Lead Infant Teacher
Job Details
Administrative Offices - Gibsonia, PA
Full Time
$15.00 - $17.00 Hourly
Group Supervisor

Lead Teacher                                      Job Description

Stepping Stones Children’s Center, Inc.                                                                                                      2021

General Position Description

The Lead 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.

This Position Reports to the center Site Director

Key Responsibilities

  • 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.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with children.
  • Ensure all center policies and state regulations are met.
  • Ensure a healthy classroom environment – including maintaining appropriate hygiene, cleanliness standards, COVID-19 policies, and guaranteeing the 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.

Additional Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required

  • Minimum of 2 years of professional childcare experience.
  • 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.
  • Excellent leadership, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
  • Infant/child CPR and First Aid certification.
  • Must clear full background check and must pass health screening.

Educational Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field of study with a minimum of 30 Credits in ECE.
  • Willingness to seek higher education based on Keystone Stars and NAEYC requirements

Employment Type

  • Full-time
  • Shift 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Location: Stepping Stones Children's Center (Gibsonia, PA)
  • Age Range: 6 weeks- 12 months
  • Benefits: Health, Dental, Vison, Tuition Discounts, Paid Time Off, IRA, Continuing Education Funds, Signing Bonus
Company Information

Stepping Stones Children's Center

Stepping Stones is a non-profit childcare center based in Gibsonia, PA with multiple program offerings, including: (i) full-day childcare at Main Center in Gibsonia for infants through Pre-K, (ii) before and after school care programs for elementary school students in two local school districts (care is provided on school property), (iii) extended day program for half day kindergarten students in two local school districts, and (iv) full-day summer camp. Stepping Stone’s mission is to provide high quality education and childcare in an environment that fosters positive relationships among our children, staff, families, and the community we serve.