Lead Teacher Job Openings - 58 Jobs

  • Estimated Salary

    $24,490

    Lead Teacher Teacher
    Learning Care Group

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $37,000

    NEW
    Teacher
    Kindercare Education

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $37,000

    Homebound ASL Teacher
    Loudoun County Public Schools

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $33,400

    Child Care Lead Teacher *
    Learning Care Group

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $37,986

    Assistant Teacher
    Learning Care Group

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $37,676

    Associate Teacher
    Bright Horizons

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $46,132

    NEW
    Art Teacher
    Treehouse for Creative Kids LLC

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $37,000

    NEW
    (Bachelor's Degree Part
    Vipkid

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $37,986

    NEW
    Assistant Teacher - part time
    Bright Horizons

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $33,400

    Assistant Teacher - Infant Classroom *
    Learning Care Group

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $37,986

    Teacher Assistant, Kindergarten
    Loudoun County Public Schools

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $50,433

    NEW
    (Bachelor's Degree ESL
    Vipkid

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $54,890

    NEW
    Summer Elementary
    Envision Experience

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $39,699

    Teacher Assistant, Special Education
    Loudoun County Public Schools

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $39,699

    NEW
    Teacher Assistant, Special Education
    Loudoun County Public Schools

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $50,695

    Part time After School
    C3 Cyber Club

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $24,490

    NEW
    Two Year Old Lead Teacher (Full Time)
    Kindercare Education

    Herndon, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $24,490

    NEW
    Lead Teacher
    Kindercare Education

    Franconia, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $26,112

    Lead Teacher Teacher
    Learning Care Group

    Germantown, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $26,112

    Lead Teacher Teacher
    Learning Care Group

    Gaithersburg, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $26,112

    Lead Teacher - Sign on Bonus! *
    Learning Care Group

    Germantown, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $24,490

    Lead Teacher
    Bright Horizons

    Arlington, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $24,490

    Lead Teacher Pre K
    Learning Care Group

    Fairfax, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $24,490

    Lead Teacher Teacher
    Learning Care Group

    Fairfax, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $26,112

    Lead Teacher Teacher
    Learning Care Group

    Frederick, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $26,112

    Lead Teacher - Child Care *
    Learning Care Group

    Gaithersburg, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $26,112

    NEW
    Lead Teacher - Sign On Bonus! *
    Learning Care Group

    Bethesda, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $26,112

    NEW
    Lead Teacher
    Kindercare Education

    Rockville, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $24,490

    NEW
    Lead Teacher
    Kindercare Education

    Chantilly, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $24,490

    NEW
    Montessori Lead Teacher
    Northeast Stars Montessori

    Alexandria, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $24,490

    Lead Teacher Teacher
    Learning Care Group

    Alexandria, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $24,490

    Lead Teacher Teacher
    Learning Care Group

    Sterling, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $24,490

    Lead Teacher Teacher
    Learning Care Group

    Centreville, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $24,490

    Lead Teacher
    Bright Horizons

    Reston, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $24,490

    Lead Teacher
    Bright Horizons

    Vienna, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $24,490

    Lead Teacher - Child Care *
    Learning Care Group

    Fairfax Station, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $24,490

    Lead Teacher Teacher
    Learning Care Group

    Springfield, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $24,490

    Lead Teacher Teacher
    Learning Care Group

    Centreville, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $24,490

    Lead Teacher Teacher
    Learning Care Group

    Reston, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $24,490

    Lead Teacher Teacher
    Learning Care Group

    Alexandria, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $26,112

    Lead Teacher
    Bright Horizons

    Rockville, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $24,490

    NEW
    Lead Teacher
    Kindercare Education

    Arlington, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $24,490

    NEW
    Lead Teacher
    Kindercare Education

    Reston, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $24,490

    NEW
    Lead Teacher
    Kindercare Education

    Alexandria, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $24,490

    Lead Teacher (Sy18-19)
    Two Rivers Public Charter School

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $26,112

    NEW
    Lead Teacher - Sign On Bonus! *
    Learning Care Group

    Bethesda, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $24,490

    Extended Day Lead Teacher
    Friendship Public Charter School

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $24,490

    Lead Teacher
    Bright Horizons

    Falls Church, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $24,490

    Lead Teacher Teacher
    Learning Care Group

    Fairfax Station, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $24,490

    NEW
    Lead Teacher - School Age
    Kindercare Education

    Reston, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $26,112

    NEW
    Lead Teacher - Sign On Bonus! *
    Learning Care Group

    Bethesda, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $24,490

    Lead Teacher Teacher
    Learning Care Group

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $26,112

    Lead Teacher
    Bright Horizons

    Gaithersburg, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $24,490

    Lead Teacher
    Bright Horizons

    Arlington, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $24,490

    Lead Teacher Teacher
    Learning Care Group

    Manassas, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $24,490

    NEW
    Lead Teacher
    Kindercare Education

    Fairfax, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $26,112

    Lead Teacher Teacher
    Learning Care Group

    Frederick, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $26,112

    Lead Teacher Teacher
    Learning Care Group

    Gaithersburg, MD

Lead Teacher Jobs

average

$24,490

  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Thinking Creatively
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems

What does a Lead Teacher do

A Lead Teacher helps both teachers and students to have a positive and productive school experience. They also plan, prepare, and maintain all units of study, including various materials, thematic units, and library books.

how to become a Lead Teacher

Education and training requirements vary based on settings and state regulations. They range from a high school diploma and certification to a college degree.

Education

In childcare centers, preschool teachers generally are required to have a least a high school diploma and a certification in early childhood education. However, employers may prefer to hire workers with at least some postsecondary education in early childhood education.

Preschool teachers in Head Start programs are required to have at least an associate’s degree. However, at least 50 percent of all preschool teachers in Head Start programs nationwide must have a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education or a related field. Those with a degree in a related field must have experience teaching preschool-age children.

In public schools, preschool teachers are generally required to have at least a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education or a related field. Bachelor’s degree programs teach students about children’s development, strategies to teach young children, and how to observe and document children’s progress.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Some states require preschool teachers to obtain the Child Development Associate (CDA) credential offered by the Council for Professional Recognition. Obtaining the CDA credential requires coursework, experience in the field, a written exam, and observation of the candidate working with children. The CDA credential is valid for three years and requires renewal.

Some states recognize the Certified Childcare Professional (CCP) designation offered by the National Early Childhood Program Accreditation. Some of the requirements needed to obtain the CCP include that the candidate must be 18 years old, have a high school diploma, have experience in the field, take courses in early childhood education, and pass an exam. The CCP accreditation requires renewal every two years through the CCP maintenance process.

In public schools, preschool teachers must be licensed to teach early childhood education, which covers preschool through third grade. Requirements vary by state, but they generally require a bachelor’s degree and passing an exam to demonstrate competency. Most states require teachers to complete continuing education credits to maintain their license.

Other Experience

A few states require preschool teachers to have some work experience in a childcare setting. The amount of experience necessary varies by state. In these cases, preschool teachers often start out as childcare workers or teacher assistants.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Preschool teachers need good communication skills to talk to parents and colleagues about students’ progress. They need good writing and speaking skills to convey this information effectively. They must also be able to communicate well with small children.

Creativity. Preschool teachers must plan lessons that engage young students. In addition, they need to adapt their lessons to suit different learning styles.

Interpersonal skills. Preschool teachers must understand children’s emotional needs and be able to develop good relationships with parents, children, and colleagues.

Organizational skills. Teachers need to be organized to plan lessons and keep records of their students.

Patience. Working with children can be frustrating, and preschool teachers should be able to respond calmly to overwhelming and difficult situations.

Physical stamina. Working with children can be physically taxing, so preschool teachers should have a lot of energy.

Advancement

Experienced preschool teachers can advance to become the director of a preschool or childcare center or a lead teacher, who may be responsible for the instruction of several classes. Those with a bachelor's degree in early childhood education frequently are qualified to teach kindergarten through grade 3, in addition to preschool. Teaching positions at these higher grades typically pay more. For more information, see the profiles on preschool and childcare center directors and kindergarten and elementary school teachers.

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Real Lead Teacher Salaries

Get paid what you deserve

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Lead Teacher Youthbuild Charter School of California Fresno, CA Jul 23, 2015 $84,990
Lead Teacher, K Aspire Public Schools Huntington Park, CA Dec 22, 2016 $81,614
Lead Teacher, K Aspire Public Schools Huntington Park, CA Jan 09, 2016 $81,614
Lead Teacher Youthbuild Charter School of California Palmdale, CA Jul 23, 2015 $76,440
Chinese Lead Teacher China Institute In America New York, NY Sep 10, 2015 $73,045 -
$93,915
Chinese Lead Teacher China Institute In America New York, NY Aug 27, 2015 $73,045 -
$93,915
Spanish Lead Teacher (Instructional Coordinator) Carolina International School Concord, NC Jan 27, 2016 $73,000 -
$83,000
Lead Teacher, Music In Schools Initiative Yale University New Haven, CT Dec 02, 2016 $70,554
Lead Teacher Columbia University New York, NY Jul 01, 2015 $69,927
Spanish Lead Teacher (Grades) Dc Bilingual Public Charter School Washington, DC Oct 14, 2016 $67,790 -
$95,000

Top Skills for a Lead Teacher

Know what it takes to get the job done

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Top Lead Teacher Skills

We found these three skills more than any other for lead teacher jobs are:
  1. Weekly Lesson Plans
  2. Classroom Management
  3. Appropriate Curriculum
The skill that employers don’t seem to have as a strong a need for lead teacher jobs is IEP.

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Top Lead Teacher Employers

Find the best employers to advance your career

Top 10 Lead Teacher Employers

You can find a job as a Lead Teacher with over 10 different companies. The company with the highest employment for a Lead Teacher is Kindercare Learning Center.

Other companies that have high employment for Lead Teacher jobs are:
  1. La Petite Academy
  2. The Goddard School
  3. YMCA
  4. Childcare Network

Kindercare Learning Center, La Petite Academy, The Goddard School, YMCA, Childcare Network, Childtime Learning Center, Primrose School, The Learning Experience, Kiddie Academy, Bright Horizons Family Solutions

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