← Return to Careers

Weekday Preschool | Lead Teacher

    The staff of the AFUMC Weekday Preschool supports the mission of the program in a warm, loving, Christ-centered environment that promotes spiritual, social, emotional, intellectual, and physical growth of children. Individuals seeking a position must demonstrate knowledge of the developmental needs of children ages birth to 5 as well as enthusiasm, dedication, empathy, and sensitivity.  

    Lead Teacher Requirements 

    • Bachelor’s degree preferred with a concentration in child development, early childhood education or a related field OR 
    • Two-year associate degree with a concentration in child development, early childhood education or a related field and three or more years of verifiable experience with young children. 
    • Verifiable experience preferred with children birth to eight-years of age in childcare settings, public, or private schools, church setting, etc.  
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with others in the school (Weekday Preschool Director, other Lead and Assistant Teachers, Church staff and Parents). 
    • Attend scheduled staff meetings, teacher planning days, and evaluation meetings. 
    • Complete a minimum of ten DHR (Department of Human Resources) hours per year (April 1 – March 31). 
    • Complete Safe Sanctuaries Training. 
    • This part-time position reports to the Director of the AFUMC Weekday Preschool and requires work between the hours of 8:30 AM and 12:30 PM during the months of August through May.  

    Lead Teacher Responsibilities 

    • Know, follow, and implement all preschool policies procedures. 
    • Assume primary responsibility for the class. 
    • Supervise and ensure the safety and wellbeing of the children. 
    • Plan and implement age-appropriate curriculum to meet individual needs and interests of the children. 
    • Conduct assessments to monitor children’s progress. 
    • Provide an engaging, orderly, and clean classroom environment. 
    • Handle discipline promptly and in accordance with stated policy on discipline. 
    • Maintain frequent and open communication with the parents/guardians (i.e., monthly calendars, weekly newsletters, happy grams, occasional phone calls and informal notes or conversation). 


    Kay Elder, Director of Weekday Preschool |  | 706-543-1442