Arlington Area Childcare

Early Childhood - Lead Teacher

Reference ID : 52724
Location : Arlington, VT
Category : Education/Training
Job Type : Full Time



The Teacher is responsible for developing a cohesive teaching team, coordinating the curriculum, and managing the day-to-day operational activities of the classroom. 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. The Teacher must understand and ensure developmentally appropriate practices and 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
  • Lead by example; encourage teaching team success through modeling and coaching.
  • 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 classroom volunteers 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.


  • 12 Early Childhood Education College credits or more and some classroom experience
  • High energy and the ability to work well with others (staff, children, and parents) and to foster a team environment.
  • Must clear full background check
  • Requirements include the ability to take frequent walks, use hands and fingers, handle objects, tools or controls, talk to and hear voices at many levels. May also be required to kneel, bend, squat or crawl. Be able to lift children (up to 40 lbs)
  • Excellent leadership, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
  • At least 20 years of age.

Nice To Haves

  • Vermont Agency of Education teaching license with endorsement in Early Childhood, Early Childhood Special Education, or Elementary Education.


Compensation is in line with similar organizations and commensurate with education and experience. Staff benefits include significantly reduced tuition for their own children who are enrolled in the program.

Salary : $15.50 to $16.50/Hr
Minimum Education : High School or Equivalent
Job Type : Full Time
Category : Education/Training
Minimum Experience : None
Location : Arlington, VT

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