Christian Early Childhood Teacher

  • 5001 Newport Coast Drive, Irvine, CA, United States
  • Full-time

Company Description

A ministry of Mariners Church, Mariners Church Preschool is designed to meet the needs of the whole child by creating environments and experiences where a love for God is fostered and a Christ-Centered self-image for children is encouraged. Mariners Church Preschool provides children with a solid foundation of Christ’s love while cultivating their eagerness to learn. Weekly chapel time and daily child-focused biblical activities, our interactive environments will provide developmental opportunities for consistent spiritual growth in children.

Job Description

The preschool teacher provides a Christ-centered, biblically based environment for children birth through 5 years of age where all children receive a high quality early childhood education while learning the Good News of Jesus Christ. Under general administrative supervision, plans, develops and instructs students in a team setting, by taking the approved curriculum goals, standards, learning objectives and learning experiences that will contribute to the development of skills and academic achievement. The position is a permanent full-time job working 40 hours per week at the Irvine campus.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Provides a Christ-centered, warm and accepting environment for the children of MCP
  • Create, implement and evaluate an engaging, age appropriate emergent curriculum for children
  • Responsible for planning, organizing and carrying out a developmentally appropriate program in both the indoor and outdoor classroom setting
  • Communicates effectively with parents regarding their children, the classroom, school and church events through a variety of verbal and written methods. Parent/Teacher conferences are conducted bi-annually
  • Conducts ongoing assessment of children using the DRDP-15 and maintains individual portfolios for each child
  • Participates in MCP staff development days and regular staff meetings. Completes 21 hours of approved Professional Development per year
  • Maintain preschool's professional status by displaying spiritual, positive, professional behavior, and understand and follow policies and procedures
  • Participates in activities that promote community within the school and church throughout the year


Qualifications and Requirements

  • Clear Live Scan and Criminal Background Check
  • Minimum of 24 units of Early Childhood Education/Child Development required, AA or BA preferred
  • Current CPR/First Aid Certification
  • Record of immunizations: current TB test clearance, MMR, DTaP, annual influenza
  • Hours may vary as needed; center open from 7am-6pm

Other Ministry Responsibilities

  • Attend Mariners church events and participate in Rooted/Life Groups within 1 year of hire
  • Attend Preschool and Church Events as needed

Additional Information

Additionally, all Church Staff Members:

  • Love Jesus and call themselves Christians.
  • Embrace a high biblical standard of personal conduct and lifestyle.
  • Agree to and adhere to the church's statement of faith and leadership commitment. 
  • Attend Mariners Church