Infant/Toddler Lead Teacher - Federal Building


Georgetown Hill Early School is a non-profit school serving Maryland families' preschool, elementary, and child care needs since 1980 . In the last 40 years we have grown from one location in Potomac to 12 campuses in Montgomery, Prince George's, and Frederick counties.

At Georgetown Hill, we take pride in meeting the individual needs of our students and fostering the independence of each child in a family-like environment of trust and warmth. Similarly, we enjoy providing our educators with the space to utilize our proven PLAN curriculum while exploring their own creativity in the classroom. We invite you to join our growing community of teachers and hope that you'll find a rewarding and fulfilling career at our schools.

We are looking for Lead Teachers to join our infant/toddler programs at our campuses in Hyattsville and Riverdale Park - both minutes from downtown College Park! This may include full or part time opportunities in our Infants program or Toddlers program!

Federal campuses - Our Greenwood, NRC, and USDA-APHIS campuses are located in federal buildings and require a clearance process for employment that typically takes a month! To thank you for your patience in applying to these campuses, we are extending a $1,000 signing bonus to all new hire Lead Teachers effective May - August 2021!

Applicants should be able to start work August 23, 2021 (or sooner)!

The essential functions of this job include but are not limited to:

  • Supervision of preschool children to assure the health, welfare, and safety of all students
  • Providing for the educational needs and interests of preschool children using a creative and age-appropriate curriculum
  • Supporting the physical, socio-emotional, and developmental needs of each child in the classroom
  • Regular, predictable attendance and punctuality
  • Adhering to all health and safety standards and protocols as part of COVID prevention
  • Demonstrating effective leadership among the classroom team
  • Demonstrating effective communication skills and positive interpersonal relations with children, families, colleagues, and community
  • Managing the preschool classroom in a way that fosters a consistent, safe, and positive learning environment for all students and staff

For a complete job description, feel free to reach out!

In general, you would be a great fit at Georgetown Hill if you are:

  • Nurturing. We're looking for people who can create a caring classroom community that will cultivate a climate of healthy and positive growth.
  • Reliable. We take punctuality and attendance seriously at Georgetown Hill. So if you are a chronically late person, this may not be the best place for you.
  • Happy to be part of a team. We prize collaboration over competition and we hire folks who are positive and productive coworkers, supervisors, and employees.
  • Discreet and trustworthy. Our parents trust us with their children and we must be able to trust our staff entirely.
  • Personable. A warm, friendly, and cool-tempered demeanor is essential to work here. And smiles. We love smiles.
  • Genuinely interested in education. If you are passionate about kids, we'll be passionate about you.

Why work at Georgetown Hill? In addition to competitive pay and a stellar work environment, employees at Georgetown Hill receive the following benefits:

  • Insurance benefits. Our full time employees are eligible for employer-subsidized medical coverage in addition to dental, vision, short term disability, term life, and flexible spending accounts.
  • 401(k) with match. We want our employees to feel ready for a well-earned retirement. So when you enroll in our 401k plan and start saving, you'll earn up to 4% annual employer match. That's free money!
  • Paid leave. We believe a healthy work-life balance is the key to happy (and sane) employees. So our employees accrue paid leave that you can use when you're sick, or just need a week off!
  • Paid training days & professional development. Learning is one of the key components of our curriculum and it doesn't just apply to students! We are committed to supporting each employee's goals for professional growth - through both planned training days and a financial assistance program for additional certification and coursework.
  • Paid holidays. Full and part time employees at our federal campuses (Greenwood, NRC, and Sunny Days) are eligible for paid holidays!
  • Referral programs. When you refer a new family or a new staff member to us, we want to say thanks! How does a $500 bonus sound?
  • Free caffeine (decaf available). We know that working with kids can be exhausting and we are equipped to assist you in your mid-morning perk up needs. Each campus has a Keurig and pods in stock – coffee, tea, hot chocolate... whatever floats your boat, just ask!


. Requirements:

The requirements for this position are as follows:

  • Applicants should hold a bachelor's degree or associate's degree and CDA certification.
  • Proficient technological skills to utilize various productivity tools (i.e. Outlook email, Microsoft Office Suite, HRIS, internet use, timekeeping systems, Kid Reports, ProCare Engage)
  • Excellent understanding of the principles of child development and teaching methods
  • Possess strong knowledge of MSDE/NAEYC regulations
  • Possess a personal demeanor that is warm, friendly, and cool-tempered
  • Extremely reliable in attendance and punctuality
  • Must be highly organized and able to prioritize and multi-task
  • Must be team-oriented and willing to work with others
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, including grammar and reading skills


Full time
Hyattsville, MD 20781, US