KornerStone Kids Preschool

Early Childhood - Lead Teacher

Reference ID : 83257
Location : Saint Louis, MO
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 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.


  • Strong oral and written communication skills and basic computer skills.
  • High energy and the ability to work well with others (staff, children, and parents) and to foster a team environment.
  • A strong understanding of child development.
  • Infant/child CPR and First Aid certification or ability to obtain within the first month of hire.
  • Must clear full background check and must pass health screening.
  • Experience in early childhood education or related work experience.
  • 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.
  • A specific vision ability will be required including the ability to see up close and up to a certain distance, to see colors, have peripheral vision and depth perception.
  • Excellent leadership, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
  • Must be willing to obtain CDA within the first year of employment.

Nice To Haves

  • Certificate of Child Development (CDA)
  • Understanding of child development.


  • Options for health insurance coverage.
  • Paid professional training: clock hours, child development certification.
  • Flexible work schedule.
  • PTO/sick leave.

About Us

KornerStone Kids Preschool is to provide safe, affordable, high quality child care for all children. In doing so, we support families in their efforts to reach their goals. KornerStone Kids Preschool provides a cognitively based program for children.

Salary : $13 to $18/Hr
Minimum Education : High School or Equivalent
Job Type : Full Time
Category : Education/Training
Minimum Experience : 1 Yr
Location : Saint Louis, MO

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