Overview:
Dr. Day Care Learning Center provides care for children ages 6 weeks through 12 years old in our Infant, Toddler, Preschool and School Age programs.  We offer quality care and education 52 weeks of the year - we are the Home of the Educational Guarantee!

Dr. Day Care provides family, youth and child services in a safe, structured and nurturing environment through a team of dedicated professionals.  Our teachers are supported by our home office in order to provide the best quality care and education for all of our students.  Learn and grow with Dr. Day Care and be part of a company that has earned a positive reputation amongst parents and the community.


We have nine locations in Rhode Island:
Cumberland
Foster
North Providence
Pawtucket Concord St.
Pawtucket Thornley St.
Providence
Smithfield
South County
West Warwick

Benefit Package Includes

  •          Retirement
  •          Health and Dental
  •          Paid Time Off
  •          Reduced Child Care Tuition
  •          Life Insurance
  •          Paid Holidays
  •          Great Team Environment
Responsibilities:
The Lead Teacher is responsible for all aspects of a particular age group/classroom (Infant, Toddler, Preschool or School Age), including, but not limited to,:
  • Creating a safe and nurturing environment
  • Responsible for overseeing, developing, implementing and coordinating developmentally appropriate curriculum and assessment of children
  • Complete administrative paperwork
  • Attending meetings
  • Communicating positively with parents on a daily basis
  • Support the Therapeutic Child Care Services (TCCS) program
  • Assist with the implementation of Positive Behavior Intervention Strategies (PBIS), accreditation and other quality initiatives
  • Supervise classroom staff
  • Assist with ordering and preparing food and supplies
  • Oversee the cleanliness, organization and maintenance of the classroom
  • Other duties may be assigned as necessary

Education Requirements:
  • Minimum high school diploma or equivalent with Child Development Associate (CDA) credential or 3 college credits in Early Childhood Education or related field required
  • Associate’s degree or higher in Early Childhood Education preferred
  • Rhode Island Early Learning and Development Standards (RIELDS) certification preferred (Preschool positions)
  • Must participate in early childhood staff development program
  • CPR/First Aid certification preferred

Experience Requirements:
  • Minimum one (1) year experience working with children in age group/classroom assigned and in a child care/early learning center
  • Knowledge of Teaching Strategies preferred
  • Strong communication skills
  • Positive team player
  • Management/leadership skills
  • Ability to attend meetings/trainings after normal business hours

Physical Requirements:
  • Ability to be engaged in physical exercise with children such as walking, running, crawling, bending, twisting, etc. 
  • Must have visual and hearing acuity
  • Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds

Other Qualifications:
  • Minimum 21 years of age
  • Must be able to read, write, speak and understand English fluently
  • Must pass national criminal background/fingerprints check
  • Must pass Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) Clearance Request (CPS)
  • Apart from religious observations, available to work between the hours of  6:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Monday – Friday, according to the needs of the business

This is a full time position

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