Preschool Special Education Teacher (11 months)

Felton, DE 19943, US
Jun 04, 2018
Grade Level
Early Childhood
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The Preschool Special Education Teacher provides developmental screening, assessment, and follow-up developmental services to children from three to five years of age. Educational services are provided both on an individual basis and as a member of a multidisciplinary team in home, center, and school-based programs.

In addition, the Early Childhood Special Education Teacher serves as a consultant to both public school special education and community programs including Head Start, child care centers, and early childhood preschool programs.


Professional Requirements
  1. Must meet the certification requirements of the State of Delaware for Teacher of Early Childhood Special Education, Birth through Grade 2.
  2. Bachelor's degree from an accredited college (Master's preferred) which includes advanced course work with a major emphasis in special education, early childhood education and/or child development.
  3. Must provide evidence of teaching experience in the area of early childhood special education.


General Responsibilities
  1. Conducts screening and developmental evaluations to assist in the identification of children three to five years with developmental disabilities.
  2. Participates in implementing an interagency program for children with developmental delays and high-risk children and their families.
  3. Provides individual and small group developmental stimulation and/or educational remediation to children identified as needing specialized programming. The stimulation or remediation is provided either in conjunction with special education program or as a supplement to a home or center-based program.
  4. Provides consultative services to school and community programs serving children with developmental delays or high-risk children from three to five years of age.
  5. Involves families in developing and implementing Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for children assigned to the caseload.
  6. Develop, write and implement IEPs.

Specific Duties/Evaluative Criteria
  1. Provides information for the development of IEPs by a multidisciplinary team.
  • Contact forms in folders and IEP documents developed.
  1. Gathers comprehensive information on children's developmental and mental history, family background, and present educational and/or therapeutic services.
  • Case history form completed.
  • Background history portion of evaluation reports verifies the gathering of information.
  1. Contacts and counsels parents and school personnel by telephone, letter, and in person regarding the needs and management of children with developmental delays.
  • Contact forms are in folders.
  1. Makes classroom observations and home visits as such are needed after prior consultation with referral source.
  • Observation summary and contact forms are completed.
  1. Confers with resource agencies to secure maximum benefits for each child through referral to appropriate disciplines.
  • Recommendations are recorded on evaluation report.
  1. Attends appropriate meetings concerning review of children considered for placement in school programs for children with developmental delays and proves input into school district IEPs.
  • Signs child study report form.
  1. Interprets evaluation results to appropriate school personnel, other professionals and parents.
  • Meetings to interpret results are held.
  1. Assists classroom teachers in providing appropriate materials for special education or regular education programs serving children with developmental delays.
  • Demonstrates use of specific materials.
  • Feedback from teachers received on yearly basis.
  1. Recommends developmental/educational programming for individual children.
  • Recommendations included on evaluation report.
  1. Makes a concerted effort to be aware of new developments in special education.
  • Attends pertinent trainings and workshops that enhance practice.
  1. Provides in-service training to public and private agencies as requested.
  • Inservice evaluation forms received.
  1. Performs other duties as assigned by the program director.
  • Reports to the Program Supervisor.

Duty Days: 207

Reports To: Director

Salary Range: From/To: The Preschool Special Education Teacher shall be employed as a 10 + 1 month employee. Salary will be paid off of the teacher scale for Lake Forest School District.

Additional Job Information:
The Preschool Special Education Teacher shall be entitled to all benefits according to the State of Delaware benefits program and is pension eligible.

The Early CHOICES Preschool Special Education Teacher shall be evaluated annually by DECC's Director according to policies approved by the Lake Forest Board of Education.

A person may not be employed by a public school employer in any position requiring licensure and certification if the person does not meet licensure and certification requirements established under Chapter 12 of [Title 14 of the Delaware Code]..., except pursuant to a license extension and/or emergency certificate issued pursuant to Chapter 12. See 14 Del. C.§ 1313.

Direct deposit of paychecks is a condition of employment for all new employees hired after December 31, 1995

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