KinderCare Education is the nations leader in early childhood education. We nourish curiosity through purposeful experiences to create a future full of lifelong learners. From our National Support Center, to the classrooms where learning comes to life, were united by a passion to create a world of learning, joy and adventure for more than 161,000 children ages six:weeks through 12 years every day.
Our Teachers bring warmth, patience, and understanding to the classroom every day, encouraging children to learn and grow. They inspire children to be lifelong learners using our nationally recognized curriculum that promotes social, physical, verbal, and cognitive development. Our Teachers are committed to making their center successful and know that creating meaningful relationships with children, families, and their team play a crucial role in that success.
When you join our team as a Lead Teacher you will:
Lead, coach and mentor less experienced teachers in your classroom; model behaviors and provide feedback. Implement KCEs curriculum in a way that is consistent with the unique needs of each child. Create a safe, nurturing environment where children can play and learn. Partner and communicate with parents, with a shared desire to provide the best care and education for their children. Support your centers success; partner with center staff and leadership to achieve goals around enrollment, accreditation, and engagement. Cultivate positive relationships with families, teachers, state licensing authorities, community contacts and corporate partners. Qualification:
Required Skills and Experience:
A love for children and a strong desire to make a difference every day. Ability to build relationships with families and coworkers and create a dynamic environment where play and learning happens. Reliable transportation. Position may require travel in Dauphin and Cumberland Counties. Ability to read, interpret, and create lesson plans. Demonstrated record of maintaining a class that is clean, organized, and engaging. Outstanding customer service skills, strong organizational skills, and the ability to multi:task and manage multiple situations effectively A bachelors degree from an accredited college or university in early childhood education, child development, special education, elementary education or the human services field and 2 years of experience with children OR a degree with 30 credits in early childhood education OR an associates degree in early childhood education OR a current CDA valid for Infants and Toddlers. Current CPR and First Aid Certification 2+ year Early Childhood Education Experience working with toddlers in a licensed child care center. Must meet state specific guidelines for the role including a current Child Care staff physical and TB test. Must provide current PA clearances for working with children: Criminal Background check, FBI Fingerprints, Child Abuse, NSOR, Act 31 Mandated Reporting. Must be physically able to use a computer with basic proficiency, lift a minimum of 40 pounds, and work indoors or outdoors. Must be able to assume postures in low levels to allow physical and visual contact with children, see and hear well enough to keep children safe, and engage in physical activity with children. Ability to speak, read, and write English. Flexibility to work any hours between 6:30am and 6:00pm.
The benefits our career professionals enjoy:
In addition to a rewarding career where you help shape childrens futures, KinderCare Education provides a competitive compensation package. Benefits include:
Medical, dental and vision Discounted child care Generous paid time off Education assistance and reimbursement Medical expense reimbursement/Life insurance/Disability benefits/Health and wellness programs 401(k) savings and investment plan with employer match
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