Pre-K Academy Teacher

Professional Education

The Primary Teacher is responsible for providing high-level learning experiences to the children in our academy.  This is achieved by teaching the course of study prescribed by the Pre-K Academy instructional programs/materials in a manner that meets the spiritual and academic expectations established by the Pre-K Academy Director and Principal.  A primary responsibility is the development of student competencies and skills to be successful learners.  

Professional Responsibilities:

  • Treat all matters of school business and student information in a confidential manner.
  • Be punctual, trustworthy, cooperative, and work without direct supervision.
  • Work well with parents, students, faculty, and staff, and assist them whenever possible/necessary.
  • Be self-initiating, possess excellent organizational skills, see things that need to be done and plan for them.
  • Collaborate with teachers and Director to plan the weekly theme and daily program based on the developmental needs of enrolled children. Lesson plans shall be written and posted weekly.
  • Communicate regarding the growth of students with parents, verbally and written. Maintain child portfolios documenting development progress, plan curriculum, and to communicate with parents. 
  • Responsible for the arrangement, appearance and learning environment of the classroom. This includes wall displays and cleanliness of the children’s cubbies.
  • Identify student needs and cooperate with other professional staff members in assessing and helping students solve learning problems.
  • Ensure a healthy and safe environment for every child, comply with health and safety regulations and procedures, and be a good role model. 
  • Familiarize yourself with the state licensing regulations regulating Child Care Centers and the operating policies and employee handbook of the organization. 
  • Attend staff meetings and training sessions necessary to meet the annual requirement for licensing and the Early Childhood Care and Education Practitioner Registry Career Path.
  • Assist with housekeeping tasks around the center. 
  • Promote the center and its mission to community members, potential donors, customers, and policy makers. 
  • Comply with other duties as mutually determined with the director or principal.

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience working with young children in a group setting.  Experience working in a licensed/registered childcare facility strongly preferred.
  • Must be immunized and able to provide written documentation.
  • Must have and maintain current First Aid & CPR certification. 
  • Must be able to pass a criminal, Protective Service, and Department of Motor Vehicle background checks. 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Valid and updated Montana Teacher’s Certification


  • Group Health Insurance – employer pays 100% in full for HAS plan. 
  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Retirement – 403(b)(7), employee contributes immediately, Employer match up to 5% after 5 months of employment
  • Sick leave – 10 days a year after 6 months of employment
  • Vacation - yes


  • Birthday off w/pay
  • Local discounts
  • Meals
  • Holiday party
  • Assistance for K-12 tuition

Paid holidays:

  • New Years Day
  • Easter Holiday (multiple days)
  • Memorial Day
  • 4th of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day/Day after
  • Christmas Holiday (multiple days)

Multiple opportunities, one position open immediately, 3 positions open August 2022.  

$16.00 per hour, Monday- Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.   Click here to apply.

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