Lead Preschool Teacher

Lead Preschool Teacher Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Lead Preschool Teacher to join our team.

Responsibilities:

  • Communicate positively with students, parents and staff;
  • Create and deliver lesson plans, implement school curriculum, and assess developmental needs of students;
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Director;
  • Establish and maintain daily open communication and cooperative relationships with each child’s family;
  • Meet all applicable licensing regulations and follow the LFDP’s policies and procedures;
  • Teacher communicates regularly with parents, in person and through the use of technology, meeting (or exceeding) parent expectations;
  • Committing to continuing education;
  • Proficiency with classroom technology (e.g., interactive white board, computers, etc.);
  • Work as a team member;
  • Nurturing Teaching Style;
  • Children’s daily activity/observation sheet completion;
  • Family engagement childcare passion;
  • Staff meetings and training attendance;
  • Affectionate and respectful children, parent and staff interactions;
  • Record keeping and daily health checks.

Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree or higher in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Child Development;
  • Strong organizational skills;
  • Previous experience as an Early Childhood Education Teacher, in a licensed preschool or early development center;
  • the ability to comply in all respects with all applicable laws and regulations relating to childcare;
  • the ability to keep children within sight and sound supervision at all times;
  • the ability to handle crisis situations, including assisting in evacuating the building during emergencies; and;
  • the ability to understand and support the education program using “learning through play” philosophy;
  • the ability to communicate effectively and professionally with school personnel, children and parents;
  • Dependability and maturity;
  • Experience working with DCFS licensed programs;
  • An Associate’s degree or higher in a related field, including 18 semester hours of completed coursework related to young children birth to age 8;
  • An Associate’s degree or higher in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Child Development or a related field;
  • A current CDA or Early Childhood Teaching Credential;
  • Must be able to obtain a full medical clearance;
  • Must be willing to undergo a comprehensive background check.