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Goddard School Lead Teacher in Collierville, Tennessee

At The Goddard School, we strive to provide the premier childhood education experience for families where children thrive in a safe, nurturing environment, develop a lifetime love of learning, and are prepared for success by a team of teachers who love what they do. We are under new ownership and are looking to grow our team! We are seeking a Lead Teacher for our Toddler program (2 year old) and our Preschool program (3 & 4 years old) who is passionate about providing loving and nurturing care and creating a fun learning environment for our students. We offer competitive pay, health and other insurance benefits, annual performance bonus, and retention bonus for our Lead Teacher positions! Our F.L.EX.® Learning Program is structured around developmental guidelines, child-focused lesson plans, teachable moments, and a fun learning environment. The Goddard School believes that children experience the deepest and most genuine learning when they are having fun. Our program focuses on child-centered, academic, creative, and social development to provide children with an overall, well rounded experience. Our goal is to help children develop the skills they need for long-term success in school and in life. Lead Teacher Responsibilities: · Establish and maintain a safe, healthy, and nurturing learning environment. · Advance children’s physical and intellectual competence through creative lesson planning. · Support each child’s social and emotional development and provide positive guidance. · Establish positive and effective family relationships. · Ensure an effective program that is responsive to children’s needs. · Maintain a professional commitment. Qualifications: · Bachelor’s degree or higher in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, or Child Development is preferred or Bachelor’s degree in a related field · Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, or Child Development and experience in an early childhood education center · A current CDA or Early Childhood Teaching Credential · Strong computer and technology skills. Previous experience with digital lesson planning tools and software is a plus. · Excellent communication skills. · Desire to be a part of a successful team working together! Benefits: · Annual bonus opportunities · Health, dental, vision, and supplemental insurance · Paid time off · Paid holidays · 401K plan with match · Continued education and training · Lesson planning time during the work week