Lead Infant/Toddler/Preschool Teacher

Kïdo Austin , TX 78703

Posted 2 weeks ago

Are you looking for a role where you can make a difference every day?

Maybe you need higher pay, better benefits, or more flexible hours?

We are Kdo, a global network of innovative preschools with the vision of creating a truly modern early years environment.

We are seeking bright, energetic teachers who love kids and want to be a part of an up and coming team. Our schools are growing quickly, and the opportunities are endless. We want to help you find a role youll flourish in within our organization, and we want to help you meet your professional goals as well!

  • Position: Lead Teacher openings are available in various age ranges
  • Schedule: We have a variety of schedules available; example schedules include 8:30-5:30 or 9:00-6:00 with an hour lunch break daily.
  • Pay & Benefits: We offer extremely competitive pay, in addition to tons of benefits! For details, check out our list of reasons below why you should choose Kido!

Does this sound like the ideal job for you? Apply today! Our dedicated hiring staff will be in touch with you to fast-track your application.

More About Your Role

Kdo is on a journey of growth and employs passionate dedicated educators as we open more centers and grow quickly.

As a qualified Early Years Educator, you will be responsible for ensuring that we are always providing the highest quality of care and education and that the children have a safe and secure learning environment. Youll work continuously to make sure that you and your team recognize and deliver the needs of every student. Youll share responsibility for planning, organizing, and delivering the activities and learning experiences for the children in your room. Support the room team to facilitate the development of children and enable them to reach their full potential, and work together to help ensure that learning outcomes become daily classroom practice.

Youll work closely with other teachers to ensure that Kdo is delivering the absolute best that they can and to give recommendations about how they can improve their offerings and always push the boundaries of excellence.

What will you do?

You'll work closely to support the people in your school and youll be an ambassador for our values and a gatekeeper for our great culture. You will have accountability for the following:

  • Team Player be part of a fantastic team and forge great relationships within your team and everyone in the nursery setting.
  • Setting up youll help to create inspiring learning places, utilizing indoor and outdoor space.
  • Teaching Be hands-on helping to deliver a great learning experience for our children and support the team to meet curriculum aims and objectives. Youll take the children that do full days for a relaxing afternoon activity.
  • Curriculum help Kdo to deliver the best and most up to date curriculum for our children
  • Relationships You will encourage open lines of feedback and communication between colleagues, parents, and children. Youll create meaningful relationships within your team and with parents to provide the best service for our families.
  • Any other duties as reasonably requested by the school management.

We take elements from Montessori, Reggio Emilia, and combine them with beautiful learning spaces and 21st-century technology. Our customized experiences are the most effective way for children to develop their cognitive, social, physical, and creative abilities.

Our River Place location offers spacious classrooms with tons of natural light. Beautiful wood floors and elements of nature throughout make this a great space for learning AND for teaching. Our expansive playgrounds for every age offer lots of opportunities for outdoor play, and our roomy indoor playground provides space for large motor activities even when it rains.

The Kdo Competencies

  • Passion
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Receptive
  • Conscientious
  • Initiative
  • Teamwork
  • Resilient
  • Communication

Requirements

We want to talk with you if:

  • You are at least 18 years of age;
  • Have a High School Diploma;
  • Have teaching experience in a licensed childcare setting; and
  • Have the ability to demonstrate high-quality teaching

Youll be a preferred candidate if you have:

  • a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education, Education or related field, OR
  • a CDA (Child Development Associate Certification)
  • 5-10 years teaching experience in a licensed childcare setting, OR
  • 2-3 years experience in Montessori school setting

As part of our commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children in our care, the successful candidate is expected to undergo an enhanced fingerprint-based background check.

* Kido is an equal opportunity employer

Benefits

Why Choose Kdo?

  • We offer competitive salaries at all levels, PLUS regular opportunities for raises
  • FREE tuition for up to 2 of your children who attend Kido
  • If your birthday falls on a work day, you get the day OFF
  • $500 refer-a-friend bonus for recommending Kdo to friends*
  • Teacher lounge stocked with healthy snacks for you
  • Access to our fully stocked teacher supply closet, with options to order any additional supplies you need bi-weekly
  • Tuition reimbursement and professional development - we provide you with all the training you need, and well help you develop a plan to meet your professional goals.

Full time employees ALSO get:

  • 10 days of paid time off each year, PLUS sick time to use for illness/appointments
  • Paid holidays (9 holidays per year)
  • Comprehensive health care, vision and dental - 80% employer paid

*Bonus paid in 2 installments, after your referral is hired and is working for at least 90 days.

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