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Lead Teacher

Lead Teacher

We are seeking teachers who are passionate about working with young children to join our team!




Full-time or Part-time

We are seeking teachers who are passionate about working with young children to join our team!

Kemit Academy is a nurturing, fun, and vibrant environment for children aged six weeks to five years. We are proud to offer high-quality childcare and education in a carefully designed environment to support relationships among children, parents, and educators.

Kemit Academy is a year-round program. We are looking for fun and energetic Teachers who are team players. Lead Teachers must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in a child-related field as a minimum along with a positive attitude and great interpersonal skills.

Lead Teacher daily duties include:

  • Developing lesson plans.
  • Meeting the individual needs of the children
  • Parent communication
  • Participation in staff and training meetings
  • Designing an appropriate room arrangement to support the goals and developmental level of the children in the classroom
  • Interacting with the children to support play, exploration, and learning
  • Presenting expectations that are appropriate to the child’s age and developmental level
  • Planning and implementing activities that develop self-esteem and social skills.
  • Communicating appropriately and professionally with parents and fellow staff
  • Building teamwork
  • Using assessment tools
  • Committing to continuing education

Lead Teachers write and implement their own lesson plans based on Illinois State Early Childhood Developmental Guidelines and monthly school themes. Most importantly, they create a positive learning environment in their classroom where children develop a lifelong love of learning.

Kemit Academy offers competitive salaries and benefits based on experience, education, and certifications. Please attach a complete resume with salary requirements along with the preferred position when applying.

Full-time benefits include:

  • Paid Time Off
  • Health Insurance*
  • Enrollment in Simple IRA/Retirement Plan
  • Professional Development Opportunities


  • Early Childhood Education: 2 years (Preferred)


  • 15-30 semester hours (or 45 quarter hours) of credits from an accredited college or university with six semester hours (or nine quarter hours) in courses related directly to child care and/or child development, from birth to age six

Benefit Conditions:

  • A waiting period may apply
  • Only full-time employees eligible
COVID-19 considerations:
To keep our staff, families, and children as safe as possible, we are taking a number of precautions. These include, but are not limited to, taking the temperature of everyone who enters the building and requiring the use of face coverings.

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