Early Childhood - Lead Toddler Teacher - Full Time @ Great Bay Kids Company - Portsmouth, NH

Early Childhood - Lead Toddler Teacher - Full Time


The Lead Toddler Teacher is responsible for the care and safety of toddlers. The Lead Teacher must plan and implement developmentally appropriate activities for the children within his/her care. This is a co-lead teaching position and all work is completed cooperatively with another Lead/Associate Teacher.

Shift Hours are 8:45 am - 5:15pm, Monday - Friday at our Portsmouth location.

For immediate review please send your resume and transcripts.


  • Coordinate and implement educational curriculum by developing classroom activities based on developmentally appropriate practices and early learning standards.
  • Lead by example; encourage teaching team success through modeling and coaching.
  • Plan individual and group age-appropriate activities to actively engage children and encourage social, cognitive and emotional growth.
  • Maintain frequent communications with parents through informal discussions, progress reports, and parent-teacher conferences.
  • Ensure all center policies and state regulations are met.
  • Ensure a healthy classroom environment including maintaining appropriate hygiene and cleanliness standards and safety and security of children.
  • Supervise teacher assistants and classroom volunteers to ensure they are following planned activities, hygiene and safety standards.
  • Maintain accurate records, forms and files.
  • Maintain personal professional development plan to ensure continuous quality improvement.


Education Requirements:

  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalency.
  • A minimum of 1000 hours experience working with children in a licensed child care program

  • Candidate must meet 1 of the following options
  • a) A minimum of 9-18 credits in early childhood education from a regionally accredited college or university, including at least 3 credits in child growth and development
  • b) Documentation from or on file with the department that she or he was qualified for the position of lead teacher on or before the adoption of these rules.

  • High energy and the ability to work well with others (staff, children, and parents) and to foster a team environment.
  • A strong understanding of child development.
  • Excellent leadership, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
  • Must clear full background check and must pass health screening.

Nice To Haves

  • Infant/child CPR and First Aid certification


Full Time Employees

  • Affordable Medical, dental, & Vision are available on the 1st of the month after your first 30 days of employment
  • Employer paid Short-term Disability & Life Insurance
  • You accrue 3 weeks of earned time in your first year of employment
  • 403(b) retirement plan for all employee's that work 20+ hours a week

All Employees

  • Employees who work 15+ hours accrue earned time off, starting 1st of the month after your first 30 days of employment
  • Enjoy 8 paid holiday's a year!
  • Holiday Staff Party!
  • Staff Appreciation Week - a fun filled week of celebrating our staff!
  • 2 Program Development Days
  • Fun & Family like atmosphere
  • Access to Educational Grants
  • Half hour paid lunch
  • TAP Membership (discounts at local businesses)
  • SELA Discounts on auto, electricity, & fuel
  • Yearly Art Show
  • Annual Fundraiser
  • Make a difference in the lives of New Hampshire's children!