Vermont Information Processing

Lead Child Care Teacher

Reference ID : 66223
Location : Colchester, VT
Category : Education/Training
Job Type : Full Time



We are seeking a Lead Child Care Teacher to join our team at the Roots Child Development Center. For 30 years the Roots Child Development Center has been nurturing infants, toddlers, and preschoolers in Colchester, VT. It is our mission to provide each child with a high quality, educational, play-based program that will foster their individual creativity and curiosity. We strive to create a safe and inclusive learning environment where everyone feels that their needs are valued and understood.

Roots is housed within the headquarters of Vermont Information Processing and is attended by the children of VIP employees, ranging in age from 6 weeks to 5 years. Full time employees of the daycare receive all of the same benefits as the rest of the company, making our total compensation package unmatched by other centers! VIP prioritizes a healthy work/life balance and is thoroughly invested in the health and well being of their employees.


  • Develop age-appropriate lessons and activities that promote and support the building of social skills, practical capabilities and self-esteem.
  • Collaborate with lead teachers to supervise, guide and encourage childrens' learning and development.
  • Organize nap and snack hours and supervise children to ensure their safety at all times.
  • Communicate with parents regularly on their child's day to day progress.
  • Maintain a clean and tidy classroom consistent with health and safety standards.


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 1-2 years of relevant childcare experience working with groups of children from grade 3 or younger
  • Demonstrated interest and ability to work with young children
  • Knowledge of appropriate practices in early childhood development
  • Demonstrated success in working as a member of a team
  • Effective and strong communication skills, written and verbal
  • Ability to lift 25-30 lbs
  • Ability to squat, kneel, sit on the floor, as well as speak with children and families to ensure the health and safety of each child
  • Meets at least one (1) of the following qualifications:
  • 21 college credits in early childhood education or related field OR
  • Associates Degree from an accredited college in early childhood education or related field OR
  • Completed certification in one of the following: Registered Child Care Apprenticeship Program, Child Care Certificate form the Community College of Vermont, or Vermont Early Childhood Career Ladder Level 3 Certificate

All full time job offers are contingent upon passing a pre-employment background check.

Nice To Haves

  • Willingness to work flexible hours in order to meet the needs of the program


  • Quality, affordable BlueCross BlueShield health insurance
  • 3 weeks of paid vacation
  • 6 paid holidays
  • 4 paid floating holidays
  • 6 weeks of paid maternity leave plus 2 weeks of paid parental leave
  • Employer-funded retirement account
  • 401k
  • Employer-funded health savings account
  • Employer-funded life insurance
  • Short & Long term disability coverage
  • Vision & Dental expense reimbursement
  • Paid Professional Development training hours
  • On-site gym & heavily discounted membership to the Edge
  • On-site cafe serving breakfast, lunch & snacks
  • On-site health clinic for employees and their families

Salary : $19.50 to $21.50/Hr
Minimum Education : High School or Equivalent
Job Type : Full Time
Category : Education/Training
Minimum Experience : 1 Yr
Location : Colchester, VT

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