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Healthy Kids Programs Early Learning Lead Teacher at Healthy Kids Programs in Prattsburgh, New York

Early Learning Lead Teacher at Healthy Kids Programs


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Early Learning Lead Teacher

Prattsburgh , New York , United States | Early Learning | Part-time

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WHO WE ARE:Healthy Kids is one of the North East’s largest providers of Early Learning, Before and After School and Summer Camp Programs with over 100 locations. We are reinventing accessible and affordable child care for today’s families and creating opportunities for teachers and caregivers to do what they love (and feel valued while they’re doing it). Join our community to provide the quality program children deserve while pursuing your own professional growth and development.

We are currently hiring for Lead Teachers for our Toddler classroom at our Early Learning Center located in Prattsburgh, NY.

PAY:$16 per hour

JOB STATUS:Part time, non-exempt


  • Developing weekly plans, and implements age appropriate lesson plans using the Creative Curriculum to nurture and stimulate all domains of children’s development in their care.

  • Create positive adult/child interactions using the CLASS method.

  • Assures the education, health, welfare and safety of the children enrolled in their classroom and the center as a whole using ECERS/ITERS.

  • Maintain ongoing, open communication with parents/ caregivers via Brightwheel App, email and in-person meetings.

  • Perform on‐going developmental evaluations of children and plan periodical parent conferences to discuss children's developmental progress, needs and interests.

  • Assist families with children's transitions from toddler to preschool and from preschool to kindergarten.

  • Maintain accurate, complete and timely family and agency records; including daily meal and attendance records.

  • Ensures that the Childcare Assistant is kept updated in all matters concerning the classroom and program, i.e. meetings, lesson plans, policies & procedures, training received.

  • Provides functional training and guidance to staff, interns, substitutes and volunteers assigned to the classroom.

  • Participate in on‐going in‐service and educational development opportunities provided by Healthy Kids.


  • Associate's degree in Child Development, Child Development Certificate, Bachelor's Degree and or equivalent degree OR

  • Infant and Toddler Child Care and Education Credential or other Office-recognized credential specific to infant/toddler developmental period (with 2 yrs of experience ) OR

  • Child Development Credential (with 2 yrs experience) OR

  • 9 Credits in Early Childhood or a related field with a plan of study leading to Associates or other Office recognized credential (with 2 years of experience)


  • Must pass a full background check, including fingerprinting, references, SEL & SCR through NYS Office of Children and Family Services.

  • Must be medically fit to perform all job duties, free of communicable disease including TB and provide documentation from a licensed physician within the past year.

  • Warm, friendly, caring, upbeat personality. Exceptional people skills in dealing with young children, parents and staff. Professional, reliable and prompt.

  • Must have the stamina and physical flexibility (walking, sitting, standing, bending, kneeling, pulling, running, reaching, climbing, lifting and carrying up to 50 lbs.) without assistance to participate in children’s activities.


  • Flexible scheduling

  • Paid Time Off

  • Career Development

    In addition, we offer competitive benefits for our full time employees including:

  • Paid Holidays

  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance

  • Life Insurance

  • Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance

  • 401(k)

  • AFLAC Supplemental Plans.

    Healthy Kid’s is dedicated to creating a workforce that promotes and supports diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.

    This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship. Healthy Kids Programs makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time. For more information, visit: