in consultation with the Director.
Responsibilities regarding Administration
  • When the Director and Assistant Director are absent, the appointed Master Teacher will assume the responsibility of Acting Director.
  • Attend staff meetings and required trainings as scheduled.
  • Assist in training of other staff members, may give guidance to Teachers, Assistant Teachers and Floaters when appropriate in the classroom.
  • Make recommendations regarding purchasing of equipment and materials, etc., in consultation with the Director.
  • Must follow policies and procedures of the Center, Tribe and DHS.
  • If child abuse is suspected, you are required by law to report the incident.  You are required to cooperate fully in the investigation of any allegation. 

Education requirements and qualifications

  • Must be at least 18 years of age, have a High School Diploma or GED and have one of the following:
  • Obtained the qualifications at a Level III or higher on the CECPD Professional Ladder.
  • Current CDA.
  • Current CCP.
  • Current Certificate of Mastery.
  • 30 college credit hours from an accredited college or university which includes at least 12 college credit hours in child development, early childhood education or other course work that supports working with children.
  • 4 year degree from an accredited college or university which includes 6 college credit hours in child development, early childhood education, or other course work that supports working with children.
  • 2 or 4 year degree from an accredited college or university in child development or early childhood education.
  • Valid teaching certificate in early childhood education from the Oklahoma State Department of Education.
  • Prior experience of working with infants and young children in a center setting, experience working in a DHS Licensed facility is preferred.
  • Must have valid Oklahoma Driver’s License
  • Must have adequate transportation. 
  • Must be able to stoop, crawl, kneel, and bend in order to speak to children at the child’s eye level, to play with children, and to pick up toys/equipment off the floor.
  • Must be able to lift, carry, and hold children:          
Infant and Toddler Teachers:  up to 36 pounds
Two-Year Old Teachers:  up to 50 pounds
Preschool Teachers:  up to 70 pounds
  • Must have skills to relate to the community in general.
  • Must be able to pass criminal background check which will include a drug screen and fingerprinting.
Native American Preference/EOE/Drug Free Workplace/Smoke Free Workplace

Posted Date: 

10 months 3 weeks ago