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Lead Preschool Teacher

The Lead Teacher, under the supervision of the Director and/or Assistant Director, is responsible for developing and implementing a developmentally based, educational program for the assigned class of children. This is a full-time position located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Mi Escuelita is a five-star preschool; we are a small but diverse community that has a true family feel. We value diversity and social justice; all of our staff are paid a living wage. We are a non-profit school that is governed by a Board of Directors.


The mission of Mi Escuelita is as follows:

  • To be a place where people of two languages and cultures come together to share their strengths, preparing children for a future of tolerance and citizenship.

  • To encourage understanding through the Spanish language and culture.

  • To create an integrated community by providing high quality educational programs that honor diversity and encourage understanding through Spanish language immersion activities for Spanish and English speaking children, their families, friends, and neighbors.

Major Functions

  • To plan and execute educational programs of age-appropriate activities for children in care that familiarize children with Spanish language, and Latin American customs, music, food, and traditions

  • To identify each child’s individual capabilities and needs

  • To create a warm and safe learning environment

  • To assure the welfare, health, and safety of the children

  • To maintain a clean and healthy environment

  • To organize and maintain classroom activity areas, materials and supplies, and keep the director advised of equipment and materials that need to be repaired and replaced

  • To maintain constant supervision of children

  • To observe children for any health problems, notify the director, and follow the program’s procedure to inform the parents of sickness or injury

  • To take daily attendance and maintain all requirements to keep Mi Escuelita in good standing as a licensed 5-star childcare center

  • To establish and maintain effective communication with parents

  • To keep the director informed of any classroom problems

  • To help with the general housekeeping and kitchen tasks

  • To maintain professional attitudes, a teamwork mindset, and loyalty to the school

In addition, the workload includes but is not limited to the following

  • Build good communications with other staff to create a professional environment

  • Attend pre-service and in-service training as required by the state

  • Attend recommended training, workshops, and conferences that help grow his/her professional development in the field of early childhood and the improvement of early childhood education.

  • Attend training on Spanish immersion educational methods in a majority English country

  • Observe the center’s discipline policy


  • 18 years or older

  • High school diploma or GED

  • Applicant must be a fluent Spanish speaker and have life experience in Latin American culture, such that the applicant is familiar with the customs, music, food, religious and holiday traditions of a Latin American country

  • Applicant must have minimum of one year’s experience working in a licensed, childcare center

  • A current CPR and First Aid certificate within 6 months of employment​

Essential Physical and Mental Functions

Physical Activities:

  • While performing the duties of this position, the ability to stand; use hands to point, handle or feel; and talk and hear

  • The ability to occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus

  • The ability to endure moderate but persistent or frequent levels of noise

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position

Mental Activities:

  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to identify and solve problems

  • Ability to clearly specify written or oral instructions



  • Job Type: Full-time

  • Benefits:

    • 401(k)

    • Dental insurance

    • Health insurance

    • Paid time off

    • Paid holidays

    • Professional development assistance

    • Tuition reimbursement

    • Vision insurance

  • Schedule:

    • 8 hour shift

  • Language:

    • Spanish (Required)

  • Work Location: In person (Chapel Hill, NC)

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