CORA Services
  • Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • 42230 per year (BA and PA teaching certification; salary increases based on additional credentials and experience)
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Lead Teacher-PreK Counts/PHL PreK (10 month position)

CORA's Early Childhood Education Center,

Early Years Huntingdon Mills is growing!

Interested in working for a non-profit organization rooted in a tradition of care and compassion? Join our team! CORA Services, a 2023 TOP WORKPLACE in Philadelphia, is a fast-paced, growing organization with over 600 team members whose goal is to help children and families experiencing emotional, academic, and social challenges which impede their development and productivity, and we have been doing that for over 50 years. CORA Services, recipient of a TOP WORKPLACE WOMEN-LED CULTURE EXCELLENCE AWARD in 2023, is committed to developing and sustaining a culture that supports, promotes, and values its employees.

We are currently searching for a Lead Teacher to develop cohesive teaching teams, coordinate the curriculum, and manage the day-to-day operational activities in these new classrooms.

Salary: $42,230 (BA and PA teaching certification; salary increases based on additional credentials and experience)


  • Medical benefits with two options of coverage (coverage begins on the 1st of the month following date of hire), with generous company contribution
  • Company-paid Life/Accidental Death & Dismemberment and Long-term Disability coverage
  • Voluntary programs including Dental, Vision, Short-term Disability, and Life Insurance
  • 403 (b) Pension Plan with generous company contribution after one year of service
  • Generous paid time off package
  • Warm, welcoming, and supportive environment!

Working as a Lead Teacher at CORA's Huntingdon Mills site, you will:

  • Coordinate and implement educational lesson plans based on developmentally appropriate practices and early learning standards, in conjunction with the assigned OCDEL-approved curriculum.
  • Plan individual and group activities to actively engage children and encourage cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development.
  • Guide Assistant Teacher(s) and classroom volunteers to ensure they are following planned activities and standards. Encourage teaching team success through modeling and coaching.
  • Monitor growth and development of children based on established learning objectives using age-appropriate assessment tools.
  • In consultation with Center Director, make appropriate referrals for children needing additional services.
  • Establish positive relationships with parents and maintain frequent communication about student's growth and progress through informal discussions, progress reports, and parent-teacher conferences.
  • Maintain individual student records indicating strengths and weaknesses in developmental areas.
  • Participate collaboratively and professionally with other teachers and staff to promote the general well-being of the Early Years program.

Qualified Lead Teacher Candidates Should Possess:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education (ECE) or related field of study with a minimum of 30 credits in ECE.
  • PA Teaching Certificate
  • Minimum of two years of documented experience working in a classroom setting with an early childhood population.
  • Experience working with Pre-K Counts/PHL Pre-K a plus
  • Passion and skill for working with children.
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with children, colleagues, and families.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and basic computer skills.
  • Solid organizational, leadership and problem solving skills.
  • A strong understanding of child development.
  • Familiarity with Keystone STARS standards, DHS regulations, and other government funding sources.
  • Infant/child CPR and First Aid Certification.

If you are interested in working in a state of the art facility in an up-and-coming neighborhood, with a creative and supportive team, then this position is for you!

CORA Services Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

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