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Goddard School Childcare Lead Preschool Teacher in Watertown, Massachusetts


Are you passionate about working with young children and helping them learn, explore, develop and achieve their maximum potential? Do you want to join a team of motivated educators and want to play a critical role in nurturing children and preparing them in becoming lifelong learners?  Are you compassionate & collaborative and are looking to form lasting relations with children, colleagues and families? If so, The Goddard School, Watertown, MA could be the right fit for you.


Our school:

The Goddard School of Watertown is a premier early childhood center that offers the best preparation for social, physical and academic success for children 6 weeks to 6 years.  Our renowned curriculum and philosophy is inspired by Piaget and Erikson and focuses on play based learning.  We want to attract and retain the best educators by providing them a supportive & collaborative culture and the tools they need to be successful in their respective roles.



  • Planning and implementing developmentally appropriate curriculum
  • Advancing physical and intellectual competence by adapting program activities to meet the individual needs of the children
  • Communicating appropriately and professionally with both parents and fellow staff members
  • Providing positive guidance by supporting social and emotional development
  • Establishing positive and productive relationships with families
  • Ensuring a well-run program by developing lesson plans and building teamwork
  • Understanding and implementing Goddard’s Health & Safety procedures
  • Arriving each day with a positive outlook and a great sense of humor  


  • A 2 or 4 year degree in Early Childhood Education or related field (will consider current enrollment in pursuit of a degree)
  • Minimum of 18 ECE credits
  • EEC Certification preferred (will work with you to get certified)
  • Must be able to work between the hours of 7:00AM – 6:00PM
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills  

General Qualifications:

Meet the state qualifications and those set forth in the national hiring standards including-

  • Ability to hear the conversational voice, with or without a hearing aid
  • Ability to see and read newsprint, with or without corrective lenses
  • Ability to speak and be understood under normal circumstances
  • Ability to lift and carry children and other items weighing up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to use arms, hands, legs, and feet, with or without corrective devices; this includes the ability to evacuate the building during emergencies
  • Ability to handle crisis situations, especially where children are involved
  • Ability to respond immediately to emergency situations  


The Goddard School of Watertown offers full time employees competitive wages and a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • PTO
  • 401K
  • Education Reimbursement
  • Career Advancement and Coaching  

The Goddard School of Watertown is an EOE