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ECE Toddler Lead Teacher

Job ID
Regular Full-Time
1st Shift
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Upbring School is seeking an Early Childhood Teacher who is committed to developing a positive, age-appropriate, structured learning environment promoting the growth, well-being, and development for two-year-old toddlers. The Early Childhood Teacher will help ensure developmentally-appropriate achievement for all children within a safe, joyful and nurturing learning environment with emphasis on loving words and loving actions.  Upbring School meets and exceeds Department of Family and Protective Services standards.


Essential Duties

  • Structure all learning experiences that teach/lead students into a growing relationship with Christ and assist students in achieving their potential.
  • Set professional ethics at all times and demonstrate a loving, Christ-like character to ensure students exhibit the same values.
  • Cooperate and support the administration in implementing all policies, procedures and directives governing the operation of the school.
  • Attend and actively participate in scheduled devotionals, in-service meetings, retreats, open houses, parent conferences, and committee and faculty meetings.
  • Keep students, parents and the administration adequately informed of progress or deficiencies and give sufficient notice of failure.
  • Maintain a high level of confidentiality on private and personal matters.
  • Recognize the need for good public relations. Represent the school in a favorable and professional manner to the school's constituency and the general public.
  • Develop and maintain rapport with students, parents, and staff by treating others with friendliness, dignity, and consideration.
  • Develop and implement center-based daily lesson plans as part of a long-term scope and sequence aligned to the curricular goals of Upbring Schools.
  • Maintain a clean and attractive classroom environment.
  • Set measurable, ambitious and attainable goals for the year and each interim assessment cycle.
  • Employ a variety of creative, differentiated, research-based instructional strategies that ensure students are actively engaged in meaningful and rigorous learning experiences.
  • Plan through approved channels the balanced classroom uses of field trips, guest speakers and other media.
  • Use a variety of rigorous formative and summative assessments to evaluate individual academic progress and adjust instructional plans to meet the needs of students.
  • Maintain accurate and complete records, including but not limited to attendance, behavior, student achievement, data, grades, progress reports, parent communication, textbooks, etc.
  • Supervise extra-curricular activities, organizations and outings as assigned.
  • Utilize educational opportunities and evaluation processes for professional growth.
  • Provide input and constructive recommendations for administrative and managerial functions in the school.
  • Perform any other duties which may be assigned by the administration.

Working Relationships

  • Collaborate with team members to ensure a loving, rigorous, and safe environment across the entire school.
  • Establish and maintain open lines of communicati
    • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Early Childhood Education or different field with a minimum of 30 credit hours in Early Childhood Education
    on, providing accessibility to students and families beyond the course of the typical school day.
  • Work as team player and exhibit professional behavior and a positive attitude with both internal and external school families that reflect positively on the school and is consistent with school policies and practices and code of ethics.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education or different field with a minimum of 30 credit hours in Early Childhood Education – OR – Current CDA Certification
  • 2 years of experience in early childhood education or with infants and toddlers in an educational setting
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement early childhood curriculum with emphasis on hands-on learning
  • Demonstrated ability to manage the classroom and work well under pressure
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to build a positive rapport with children, parents/guardians, and team members
  • Strong computer skills; high proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook)
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate professionally; interact with all levels of management in a clear and concise manner
  • Strong time management and organizational skills with the ability to prioritize competing tasks, requests and projects and meet deadlines
  • Strong written and verbal communication; able to produce quality well-written documents, reports, and correspondence
  • Ability to work independently and within a team with limited supervision; ability to take initiative

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Early Childhood Education or different field with a minimum of 30 credit hours in Early Childhood Education
  • Current Teacher Certification
  • 3 years of experience in early childhood education or with infants and toddlers in an educational setting
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish (written and conversational, based on service area and service population)
  • Spiritually mature Christian active in the worship life of his/her church
  • LCMS qualification by Lutheran Teacher Diploma or Colloquy
  • CPR/First Aid Certification

Career Progression

This position is eligible to move into the leadership and administration roles when positions are available, the employee meets the minimum qualifications, the promotion/transfer eligibility guidelines are met, and the employee is not on a Performance Improvement Plan (PIP).


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