Flance Early Learning Center
  • 01-Jan-2020 to 29-Apr-2020 (CST)
  • Teacher
  • St. Louis, MO, USA
  • Varies based on experience
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Medical, Vision, Dental, Life Insurance, Supplemental Insurance, STD and LTD

Reports to:      Preschool Mentor Teacher                             FLSA Classification:    Non-Exempt

Status:             Full Time                                                         Gender:                       Any

Shift:               Rotates 7am-4pm & 9am-6pm



The Flance Early Learning Center is a diverse early childhood community that respects and nurtures children and adults in a trusting culture of love, empathy, compassion, and joy. An integral part of our mission and practice is to develop partnerships with families and community organizations that prepare and empower children to embrace learning, a strong sense of self, and social connection as essential tools for growth and achievement.


Overall Responsibility

Preschool teachers work in the preschool classroom.  All teachers are responsible for care related to the safety, health and hygiene of the children in the Center.  It is expected that teachers will be active members of the Center contributing to staff meetings, attending parent meetings, staying current in the field of early childhood education, and continuously tending their own professional growth.


Primary Interactions

Classes are team taught; teachers interact daily with their co-teacher as well as their leader, the Center Director, training consultants, and others.  Teachers interact with the children in their care and their families.


Supervisory Responsibilities

May supervise classroom volunteers.


Essential Tasks and Responsibilities

  • With the co-teacher, plans, organizes and implements a program for a group of children that is consistent with the Creative Curriculum and Teaching Strategies and Flance Center program setting individual and group goals on a regular basis
  • Maintains a safe and healthy classroom environment in accordance with Center policies, licensing and other regulations and best practices
  • Manages the classroom using appropriate materials, daily routines and emotionally supportive techniques
  • Maintains a comprehensive record of children's growth and development, including individual plans and journal entries, as well as other reports and records
  • Maintains supportive contact with parents including:
    • Writing reports
    • Conducting home visits and parent-teacher conferences
    • Attending parent group meetings
  • Directs classroom volunteers
  • Professional development
    • Maintains 15 or more continuing education hours per year
  • Creates continuity for children and families by participating in daily check-ins and information sharing with co-teacher(s), supervisor(s) and others, as appropriate
  • Conducts appropriate developmental screenings



Skills and Attributes

  • Ability to communicate with and maintain a welcoming and constructive relationship with children and adults
  • Must be patient, nurturing, flexible and dedicated; be willing to take responsibility and initiative; able to see the individuality in every child
  • Ability to accept direction and coaching in a constructive manner, able to learn about oneself and how it impacts teaching; willing to learn and change when necessary
  • Committed to continuous learning and growth as a professional
  • Ability to plan organize and adapt programs to different age groups
  • Must have CPR and First Aid training/certification


Environmental Factors

Teachers primarily work in the classroom and outdoor play areas.  Noise and activity levels can be high; children require constant supervision and cooperation by teachers.  Position requires a health screen, TB test, Hepatitis A vaccinations and annual background check (includes fingerprinting).  Flance Center is a busy, unique environment.  Employees are expected to participate fully in the life of the Center.  Because of the constant interaction with children, must be able to lift and carry 25 lbs. and be active in the classroom and outdoors (including sitting on the floor, standing for long periods, squatting, bending, stooping, moving about quickly, etc.)



  • Bachelor's degree in early childhood, education, child development or related field required.
  • Knowledge of behavior management and Developmentally Appropriate Practices
  • Specific knowledge or experience working with infants/toddlers or preschool children, depending on the classroom


Flance Early Learning Center is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applicants for all positions equally without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic condition, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation (real or perceived), any disability as defined in the Americans with Disabilities Act, or for any other characteristic protected by applicable United States federal or state law.

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