• Learning Center Teacher

    Job Locations US-MO-Springfield
    Posted Date 3 days ago(11/19/2019 8:41 AM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Child Care
  • Overview

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    Prime's Learning Center Teacher instructs children in activities that are age appropriate designed to promote social, physical, and intellectual growth needed for primary school by performing the following duties:


    • Attend to children’s basic needs by feeding them, dressing them, and changing their diapers when applicable.
    • Instructs children in practices of personal cleanliness and self-care
    • Teach basic skills such as color, shape, number and letter recognition, personal hygiene, and social skills. Supervises and/or implements daily lesson plans.
    • Establish and reinforce rules for behavior, and procedures for maintaining order.
    • Read books to entire classes or to small groups.
    • Provide a variety of materials and resources for children to explore, manipulate and use, both in learning activities and imaginative play.
    • Organize and lead activities designed to promote physical, mental and social development, such as games, arts and crafts, music, storytelling and field trips.
    • Alternates periods of strenuous activity with periods of rest or light activity to avoid over-stimulation and fatigue.
    • Helps children develop habits of caring for own clothing and picking up and putting away toys and books.
    • Serves meals and refreshments to children.
    • Keeps the children’s safety a priority both in the classroom and on the playground.
    • Responsible for the cleanliness of the classroom and classroom laundry.
    • Must attend 12 hours of continuing education per year, which may include First Aid, CPR and AED training.



    Any combination of education, training, and experience providing the following knowledge, skills, and abilities.



    Knowledgeable about the operation of a learning center is helpful. Childcare experience is preferred, but not required.



    Must be able to effectively communicate with children, parents and peers. Candidate will need to be able to enforce all administrative policies and rules in governing the children. Must be able to supervise, evaluate and plan age appropriate activities for the classroom, while providing a positive and stimulating environment in which children can thrive. Perform the essential duties of the job.


    Experience, Education, and Training

    Childcare experience or prior education in a related field is preferred, although we can train the right candidate. Must be able to demonstrate a solid work history as well as an interest in the industry, be self-motivated, and possess excellent customer service/people skills. 


    Physical Requirements

    Must be able to stand for up to entire shift. Performs bending, lifting, and reaching to both ground level and overhead.

    Candidate must be able to lift and carry 40lbs.


    Working Environment

    Primarily indoors with heating and cooling regulated in an office environment. However, some time will be spent outdoors in various weather while observing children in the outdoors play area.



    Must be able to pass a job specific post-offer physical and TB test and Family Care Safety Registry background screening prior to beginning employment, and annually thereafter. Must complete federal background screening process through the Missouri Automated Criminal History Site. 


    Miscellaneous Requirements

    Flexible hours required with the willingness to work evenings on occasion.


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