H-1B Visa Approval – Preschool Teacher

Our office filed an H-1B Visa petition on 9/24/2012/12.

The petition was approved on 12/31/12 for a total processing time of 72 days (2 months, 11 days).

Case Summary:

Preschool Teacher H-1B petitions are sometimes problematic since it is not always easy for the petitioner to show that a Bachelor Degree in the minimum requirement.

According to NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children), At least 75% of teachers must have a minimum of a baccalaureate degree or equivalent in early childhood education, child development, elementary education, or early childhood special education, and this training encompasses child development and learning of children birth through kindergarten; family and community relationships; observing, documenting, and assessing young children; teaching and learning; and professional practices and development. (Criterion 6.A.05 for Teachers).

Job Duties:

  • Arrange team meetings and lead discussions on curriculum content and children’s development;
  • Plan and implement educational and recreational activities for the classes;
  • Make sure all teachers submit written lesson plans to the Program Manager for the subsequent week by Friday each week;
  • Supervise and support teachers, student teachers, and work study students;
  • Assure that the experiences of student teachers meet the goals for the academic requirements of the student teaching placement;
  • Work as a team with Director, Program Manager, and other staff to assure that the center functions smoothly;
  • Establish and maintain good working relationships with parents;
  • Communicate with parents by preparing activity reports for them to take home;
  • With Program Manager, arrange parent conferences on a regular basis;
  • Prepare additional written reports as necessary;
  • Maintain appropriate contact with various multi-disciplinary professionals (social workers, special needs coordinators);
  • Demonstrate ability to physically work/play with young children in a variety of contexts including indoors (on the floor, at tables) and outdoors (playgrounds, on walks, in strollers or carts);
  • Maintain the classroom in a visually pleasing, intellectually stimulating, child-centered environment; and
  • Demonstrate and model professionalism and maintain confidentiality.
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