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Early Childhood Teacher

Classification: Available classroom placement and substitute teaching positions are part-time with flexible hours. Full-time opportunities may develop. Opportunities available in University Circle and Ohio City locations.

Primary Purpose:

Plan, implement and supervise a classroom program for children ages 3 – 5 years in accordance with the philosophies and policies of the school, Step Up to Quality, Universal PreKindergarten, and Ohio Licensing regulations.

Reports to: Early Childhood Director, and on Site Administrator

Essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Maintain a classroom environment for children that is developmentally appropriate and encourages and supports their exploration and experimentation;
  • Plan for children’s learning using a developmentally appropriate curriculum stemming from children’s as well as teacher’s ideas which meet Ohio State Standards for early childhood curriculum;
  • Supervise and monitor the safety, activity and behavior of children through observation and interaction;
  • Establish a positive school/home relationship through daily interactions with children, staff, and parents;
  • Actively engage all students in the learning process
  • Assist in classroom preparation and clean up.
  • Other duties, as assigned

Educational Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or related field preferred. Two Years of college coursework required.
  • Childcare or Preschool classroom experience.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills


The Music Settlement has flexible openings for Early Childhood Classroom Teachers. Established in 1955, The Music Settlement has earned a reputation for excellence in all aspects of early childhood education and is recognized as one of the outstanding preschool programs in Northeast Ohio. The program has a strong emphasis on the arts, literacy and science.

The Music Settlement is an equal opportunity employer and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, mental or physical disability, and genetic information or any other basis protected by applicable law.

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