FT Lead Teacher - Regional Center for the Advancement of Children

FT Lead Teacher - Regional Center for the Advancement of Children


Haywood Community College
185 Freedlander Drive
Clyde, NC 28721
Phone: 828-627-2821

Job Location

Haywood Community College, Regional Center for the Advancement of Children, 185 Freedlander Dr, Clyde NC 28721



$31,200.00 - $39,900.00 dependent on education and experience


HCC participates in the NC State Health Plan and TSERS Retirement System

Job Category

  • Technical/Paraprofessional

Application Period

Opens: Wednesday, July 6, 2022
Closes: Friday, September 29, 2023

Target Start Date

Monday, October 2, 2023

Expected Work Hours

M-F 8:00 am - 5:00 pm/hours may vary with dept needs

Reports to

Director of Regional Center for the Advancement of Children

Employment Type

Full-time position

Minimum Qualifications

Must be 21 years of age, Associates Degree in Early Childhood, B-K, or related field. Minimum 2 years of experience in an Early Childhood setting. Professional level of educational theory, child development and teaching skills.  Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills. Capable of relating to diverse age and demographic backgrounds. Physical ability sufficient to frequently walk, bend, stoop and lift up to 50 pounds. Possess sound knowledge of the procedures and regulations specific to the care and education of infants and children. Possess a willingness to learn necessary skills and knowledge and to strive for continuous improvement. Demonstrate diplomacy, tact and professional demeanor.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in B-K, or related field, and two years of experience in an Early Childhood setting.

Position Description



The Lead Teacher is responsible for planning and implementing the daily program of activities for a group of children in the Regional Center for the Advancement of Children and to follow Child Care Standards to promote the health, safety, and wellbeing of all children in their care.

The Regional Center for the Advancement of Children is a 5 star rated state-of-the-art child care facility operated by Haywood Community College serving children ages 6 weeks – 60 months.  



Responsibilities include:

  • To establish and maintain a safe and healthy learning environment
  • Designs appropriate room arrangement to support the goals of the classroom
  • Plans and implements nutritious meal
  • Promotes healthy eating habits
  • Maintains a safe environment
  • Posts necessary information to ensure the safety and well-being of the children
  • Maintains an orderly learning environment

To advance physical and intellectual competence

  • Provides a balance between child-initiated and teacher-initiated activities
  • Provides a balance between quiet and active learning experiences
  • Uses equipment for inside and outside play to promote physical development
  • Involves children in planning and implementing learning activities
  • Provides an integrated curriculum that meets the needs of each child
  • Provides experiences that promotes language, literacy, and number development

To support social and emotional development and provide positive guidance

  • Implements hands-on activities that develop positive self-worth and social skills
  • Implements culturally diverse experiences
  • Uses and promotes positive guidance techniques
  • Provides a wide variety of creative and expressive activities
  • Establishes routines with smooth transition periods
  • Communicates with children at their developmental level
  • Encourages children to be independent

To establish positive and productive relationships with families

  • Promotes open communication with parents through weekly progress notes, monthly newsletter, or semi-annual parent conferences
  • Provides a variety of ways that families can participate in the program
  • Encourages parents to participate in the program

To ensure a well-run, purposeful program responsive to participant needs

  • Assesses program supplies and materials needed prior to implementing activities
  • Supervise assistants, aides, and volunteers working in the classroom
  • Maintains written plans in a weekly/monthly basis
  • Assesses children's needs and developmental progress on an ongoing basis
  • Uses the results of assessment to plan activities
  • Accurately maintains classroom budget

To maintain a commitment to professionalism

  • Promotes the center's mission and educational objectives
  • Supports the center's code of core values
  • Engages in ongoing staff development to improve personal and professional skills
  • Supports the professional growth and colleagues by sharing materials and provides feedback with encouragement
  • Attends staff meetings, workshops, and in-service training as required

Supports and encourages college-sponsored activities

How to Apply

The following is necessary for consideration:

  • Official Haywood Community College employment application online found at our jobs page: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/haywoodedu. Please call Beverly Balliot with any questions or if you are unable to complete the online application for any reason.
  • The application must be complete for consideration - do not reference resume. A resume is suggested but does not take the place of any questions or details that you need to provide in order to be qualified for the position.  Unofficial transcripts must be included for the application process. Most unofficial transcripts can be downloaded from college/university websites. Official transcripts of all secondary education must be submitted to Human Resources within 10 days of any offer of employment. 
  • References may not be a current HCC employee. Candidates must provide three professional references with email addresses.  At least one reference must be a current or previous supervisor.  
  • College screening committee is responsible for application review, interviews, and recommends the candidate to HR. Upon completion of the hire process in HR, President approval is required in the hire of a candidate. 
  • HCC is a tobacco free campus

HCC is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender identity, sex, age, disability, genetic information and veteran status

Haywood Community College (HCC) is part of the North Carolina Community College System and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Founded in 1965, it is an open-door institution with the mission to foster an environment that meets the educational needs of the communities it serves, promotes student success in higher education and in the workplace, and facilitates economic development. This includes programs for Haywood County high school students through Career and College Promise and Haywood Early College. The college campus, a designated arboretum, boasts one of the most beautiful college campuses in the state with an iconic mill pond, a productive greenhouse, dahlia gardens, an orchard garden and a rhododendron garden. 

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185 Freedlander Dr

Clyde, NC 28721