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Childcare Lead Teacher

October 12, 2021 - November 15, 2021

Graland Country Day School seeks an intelligent, energetic, flexible and dedicated educator who is interested in working to create a nurturing, stimulating and organized classroom environment.  A desire to work collaboratively on a team, as well as a desire for personal and professional growth, are essential qualities for this position.  The person must be cognizant of the variation of students’ cognitive, social and emotional needs and capable of responding appropriately to each student as an individual. 

 Desired Qualifications:

  • Must be twenty-one (21) years of age
  • Bachelor’s degree in Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Child Psychology, Special Education. OR
  • Associate’s degree in Child Development or Early Childhood Education and six (6) months of verified experience working with children in a child development program
  • Minimum of two (2) years training and/or experience working in a professional setting with children ages one to four (1-4).

Reports to:  Associate Head of Lower School and ECLC Director

 The responsibilities of the lead teacher are:

  • Responsible for the care and safety of up to 10 children; ensuring that children are in a safe environment at all times in accordance with Colorado Child Care Rules and Regulations.
  • Responsible for the planning and implementation of daily lesson plans, monthly calendars, classroom newsletters, and daily communication to parents.
  • Responsible for maintaining age-appropriate, consistent classroom routines and daily schedule.
  • Responsible for daily set-up and delivery of programs by organizing activities, snacks/meal service, diapering/toileting, cleaning/sanitizing, playground supervision, rest time, arrival and departure of children.
  • Use positive behavior reinforcement and developmentally-appropriate guidance strategies to encourage appropriate behavior.
  • Develop and maintain positive communication with parents, children, and faculty/staff.
  • Seek out continued professional development opportunities.
  • Responsible for monitoring and maintaining annual fifteen (15) hour professional development credentials as required for their position.
  • Demonstrate commitment to the Graland mission, core values, and policies in the performance of daily duties.
  • Attend and participate in staff meetings, trainings, and site events as requested by the Director.
  • Attend work on a regular, reliable and punctual basis.
  • Provide before and after care supervision daily.
  • Maintain confidentiality in regard to staff, children, and family information.
  • Demonstrate responsible, nurturing and professional behavior at all times.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


Licenses, Certificates and Other Requirements:

  • Must be willing to meet appropriate Infant/Toddler Teacher requirements/qualifications and provide all documentation as required by the State of Colorado Department of Human Services upon hire
  • Possess a current certification in CPR, First Aid, and Universal Precautions
  • Complete fifteen (15) hours training annually
  • Submit and pass criminal background check including Colorado Bureau of Investigations and TRAILS/Central Registry criminal record review as required by the Colorado Department of Social Services within five (5) working days of employment
  • Provide all documentation as required by the State of Colorado Child Care Licensing Division upon hire
  • Must be able to fulfill the role as a mandated reporter


Material and Equipment:

  • Knowledge of modern office procedures, methods and general office equipment (computer, copier, iPad, phone, etc.).  Proficiency with applicable computer software application (Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • Multiple manuals such as Colorado Health Department Guidelines, Graland Employee Manual, General Rules and Regulations for Child Care Services and the Colorado Department of Human Services Division of Childcare Rules and Regulations


Working Environment:

  • Most of work is performed indoors, approximately 70%, with normal noise and frequent interruptions.
  • Balance of the work day, approximately 30%, will be outdoors, possible exposure to extreme temperatures, sun, rain, snow, wind, humidity or icy conditions and frequent exposure to grasses, molds, fertilizers, dust and pesticides.


Physical Requirements:

  • Must have the ability to visually and audibly supervise the children in a variety of situations.
  • Requires the ability to stand for various periods of time (15-30 minutes), bend or kneel to communicate with children, engage in activities with children, and distribute supplies or materials
  • Must be able to push, pull, and balance
  • Must be able to lift/move a maximum of 30 pounds unassisted, and lift/more a maximum of 100 pounds with assistance
  • Requires sense of smell and touch


This position requires a current signed Child Care Provider Health Form.

Please send your resume and letter of interest to [email protected]