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Must Love Children! | Lead Toddler Teacher Wanted for Nonprofit Preschool

Children's Development Academy
Roswell, Georgia
Hourly: Varies, based on degree (BA/BS/MA; Preferably in ECE) and Experience
Closing date
Feb 22, 2023

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Focus Areas
Job Function
Child Care / After school / Counselor, Education / Teaching
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Experience Level
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Job Description

We are seeking experienced early childcare professionals to work in our NAEYC accredited, 3-Star Quality Rated program. We have a Lead Teacher opening in our Toddler classroom. Candidates should embody the qualities of a great Lead teacher- dependable, caring, responsible, open to learning, and have a genuine love for working with children. But above all, we are seeking someone who works best in a collaborative environment.

Required Qualifications:

  • *** Must have a Bachelor's Degree AND 2-3 years of Lead Teacher Experience in a Licensed Childcare Center ***
  • Bachelors Degree in Early Childcare Education Preferred
  • Bilingual in either Spanish or Portuguese is a plus but not required
  • Must be able to pass a Comprehensive Nationwide Background Check and Drug Screening

Hours: 7:15am - 4:00pm shift Monday through Friday (Full-Time)

Pay: Varies - Based on Education Level and Experience ($15-$18)

Overall Responsibilities:

  • Actively engage and use positive communication with the children during all daily activities to promote learning through play and reinforce positive behavior.
  • Ensure the safety of each child enrolled in the class whether in the classroom, on the playground, or in common areas;
  • Treat each child with dignity and respect for his/her cultural background;
  • Serve as a role model for the children in the areas of attitude, speech, and actions on a daily basis;
  • Maintain regular observation and evaluation of children's development and progress as directed by administration;
  • Interact with each child on a daily basis through circle time, centers, snacks, lunchtime, playground, free play, etc.
  • Encourage children's development in the areas of building self-confidence, problem-solving, and taking responsibility for their actions;
  • Ensure a healthy classroom environment, maintaining appropriate hygiene and cleanliness standards and safety and security of children, including but not limited to potty training.
  • Maintain portfolio for each student; Complete weekly lesson plans, goals, and newsletters;
  • Plan and implement age and developmentally appropriate classroom practices that will include the areas of physical, emotional, social and cognitive needs of the young children.
  • Accept and maintain responsibility on a daily basis for the ordered arrangement, appearance, decor, and cleanliness of the learning environment of the classroom.

Why Work at the CDA:

  • We provide Paid Training and give Employee Child Care Discount
  • We provide work perks such as Coffee and Daily Lunch & Breakfast Meals
  • We get PTO- 10 days paid time off, plus the week of Christmas is paid & major holidays
  • We provide Benefits (Short & Long Term Disability, Vision, Dental, & IRA w/ 3% matching funds)
  • We use a Creative Curriculum, and provide a Laptop & iPod for each class, and keep well-stocked classrooms
  • We have a dedicated Center Director as well as an on-site Literacy Coach and the support of a Family Advocate
  • We promote teachers continuing education by providing tuition reimbursement for higher education in Early Childhood Education
  • We have a wellness program to provide a healthy lifestyle through free on-site monthly Zumba & Yoga classes and a $50 raffle prize for health initiatives


The Children’s Development Academy (CDA), Nonprofit provides affordable early learning programs and childcare for preschool children in the metro Atlanta area. The CDA prepares children for success in education and life.



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