Lead Preschool Teacher
Job Opportunity at McKinley Early Childhood Center

Posted on Sep 16

http://www.mckinleykids.com/    330-454-4800

Location: Canton, OH
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4142374


At McKinley Early Childhood Center, we focus on the whole child, and design our programs to create excitement for learning.  This is a full time, permanent position, with the benefits listed below.  This position will be focused on ensuring a high quality program for our children, families, and staff.  

This position requires a self-motivated person with a passion for early childhood education.  We need someone who has a positive attitude that can multi-task and facilitate a high quality early childhood experience for the children in their care.

Primary Roles

  • Attend to the needs of each and every child in your care

  • Maintain and safe and healthy environment

    • Keep classroom clean, neat and organized.

    • Take ownership in your classroom

    • Report any needed supplies and/or repairs to the administrator in a timely manner

    • Keep classroom stocked with supplies, toys, and books to ensure the children have enough materials to explore

  • Maintain a positive attitude with children, co-workers, and parents

  • Develop and implement lesson plans using the Creative Curriculum

    • Must have knowledge of the Early Learning Development Standards (ELDS) and be able to incorporate them into the lesson plans

  • Maintain open communication with parents about their child’s day and the progress they are making

    • Hold conferences with parents as needed

    • Track progress of each child using assessments and anecdotal notes

  • Establish and enforce rules for behavior using positive guidance

  • Attend all staff meetings and inservice trainings as required by the Company, State licensing, and Step Up to Quality

  • Comply with all Company and licensing rules

    • Copies of the employee handbook and the licensing rules are available in the office  

  • Comply with CACFP rules

    • Keep meal counts up-to-date at all times

    • Complete your labor log and turn in at the end of each month

  • Cooperate with your assistant teacher, and work together for the good of the classroom and the children.  

    • Delegate tasks to your assistant teacher as appropriate

  • Be a mentor to new teachers

  • Be open to new ideas

  • Do what is asked of you by management to provide the best childcare experience possible!


  • Ability to multi-task

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Excellent customer service

  • Positive attitude

  • Time management

  • Behavior management

  • Flexibility of schedule. Schedules are based on the needs of the Center, so your schedule may vary from time to time.

  • Flexibility of roles. Management may need you to fill in for other staff and/or classrooms from time to time.

  • Must be able to lift 40 pounds

  • Must be able to stand for a large portion of the day/move around as needed in order to properly supervise the children


  • Salary dependent on experience

  • Paid vacation

  • Paid training

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