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Why You’ll Love This Job

Are you looking for a fulfilling career where you impact young children and their future? Are you searching to be a part of a dedicated team and use your many talents? Then join our team today, at the Child Development Center, where we are preparing young children for life! Our 5-star Child Development Center is growing, and we are hiring Lead Teachers to provide quality early childhood education to our community

The Child Development Center is part of Thompson Child & Family Focus, the leading provider of clinical and prevention services for children and families across the Carolinas and Florida. The Charlotte, NC-based, nationally accredited nonprofit agency empowers children and families through therapy, education, and prevention-based care.


  • Health Benefits (medical, dental, and vision insurance options)
  • 401K Retirement
  • 11 Paid Holidays per year
  • Paid Time Off (16 days in FIRST YEAR)
  • Multiple pathways for upward mobility within the agency
  • High quality technology for staff including iPhones, Tablets & Laptops
  • Paid Time Off specific for Volunteerism in the community
  • Eligible for overtime pay

Thompson seeks to maintain an inclusive diverse workforce. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply!

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Overview of Responsibilities:

  • Be a caring, compassionate teacher who truly enjoys working with young children.
  • Has early childhood classroom experience.
  • Understands regulations for working in a five-star, early childhood center. Has knowledge of Environmental Rating Scales, NC Foundations, and the DCDEE childcare requirements.
  • Has Familiarity with Creative Curriculum and Teaching Strategies Gold
  • Has great interpersonal communication skills to work effectively with staff, children and families.
  • Has a teamwork approach as it relates to maintaining classroom ratios and working with your co-teacher.



  • Minimal of an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or equivalent schooling to meet the state requirements to work in an early childhood education center in North Carolina. 
  • Bachelor’s Degree is preferred.
  • All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.
  • A valid NC driver’s license, at least 3 years of driving with a driver’s license and clean driving record are required. All potential job candidates must pass a drug screening test, and an extensive background check is required.

Salary: $41,000

Thompson Child & Family Focus prefers proof of a COVID-19 vaccination as a part of the background screening and credentialing process for applicants.

Thompson is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Type: Full Time (Hourly)
Job ID: 97024