Child Start

  • Lead Teacher

    Job Locations US-KS-Wichita
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Salary Range
    USD $15.56/Hr. to USD $16.61/Hr.
    Hours Per Week
    Weeks Per Year
  • Overview

    Lead teacher for Early Childhood and Head Start programs are responsible for planning and implementing leaning experiences that advance the intellectual, emotional, social, and physical development of children within a safe, healthy learning environment. They encourage the involvement of the families of the children of the program and support the development of relationships between children and their families.


    • Utilizes appropriate language, interactions, and positive discipline.
    • Models Positive behavior.
    • Instructs and supervises children in classroom activities.
    • Implement age appropriate activities that support the Head Start performance standards and the creative curriculum.
    • Implement and model family style eating during meal times.
    • Continuously monitor children to ensure safety at all times, and report child abuse and neglect when necessary.
    • Maintains anecdotal notes, written observations, and other approved forms of documentation for each child.
    • Administers Creative Curriculum, DECA and DIAL-4 screenings; makes referrals as needed.
    • Utilizes curriculum library, trainings, plans, and develops age appropriate activities for lesson plans in conjunction with the assistant teacher
    • Incorporates required activities into lesson plans that support children’s development.
    • Prepares activities that support lesson plans.
    • Utilizes process not product instruction with children.
    • Informs parents about daily classroom routines, expectations, policies, field trips, and volunteer opportunities.
    • Communicates with parents about incidents that have been observed and/or recorded on site.
    • As a parent advocate, helps resolve issues or concerns that are raised.
    • Completes all necessary paperwork for classroom activities including meal count sheets, attendance, screenings, parent/teacher conferences, and home visits in a timely manner.
    • Maintains up to date and accurate education folders to include complete incident reports, permission slips.
    • Completes all assessment paperwork, such as Creative Curriculum checklist, and DECA and DIAL-4 screenings, according to specified timelines.
    • Supports volunteers, assistant teachers, and foster grandparents with the learning of classroom requirements.
    • Delegates duties as necessary, and give feedback to facilitate professional growth.
    • Works closely with site manager, assistant manager, and classroom teaching team.
    • Works with Senior Manager and other content area specialists.


    • Bachelor’s in Early Childhood or related field with 9 credit hours in Early Childhood. 
    • One to three years experience teaching children age 3 to 5. 
    • The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 30 pounds for various classroom and event needs or put a child on a changing table.
    • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.  



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