St. John's UCC, Fullerton Christian Early Learning Center

Grand opening August 2018

Lead Teacher Job Description


The CELC Lead Teacher is responsible for the academic, social-emotional growth and development of all children in their care, which includes preschool age children; develops partnerships with birth parents/child’s caregivers to engage and encourage parent participation in preschool program. Lead Teacher is also responsible for assuring compliance with codes of all State and local governing contracting agencies; and works collegially with the CELC Board of Directors and other staff members.

Education and Experience:

Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education; 2 years experienced preferred.


  • Develops, weekly plans, and implements age appropriate curriculum (lesson plan) to nurture and stimulate all domains of children’s development in their care.
  • Provides a developmentally appropriate classroom environment that reflects the children’s learning and growth.
  • Perform ongoing developmental evaluations of children and develop lesson plans and follow curriculum implementation that addresses the individual needs of each child.
  • On an ongoing basis, plan, evaluate and improve the physical environment in the classroom to create opportunities to meet the changing needs of the developing child.
  • Provide responsive care to all children by adapting daily caregiving routines and plans to the interests and needs of the individual child and the group
  • Prepare developmental progress reports as needed.
  • Demonstrate cultural competency and respect for the child's background
  • Completes child transition and orientation of the classroom with parents.
  • Maintain ongoing, open communication with parents/ caregivers.
  • Provide a classroom environment that encourages parent participation.
  • Ensure that each family receives an opportunity to build strong relationships and experience clear communication with teaching staff.
  • Plan periodical parent conferences to discuss children's developmental progress, needs and interests.
  • Completes and reports any symptoms of child abuse to ChildLine
  • Assures a healthy, safe, clean and developmentally appropriate environment for children.
  • Participate in ongoing professional learning in early childhood development.
  • Communicates regularly with the CELC Board President.
  • Other duties as assigned by the CELC Board President

To apply, please submit a resume and 3 references to or call 610-264-8421 for more information.  

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