Classroom Teacher

Full Time Part Time
  • Post Date: September 8, 2020
  • Apply Before: December 31, 2023
  • Experience Required All Experience Levels
  • Early Childhood Industry Area Child Care
  • Minimum Qualifications High School Diploma
Job Description

Job Description 

Purpose:  To perform all tasks according to Kids ‘R’ Kids policies and procedures and  child care regulatory agencies.  To provide a warm, nurturing, safe and loving environment where self-concepts are enhanced, independence encouraged and individuality respected.  To implement programs that support the Mission Statement of Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Arrive on time in appropriate attire
  • Be familiar with and stay current on state child care regulations, local and federal regulatory agencies, Kids ‘R’ Kids policies and procedures, and maintain compliance with all
  • Comply with federally mandated universal precautions and infection control guidelines and procedures
  • Direct all questions about the center concerning policy and procedures, federal, state, and local regulatory agencies to the Franchisee, Director, or Assistant Director
  • Know the procedures for fire weather, and other related emergencies
  • Know procedures for the care of an injured or ill child
  • Be aware of children with allergies
  • Know child/staff ratio for your group of children
  • Use the telephone in your classroom if you need assistance or have questions.  (NEVER LEAVE YOUR CLASS OUT OF RATIO)
  • Greet each child and parent as they enter the classroom
  • Establish and maintain good communication with parents
  • Begin a Daily Report for each child as they arrive (must be comfortable with tablet software)
  • Check all belongings of each child to ensure they are labeled with the child’s first and last name
  • Take attendance daily.  Always take attendance sheet (Classroom Log) with you on the playground
  • Direct parents to front desk if medication is to be administered
  • Follow the Kids ‘R’ Kids Discipline Policy
  • Report and document any unusual behavior to the Franchisee, Director or Assistant Director
  • Report and document any staff member seen using verbal, physical, or sexual abuse, or neglecting a child to the Franchisee, Director, or Assistant Director
  • Use the classroom daily schedule as a guideline when implementing your Kids ‘R’ Kids Curriculum
  • Request supplies needed for your class 7 days in advance
  • Keep decorations in your classroom up to date.  Display children’s work at children’s eye level
  • Follow daily schedule for meal, snacks, and outside play time
  • Be knowledgeable of playground safety
  • Supervise and interact with your class when in the cafe or on the playground
  • Interact with the children at their eye level
  • Observe the children during each activity making sure they are interacting and safe
  • Keep teacher workstation safe and tidy
  • Follow the recommendations on the Cleaning Chart to properly sanitize and disinfect your classroom and equipment
  • Keep Franchisee, Director, or Assistant Director informed of needed structure or equipment repairs
  • Keep Mat Chart current.  Alternate children head to toe on mats when sleeping in rows.
  • Clean sheets and blankets should be placed on mats weekly or more often if needed
  • Be prepared for parent/teacher conferences (Director will schedule)
  • Boo-Boo and Oh-No reports should be sent to the front desk prior to the parent’s arrival
  • Children should be engaged in an activity awaiting their parent’s arrival
  • Greet each parent as they arrive to pick up their child
  • Give Sunshine reports to parents along with Daily Reports
  • Be ready and willing to discuss a child’s progress or any concerns a parent may have
  • Release children to authorized persons only


  • Meet the minimum requirements set by the state child care regulatory agency for the position of Preschool Teacher
  • Demonstrate the following qualities:  self-motivation, self-direction, patient, able to make good judgments, creativity, reliability, and dependability
  • Provide all medical records, abuse clearance, criminal records check, fingerprint clearance, high school diploma, training certificates, and any other forms or information required by the child care regulatory agency or this school
  • Physical constraints required include the ability to hear the conversational voice, with or without a hearing aid, the ability to see and read newsprint with or without corrective lenses, to speak and be understood under normal circumstances.  Have the ability to lift and carry children and other items weighing up to 50 pounds; have use of arms, hands, legs, and feet with or without corrective devices to accomplish the job including evacuation of the building during emergencies
  • Demonstrate the ability to handle crisis situations, especially where children are involved and to respond immediately to any emergency situation
  • Be willing to participate in continuing education as required by the child care regulatory agency
  • Maintain certification in CPR and First Aid Training