Lead Teacher, Extended Day Program/Substitute Day Program, Full-time (openings at 3/4/5 year olds, elementary and middle grades levels)

Extended Day Program Atlanta, Georgia


Lead Teacher, Extended Day Program/Substitute Day Program, Full-time (openings at 3/4/5 year olds, elementary and middle grades levels)

Our community and curriculum intentionally reflect the world in which we live. In fact, our community is one of the most diverse among all of Atlanta’s and the nations’ independent schools. Our commitment to inclusion creates an environment where children and adults are free to be their authentic selves.

We embrace play in everything we do because it is essential to the intellectual, social, emotional, physical and cultural development of our young children and young adults. Our joyful and nurturing campus in the heart of Midtown Atlanta supports students to take risks and challenges them to make a positive impact on our ever-changing world.

We are seeking experienced full-time Lead Teachers to work as a classroom teacher in our Extended Day Program five (5) afternoons a week and as a Substitute in our Day Program two (2) mornings a week. Positions are available with our 3-4 year olds, elementary and middle grades classrooms. Extended Day hours are afternoons five (5) days a week: Monday – Thursday from 2:30 to 6:00 p.m. and Fridays from 1:30 to 6:00 p.m. and Day Program hours are mornings two (2) times a week (scheduled days to be determined) morning hours from 7:45 a.m. to Extended Day start. Work-week is full-time hours and includes benefits.

The Discovery Extended Day Program at The Children’s School is a place for children from all backgrounds to play, socialize, learn and grow.  A successful candidate in this role would be expected to actively engage with their students on a daily basis.

Day to day, an Extended Day teacher will:

  • Work with EDSL administration to develop and execute curriculum to achieve the learning objectives in the classroom with directives tied to the vision of the program 
  • Plan and carry out daily activities
  • Ensure the safety and physical well-being of the children
  • Play a meaningful, active, and engaged role in each student’s daily school life
  • Establish and maintain a creative, self-directed and collaborative learning environment
  • Communicate, collaborate, and work effectively in teaching partnerships
  • Contribute to the effective operation of the overall childcare program

Basic Qualifications

  • High School degree and/or current college student
  • Applicable experience working with children
  • Be child-centered
  • Possess the following characteristics:
    • Authenticity
    • Contagious optimism and enthusiasm 
    • Honesty and Integrity
    • Collaboration-mindedness, empathy, self-awareness and reflection
    • Intrinsic motivation, initiative and high standards
    • Adaptation, resilience, iterative mindset and willingness to take risks, fail and recover
    • Critical thinking, inquisitiveness, boundless curiosity and enthusiasm 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Comfort in the use of digital technology and media 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Associate’s degree or two years college equivalency 
  • Three (3) years of experience teaching children in a classroom setting
  • Passion for and experience in the work of diversity, equity, and inclusion 

The Children's School of Atlanta is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.  

We believe that in order for children to fully, sensitively and effectively engage in their communities, they must possess strong local, cultural and global competence. To that end, we learn from and enrich ourselves with multiple perspectives and welcome people of any country of origin, culture, disability, ethnicity, gender expression, gender identity, physical appearance, race, religious choice, family structure, sex, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status.