Child Start

Lead Teacher

Job Locations US-KS-El Dorado
Job ID
# of Openings
Salary Range
USD $15.87/Hr. to USD $16.94/Hr.
Hours Per Week
Weeks Per Year


Targeted State Date: June 22, 2020


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.


  • Associates degree in Early Childhood or related field with 9 credit hours in Early Childhood. Bachelor’s preferred.
  • 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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