Lead Teacher

Job Description

We are currently hiring LEAD TEACHERS for all age groups for our Geneva, IL location.


  1. Sixty semester hours (or 90 quarter hours) of credits from an accredited college or university with six semester or nine quarter hours in courses related directly to child care and/or child development, from birth to age six;

  2. One year (1560 clock hours) of child development experience in a nursery school, kindergarten, or licensed day care center and 30 semester hours (or 45 quarter hours) of credits from an accredited college or university with six semester or nine quarter hours in courses related directly to child care and/or child development, from birth to age six;

  3. Completion of credentialing programs, such as Child Development Associate or CDA.


Job Summary

Reporting to the Center Director, acts as an integral member of the Kids & Company team to assist in the overall management of day to day supervision and operations of a child age group through the conscientious application of Kids & Company standards to achieve our mission statement: to provide quality primary and backup childcare services conveniently located near our children's parent's place of work. We aim to assist corporations in creating a healthy work/life balance.

Essential Functions:

  • Plans and implements enriched programs in accordance with curriculum objectives, developmentally appropriate practice and program philosophy;

  • Leads children in activities by telling or reading stories, teaching songs, demonstrating the use of simple musical instruments, preparing craft materials and demonstrating their use and providing opportunities for creative expression;

  • Takes a leadership role in the classroom and provides excellent supervision and interaction with children at all times including in all classroom, sleep room, outside and playground activities;

  • Observes children in their surroundings and assesses individual and group needs;

  • Promotes open communication and works cooperatively and effectively as a team member and communicates and contributes information on a continuous basis;

  • Provides training and acts as a role model for students, substitute and new team members;

  • Meets emotional, social, physical and cognitive needs of each child in the classroom;

  • Follows all center policies as outlined in the Staff Policy Manual including Behavior Management, Serious Occurrence, Anaphylactic, Technology Use, Fire Drills, Workplace Harassment and Violence and Health and Safety practices;

  • Prepares and maintains the indoor and outdoor play areas for children's use, including checking toys and equipment to ensure safe functioning and performing various housekeeping and sanitizing duties as required;

Job Specifications:

  • Possesses a Degree in Bachelor in Education or Early Childhood Associates Degree or a CDA recognized College or equivalency

  • Infant/Child C.P.R. and First Aid updated yearly

  • Knowledge of Child Care programs

  • High standard of professionalism

  • Enthusiasm for serving public ensuring that all children and clients are cared for equally and in accordance with Kids & Company standards

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to listen and respond appropriately to client and children's needs

  • High energy level with a strong work ethic

  • Excellent organization skills to prioritize workload in order to achieve results in a constantly changing environment

  • Ability to safeguard confidential information

  • The incumbent must be capable of lifting, pushing or pulling up to 45 pounds

  • A criminal reference check and verification of medical suitability will be required as specified in Licensing Regulations.


Company Description
Our Philosophy
The Kids & Company mission is to develop and foster the potential in every child through an enriched, nurturing and safe early learning environment. We create a partnership with families and our communities to develop confident children who are caring, capable and enthusiastic about the world around them. At Kids & Company, we believe in learning through play. We augment each day with our personalized curriculum which includes pre-literacy and reading, artistic expression, music, movement, science and exploration, and language.
Kids & Company is dedicated to providing parents with reliable, flexible and enriched superior quality child care solutions to suit the needs of each individual child and family. In many cities, we also work with corporations to help create more harmonious work-life integration for their employees. Please visit our Corporate and Partners page to learn how Kids & Company corporate members enjoy benefits such as guaranteed child care spots and back-up emergency care.

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