About the Role
This is a great opportunity for professional with strong communication skills, a strong work ethic and a desire to grow. You will have access to industry leading trainings, materials and resources, including our developmentally appropriate curriculum. Teaching kindergarten includes planning, implementing and assessing lessons. You will teach children with patience and creativity. Kindergarten teacher duties include designing a teaching plan and using activities and instructional methods to motivate children.
An ideal candidate will have:
Working experience as a preschool teacher, preschool assistant or teacher aide is preferred
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Excellent knowledge of child development
Strong customer service mindset
Must be able to lift at least 40 pounds throughout the workday
Why join us?
We offer a great work environment, growth opportunities and great benefits to our full-time employees, including:
Competitive Salary (based on your proven track record)
Great Benefits (Medical, dental and vision insurance)
Paid time off and paid federal holidays
Company paid Professional development support including paid training and professional subscriptions
Fantastic growth opportunities available through job rotation, and special project assignments
Childcare discounts for Team Members
About Little Genius Academy:
Little Genius Academy offers educational childcare services with a creative and age-appropriate curriculum designed for Infants, Toddlers, Preschool and Pre-K children. We offer a bright, clean and safe environment that is warm, inviting and nurturing to children and a carefully planned curriculum where play takes precedence and learning opportunities are presented throughout our day. Your child experiences planned daily activities, developmentally appropriate materials that create a positive and educational experience. We focus on social relationships, language skills, problem solving, fine and gross motor development, self-help skills, and music and movement. In addition, we incorporate activities that promote letter, number, shape, and color recognition. We work to instill values with each child such as: Respect, Patience, Politeness, Cooperation, and Forgiveness.
Centrally located in the heart of Walnut Creek, with ample parking and convenient access to Freeways 680 and 24.
We provide excellent benefits to full-time employees:
Competitive salaries, paid time off, paid holidays, medical, dental & vision coverage, 401K retirement matching plan, professional development assistance and employee discounts for children
Job type: Full-time
8-hour shifts available:
Full time AM shift 7:30am-4:30pm
Full time PM shift 9:00am-6:00pm
Part time AM shift 7:30am-2:00pm
Part time PM shift 2:00pm-6:00pm
• Complete 15 hours of health and safety training, and
• Passed at least 6 units or have an Assistant Teacher permit.
After employment a teacher hired above shall complete at least 2 units each semester until the requirement below are met. Must have on-site supervision by a fully qualified teacher until the 6 additional units are completed, OR
• Fully qualified teacher: 12 units (100, 115, and 2 prog/curr), plus 50 days of teaching experience within 6 months paid or volunteer in a licensed or comparable group child care program. To work with infants, 3 units must be specialized (103 or 106). School Age teacher may substitute hours for units (see regulations for details) , OR
• Current CDA (no CDA programs in our area) , OR
• Current Associate Teacher, Teacher, or Master Teacher permit.
Teacher Aide Qualifications
• 18 year of age (unless a high school graduate or in an ROP program), and
• Under the direct supervision of a teacher unless escorting children to the bathroom or in napping room (see specific sections for these exemptions), and
• Completion of at least 6 units or enrolled in at least 2 units per semester until the 6 units are completed. To work with infants, 3 units must be specialized (103 or 106)
Pediatric CPR Certification, Mandated Reporter Training and Criminal Background Clearance are required in addition to up-to date health screening report and vaccination records:
SB 792 requires adult vaccination for Measles, Pertussis and the Flu. There is a personal belief exemption (PBE) for the Flu vaccine. Proof of vaccination (childhood records) or titer test showing antibodies to measles and/or pertussis will eliminate requirements for more vaccines. Medical exemptions are allowed for all mandated vaccines.
COVID-19 Vaccine and Booster Shots are highly encouraged for all staff members inluding volunteers.
About the Company
Little Genius Academy of Walnut Creek has an exciting opportunity for a patient, flexible and nurturing person to join us as a Toddler, Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten and Support Teacher. You’ll bring a caring attitude, creative nature, and excellent communications and collaboration skills to our passionate team of childcare professionals who make a meaningful difference in the lives of children and families in our community every day. If you’re motivated by smiles and hugs from children and praise from parents, this could be the job for you.
At Little Genius Academy, families will love the high-quality program and education we provide. Our team members enjoy the positive and collaborative work environment with growth opportunities.