World Builders Academy

Lead Teacher - Preschool

Reference ID : 62681
Location : Kansas City, MO
Category : Education/Training
Job Type : Full Time



We are seeking a lead and assist teacher for our toddler and school-age classes (age 18 mo. - 3 yrs), Pre-school/Pre-K class (age 3-5). A qualified candidate will be dependable and have had child care experience outside of personal family care for the ages they are applying, and experience in project based learning model. Candidates must be ready to be an active and compassionate advocate for children's rights in their learning environment. Candidates are team players and have tenacity to find solutions to challenges that may present in a classroom environment. The right candidate will be a valuable part of our teacher collaborative.

Classroom ratios are:

Preschool/Pre-K class 1:8 minimum to 1:12 maximum


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Is responsible for the overall supervision and daily class functions of a group of children.
  • Lead teachers will utilize school curriculum standards and developing lesson plans 
  • Assistant teacher will be responsible for supporting school curriculum and lead teachers
  • Assesses each child's academic and behavioral development needs on an ongoing basis.
  • Implements the approved lesson plans and daily classroom schedule in accordance with curriculum and programming.
  • Provides clear and consistent expectations for the children's behavior.
  • Accepts responsibility for maintenance and necessary housekeeping duties of the classroom
  • Maintains overall professional personal appearance adhering to the guidelines offered in Employee Handbook
  • Curriculum planning
  • Family support and communication / interaction 
  • Collect child documentation and provide child assessments
  • Assists in other capacities that Director, or designee, determines is necessary.


Minimum requirements: 

  • College class work in early childhood education, child development or related area or the equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired
  • Must be able to lift up to 35 lbs. in connection with the handling of children for the facilitation of programs, child safety, and potential emergency situations.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older to apply.
  • Proof of up-to-date Covid-19 vaccination is required.

Nice To Haves

Desired skills and experience:

  • Experience in a Reggio-Inspired program
  • Previous teaching or assistant teaching position in a licensed or license-exempt early childhood program preferred
  • Knowledge of the social, emotional and creative needs of young children
  • 2 or 4-year degree in early childhood education or related field preferred, but not required

Although highly desired, candidates do not need to have prior experience in RIE or Reggio Emilia Philosophy in a professional childcare setting.


10 Federal Holidays off

Annual PTO one week in August

Spring Break week off

Optional paid summer session teaching for Pre-K Program

Continuous training in Reggio Emilia and RIE philosophies and their application in the classroom

One Teacher planning day per month.

Quarterly Health and Healing Massage or Chiropractic service

Annual 4-day Summer Teacher Research Retreat

Salary : $15 to $19/Hr
Minimum Education : High School or Equivalent
Job Type : Full Time
Category : Education/Training
Minimum Experience : 1 Yr
Location : Kansas City, MO

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