The Lead Pre-K Teacher reports to the Education Programs Director.  Responsibilities include planning and providing developmentally appropriate educational activities and instruction to a classroom of up to 12 students ages 3-4 years and serving as a mentor teacher to instructional staff in the Infant & Toddler Program.


  • Plan and provide learning opportunities to students which support growth in all areas of development.
  • Implement a developmentally appropriate and ongoing assessment of student progress.
  • Use developmentally appropriate guidance strategies to help children learn socially acceptable behavior.
  • Ensure classroom compliance is aligned to standards for child care licensure, Developmental Day requirements, and the Forsyth County Environmental Health.
  • Monitor the health and safety of students while at school.
  • Communicate with families on a regular basis via weekly updates, parent conferences, written communication and informal personal and telephone contacts.
  • Actively seek to involve parents and families in the educational process and development of their children.
  • Maintain a positive working relationship with students, families, colleagues, and community members that will promote effective communication and collaboration.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of students, their families and other staff members.
  • Provide appropriate work direction and oversee the daily responsibilities of classroom instructional staff and any classroom volunteers.
  • Mentor instructional staff working in the Infant & Toddler Program, including instructional coaching, providing support and leading Professional Learning Team (PLT) meetings.
  • Maintain written reports and records as required by CFEC.
  • Maintain knowledge of current trends and research in the field of early childhood education.
  • Participate in required staff meetings and staff development opportunities.


  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility and dedication to the vision and mission of The Centers for Exceptional Children.
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills.
  • At least 2 years of experience working in licensed child care or a school environment.
  • Extensive knowledge of state child care licensing requirements and environmental rating scales.
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree in Birth-Kindergarten Education, Early Childhood Education, or Child Development (NC Birth-through-Kindergarten License preferred).
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • Commitment to training programs that maximize individual and organizational goals.
  • Proficient in use of computer programs for student assessment, word processing, databases, spreadsheets, e-mail and internet.

Preference for candidates with:

  • Experience with Developmental Day Centers
  • Experience in working with children with special needs
  • NC Birth-through-Kindergarten Teaching License
  • Experience providing instructional coaching to colleagues

Position is a full-time, exempt, 10-month role.  Salary range for position is $34,000 – $38,000 commensurate with experience.  Competitive non-profit benefits including medical, dental, vision, life, and retirement.

To apply send a detailed letter of interest explaining your qualifications and your resume to recruitment@thecfec.org.  Include “Lead Pre-K Teacher” in the subject line of your email.  No phone calls please.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.