Job Description

Lead Teacher

Monday to Friday

 The person selected for this position will be responsible for the general supervision and management of the enrolled children and assigned staff in the Los Ninos del Valle programs.


  •  Must be professionally prepared as a teacher-caregiver of young children.
  • Must have background experience in the field of early childhood development.
  • Must be able to meet the requirements of the licensing agency.
  • Must be a sensitive, mature individual who is able to relate well to both children and adults.
  • Must have the personality and ability to provide leadership and stability for program continuity.
  • Must be able to operate common office equipment and have basic word processing skills.
  • Must have exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be willing to be flexible and adaptable.
  • Must have strong leadership, collaborative and team building skills.
  • Show evidence of determination to ensure program success.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) is preferred.




  • Maintain a safe and healthy environment
  • Provide an enriched environment which includes well planned center activities, plentiful materials, and materials which are rotated on a regular basis to maintain interest
  • Assign duties to support staff as needed (i.e. bulletin boards, helper board name tags)
  • Analyze classroom materials, etc. for multicultural aspects
  • Work with assigned staff to help parents fulfill workshare credits
  • Maintain sign in/sign out sheets which includes checking signatures, time in and time out, and insuring that clipboards are with children at all times
  • Take daily meal counts at point of service and record on the WAMR
  • Facilitate the children during all mealtimes. Provide the best possible environment with the goal to improve and maintain the health and nutritional status of each child, promoting the development of good eating habits.
  • Consider individual children in relationship to their cultural and socio-economic background and treats children with dignity and respect.
  • Assist the Assistant Director in planned intergenerational activities, focusing on building relationships across the ages.
  • Help children become aware of their roles as integral members of a group.
  • Plan and implement the assessment procedures needed to assess the developmental levels of the children.
  • Collaborate with support staff to establish classroom rules
  • Key person for difficult situations – may refer to director if needed
  • Daily reports to parents – may include both written and/or verbal
  • Schedule in-person or phone conferences with Assistant Director or Director to discuss concerns and assessments
  • Collect weekly lesson plans, type, and post on bulletin board.  Check to see if lesson plans include all curriculum during the month and are developmentally appropriate
  • Schedule and conduct a weekly meeting with support staff
  • Serve as trainer for newly assigned staff providing orientation and assistance during early assignments.
  • Serve as trainer and mentor for newly assigned volunteers providing orientation and assistance as needed.
  • Keeps informed of research and new developments in the field of early childhood development, participates in recommended training programs, conferences, courses, and other aspects of professional growth.
  • Be familiar with Child Care Licensing requirements and assure that they are followed in the classroom and on the playground.

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