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Lead Teacher - North Omaha

Educare of Omaha locationOmaha, NE
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info linkReport a probelm Originally Posted : October 18, 2021 | Expires : November 17, 2021


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$44,118 - $58,824
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  • 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Business Travel Accident Insurance
  • Dental
  • Dependent Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Maternity / Paternity / Family Leave
  • Medical
  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • Professional Liability
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Supplemental Insurance
  • Vision
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Bereavement Pay
  • Casual Dress
  • Continuing Education Program
  • Discounts on Employer Merchandise & Services
  • Emergency Travel Assistance
  • Financial Planning
  • Free Parking
  • On-the-Job Training
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacations
  • Sick Leave
  • Travel Stipends
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Unpaid Leaves of Absence
  • Wellness Program
  • Contact Details
    Name Angelique M. Rose
    Job Location
    Omaha, NE, United States


    Educare of Omaha, Inc. is a collaborative partnership between the Early Head Start/Head Start, Omaha Public Schools and the Buffett Early Childhood Fund. Comprised of the two Educare Omaha Schools (Kellom and Indian Hill) and the three Omaha Early Learning Centers (Skinner, Gateway and Kennedy), the mission of Educare of Omaha, Inc. is to promote school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children ages 0 to 5 through the provision of evidence-based education, health, nutritional, social, family engagement and other services to enrolled children and their families.

    The Lead Teacher is responsible for the planning, implementation and coordination of a comprehensive education program. The Lead Teacher ensures the education program is developmentally appropriate and meets children’s individual needs as well as program standards of Educare of Omaha, Head Start/Early Head Start, Sixpence, the Nebraska Department of Education and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).


    Child Development

    • Observe, assess and document each child’s skills, behavior, growth and development.

    • Provide opportunities for children to develop positive self-images and experience success.

    • Develop an individualized educational plan for each child.

    • Bring to attention those children with special needs. Coordinate referrals for children with special needs or mental health needs with the Master Teacher.

    • Contribute to and participate in child and family reviews, Mental Health staffing, and/or Individualized Education Plans/Individualized Family Service Plans.

    • Assist the child and family as child transitions from the infant and toddler program to the preschool program and from the preschool program to kindergarten.

    • Foster positive relationships with all children in the classroom.

    Classroom Management

    • Develop and maintain an attractive and stimulating learning environment and encourage child’s independence and self-selection of activities.

    • Ensure that all children are under appropriate supervision and guidance at all times.

    • Maintain a clean, safe and healthy classroom environment.

    • Utilize Positive Behavior Supports and Touchpoints strategies.


    • Plan and implement developmentally appropriate classroom activities that will enhance language and literacy development, (2) cognition and general knowledge, (3) approaches toward learning, (4) physical well-being and motor development, and (5) social and emotional development of each child.

    • Participate in interpreting and analyzing assessment results and utilize data to plan individual and classroom experiences as well as intentionally share information with families.

    • Develop lesson plans with goals, objectives, activities and outcomes for children and implement them intentionally.

    • Intentionally integrate other areas, i.e., health/physical activity, nutrition, mental health, disabilities, transition, safety and parent involvement, into the education plan.

    • Create documentation panels on a regular basis to make the learning that the children are experiencing visible to parents and visitors.

    Parent Involvement

    • Schedule and meet with parents regularly about their child’s progress, including at least two Parent/Staff Conferences per year.

    • Schedule a minimum of two home visits per year with each child’s family to clarify child and family needs.

    • Collaboratively plan with Family Engagement Specialist (FES) staff and facilitate monthly informational/activity meetings for parents for the purpose of sharing data with families and responding to their identified interests and/or needs.

    • Encourage parent participation in program activities and in implementing education activities for their children at home and in the community.

    • Communicate with parents (informal conversations, newsletters, personal notes) regarding his/her child’s involvement in classroom activities and progress towards learning goals.

    Supervision / Administration

    • Participate in regular reflective supervision with the Master Teacher.

    • Participate in ongoing professional development (including peer learning activities).

    • Collaboratively implement and participate in a coaching process with the Master Teacher to promote high quality instruction.

    • Support the implementation of new strategies gained through training.

    • Provide leadership for the classroom team (e.g., plan for and lead team planning sessions, monitor teammates’ observation notes and appropriate goal identification, advocate for and support Best Practices in the classroom).

    • Supervise student teachers, practicum students, and volunteers as needed.

    • Serve as a mentor/model to Associate Teacher and Teacher Aide.

    • Delegate responsibilities to the Associate Teacher and Teacher Aide.

    • Maintain confidentiality in regard to each child and family.

    • Maintain daily attendance and USDA food counts.

    • Ensure the timely completion of necessary paperwork, including developmental assessments, lesson plans, newsletters, incident reports, etc.

    • Participate in the interviewing process of Associate Teachers and Teacher Aides.


    • Perform other duties as assigned within the scope of the job description.


    • A Bachelor’s Degree in Education (Early Childhood preferred) and a Nebraska Teaching Certificate with an endorsement in Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Special Education, Preschool Disabilities, or Early Childhood Education Unified per NDE Rule 11 is required for a Lead Pre-K position. The same credentials are required for a Lead Infant & Toddler Teacher with coursework directly related to infants and toddlers.

    • Two years early childhood experience in a group setting preferred.

    • Must be able to pass a background check that meets compliance standards.


    • Relate well to parents and colleagues to foster a dynamic team and supportive organizations.

    • Knowledge of curriculum, principles and best practices of early childhood education.

    • Ability and willingness to remain abreast of developments in the child development/early childhood education field to enhance professional growth and development.

    • Willingness to participate in Educare’s commitment to continuously review, analyze and apply findings from local and national evaluations to current program design.

    • Knowledge of state child care licensing requirements.

    • Ability to work within an interdisciplinary team as a cooperative and supportive team member.

    • Ability to establish supportive relationships and form an alliance with staff and families from diverse backgrounds on behalf of children.

    • Ability to effectively communicate, verbally and in writing, in a manner that demonstrates and fosters cooperation, respect, concern and openness to change.

    • Ability to take or think about the perspective of others and demonstrate self-awareness of one’s own culture, beliefs, and values.

    • Ability to physically interact with children including the ability to walk or run quickly, kneel or sit on floor, bend and lift, walk over rough or uneven ground, while in or outside of facility.

    • Ability to lift, carry and move center/classroom equipment and supplies and/or bulky objects or children weighing up to 50 lbs.

    • Organization skills with the ability to manage time and multiple priorities.

    • Ability to collaboratively problem-solve.

    • Maintain boundaries and performs all duties in an ethical and professional manner.

    • Complies with all confidentiality regulations as required.

    • Ability to obtain First Aid and CPR certification.

    • Ability to operate a computer and office equipment, including, but not limited to, a telephone, fax machine, and copier.

    • Proof of COVID vaccination required.


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