Preschool Teacher

Preschool teacher is responsible for creating an environment that promotes the social, emotional, cognitive and physical growth of the participants in their assigned classes. She/he should serve as a team member in developing creative lesson plans and implementing them in their classrooms.


  • High School diploma required with college experience in early childhood or related fields.
  • Associates or Bachelor’s degree in early childhood, environmental education, natural sciences, interpretation, or related field preferred.
  • CPR Certified, or the willingness to obtain certification within the first six months of job


  • Knowledge of age-appropriate activities and child development philosophies and practices.
  • Knowledge of safety requirements pertaining to young children.
  • Knowledge of innovative lesson planning for children between ages of 2-6 years.
  • Knowledge and experience with local flora, fauna, and natural history for teaching in nature preschool.


  • Arrive to work, meetings, and trainings promptly.
  • Display professionalism in punctuality, mannerisms, and attire.
  • Develop, present, and evaluate appropriate lesson plans.
  • Supervise all classroom and daily routine activities.
  • Assist co-teacher in all daily preparation work and clean up of rooms.
  • Complete site lesson plan prep work on a rotating basis.
  • Attend and contribute to monthly lesson plan meetings.
  • Submit supply requests and work orders to the Site Supervisor in a timely fashion.
  • Establish and maintain a positive working relationship with parents and other staff members.
  • Establish a nurturing relationship with the children in addition to serving as a positive role model.
  • Treat children in a positive manner that encourages individuality and positive self-esteem.
  • Responsible for completing designated preschool housekeeping duties.
  • Responsible for maintaining bulletin boards according to the bulletin board schedule.
  • Complete other duties as mutually agreed upon by preschool teacher and the Site Supervisor/Lead Teacher – Early Childhood with a reasonable amount of notice.
  • Inform site supervisor of any problems, conflicts or program concerns.
  • Responsible for keeping class attendance, emergency, medical and registration forms on file for each child.
  • Thoroughly complete accident reports
  • Enforces safety rules and improves employee and public knowledge of the same by confronting and correcting
  • unsafe behavior and conditions.
  • Treat public complaints and concerns with the utmost attention. Is courteous in all cases.
  • Maintain CPR/First Aid certification on a bi-yearly basis.
  • Work as a team player with co-workers and in conjunction with other departments


  • To communicate with children, parents, co-teacher, staff, and supervisor. To supervise children and communicate with parents.
  • To supervise children and move throughout the classroom and outdoors. To walk a flight of stairs.
  • To retrieve needed supplies and work with children.
  • To pick up children when needed and retrieve supplies.
  • To open doors, drawers, and cabinets.
  • To close doors, drawers and cabinets.
  • To work with and communicate with children at their level and to keep classroom tidy. To obtain information from written materials and observe the safety of the classroom.


  • Must be able to walk over uneven terrain.
  • May be exposed to all types of weather conditions
  • May be exposed to poison ivy and biting insects or stinging insects
  • Must exhibit enthusiasm, creative thinking and be able to foster a sense of wonder and responsibility for the earth (nature preschool) and children

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