Program Description:

Columbus Early Learning Centers – 1611 Old Leonard Avenue, Columbus, 43219



Age Group:

Infant, Toddler, Preschool, School Aged, All

Seasonal Position:


Full Time or Part Time:

Full time

Position Description:


Lead Teachers support our mission, values, goals, policies as leaders of the classroom teaching team. Lead Teachers work to promote a mutually respectful classroom environment in which children, families, and staff work together toward success. Lead Teachers are responsible for the day-to-day operations of their classroom providing high-quality, responsive caregiving, intentional curriculum, and standards compliance; guiding and supporting assistant teachers and classroom volunteers and working collaboratively with families to help each child learn to grow. Lead Teachers must be reliable and independent, always mindful of the image and reputation of the organization both internally and externally.

Maintain active supervision of children at all times to assure safe and appropriate play and monitor all play areas to assure safety and cleanliness of equipment; assure all children are visible at all times
Demonstrate knowledge of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services Child Care Licensing Rules and Columbus Early Learning Centers policies and procedures
Assure child-staff ratio is maintained at all times
Maintain accurate child attendance and meal count records daily
Plan and maintain a safe, clean, sanitary, and organized learning environment
Respond to crisis or emergency situations that may occur by providing First Aid or CPR, assess the need for emergency services, and prevent the spread of illness
Protect all children from physical punishment or verbal abuse by anyone in any program activity, and immediately report any such incident to the Center Director
Observe children to detect signs of illness, injury, emotional disturbances, learning disorders, or other special needs and report those signs immediately to the Center Director for follow-up
Observe children for any suspected or disclosed signs of child abuse or child neglect and report them immediately to the Center Director and/or the proper child welfare agency
Safeguard all classroom supplies and equipment, and account for any misused, damaged, or missing supplies or equipment
Responsible for cleaning and general maintenance of classroom

Benefits: All full-time staff receive paid benefits including paid holiday, vacation, sick time, health insurance, dental and vision insurance, life insurance and 401(k). Our wages are competitive and commensurate with experience.


Minimum of BA/BS in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or related field

Experience in a teaching role for two years

Career Pathway Level (CPL 3) or higher

Rate of Pay:

$12.00 -$17.00/HOUR



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