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Martha O'Bryan Center

Early Learning Center Lead Teacher

Martha O'Bryan Center


Job Summary

Lead Teachers in the Early Learning Center plan and execute a high-quality early learning environment that provides children with holistic, developmentally appropriate learning opportunities, provides support and partnership to their families, and works to ensure the program serves the goal of helping every child be successful in school and life. This position will work a 4-day week, 6:45 am-5:45 pm.

Job Responsibilities

  • Plans and implements an individually and developmentally appropriate program of activities in line with partner requirements that meet the Center’s written educational philosophy and goals.
  • Ensures compliance with both DHS Child Care Licensing standards and the National Association for the Education of Young Children code of ethical conduct and accreditation standards.
  • Develops and maintains a safe, healthy, independent learning environment.
  • Practices positive discipline techniques that promote the development of self-discipline.
  • Plans and implements parent activities in conjunction with administrative and classroom staff.
  • Communicate regularly with parents concerning their child’s progress.
  • Manages the classroom effectively; organizes, plans, keeps records, communicates, coordinates, and acts as a cooperative co-worker.
  • Seeks out and takes advantage of professional development activities, completing a minimum of 18 hours of professional development per licensing year.
  • Keeps director informed of problems/concerns/needs concerning children, parents, and general classroom operation.
  • Contribute to the team effort by participating in staff meetings and functions.
  • Other duties as assigned.


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education, education, child development or related field
  • Early Childhood experience of two years or more.
  • Experience working with young children and families, particularly those living in poverty.

The above qualifications express the minimum standards of education and/or experience for this position. Other combinations of education and experience, if evaluated as equivalent, may be taken into consideration.

Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Passion for working with young children.
  • Ability to work in a chaotic, sometimes noisy environment.
  • Strong people skills; excellent customer service skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Maintains credibility through sincerity, honesty, and discretion.
  • Builds and maintains positive relationships with internal and external constituents.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Strong time management skills; uses time effectively; consistently meets deadlines.
  • Maintains a high level of confidentiality regarding sensitive information.

Additional Information


Full-time employees are eligible for a full range of benefits, including medical, dental, and vision, as well as company-paid Life Insurance, Short Term and Long Term Disability, Paid Time Off, and 11 paid holidays.

How to Apply

Apply online HERE


  • Date Posted: March 26, 2024
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Educator
  • Service Area: Children / Youth
  • Salary Range: $21.63/hour
  • Working Hours: 4 day work week, 6:45-5:45