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Job Description | Lead Teacher

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Super Start is proud to announce the opening of our new Preschool and Infant Care featuring state of the art technology, new aesthetic classrooms, and new furniture and equipment throughout the facility. As a Christian Preschool we learn and teach morals, values, and character that’s consistent with the Bible. Our educational philosophy is based on Reggio Emilia child-lead principles and will prepare children for success in kindergarten. Come share your passion and talent to help build an exceptional, best-in-class school for Super Start Preschool and Infant Care. We believe every child has a hero inside just waiting to blossom.


  • The preschool teacher affirms that, as part of the qualifications for this position, he/she has, or is willing to, develop their relationship with Jesus Christ.

  • Must have a passion for working with children.

  • A person desiring to be hired as a teacher must satisfy the following conditions:

  • Be at least 18 years of age,

  • Have a CDA or Associates, but a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or similar is preferred.

  • Must pass a fingerprinting background check, have a health screening and TB test on file, and complete yearly professional development training



  • The teacher needs to have six months experience to be fully qualified (at least 3 hours per day for 50 working days).



  • Follow policies established by the Director and the State of Missouri.

  • Maintain a cooperative attitude, accepting the educational philosophy of Super Start.

  • Attend all meetings of the staff as required by the Director including parent-teacher meetings, devotions, conferences, workdays, and any other assigned meetings.

  • Read professional materials and attend at least one class, workshop seminar per year to maintain an understanding of age appropriate procedures, students, curriculum, and legal requirements.

  • Attend education courses/classes to qualify for licensing requirements.

  • Fulfill other duties as requested by the Director.



At Super Start, teachers and staff will provide a program that:

  • Demonstrates a love for Jesus and Christian values

  • Includes children as active participants in their learning experiences

  • Promotes cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development

  • Maximizes the independence and enhances the potential of young children



In order to accomplish these goals, we will provide an preschool and infant care program that enthusiastically promotes:

Reggio Emilia inspired curriculum A healthy and safe environment for children Regular communication with parents and caregivers Teacher-child ratios which ensure quality care and individualized attention Planned learning activities specialized to each child’s developmental age.



  • Be responsible for carrying out the daily teaching program as outlined by and under the supervision of the Preschool Director.

  • Plan and prepare written lesson plans one week in advance to be given to the Preschool Director for review.

  • Plan lessons including advanced preparation and clean up.

  • Make progress reports for children assigned to you. Be available to meet with parents for a conference when need arises.

  • Plan and prepare attractive bulletin boards for assigned area(s). All boards must be changed monthly and kept current with holidays.


Your classroom is a reflection of the organization. You’ll need to attend to light housekeeping chores each day, and keep the rooms neat and attractive.



  • Scholarship of 50% off your child(ren).

  • Simple IRA retirement plan

  • Health insurance

  • Dental/Vision Insurance

  • Paid time off


Job Type: Full-time


Pay: $16.00 - $18.00 per hour



  • Dental insurance

  • Employee discount

  • Health insurance

  • Paid time off

  • Professional development assistance

  • Retirement plan

  • Vision insurance



  • 8 hour shift

  • Day shift (no evenings or weekends)


Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Columbia, MO 65201: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)



  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)



  • CPR Certification (Preferred)

  • Child Development Associate Certification (Preferred)

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