Lead Teacher, Child Development Center


Nash Community College

Job Location


Rocky Mount, NC

Salary Grade

Depends on Qualifications



Job Category

Technical & Paraprofessional

Application Period

Opens: 07/08/2024
Closes: 07/31/2024

Target Start Date

Expected Work Hours

M-F, 42.5 hours per week

Employment Type


Minimum Qualifications

*** Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.***

NCECC (NC early childhood credential) with 2 years of experience required.  Must submit a Federal criminal record check and fingerprints. Shall be immunized, have a current TB skin test, and in good physical health as evidenced by an annual physical examination documentation.  The teacher is also responsible for a current certification in CPR, First Aid, and for meeting State requirements.

Preferred Qualifications


Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or related discipline from a regionally accredited institution preferred.

Position Description


The teacher is responsible for providing day to day quality age appropriate lesson plans for children in the respective age groups and for maintaining and evaluating a program plan for the education of the children.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Treat children, parents, students, and each other with respect and kindness.  Children must be nurtured and discipline must always be respectful of the child.  The confidentiality of each child and family must be maintained at all times
  • Maintain flexibility with staff patterns, schedules, and Center responsibilities as the goal of the Center is to provide quality early education that requires the performance of various duties to benefit the program.
  • Support and comply with all Center policies.
  • Read, understand, and practice the following handbooks:
    • NCC Employee Manual
    • NAEYC Code of Ethics
    • NAEYC – DAP Book
    • NC State Licensing Regulations
    • Environment Rating Scales
    • NC State Health Department Regulations
    • Healthy Young Children
    • NCC- Child Development Center Parent Handbook
    • NCC- Child Development Center Staff Handbook
  • Works collaboratively with the EDU department faculty to ensure development appropriate practice is demonstrated for EDU interns with the classroom setting.
  • Promotes child development and learning.
  • Builds family and community relationships.
  • Maintain a classroom environment in the absence of the lead teacher.
  • Demonstrates developmentally effective approaches to connect with children and families.
  • Serves as an Early Childhood Professional and uses such standards to manage relationships.
  • Promotes healthy eating practices according to the Division of Child Development and Early Education.
  • Read and comply with all correspondence issued by NCC and/or the Director, Child Development Center.
  • Maintain current personnel file.
  • Maintain the physical environment during the lead teacher’s absence, that is conducive to meeting group objectives, ensure the classroom is kept clean, ensure health and safety regulations are met, arrange group areas to meet needs of children, and maintain organization/neatness of group area.
  • Help ensure all charts/forms are accurate, daily reports, accident reports, medicine forms, feeding charts, and sign-on/out sheets.
  • Develop and maintain open lines of communication with parents, develop specific communication networks, acknowledge parent needs, talk with parents about their child’s development; ensure parents are familiar with all staff and volunteers.
  • Attend and participate in staff/parent meetings.
  • Maintain a daily schedule and plans for classroom activities for effective instruction and orderly operation when the Lead teacher is away from children.
  • Continue to implement the program while the lead teacher is out of the classroom, ensuring that the “minimum program requirements” are met.
  • Participate in staff development activities and evaluation processes as appropriate.
  • Attend the NC – NAEYC annual conference and complete the required number of in-service hours according to DCDEE 
  • Participate in professional development activities provided by NCC. 
  • Participate in College events and activities
  • Maintain regular on-site attendance during normal hours of college operations consistent with expectations and College policies and procedures.
  • Initiate and answer telephone calls and video conference calls.
  • Perform other duties as assigned which contribute to the efficient and effective operation of NCC.
  • Serve on various committees as assigned.
  • Participate in and support ongoing assessment, planning and evaluation to improve student learning.


Physical Demands


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Employees may request reasonable accommodation(s) if necessary to perform the essential functions of the job.

  • Maintain stationary position, sitting or standing, for extended periods of time.
  • Operate a computer and other office productivity machinery. 
  • Must be able to kneel, bend, squat, lift, push, pull, and carry objects or children.
  • Occasionally lift, move, transport, install, or remove items weighing up to 50 pounds. 
  • The ability to communicate information so that others understand. 
  • The ability to observe details.  

Contact Info




**Nash Community College will only accept applications that are submitted online through the online application system. Please visit https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/nashcc? to view any vacancies and submit your application.**

200 West Jones Street Raleigh, North Carolina 27603

(919) 807-7100