Preschool Lead Teacher

St. Andrew Early Childhood Center
Employment Type
Part Time
Apex, NC
Posted Date

Hours per week: 16

Position Summary:

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Raleigh is seeking a Preschool Lead Teacher (for ages 2 to 4 years old) to join St. Andrew Early Childhood Center in Apex, NC. The lead teacher will provide a safe, nurturing, faith-filled environment for children in our half-day preschool program while maintaining the overall supervision of students and daily class functions.

Key responsibilities:

  • Engage children in socialization and play-based learning that is developmentally age-appropriate and follows the Diocese of Raleigh Preschool Standards.
  • Work effectively with an Assistant Teacher and participate in ongoing collaboration and planning with the preschool director and colleagues.
  • Document ongoing assessment of each child's developmental progress to differentiate instruction based on student needs.
  • Establish positive and effective family relations through ongoing parent communication.
  • Attend required staff meetings, workshops, and school functions.
  • Complete 10 hours of continuing education per year.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Early Childhood teachers must have either a bachelor’s degree in early childhood or elementary education or have two years of experience working with young children and have, or be in the process of attaining, an early childhood credential.
  • Two or more years of previous experience in a play-based early childhood center.
  • Employment is contingent upon applicant satisfactorily passing criminal background and reference checks
  • Must complete diocese-sponsored Safe Environment Training.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in a play-based early childhood center.
  • Exhibits great love and patience for children.
  • Effective written and spoken communication
  • A practicing Catholic preferred with thorough knowledge of the Catholic faith and ability to communicate it to wider audience in both words and actions.

Position Start Date: 8-21-2024