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New Genesis, Incorporated
New Genesis Learning Center
GSRP Lead Pre School Teacher

Reports To

Childcare Administrator and Executive Director


General Position Summary

The Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) Teacher is responsible for all aspects of planning, assessing and instructing 4-year olds, based on needs of each child, and the requirements of the GSRP grant. The teacher is also responsible for maintaining program quality and documentation as outlined in the GSRP Implementation Manual, Preschool Program Quality Assessment (PQA), and DHS licensing guidelines.

Job Responsibilities:

The Great Start Readiness Program is Michigan’s preschool program for four year old children who have factors such as low incomes that might put them at risk for school success. This is a very high quality early childhood program that follows all rules and regulations of the Michigan Department of Education. This position requires one who is a personable and dependable person with a strong work ethic.   

  • Implement developmentally-appropriate instruction for children using research-based curriculum

  • Follow the daily schedule as outlined in the curriculum and GSRP guidelines

  • Conduct screening and ongoing assessment of children and provide age-appropriate instructional support

  • Creates an effective environment for learning through functional and attractive displays, interest centers and exhibits of children’s work.

  • Meet with Early Childhood Specialist as needed to ensure quality programming and maintain a high-level PQA rating

  • Attend staff meetings, workshops, and other scheduled program activities as requested

  • Assist in the orientation and training of associate teachers

  • Consider the associate teacher an essential member of the teaching team

  • Collaborate with the associate teacher in planning, team meetings, troubleshooting, and decision-making

  • Empower the associate teacher to monitor behavior and support the educational process in the classroom

  • Participate in home visits with associate teacher to partner with parents to meet the educational needs of their children

  • Organize and maintain records for grant and licensing purposes

  • Create and update anecdotal records and portfolios for each child

  • Assess families needs and assists with follow up.  Conducts 2 home visits per year for each child in class

  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • A valid MI teaching certificate and an Early Childhood Education endorsement (ZA) or Early Childhood-General and Special Education (ZS) endorsement or

  • A bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development with a specialization in preschool teaching.

  •  Preschool experience, especially with the Creative Curriculum, is desired

  • Must be creative and love children and want to see them succeed

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Criminal background clearance

  • TB & DHS Clearance

Full-Time with work hours between 8:00am-5:00pm, Monday-Friday.

COMPENSATION RANGE: $35,000 for a 10 month contract

TO APPLY: e-mail to receive application or pick-up and return completed application and resume to: NGLC, 1225 W. Paterson, Kalamazoo, MI  49007, ATTN:  Tamie Moran

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