Lead Teacher - Infants ECE

Phoenix, Arizona, United States Full-time

Phoenix Day, a subsidiary of A New Leaf, is an innovative and progressive leader in early childhood education and preventative health offering a comprehensive approach to school readiness, high school graduation and success in life.

The Early Childhood Education Program serves children 6 weeks – 5 years of age and focuses on each child’s unique characteristics, developmental needs, and interests to support their growth and development. 

We believe that children learn best by engaging in meaningful play experiences, which allow them to interact with their environment, people, and materials, and construct knowledge about the world.

We also believe that an active partnership between the program and our families is very important. 

A New Leaf's Phoenix Day is currently seeking a Lead Teacher - Infants ECE to join our amazing team!

SCHEDULE: FT, Monday – Friday

Pay: $12-14 per hour (DOE)

The core functions of our teaching staff include:

  • Create a warm and welcoming environment in which education and personal growth flourish.
  • Develop and implement lesson plans appropriate for each child's cognitive and social development aligned with creative curriculum and Arizona Department of Education Early Learning Standards.
  • Use formal assessment tools to monitor and record each child's progress
  • Communicate with parents daily to update them on their child's successes and challenges.
  • Ensure personal hygiene needs of the children are met
  • Maintain and monitor daily administrative records such as parent sign in sheets, meal counts, emergency contact records and any other information as required by DHS Licensing or other accrediting organization.
  • Compliance with all Arizona Department of Health Services licensing standards and company guidelines. 

Requirements/Skills:  

  • Minimum of CDA (Child Development Associate) or AA in Early Childhood Education is required.
  • 2 years’ experience working with children 6 weeks to 5 years of age
  • Proven ability to assume a leadership role, perform job responsibilities, and develop teamwork.
  • Demonstrate and provide strong communications skills both verbally and in writing.
  • Proven ability to work with families, young children and infants.
  • Desire for ongoing training and development.

Additional Qualifications:  

  • Have a Class One Fingerprint Clearance Card or be able to pass various background checks in order to obtain one.
  • TB testing is required.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.
  • Trained in AZ Early Learning Standards and Infant-Toddler Developmental Guidelines preferred.

Location: Phoenix, AZ

Pay Rate: DOE

Pay Comments:  We provide a comprehensive benefits package that represents a significant part of the total compensation plan: Health and Dental Insurance; Vision Coverage, Sick Days, Vacation, Holidays, Life Insurance & AD&D, Short Term Disability (STD), 401(K), and Tuition Reimbursement. All of our employees enjoy the following benefits: Direct deposit, Competitive pay, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Annual Team Member Appreciation Event, informal, yet professional team environment.

Important Notes:   Only those candidates with the experience and qualifications that correspond to our requirements may be contacted by a member of our hiring department. 

Please wait to hear from us; do not call the Human Resources Department to check on the status of your application.  NO PHONE CALLS. No Third Party or Temp Agencies

We appreciate your interest in our organization. We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, religion, color, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

A New Leaf is an at-will employer. Any offer of employment with A New Leaf is contingent upon a successful consumer report to include verification of driving records, employment, education, and criminal background search.

A New Leaf is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and participates in the E-Verify program. A New Leaf participa en el program de E-Verify. Equal Opportunity Employer.