1200 60th Street Southeast, Kentwood, MI

Explore & Grow Preschool Lead Teacher

Responsible to: Program Director

Working Relationships: Explore & Grow Team

Scope of Position: The Lead Teacher plans and implements developmentally appropriate activities for the children in their classroom on a weekly basis. He or she is also responsible for maintaining a safe, nurturing and educational environment, while working cooperatively with parents and staff.

Time Commitment: Full Time

Typical Duties:

  • Oversee the planning and implementation of appropriate activities for the children each week in science, math, art, language, music, religion, motor development and multi-cultural projects.*
  • Incorporate worship, Bible stories, and scripture into the classroom**
  • Prepare and submit weekly lesson plans for review to the Director prior to posting**
  • Create a safe, nurturing and positive learning environment**
  • Maintain discipline in the classroom while treating the children with kindness, dignity and respect (abiding by the Licensing Rules for Childcare Centers)**
  • Set clear, fair and consistent limits for the children as outlined in the Parent Handbook**
  • Help the children with conflict resolution strategies through modeling skills and problem-solving skills**
  • Maintain appearance, décor and safe learning environment for the classroom**
  • Be responsible for student assessments, observations and conduct parent-teacher conferences**
  • Greet and engage in positive interactions with parents, children and other guests**
  • Attend staff meetings, parent functions, and outreach events as requested by the Director**
  • Take attendance daily, including meal sheets, or delegate this to the Classroom Assistant**
  • Eat meals together and interact with the children**
  • Administer medication as needed**
  • Submit weekly email blast newsletter information**
  • Supervise the class on the playground, in the gym, at specials and on field trips.**
  • Ensure that all state regulations are followed pertaining to the children and the classroom.**
  • Purchase small teaching supplies for the classroom and submit receipts**
  • Meet with the classroom assistants for evaluations, goal setting, team planning and delegation of duties.**
  • Meet with the Director regularly for evaluation and goal setting.**
  • Attend required annual training and CPR.*

Position Requirements:

  • Must have a love and willingness to serve children and their families.
  • Work with team to ensure a well-rounded program that both Reach-Out to lost children and Raise-Up children to be fully devoted followers of Christ.
  • Must be 18 .
  • Minimum educational requirement for the Lead Teacher Position set forth by the State of Michigan Department of Childcare Licensing.
  • Previous Child Care Experience
  • CPR training, Blood Borne Training Annually
  • State required training and professional development
  • Participate in KCC’s new Real Life Discipleship Journey.

NOTE:This document describes typical duties and responsibilities and is not intended to limit Kentwood Community Church from assigning other work as needed.

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