Job Description The Goddard School located in Gaithersburg, MD is always looking for the best candidates in the educational field to augment an already award winning group of teachers. Positions that may be available are: (1) Lead Teachers for Infants (6 wks-18 mos), Toddlers (ages 18-23 mos), Early Preschool (2 years), Preschool (3-4 years) (2) Part and Full Time Assistant Teachers for all ages (6 weeks-6 years) The Goddard School was acknowledged as the #1 Franchise Preschool in the United States by Entrepreneur Magazine for the sixth consecutive year! With over 400 schools located nationwide, The Goddard School is the largest private preschool system in the nation. The Goddard School in Gaithersburg, specifically, has been ranked in the top 10% of Goddard Schools nationwide and has been awarded the President's Club Circle of Excellence Award. This tremendous success is a result of many factors. First, we engage the best teaching and management staff possible and provide them with the tools and training they need to be successful educators and administrators. Second, we create an environment where teachers support the nurturing and learning every child needs; we hire teachers that truly celebrate the milestones that occur in early childhood. The owners' are on-site and hands-on and ensure that the school takes a personal interest in every teacher, child and family. Finally, our mission is clear and simple, the school strives to develop each child's natural curiosity and creativity in order to provide a foundation to encourage each child's lifelong love of learning. As a top performing school we have created programs that promote high achieving students, in a hands-on, age-appropriate manner that include: -Daily Special Enrichment Instruction (PE, Yoga, Spanish, Sign Language, Music) -Detailed Formal and Informal Assessments -Daily Small and Whole Group Literacy Programs -Summers filled with meaningful learning opportunities, including Special Visitors The Goddard School in Gaithersburg values educators as professionals and as such offers a generous benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision and life insurance, as well as a 401K company matching savings plan. REQUIRED EDUCATION: Lead Teachers in Early Preschool (Twos), Preschool, Pre-K and Kindergarten: BS in Early Childhood Education (or related field), four year degree is required. MS in ECE desirable. Lead Teachers in Infants/Toddlers: 90 Hour Course required; BS in Early Childhood Education (or related field) desirable. Assistant Teachers: 90 Hour Course, High school diploma; at least 18 years of age. REQUIRED EXPERIENCE: Lead Teacher: 4-5 years teaching experience in lead teaching position is desired. Assistant Teacher: 2-3 years teaching experience in a preschool environment is desired. OTHER REQUIREMENTS: We are open from 7am-6pm and are interested in those individuals with flexible schedules and an interest to work year round. We are looking for people who truly enjoy and appreciate children ages 6 weeks to 6 years old and have good verbal and written communication skills. There are great opportunities for growth within the school for professional candidates who are looking for a life-time career in teaching and/or administration.