VPK Lead Teacher

Overview

Join Us and Shape the Future of Early Childhood Education!

At Childcare Network, we're not just offering jobs; we're inviting you to be part of a dynamic movement that's shaping the future. We're a tight-knit community committed to empowering children and families across 11 states, providing top-notch developmental education for ages six weeks to twelve years. As we embark on a journey of cultural transformation within our schools and our approach to Early Childhood Education, we're searching for passionate educators and leaders to join us in redefining childcare. Our mission is clear: to tackle the challenges facing families and educators head-on, while fostering a culture of innovation, integrity, and collaboration at every turn. With over 30,000 children under our care, we're dedicated to creating an environment where every child can thrive, supported by compassionate educators.

Why Choose Us?

Joining Childcare Network means more than just accepting a position - it's an opportunity to make a meaningful impact while enjoying a comprehensive package of benefits and rewards:

  • Compensation Package: Starting pay at our schools in your area is $14.50 per hour. Remember, these figures are just a starting point. Our directors carefully consider your experience, credentials, & education, as well as the specific needs of each school when determining compensation.
  • Family-Centered Benefits: Receive 50 % off tuition for your children ! Plus, gain exclusive access t o PerkSp ot for savings on major brands and services.
  • Investment in Your Growth: Access up to $5,250 in tuition reimbursement and tailored professional development opportunities. Benefit from coaching, mentoring, and ongoing development initiatives to enhance your skills!
  • Prioritizing Well-being: Enjoy 9 Company Paid Holidays and 8 days of PTO to focus on self-care and recharge when needed.
  • Comprehensive Health Benefits: We offer a full suite of employee benefits, including Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, Life Insurance, and Short- & Long-Term Disability.


Responsibilities

  • Manage classroom activities while ensuring compliance with Florida Office of Early Learning and the goals and objectives of the current VPK curriculum.
  • Build and maintain a positive, nurturing, and supportive relationship with the children and families.
  • Plan and implement learning experiences that address physical health and development, social and emotional development, approaches to learning, logic and reasoning skills, language, literacy, mathematics knowledge and skills, science knowledge and skills, creative arts expression, and social studies knowledge and skills
  • Conduct ongoing assessment of the growth and development of assigned children to inform instruction and measure progress toward goals; plan individualized curriculum to meet specific needs of children including children with disabilities
  • Arrange for children to be outdoors each and every day, for a minimum of one hour, weather permitting. The outdoor classroom is considered an extension of the learning environment. Both indoor and outdoor environments shall address curricular objectives by encouraging child-initiated, teacher-supported, active learning experiences
  • Follow health and safety procedures for hand washing, toileting, handling bodily fluids, sanitizing toys and equipment, administering medication, serving food, dealing with children's illnesses, and supervising children.
  • Complete timely, neat, accurate documentation of screenings, assessments, individualized plans, attendance, feedings, daily activity logs for parents and other documentation as may be deemed necessary for providing quality services.
  • Copy of Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) Criminal Background screening completed in the past 5 years.
  • Copy of Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Criminal Background check completed within the last 5 years.
  • Copy of Affidavit of Good Moral Character


Our Benefits Provide:

  • Discounts up to 50% off childcare tuition
  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance plans
  • Paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Leave
  • Free access to online training
  • Education assistance to pursue your degree
  • 401K plan savings and investment plan with employer contribution


Requirements

  • You Might Be the Perfect Fit if You:

    • Hold a high school diploma or GED, completion of DCF 45 hours, 1 year of experience in a children's classroom, and the ability to pass a background check; additionally, possess one of the following: a CDA or FCCPC with VPK training, or a degree in education or child development, with specific qualifications for teaching children from birth through 8 years of age.
    • Have genuine empathy and understanding of children's needs and development.
    • Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Exhibit flexibility and adaptability to meet community needs and respond to changing circumstances.
    • Capable of meeting the physical demands of working with children.


    We value and welcome your application, regardless of whether you meet every listed qualification. Your unique skills and experiences matter to us. Even if this role isn't right for you, applying allows us to contact you for future opportunities.

    Ready to Join Us?

    We believe every child deserves the opportunity to thrive. We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in our workplace, providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants, regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression.

    If you're ready to take on a challenge and make a positive impact on the lives of children, we encourage you to apply today. Together, we can create a brighter future for our children and communities.

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