Lead Teacher



  • Be 21 years of age, or have graduated from an EEC-certified vocational school.
  • Meet the EEC Certification requirements for pre-school lead teacher.
  • Associates Degree or CDA preferred.
  • Must obtain and maintain First Aid/CPR certification.
  • One (1) year experience as EEC certified teacher
  • Working knowledge of EEC Regulations
  • Computer literacy: Familiar with Microsoft Office Suite, i.e., Excel, Word, Teams, Outlook.
  • Working knowledge of Teaching Strategies Gold (TSG)
  • Familiar with Individual Educational Plans (IEP’s) preferred, but not required.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge and sensitivity to children who experience homelessness, trauma, social-economic diversity, and their caregivers.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and a professional demeanor when interacting with internal and external staff and caregivers.
  • Strong classroom management and organizational skills
  • Ability and willingness to work as part of a team with internal and external staff and caregivers.
  • Ability to lift 20-70 pounds and be able to stoop, crawl and bend in order to support children.



  • Plan, develop, reflect and customize the implementation of Square One’s curriculum, in collaboration with your teaching team and supporting internal and external consultants.
  • Individualize lesson plans and instruction based on children’s needs/IEP.
  • Continuously maintain visual and auditory supervision both indoor and outdoor of all children, at all times.
  • Maintain an attractive, equitable and diverse environment that meets health and safety guidelines with all equipment and supplies in good condition.
  • Responsible for oversight of the classroom and children, teaching team, floats/temps.
  • Schedule and conduct weekly team meetings with teachers, aides, and other designated staff to plan and/or evaluate the program.
  • Attend and actively engage in all center staff meetings.
  • Uses community and program resources to develop the educational program.
  • Maintain classroom records and complete progress reports as required.
  • Maintain a sound, positive working relationship with parents, staff and other adults in the center.
  • Communicate to the Director, or other designated individual, pertinent information with regard to families and children.
  • Attend parent meetings as scheduled.
  • Welcome funders and other community partners into the classroom.
  • Completes progress reports quarterly or more frequently, if needed.
  • Hold parent conferences in conjunction with Director and/or assistant director.
  • Develop and/or implement behavior management program appropriate to the needs of children.
  • Responsible for bus monitor duties, as required.
  • Presents testimony at court proceedings, when required.
  • Interact in a positive and respectful manner with co-workers, families, and visitors to the program.
  • Carry out other duties as designated by Center Director.
  • Pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 119. Section 51A, you are a mandated reporter and held to the statutory reporting requirements.


Job Type: Full- Time

Pay: $17.90 per hour

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Springfield, MA 01118: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

LOCATION: 250 King Street, Springfield, MA – (In person)

Accountability: To the Center Director