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Position: Lead Teacher/Director

Woodland Hill Preschool is seeking an experienced and dedicated Director and Lead Teacher to provide exceptional educational leadership and create a nurturing learning environment for young children at the U.P.'s oldest cooperative preschool. As Director and Lead Teacher, you will play a vital role in designing and implementing developmentally appropriate, play-based curriculum, fostering children's social, emotional, and intellectual growth, and establishing strong partnerships with parents and the community.



  • Develop and implement a comprehensive, play-based curriculum that aligns with the Michigan Early Childhood Standards, fostering holistic development and encouraging a love for learning

  • Create a well-organized, stimulating, and safe learning environment, ensuring that materials and resources are age-appropriate and readily accessible to enhance the children's learning experiences

  • Lead engaging and interactive play-based learning sessions, providing instruction and support in various subjects, including language development, math, science, art, and social skills

  • Foster a caring and compassionate atmosphere, nurturing children's emotional well-being, and promoting positive social interactions among peers

  • Ensure the safety and well-being of all children at the preschool, adhering to health and safety regulations, and promptly addressing any concerns

  • Work collaboratively with Co-Director to ensure licensing requirements are met and preschool facility and operations are maintained



  • State-required Early Childhood Program Director license holder

    • Bachelor's degree in early childhood education, or equivalent

    • Montessori credential + requisite number of semester hours and teaching hours

    • Associates degree in early childhood education + requisite number of semester hours and teaching hours

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Passion for working with young learners

  • Current CPR and First Aid certifications

  • Background check required

  • 3 professional references


Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to

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