A Joyful Noise Child Development Center

Lead Childcare Teacher

Reference ID : 72020
Location : Centralia, WA
Category : Education/Training
Job Type : Full Time



Do you have a strong passion for childcare and strive to make a difference every day? If you are seeking a rewarding career with a facility dedicated to quality childcare, apply today! At A Joyful Noise, we are looking for highly motivated and inspiring individuals to become a part of our team. We are currently searching for teachers in numerous age groups, from our Infant classroom, to School Age Program. We serve children ages 4 weeks to 11 years old at A Joyful Noise Childcare Center. 

Teachers are 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. Teachers 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. Childcare teachers are required to use patience, a compassionate and friendly demeanor, and the ability to think creatively and quickly, while in the classroom. Our centers goal is to provide a nurturing and enriching environment that encourages stimulation, and cognitive development.

This is an excellent chance to join a wonderful, vibrant, and friendly work environment. Recent early childhood graduates and students are highly encouraged to apply. 

A Joyful Noise is open from 6 am to 6 pm, Monday through Friday.


-Create a positive learning environment reflecting A Joyful Noise's religious based values

-Following Early Achievers Quality Standards and adhere to Washington Administrative Code (WAC) for Childcare

-Cultivate strong bonds with families, children, staff, state licensing authorities and community contacts

-Develop and implement strategies to guide positive behaviors

-Observe and record children's growth, development, and behavior's

-Meet the emotional, social, physical and cognitive needs of every child

-Ensure the learning environment is clean, hygienic, and safe

-Maintain accurate records, forms and files

-May also be required to kneel, bend, squat or crawl and lift up to 50 pounds 

-High energy and the ability to work well with others (staff, children, and parents) and to foster a team environment

-Plan individual and group age-appropriate activities to actively engage children and encourage social, cognitive and emotional growth

-Promoting and supporting every child and families' individual needs

-Demonstrates knowledge of center policies, expectations, and requirements

-Planning activities in accordance with curriculum objectives, developmentally appropriate practices, and program philosophy


High School Diploma or equivalent

Cleared Background check through DCYF 

30 STARS hours childcare basics course 

Infant/Child CPR & First Aid certified

Food Handlers' card 

Negative Tuberculosis (TB) test 

Infant Safe Sleep & Mandated Reporter course 

MMR & COVID-19 Vaccinations

Happy to work with anyone who is willing to obtain the listed requirements, in a timely manner. A Joyful Noise offers on site - paid training, upon hire. 

Nice To Haves

Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field of study with a minimum of 30 Credits in ECE

ECE short certificate

Childcare experience (At least one year)

Knowledge of Early Achievers and ProCare Software

Strong understanding of child development

Knowledge of Washington Administrative Code (WAC) for childcare


Competitive wages - starting wage $17/hour

Retention bonus 

College grant/funding available

Healthcare options available for childcare providers

Paid Holidays 

Paid vacation 

Paid sick leave 

Discounted tuition for staff

Salary : $17 to $17/Hr
Minimum Education : High School or Equivalent
Job Type : Full Time
Category : Education/Training
Minimum Experience : None
Location : Centralia, WA

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