Shenandoah University Child Care Center

Teacher for Two-Year-Old Class

Reference ID : 104123
Location : Winchester, VA
Category : Education/Training
Job Type : Full Time



We have 16 children with 1 lead teacher and 1 classroom assistant. The lead teacher is responsible for developing and implementing lesson plans and managing the day-to-day operational activities of the classroom. All teachers must understand children's cognitive, social, emotional and physical development in order to ensure a safe and stimulating classroom environment where children are actively engaged and encouraged to succeed. Applicants must be skilled in communicating with both children and adults in order to meet the needs of the children, effectively guide teacher assistants, and resolve parental concerns.



  • Coordinate and implement educational curriculum by developing classroom activities based on developmentally appropriate practices and early learning standards.
  • Plan individual and group age-appropriate activities to actively engage children and encourage social, cognitive and emotional growth.
  • Maintain frequent communications with parents through informal discussions, progress reports, and parent-teacher conferences.
  • Ensure all center policies and state regulations are met.
  • Ensure a healthy classroom environment – including maintaining appropriate hygiene and cleanliness standards and safety and security of children.
  • Supervise teacher assistants and substitutes to ensure they are following planned activities, hygiene and safety standards.
  • Maintain accurate records, forms and files.
  • Maintain personal professional development plan to ensure continuous quality improvement.
  • Change diapers and potty-train children when they are ready.


Must be at least 21 years of age and meet one of the following educational requirements:

  1. An endorsement or bachelors degree in a child related field such as, but not limited to, elementary education, nursing, or recreation from a college or university and one year of programmatic experience;
  2. Associate’s Degree in early childhood education or related field of study with a minimum of 18 Credits in ECE and one year of programmatic experience.
  3. A Child Development Associate Credential (CDA) and one year of programmatic experience.

In addition to the educational component, applicant must have the following:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills and basic computer skills.
  • Excellent leadership, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
  • High energy, positive attitude and the ability to work well with others (staff, children, and parents) and to foster a team environment.
  • A strong understanding of child development.
  • Must have current Infant/Child/Adult CPR and First Aid certification.
  • VA online Preservice Training (13 hours)
  • TB screening (no sooner than 30 days before start date)
  • Must clear full background check, fingerprinting and must pass urine drug screening
  • Annually receive 16 hours in-service training and attend staff meetings.
  • Requirements also include the ability to lift at least 50 pounds, have physical dexterity, have the ability to reach arms above head, and be able to kneel, bend, squat and crawl.

Nice To Haves

Medication Administration Training


  • Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Paid Leave Time
  • Retirement Plan
  • Paid Holidays/Snow Days
  • College tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children.

About Us

Shenandoah University values the unique and diverse perspectives of individuals and communities locally and globally and seeks to foster mutual understanding in an inviting community where individuals are welcome and respected. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran's status or on any other basis protected under applicable law.

Minimum Education : High School or Equivalent
Job Type : Full Time
Category : Education/Training
Minimum Experience : 1 Yr
Location : Winchester, VA

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