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Georgetown University
  • Position Number: 3581803
  • Location: Washington, DC
  • Position Type: Education - Teacher Education - Early Childhood

Child Care Lead Teacher - Early Learning Center - Georgetown University Law Center

Located in a historic neighborhood in the nation's capital, Georgetown offers rigorous academic programs, a global perspective, exciting ways to take advantage of Washington, D.C., and a commitment to social justice. Our community is a tight knit group of remarkable individuals interested in intellectual inquiry and making a difference in the world.


Child Care Lead Teacher - Early Learning Center - Georgetown University Law Center

The Georgetown Law Early Learning Center (GLELC) supports the University's mission by addressing faculty, staff, and student families' need for the early education and care of their young children. We provide services designed to meet the emotional, social, physical, and intellectual needs of children in a safe, nurturing environment. Conveniently located on the lower level of the Gewirz Student Center, our program follows the academic calendar with an extended summer program.

Job Overview

The Child Care Lead Teacher provides developmentally appropriate early education and care to children ranging in age from 18 months to 5 years old. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Creates nurturing, safe, and engaging learning environments
  • Builds relationships with families to partner alongside them in the education and care of their children
  • Works collaboratively with other members of the child care team
  • Complies with policies and practices, as well as statutory, regulatory, and licensing requirements

Work Interactions

Reporting to the Director of GLELC, the Child Care Lead Teacher interacts with university families - including but not limited to students, faculty, staff parents and enrolled families from the greater metropolitan community.

  • An Associate's degree or higher from an accredited college or university in early childhood education, early childhood development, child and family studies or a closely related field or an Associate's degree in any subject area with at least 24 credit hours in early childhood no later than December 2023
  • At least be 18 years of age
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team and independently, to build positive relationships, to communicate clearly and effectively; to demonstrate flexibility and reliability; and to exhibit respect, empathy, and care for the children and their families, colleagues, and other members of Georgetown University and the surrounding community
  • Successful completion of a criminal background check clearance, child protection registry clearance, drug and alcohol testing clearance, and any other requirements outlined by OSSE, Georgetown University, and relevant regulations.

Physical capacities for position-related duties
  • Lift and carry up to 40 pounds
  • Use a wide range of motion, including but not limited to, sitting down and standing up with children, getting up off of and down onto the floor, moving quickly, walking, running, hopping, dancing, pushing, pulling, and bending
  • Work at least two hours daily outside in temperatures between 32 and 90 degrees in a variety of weather conditions - such as, sunny, cloudy, and overcast, as well as ground conditions that are dry, damp, wet, or snowy

Preferred qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree (or higher) in early childhood education
  • 1+ years as a lead teacher in a licensed child development center
  • Two or more years of experience in the education and care of children ages 18 months-3 years old
  • Experience conducting child observations and documenting children's growth and development
  • Experience implementing the Conscious Discipline approach.
  • Strong interpersonal, collaboration, and communication skills
  • Current Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED certification

Certification requirements within 30 days of employment

Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED certification, trainings, and other certification

Continuing qualifications during employment
  • Background check completion
  • Annual professional development completion
  • Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED certification

COVID Vaccination Requirement

The District of Columbia's Office of the State Superintendent of Education requires COVID-19 vaccination for employment in this position (reference Mayor's Order 2021-109 - COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement for Adults Regularly in Schools or Child Care Facilities and for Student-Athletes).

Work Mode: On Campus. Please note that work mode designations are regularly reviewed in order to meet the evolving needs of the University. Such review may necessitate a change to a position's mode of work designation. Complete details about Georgetown University's mode of work designations for staff positions can be found on the Department of Human Resources Mode of Work Designation.

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Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any position at Georgetown University you must submit a cover letter and resume for each position of interest for which you believe you are qualified. These documents are not kept on file for future positions.

Need Assistance:

If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please click here for more information, or contact the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Affirmative Action (IDEAA) at 202-687-4798 or

Need some assistance with the application process? Please call 202-687-2500. For more information about the suite of benefits, professional development and community involvement opportunities that make up Georgetown's commitment to its employees, please visit the Georgetown Works website.

EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Georgetown University offers a comprehensive and competitive benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance, retirement savings, tuition assistance, work-life balance benefits, employee discounts and an array of voluntary insurance options. You can learn more about benefits and eligibility on the Department of Human Resources website.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements:

The Georgetown University community is committed to our public health approach and the important role that vaccines play in contributing to the safety of our University and our broader communities. Georgetown University requires students, faculty, staff and visitors to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and to have received a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot when eligible, or to have an approved medical or religious exemption. This requirement applies to all faculty and staff, including teleworking employees. Complete details and updates can be found in the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center.

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