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Dare To Dream Child Development Center

Preschool Teacher

Dare To Dream Child Development Center


Job Summary

Dare To Dream Child Development Center Teacher(s)
The Dare To Dream Child Development Center Teacher(s) is a full-time or part-time
position and reports directly to the Director of the Dare To Dream Child Development
Center. This employee is expected to be present and register time worked on the
provided time forms. The Dare to Dream Child Development Center Teacher(s) should
be energetic, love working with children, and is specifically responsible for these

Job Responsibilities

• Professionalism
• Maintain strict confidentiality and privacy in all matters regarding the center, children, and
• Establish and pursue professional goals annually
• Participate in continuing education opportunities to meet professional goals and the
required hours of training for licensing and a three star rating on the Tennessee Star Quality
Rating System (18 hours per year, minimum)
• Adhere to Dare To Dream’ policies and procedures, including the Employee Handbook
• Implement assigned curriculum and curriculum objectives based on developmentally
appropriate practice and Dare To Dream’s program philosophy
• Assist with on-going child assessment for the purpose of informing curriculum
development and bi-annual reports of children’s developmental progress
• Maintain anecdotal records on individual children
• Meet the emotional, social, physical and cognitive needs of each child as outlined in the
Tennessee Early Learning Developmental Standards (TNELDS)
• Report suspected developmental delays
• Assist in developing curriculum objectives based on the developmental needs of the
• Implement long range and weekly lesson plans in accordance with curriculum objectives
• Assist with the organization of materials and equipment needed to support and implement
the curriculum plan

Family Relations
• Maintain respectful communication with families
• Assist with preparation of family communications related to children’s progress and
classroom experiences e.g. bi-annual reports and parent-teacher conferences
• Participate and assist as needed in Dare To Dream planned family events

• Maintain a safe and healthy environment
• Ensure that ratios are met at all times
• Meet all applicable licensing regulations
• Inspect and replace damaged or lost materials
• Report suspected child abuse as specified in Tennessee licensure rules
• Abide by the Standards of Conduct which specifies limits of discipline action
• Prepare and submit appropriate records including accident reports and incident reports as
required by the Tennessee licensure rules. Incidents, accidents and injuries shall be
reported to the parent and program director as soon as possible, but no later than the
child’s release to the parent or authorized representative
• Routinely inspect all center facilities used by children for safety, health, and/or fire
violations and report deficiencies to the Program Director. Perform corrective action when
appropriate (remove unsafe toys, broken glass, and etc.)
• Maintain proper supervision of children at all times indoors and outdoors
• Insure daily implementation of the family style food service

• Maintain effective working relationships with other staff
• Support and assist volunteers serving in the education program
Essential Functions of Job
Physical requirements: Stands or is on feet for extended periods of time and ability to lift 40
Ability to use the following equipment:
• Personal Computer
• Printer, copier, scanner, and fax
• Laminator
External: Maintain a cooperative relationship with the Donor Community, Board of
Directors, Volunteers, and Community Members.
Internal: Maintain a cooperative relationship with Administrative staff, Instructional staff,
children and families.
As with many jobs in childcare and public service, it is not possible to anticipate every job
contingency. Should the need arise, every employee at Dare To Dream will assist in any way
necessary to assure an efficient and cooperative environment for the children, families, and
employees. This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform
other related duties as agreed upon to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.


• CDA or ECE A.S. degree strongly preferred
• Minimum of 3 years related experience strongly preferred
• All candidates must pass a mandatory background check
• Interested in professional growth
• Possess the ability to promote the appropriate development skills in young children
• Good oral and written communication skills
• Ability to follow oral and written instructions
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff

Additional Information


Full-Time Benefits include individual medical and dental incsurance. Paid Time Off.

How to Apply

Please send resumes to Margie Winston at


  • Date Posted: May 11, 2022
  • Type: Part-Time
  • Job Function: Educator
  • Service Area: Children / Youth
  • Start Date: 05/25/2022
  • Salary Range: $13-$15 per hr.
  • Working Hours: 25-30 hrs/wk; M-F, 7:30am - 1:30pm. Hours are flexible.