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Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Senior Lead Teacher Durant Daycare l in Durant, Oklahoma

Senior Lead Teacher Durant Daycare l


Job Summary: You will oversee classroom teaching staff, the daily activities of the classroom, and responsible for implementing The Head Start Standards that ensure an educational program that is developmentally appropriate and congruent with the Programs School Readiness Goals. You will create a learning environment that is linguistically, culturally, and educationally rich. You will report to the Childcare Center Manager.

Weekly Earned Wage Access is an option for this position

Primary Tasks:

  • You will manage and train classroom teaching staff and delegate assignments. Responsible for monitoring, and oversight of classroom staff, daily activities, lesson plans, classroom schedules, attendance reports, educational observations, and screening and assessments.

  • You will assure that all practices and activities are following the OKDHS Licensing Requirements.

  • You will guide children through a daily routine while following the classroom schedule. Prepare, post and implement lesson plans and posted daily schedule that address all developmental areas and are inclusive of children with disabilities.

  • You will administer appropriate guidance and implement developmentally appropriate practices that achieve program goals by incorporating activities and learning that are congruent to program goals. Document and exhibit understanding of child outcomes.

  • You will conduct developmental screenings. Use curriculum to individualize for each child, and work with each child on their individual developmental level.

  • You will plan parent teacher conferences to discuss each child's strengths, challenges, outcomes and progress on their individual needs. Promote parent engagement and foster their involvement in parent teacher conferences, parent meetings, center activities and individual lesson plans.

  • You will maintain Child Staff ratio safety, guidance and continuity of care in the classroom and playgrounds; during regular classroom activities, toileting, diapering, and rest time to ensure the health, welfare, and safety of the children in the group, and incorporate learning at mealtimes.

  • You will observe, document, and maintain records of each child and reporting, daily attendance, meal counts, daily health & safety checks and any accident or abuse reports.

  • You will participate in staff meetings, parent meetings and professional development and classroom observations/assessments and be engaged and involved in the transition process of the children moving to their next educational environment to ensure the needs of the children are met.

  • Other responsibilities as assigned by management.


  • Associate degree in early childhood or 2 years' work experience in an early childhood setting

  • Must have or be in the process of obtaining Child Development Associate (CDA); if no CDA, must be willing to sign a contract

  • Must have knowledge and ability to work with appropriate software applications and communicate both orally and in writing

  • Must have the ability to work with children, remain calm, patient in case of an emergency or difficult situation

  • Must skills necessary to lead people and be honest.

  • Must be willing to attend required training and travel.

  • Must be willing to work with children with disabilities

  • Can conduct developmental assessments and screenings

  • Can perform the physical requirements of the job that may include standing, walking, bending, and lifting up to 55 pounds

  • Must have a valid state driver's license for appropriate vehicle with a clean driving record

  • Two (2) years' experience working with children

About the Choctaw Nation

The Choctaw Nation is the third-largest Indian nation in the United States, with over 200,000 tribal members and more than 11,000 employees. The first tribe over the Trail of Tears, historic boundaries are in the southeast corner of Oklahoma. The Choctaw Nation's vision, "Living out the Chahta Spirit of faith, family and culture," is evident as it continues to focus on providing opportunities for growth and prosperity.


  • Free gym membership

  • Free access to employee health clinic

  • Free lunch for casino & resort associates

  • Earned wages access once per week for hourly Associates

  • Pet insurance

  • Paid vacation / sick time

  • Medical / Dental / Vision

  • 401(K) with company match

  • College tuition reimbursement

  • Short-term disability, long-term disability, and family leave

  • Employee assistance program

  • Employee prescription program

  • CNO Paid Life Insurance

  • Teladoc

  • On Site Dental Clinics (Jet Dental)

  • On Site Mammogram Services

  • Free diabetes and hypertension monitoring benefit (Livongo)

  • Accolade- Concierge Benefits Program

  • Wellness Program that equals savings on health insurance cost(Virgin Pulse)

  • Maternity Care Program

(Benefits provided by the Choctaw Nation are based on employment classification)

CNO was selected as a winner in both HRDUS' and Forbes' 2022 "Employer of Choice" competitions :

  • Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma received recognition as one of six Best Places to Work in the United States as selected by HRDUS

  • Choctaw Casinos & Resorts received recognition from Forbes as a Best Employer for Diversity in the Travel & Leisure category.

  • Forbes also recognized the Choctaw Casino and Resorts as one of America's Best Employers for New Graduates.


Job Education

Primary Location OK-Durant

Work Locations Durant Daycare 2752 Big Lots Drive Durant 74701

Organization Education

Schedule Regular


Day Job

Job Posting 03/23/2023, 8:51:27 AM

Req ID: 23003372