Lead Teacher (School Age)

Creative Minds Learning Academy – 927 S James Rd. Columbus, OH 43227

Position Description:

  • Position Title Lead Teacher (Toddler) Position Description This Early Childhood Teacher position is for a Toddler Classroom.
  • Meet state Licensing Rules and Step Up to Quality standards.
  • Effectively run the toddler classroom based on sound principles of child development and developmentally appropriate practices.
  • Ensure social, emotional, physical, and cognitive needs of children are met through developmentally appropriate practices.
  • Supervise and integrate all daily and long-term planning for the classroom in collaboration with the support team and other classroom team members.
  • Be knowledgeable in principles of observation and assessment of young children. Evaluate and assess children informally through accurate child portfolio’s, anecdotal notes and developmental checklists in an ongoing manner. Evaluate and assess children formally twice in the academic year, fall and spring, using a standardized child assessment tool.
  • Manage classroom by completing necessary paperwork including accurate attendance.
  • Maintain classroom and play areas for a clean, orderly and safe experience for all children.
  • Participate in parent conferences to discuss children’s development and concerns; work with families to devise learning and development strategies as necessary.
  • Engage in effective and productive problem solving with team members and parents.
  • Implement health, safety and security processes and procedures including CACFP meal counting.
  • Ensure the smooth functioning of the classroom based on the center’s philosophy, curriculum needs, policies, state licensing rules and step up to quality standards.
  • Participates in professional development trainings mandated under licensing and Step Up to Quality standards.
  • Monitor children for signs of child abuse and report incidents of suspected abuse to appropriate authorities.
Position Qualifications:
  • High school Diploma or equivalent.
  • Minimum one-year experience with caring for children ranging between ages 6 weeks to 5 years.
  • Minimum one-year experience with creating and implementing lesson plans.
  • Ability to communicate (verbally and in writing) effectively with children, staff, and parents.
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.
  • Overall classroom management skills.
  • Child Development Associate Credential (current); Associates degree in Early Childhood Education; Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education; or an equivalent combination of any of the above and relevant early childhood classroom experience.
  • Current first aid, CPR, communicable disease, and child abuse recognition certifications and/or trainings.
  • Bilingual abilities.
  • Pre – Employment Screening Requirement Successful completion of background checks, both Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Federal Bureau of Investigation checks.
Rate of Pay:
  • Commensurate with experience


  • Please email your resume to Creativemindslearningacademy1@yahoo.com. Please ensure your resume contains your contact details so you can be easily reached if selected for an interview.