$500 SIGN ON BONUSAbout Children of America (COA)It's a special recipe of people, principles and pride that makes the COA rich in diversity and strength. Our lead teachers are responsible for planning lessons and executing our curriculum. You will work alongside a talented team of educators in a supportive environment where you are encouraged to grow in your field and share your passion for early childhood education. Additionally, our company culture invites you to bring your whole self to work, because it is your unique attributes, perspectives and backgrounds that make us a stronger team.Our program serves preschool children 6 weeks - 12 years of age. Programs include, Infant, Toddler, Preschool, Pre-K, Before and After Care and Summer Camp.Who Would I Interact with?This position interacts daily with and Assistant Teacher, children, parents, the management team, and teaching staff just to name a few.What are the requirements for this job?Bachelor's in early childhood preferred1 year of exp. in a licensed childcare preferredFlexible in challenging situationsStrong organizational skillsMust be able to build strong relationshipsCommitment to professional developmentEffective decision makingMust be First Aid/CPR trainedMeet all state requirements for position.THE BENEFITS OUR LEAD TEACHERS ENJOY:Internal Career Advancement Opportunities.50% Discount on Employee ChildcareEducational Assistance/ReimbursementT.E.A.C.H Scholarship PartnershipsEmployee Referral BonusRecognition ProgramsMedical, Dental, Vision401(k), Life, Accident, & DisabilityPaid Vacation/ Paid HolidaysWhat are the day-to-day responsibilities?Requires a gentle touch while instituting our developmentally appropriate curriculumAbility to handle the demands of preschool students in different stages.Be highly organized with the ability to create a positive learning environment.Ensure a safe structured learning environment.Empathetic to children's emotions and parent's needs.Plan daily lessons that support social, emotional, physical, & intellectual growth of each child.Communicate appropriately and professionally with parents and fellow staff.Excellent writing skills and use of technology to deliver child progress to parents and other teachers.Present expectations that are appropriate to the child's age and developmental level.Be creative, passionate about your work and have fun.Salary advertised is an estimate; final salary is negotiable dependent on final position, level of education and experience.Children of America is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.