Early Childhood Lead Preschool Teacher - Academy Christian Church

Colorado Springs, Colorado
Academy Teachers & Support – Academy Christian Church /
Full Time /

A Lionheart Teacher has the primary responsibility for planning, organizing, and carrying out the selected developmental and spiritual programs for their classroom of children. 

Position Overview

    • Job Title: Early Childhood Lead Teacher
    • Reports To: Academy Director
    • Compensation: $16.00 - 23.00 per hour (based on Experience and Education)
    • Requirements: Criminal Background Check required
    • Start Date: ASAP

Key Performance Indicators

    • Professional Knowledge: Demonstrates an understanding of the curriculum and the developmental needs of the children by providing relevant learning experiences. Maintaining a thorough knowledge and close adherence to the Minimum Standards for Child Care Centers, NAC accreditation standards, and the operating policies of Lionheart Children’s Academy.
    • Instructional Planning: Plans, supervises, and implements the programs for the class in accordance with the Academy Director and curriculum coordinator.
    • Instructional Delivery: The teacher effectively engages students in learning by using a variety of instructional strategies in order to meet individual learning needs.
    • Learning Environment: The teacher uses resources, routines, and procedures to provide a respectful, positive, safe, student-centered environment that is conducive to learning.         
    • Professionalism: The teacher maintains a commitment to professional ethics, communicates effectively, and takes responsibility for and participates in professional growth that results in enhanced student learning.
    • Other Duties: Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Core Competencies

    • Spiritual Maturity – Commitment to biblical living. An ambassador of Jesus Christ, living a whole life that glorifies God as we pursue our mission of making Him know.
    • Think Child and Parent First – An unwavering commitment to service excellence leading to customer loyalty and advocacy (Parent Partnership). Driven to deliver a holistic approach to early care and education to ensure that each child has a strong and healthy foundation for learning and for life.
    • Adaptability – Recognize and respond to anticipated events and requirements. Willing to do what is necessary to get the desired results. Willing to work flexible hours is preferred.
    • Collaboration and Teamwork – Create and support a positive, warm, and encouraging environment in which members participate, respect, and cooperate with each other to achieve desired results. Support in other duties as assigned.
    • Initiative– Actively seeking opportunities to make a contribution rather than passively accepting situations. Take action to achieve goals; originates action.

Background, Experience and Education

    • At least 19 years of age and meet Colorado ECT Teacher qualifications required, including level II or III in PDIS credentials.
    • Additional coursework may be required based on classroom assignment.
    • Early education, child development or elementary education BA, AA or CDA highly preferred and possibly required depending on qualifications for Teacher position.  
    • Previous experience in a state licensed facility required.
    • CPR and First Aid Certification required or willingness to obtain.
    • Children’s ministry experience is a plus.
$16 - $23 an hour