Early Childhood | Lead Teacher Position | Stars Early Learning Academy


Teacher Job Description


A teacher employed at STARS Early Learning Academy will provide a welcoming, nurturing, safe, and educational environment for students.  He/she will assume the responsibilities of classroom management, lesson planning, relationship building, assessing student progress, and following a daily schedule.  Equally important are exhibiting a positive attitude, asserting flexibility, and possessing a high level of patience and professionalism.  The teacher will provide supervision and immediate care as needed to protect children’s well-being. 


  • Must be at least 18 years old and meet specific educational and experience requirements specified by the DHS Child Care Center Rules.
  • Preferred previous experience in an early childhood or elementary classroom setting.

  • Evidence of continued professional development.

  • Certified in pediatric CPR and First Aid.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Well-organized, committed, positive.

  • Creative and energetic.

  • Thorough knowledge of early childhood and/or school age best practices.

  • Mobility required to ensure the safety of children.

  • High level of patience.

  • Lift up to 40 pounds.

  • Background study clearance.


  • Arrive to work on time.
  • Oversee and manage a classroom of early childhood or school-age children while remaining in ratio.

  • Remain flexible and calm while multi-tasking in a busy classroom environment.

  • Plan, write, post, and implement developmentally appropriate lesson plans.

  • Establish safe and positive boundaries with children.

  • Implement successful, consistent, and appropriate classroom management techniques.

  • Maintain a clean, organized, and welcoming classroom environment for children and families.

  • Develop professional and respectful relationships with parents and co-workers.

  • Complete an assessment of each child’s social, emotional, and academic progress twice annually.

  • Conduct 2 parent/teacher conferences annually.

  • Play with children on the floor.

  • Be outdoors supervising children in various weather conditions.

  • Create and adhere to a daily schedule.

  • Provide leadership and supervision of an Assistant Teacher and/or Aide.

  • Problem-solve quickly under pressure.

  • Maintain documentation of children when needed.

    Please submit resume with application.