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Job Details

Early Childhood Lead Teacher

Company name
school for friends

Washington, DC, United States

Employment Type


Posted on
Oct 11, 2021



School for Friends has been serving the District of Columbia- Maryland and Virginia families for over 39 years. Since 1981, we have been providing a high-quality, caring, and supportive educational environment for children and families, implementing research-based best practices. We are committed to creating a diverse school community focusing on the Quaker values of cooperation, equality, and nonviolence. We encourage all aspects of a child's development - social, emotional, physical, and cognitive - in a setting that is safe, welcoming, and engaging. We help the children develop positive concepts and understand others from different cultural and economic backgrounds. We are committed to the inclusion of children with various learning abilities. We are open from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Monday through Friday, year-round.

We are a member of the Friends Council on Education. We are licensed by the District of Columbia and accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). We have received numerous awards and recognition in our over 39-year history.


 We are looking for a full-time Lead Teachers to join our team to work with young children in SY 2021-2022. We are in the heart of Washington, DC, walking distance from Dupont Circle Metro Station.

*The Lead Teacher is responsible for supervising the classroom, including the children and the teaching team.

* Implementing the Creative Curriculum

* Observing and tracking children's developmental progress including children with different needs

* Working in a team of educators to create lesson plans, write classroom blogs, and newsletters

* Clear and consistent communication with families and peers

* Ongoing professional development opportunities including NAEYC conference


* Nurturing

* Life long learners

* Reliable and trustworthy

* Excited to be a part of a high functioning team of professionals

* Creative and patient

* Personable, positive and solution oriented

Note: You must be able to safely lift up to 40 pounds of weight

Minimum education requirement:

Experience working with young children in an inclusive classroom setting. AA or BA in Early Childhood Education. A college degree in a related field along with experience working with young children will be considered.

Experience working with young children in a group setting.

We offer competitive pay and provide teachers with a friendly and supportive work environment with opportunities to gain new skills and advance their personal career goals.

Please note that all applicants will be subject to a local and federal background check, pre-employment drug, and alcohol testing, as well a references check.


- Paid sick and vacation leave

- Paid Federal holidays

- 403(b) retirement plan

- Paid training days

- Insurance benefits


Job Type: Full-time

COVID-19 considerations:
SFF acquired Personal Protective Equipment, tops/scrubs for its staff, and follows all Department of Health and Office of the State Superintendent of Education Licensing regulations and guidances for operating during an ongoing pandemic.

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school for friends

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