Job Title:                 Preschool Lead Teacher

Department:            Preschool           

Reports To:              Director of Preschool

Classification:           Full-Time (35 hours per week), Non-Exempt, Benefits Eligible

Effective Date:         December 2021


Our Morristown Neighborhood House location is looking for a Group Teachers who will be responsible for the academic, social-emotional growth and development of all children in their care, which may include toddlers and/or preschool age children under the direction of the Director of the Preschool. The Group Teacher will also develop relationships with parents/caregivers to encourage parent participation in the program along with being responsible for assuring compliance with codes of all States and local governing agencies; and works well with all staff members of Neighborhood House.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide an appropriate classroom environment that reflects the children’s learning and growth
  • Develop age appropriate lesson plans using Creative Curriculum
  • Prepare developmental progress reports as necessary
  • Maintain ongoing and open communication with parents/caregivers
  • Plan periodic parent conferences to discuss children’s developmental progress, needs and interests
  • Maintain accurate, complete and timely client and agency records; complete daily meal and attendance records
  • Assures a healthy, clean and developmentally appropriate environment for the children
  • Participate in regular staff meetings and training sessions
  • Report all staffing and classroom concerns to supervisor

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Provides training and supervision to assistant teachers and volunteers assigned to the classroom
  • Appraising employee’s performances; addressing complaints and resolving problems


  • Bachelor’s or Associate degree in Early Childhood Education or a CDA
  • Minimum 1-year classroom experience in childcare (preschool)
  • Must be a team player and have a passion for teaching


  • Diversity – Demonstrates knowledge of EEO policy; Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; Educates others on the values of diversity; Promotes a harassment-free environment; Builds a diverse workplace.
  • Judgement – Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgement; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions
  • Planning/Organizing – Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives; Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; Develop realistic action plans.
  • Leadership – Exhibits confidence in self and others; Inspires and motives others to perform well; Effectively influences actions and opinions of others; Accepts feedback from others; Gives appropriate recognition to others.
  • Attendance/Punctuality – Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent ; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

  • Frequently required to stand
  • Frequently required to walk
  • Frequently required to sit
  • Continually required to utilize hand and finger dexterity
  • Occasionally required to climb, balance, bend, stoop, kneel or crawl
  • Continually required to talk or hear
  • Occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions
  • Occasionally required to lift/carry items up to 30 pounds