The Lead Teacher is responsible for all aspects of a particular age group/classroom, including, but not limited to:
  • Creating a safe and nurturing environment
  • Overseeing, developing, implementing and coordinating developmentally appropriate curriculum and assessment of children
  • Completing administrative paperwork
  • Attending meetings
  • Communicating positively with parents on a daily basis
  • Supporting the Therapeutic Child Care Services (TCCS) program
  • Assisting with the implementation of Positive Behavior Intervention Strategies (PBIS), accreditation and other quality initiatives
  • Supervising classroom staff
  • Assisting with ordering and preparing food and supplies
  • Overseeing the cleanliness, organization and maintenance of the classroom
  • Serving meals to children and clean up
  • Completing Food Tally Sheets at each meal
  • Other duties may be assigned as necessary

Educational Requirements
  • Minimum high school diploma or equivalent with Child Development Associate (CDA) credential or 12 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 7:00 a.m. – 5:30p.m., Monday – Friday, according to the needs of the business

This is a full time position

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