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Lead Teacher

Location: Traverse City
Status (FT/PT): Full-Time
Shift: Day shift
Req ID: 56962


Find more than your next job. Find your community.

  • We’re northern Michigan’s largest healthcare system and we are deeply rooted in the communities we serve. That means that our patients are often our family, friends and neighbors – and it’s special to be able to care for them. And as one of the top healthcare systems to work for in Michigan by Forbes (American’s Best Employers by State 2022), we’re committed to your ongoing growth and development.
  • After work, you’ll find things to do in every season – beaches, outdoor recreation, unique restaurants, world-class wineries, arts and entertainment.



Responsible for the classroom and all children in the classroom. Curriculum planning, daily activities, and parent communication are daily responsibilities of this job. Licensing, and health requirements, as well as safety compliance are important aspects of this job.

Specific Duties:

  • Responds to needs, questions, concerns of parents and children in an effective and timely manner.
  • Plans and executes of all classroom and outdoor activities for the group on a daily basis.
  • Prepares lesson plans on a weekly basis with one copy being posted in the classroom for parents, and one copy turned into the Manager.
  • Supervises meal times, toileting procedures, inside and outside activities for children in the classroom.
  • Trains and constructively utilizes the assistant teachers.
  • Attends all staff meetings, parent conferences, and ongoing training.
  • Cleans and organizes the Child Care Center as needed.
  • Responsible for the health, welfare, and safety of children in assigned group.
  • Plans and executes a developmentally appropriate program balanced within child developmental principles.

Why work as a Lead Teacher at Munson Healthcare?

  • Our dynamic work environment includes many opportunities for growth and development
  • Be a part of a team that nurtures a culture of caring every day
  • Our employees work in positive, supportive, and compassionate environments built on our organizational values.


What’s Required:

  • Bachelor's or Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Development, CDA Certificate with 12 hours of Child Development classes, or degree that lends itself to the teachings of Early Childhood Development.
  • Experience in teaching, writing lesson plans and managing a classroom is required.


**In some instances, a combination of semester hours and documented experience teaching will satisfy the state requirements.


The Benefits of Working at Munson:

  • Competitive salaries
  • Full benefits, paid holidays, and paid time off (up to 19 days your first year)
  • Tuition reimbursement and ongoing educational opportunities
  • Retirement savings plan with employer match and personal consulting
  • Wellness plans, an employee assistance program and employee discounts

*Terms and conditions apply

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