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Lead Teacher - Child Care/Early Childhood Education
Job Code:2022-CH CHILD-005
Location:Chattanooga - Germantown
FT/PT Status:Regular Full Time

If you are interested in working with young children in a professional early learning environment then this may be the place for you. Our rooms include children of all abilities and prior experience working with children with special needs is helpful.


The ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • At least a CDA (Child Development Associate Certificate) and/or Associate degree in Early Childhood Education or closely related field. Please note - due to our Head Start contracts we can not hire applicants that do not meet these minimum educational qualifications.
  • Knowledge of TN licensing standards, ITERS guidelines, The Creative Curriculum for Infants, Toddlers and Twos.
  • Thorough understanding of cognitive, social/emotional and physical needs of infants/toddlers.
  • First Aid/CPR certifications
  • Ability to relate to children of all backgrounds and abilities and build rapport with their families.
  • Familiarity with Infant/Toddler developmental standards, screenings and assessments.
  • Strong computer skills in order to develop computer based lesson plans, reports, and records and enter data into a variety of computer programs.
  • At least one year working in a professional environment with children 0-5 years old.
  • Ability to pass a criminal background (fingerprint) & registry check
  • Previous experience working or volunteering with a special needs population is preferred but not required.
  • Ability to lift/carry/maneuver children up to 25 lbs without assistance and ability to get up and down from the floor to engage with children regularly.
  • Must complete a standard post-offer/ pre-employment Health form for child care employees with a TB Test as required by state law.

    This is a full-time position with hours between 7:30-5:30 pm, Monday - Friday.

Signal Centers offers a rich benefits package to all full time employees including health, dental and vision insurance, 401k and life insurance.