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Preschool Teacher (2024-25 - Anticipated)

Job Details

Bay Area Christian School - League City, TX
Full-Time or Part-Time
High School Diploma or Equivalent
$13.00 Hourly


Position: Preschool Teacher (2024-25 - Anticipated)

Classification: Non-Exempt

Primary Reporting Relationship: ELA Director

Secondary Reporting Relationships: ELA Assistant Directors / Registrar

Ministry Areas: The Early Learning Academy at Bay Area Christian School

Interfaces: Students, parents, administrators, staff, and other stakeholders as appropriate


Mission: Providing quality Christian education impacting lives for now and eternity.


Profile: Our organization has a culture led by a collaborative and cohesive team that is dedicated to accomplishing our mission while living a lifestyle that demonstrates our Values:

  • Gospel Restoration

  • Spirit and Truth Empowerment

  • Relentless Love

  • Hands-On Service

  • Kingdom Partnership

Employee Profile:

  • Acceptance of and agreement with the Bay Area Church statement of faith and standard of conduct
  • A strong, clear Christian testimony
  • A lifestyle that displays an ongoing personal relationship with God and a commitment to serve Him daily

Job Purpose: The Classroom Teacher shall prayerfully help students learn attitudes, skills, and subject matter that will contribute to their development as mature, able, and responsible Christians to the praise and glory of God.



  • Reflect the purpose of the school, which is to honor Christ in every class and in every activity

  • Lead students to a realization of their self-worth in Christ

  • Integrate Biblical principles and the Christian philosophy of education throughout all curriculum and activities

  • Represent the school in a favorable and professional manner

  • Utilize educational opportunities and evaluation processes for professional growth

  • Perform any other teaching-related duties that may be assigned by the administration

  • Cooperate with the School Board and administration in implementing all policies, procedures, and directives governing the operation of the school



  • Follow the ELA program guidelines as outlined in the Staff Handbook and policies and procedures listed in ELA Parent Handbook

  • Follow the most current DFPS Minimum Standards For Child Care Centers

  • Work in a team atmosphere, accepting instruction and assignments from the team lead and/or administration team

  • Establish and maintain an effective positive working relationship with ELA staff, parents, and students

  • Communicate effectively in person and in writing to parents via email, weekly newsletter, and everyday correspondence


Teaching Skills

  • Be familiar with all assigned curriculums; P2: Frog Street Toddlers, K3: Frog Street K3, K4: OWL, Bridge: OWL, Handwriting Without Tears, Write Out of The Box, Gospel Light

  • Implement daily lessons to age-designated group

  • Prepare weekly lesson plans and submit them to the curriculum coordinator

  • Follow lesson plans

  • Attend weekly team planning meetings

  • Prepare and adhere to the daily classroom schedule

  • Provide for individual differences

  • Demonstrate techniques for smooth transitions

  • Demonstrate preparedness

  • Establish and enforce rules of conduct for students in the classroom in accordance with school policies


Classroom Management

  • Maintain a safe, clean, and orderly classroom.

  • Implement classroom management techniques and conscious discipline techniques provided in the curriculum

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of child development

  • Keep accurate attendance totals at all times

  • Maintain control of the ELA restroom at all times as per requirements outlined in ELA Staff Handbook

  • Maintain an engaging, cooperative, and inquisitive atmosphere during center times


Health and Safety

  • Follow ELA requirements by securing current student emergency bags

  • Follow requirements in Minimum Standards for sanitizing and disinfecting furniture, toys, and nap mats

  • Follow requirements in Minimum Standards for washing hands

  • Follow requirements in Minimum Standards for staff/student ratios

  • Follow ELA procedures for dealing with illness/injury/incidents

  • Follow ELA requirements for returning to work after illness

  • Follow ELA emergency procedures

  • Complete Daily Classroom Checklist


Minimum Education and Experience:

  • Minimum associate degree (education / early childhood) or CDA; BS or BA in early childhood preferred

  • 2+ years’ experience working with preschool or kindergarten students

  • Complete a minimum of 24 hours of training in the area of early childhood education within five months of hire date

  • Complete 18 hours of pre-service training before working with children (hours obtained elsewhere may be used if completed within the last year - upon approval from ELA admin)

  • Complete CPR and First Aid training before working with children

  • Complete the course on recognizing and reporting child abuse/neglect before working with children

  • Complete ELA Orientation before working with children


Essential Job Functions:

  • Ability to reason logically and make sound decisions, to consider alternative and diverse perspectives, to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, to remain poised under all circumstances, and to interact effectively with people in a positive manner that engenders confidence and trust

  • Ability to complete assigned tasks without direct supervision

  • Ability to exercise independent judgment and make decisions

  • Ability to work with people beyond giving and receiving of instructions; must be adaptable to performing under stress and when confronted with emergency situations

  • Ability to listen and respond to counsel

  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others

  • Ability to report to work on a regular and punctual basis

  • Must be able to stand for 30 minutes at a time, sit on the floor or in a 12 -16 chair, bend at the waist and squat while attending to children, walk at a steady pace, and possess the agility to work with young children

  • Must be physically able to operate a variety of office equipment, including computers, copiers, phones, etc.

  • Must be able to exert up to 20 pounds of force occasionally; 10 pounds of force frequently; and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects; perform repetitive motion, such as grasping, picking, pinching, typing, or otherwise utilizing finger dexterity

  • Must be able to regularly remain stationary and move around the classroom lecturing and monitoring students

  • Must be able to regularly remain stationary at the computer, requiring repetitive finger movements and manual dexterity

  • Must possess the ability to observe details at close range required for viewing a computer monitor, preparing and analyzing data and figures, transcribing, and reading

  • Must possess the ability to perceive sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction; possess the ability to receive detailed information through oral communication and to make discriminations in sound

  • Must possess the ability to express ideas by means of the spoken word to convey instructions to students, parents, and other stakeholders accurately, loudly, and/or quickly


Work Environment
While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be exposed to environmental conditions. Activities will occur inside and outside with protection from weather conditions but not necessarily temperature changes. The employee in this position will be subject to ambient noise, causing the employee to shout to be heard above the noise level.


Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time, with or without notice.