AlphaBEST Education, Inc.
  • Silver Spring, MD, USA
  • Full Time

Silver Spring MD  Montgomery County


About the Position: Do you have a passion for learning? Do you desire to make a difference in the life of a child and spark excitement into the learning process? If so, the Group Leader position at AlphaBEST, at Sargent Shriver Elementary School in MD for the 2016 - 2017 school year is perfect for you! We offer teacher training, competitive salary, and special discount rates for employee's children. Program hours are 6:30-9:30 a.m. and 3:00-6:30 p.m. (Approximately 30-32 hours/week).. Our goal is to inspire young minds to see the world as a place brimming with possibilities for discovery. The Group Leader assists the Site Director with the implementation of a high quality program, which promotes curiosity, creativity and a love of learning. The Lead Teacher delivers lessons and facilitates learning by maintaining a healthy, safe, warm and engaging learning environment, in accordance with state regulations. Our unique curriculum is designed to be actively engaging for children and " teacher friendly ", for ease of delivery. If you thrive in an environment that promotes success through creativity, innovation, collaboration and fun, you will jump at this challenge. Come be a part of an awesome team of committed individuals with a passion for children and learning. In this exciting role, you'll be trained and have the chance to do the following:

  • Plan and facilitate core programming to advance the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development of children.
  • Work collaboratively with peers, share program-related information and share in collective tasks.
  • Encourage creativity and intellectual curiosity by building on the student's interests and talents.
  • Follow licensing regulations/standards, such as reporting child incidents and proper health and hygiene procedures.
  • Continuously monitor environment, including outside play areas to maintain a safe and healthy site.
  • Provide a caring family-oriented environment where positive staff, child, and parent relationships are fostered.

Here's what you'll need:

  • High school diploma, certificate of high school equivalency


  • Successful completion of at least 6 credits from an accredited college or university


  • 1 year of experience working with children in an approved setting, (registered child care home, licensed child care center, nursery school, church operated school, or similar setting)


  • 1 year of experience as a registered family child care provider


  • 1 year of college (30 semester hours)


  • Combination of experience and college that equals 1 year

In addition, you will need:

  • 90 Hour Certificate in School Age Development and Curriculum
  • Medication Administration Certificate
  • Emergency Preparedness Certifcate
  • Ability to motivate and engage children and manage behavioral challenges.
  • Serves as a positive role model; must be enthusiastic, energetic, creative and sensitive to children.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule to meet program staffing needs.
  • Good judgement and sound decision making.
  • Ability to provide a supportive and caring environment for children.
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