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Why Work for Kennedy Academy?  Kennedy Academy has been in business for over 30 years caring for children ages 2 1/2 to 6 years of age. We are more than a licensed childcare facility; we are an academic program that prepares students for their academic journey once they graduate from PreK or Kindergarten program.
The benefit options available to our employees are as follows:
    • Competitive compensation
    • Direct Deposit
    • Paid holidays after 90 days employment
    • One week paid vacation after 1-year employment; two weeks paid vacation after 2-years employment
    • 2 paid personal days each year
    • Childcare discount
    • Employee paid short-term disability, accident and hospital policies, life insurance, identity theft coverage, and more through Colonial Life

Kennedy Academy Lead Teacher

Hours: Four 10 hour days between 6:30 am and 5:30 pm

Pay Rate: Starting at $10.00 per hour but negotiable based on degree held

Kennedy Academy Lead Preschool Teacher

Objective: Responsible for teaching children in a private, licensed child care facility at the Preschool level


  1. Early Childhood or Elementary Education Associates Degree or higher, AND
  2. Must have at least 6 months of lead teaching experience in a licensed child care center, OR
  3. Complete five sessions of observation not less than 2 ½ consecutive hours per observation in licensed facilities with children 3 and above; and successfully complete 10 hours of training as required by Kansas Department of Health and Environment.
  4. Must be able to pass KBI screening & as well as obtain a TB test, health assessment, and provide fingerprints as required by KDHE (the facility does not cover the cost of the TB test or health assessment)
  5. Meet KDHE training requirements prior to hiring:
  • Signs and Symptoms of Illness
  • Abuse and Neglect with Head Trauma
  • Child and Adult 1st Aid and CPR
  • Basic Child Development
  • Abusive and Neglect with Head Trauma
  1. Qualified teachers should also have the ability to:
    1. Plan, evaluate, and assign lessons in mathematics, language, science, and social studies; teach letter recognition, phonics, numbers, and awareness of nature and science
    2. Create and implement lesson plans utilizing various curriculum resources that integrate competencies, goals, and objectives for each student
    3. Use games, music, artwork, films, books, community resources, and other tools to teach basic skills, as well as play and hands-on teaching
    4. Prepare, administer, and grade tests, listen to oral presentations, and maintain classroom discipline
    5. Maintain attendance records and testing records
  2. Necessary skills a teacher should display:
  • Communication Skills:
    Teachers must be able to speak clearly to students, other teachers, parents, and administration.
  • Instruction Skills:
    Teachers will have to explain new ideas and unfamiliar concepts with authority and in a clear and concise way so that students of various developmental levels can understand.
  • Writing Skills:

Teachers write progress reports, notes home, and publish monthly blogs, so writing skills are critical.

  • Patience:

Students will have different backgrounds and abilities. Patience will help teachers work with students who act out or have trouble following the material.

  • Creativity:

Teachers must find ways to involve students into their lessons. Additionally, teachers may have to work with different learning styles to get the most out of each student.

  • People Skills:

Engaging parents and creating healthy relationships with students and faculty will help create a quality learning environment.

Job Description

  1. Provide a learning environment organized to provide:
  • Orderliness and creativity
  • Choices for hands-on discovery learning
  • Clearly defined activity centers
  • A bulletin board for communicating with parents
  • A healthy balance of developmentally appropriate materials for active and quiet play
  • Opportunities for children to play independently with peers
  • A language-rich environment offering a wide variety of activities and resources
  • Opportunities for self-expression and imagination
  1. Provide a developmentally appropriate, safe, fun environment for each student between the ages of 3 years to 5 years
  2. Plan and implement developmentally appropriate lessons in the classroom
  3. Perform quarterly testing on each child and adapting lessons to meet their needs as necessary
  4. Maintain necessary paperwork as required
  5. Perform parent teacher conferences twice yearly
  6. Fulfill required yearly training hours as indicated by KDHE
  7. Supervise and monitor the safety of children in care at all times
  8. Maintain on-going, open communication with parents and fellow staff members
  9. Maintain classroom control
  10. Serve students breakfast, lunch, and snack as required
  11. Keep classrooms clean, safe, and organized
  12. Follow all licensing guidelines