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Lead Teacher – UCIC

Lead Teacher – UCiC Issaquah

Salary: Competitive Salary Depending on Experience

Under the general supervision of the Director, the Lead Teacher will be responsible for creating and maintaining a safe, fun, and thriving age appropriate classroom environment.

The Lead Teacher will provide direct instruction to students using an established curriculum. This position must have working knowledge of, “Creative Curriculum,” the Department of Early Learning Licensing Standards for Washington State, and UCiC’s School policies.

Our Lead Teachers join together as a team called to serve God’s youngest children with passion and excellence. The central focus of our team is to guide each individual child on their own faith journey and in everything that we say and do, point them to Christ. The teachers at UCiC teach and communicate with intention, passion, and maintain a culture where all staff can thrive and grow professionally. A culture that glorifies our Lord and Savior and supports a positive culture for our teachers as well as the children and families that attend our school.

The Lead Teacher is an essential part of our continued success in providing a God centered, quality program for the children and parents that have come to depend upon UCiC. Do you desire the opportunity to guide young children with regard to their academic, social, emotional, and spiritual development? Do you want to be a part of helping set a solid foundation for their future?



  • Support the Director in maintaining a quality program that upholds the standards, goals, and overall mission of UCiC

  • Build a quality and intentional early learning environment, maintaining a well-functioning, safe classroom, outdoor play supervision

  • Creatively solve problems and resolve concerns with students throughout the day, supporting fellow teachers and providing positive guidance to children

  • Perform tasks independently in a timely manner without direct supervision

  • Know and comply with the state regulations concerning a state licensed preschool knowing specifically how it impacts day to day duties and responsibilities in the classroom

  • Represent yourself as a professional in Early Childhood Education and teacher to UCiC’s standards to students and their families

  • Communicate effectively, respectfully, and in a professional manner with the leadership of UCiC including the administrative team, teachers, and other UCiC Preschool staff

  • Maintain flexibility and the ability to change direction quickly in response to a variety of situations that can occur in the classroom

  • Being attentive to each child’s progress through observation and evaluation. Prepare progress reports for parents twice during the academic year

  • Perform other related duties as assigned



Any equivalent combination of knowledge, skills, abilities, education and experience

  • Christian commitment: Demonstration of a Christian commitment and relationship with Jesus Christ while being active in a local church

  • Education: Completed or in process of earning a two year degree in Early Childhood Education or related field from an accredited college or university recognized by the United States Department of Education or equivalent

  • Experience: Must have a minimum of two years prior experience working with children

  • Licensure/Certification: Must have the following, or be willing to obtain upon hire;

    • Washington State required 20 hour basic training or show proof of a waiver

    • Child/infant CPR and first aid

    • HIV and blood borne pathogen training

    • Food handlers’ card

    • Proof of negative Tb skin test prior to the first day of work

    • Other certifications as deemed necessary by the state for work in a licensed Early Learning and Early Education facility

Other Considerations:

  • Must have ability and commitment to work with multi-ethnic, culturally diverse student and parent population

  • Ability to work with the public in a friendly and courteous manner

  • Maintain confidentiality and composure in a busy, open setting

  • Must have a patient, child-centered temperament, professionalism, and a team unity mind set

  • Strong ability to communicate clearly to young children as well as the ability to communicate both verbally and in writing to teachers, parents, and supervisors

  • Ability to work collaboratively with supervisors, coworkers, students, and parents



  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in related field from an accredited college or university recognized by the United States Department of Education or equivalent