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In an effort to help our organization transform and evolve, each member of the Thompson Team must truly be committed not only to the Thompson Mission but to the Thompson Culture!

In addition to competitive salary ranges and benefit packages, Thompson offers ample opportunity for leadership and professional development. We value innovation and teamwork across all positions and departments. At Thompson, it’s important that everyone always feel heard and encouraged to be their best- as a result, we’re able to provide the best service to children and families in need across the Carolinas. 

We believe that for us to realize our vision, we must be “ALL IN”. Are you considering joining the team? Ask yourself if you possess these 5 core characteristics we hold ourselves accountable to:

A – Accountability

L – Leadership

L – Learning


I – Innovation

N – Needs Centered (clients, community, and staff)




We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

Thompson Child & Family Focus is an equal opportunity employer. Thompson Child & Family Focus promotes diversity within the organization to ensure a diverse workforce as well as for accreditation purposes.

Please note we make every attempt to post all open positions. We do not “hold” applications for future positions and you must apply separately for each position of interest. While we may be unable to contact you to confirm receipt of your application, we are also unable to respond to calls regarding application status.

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Lead Teacher - Early Childhood Development Center

Job Title
Lead Teacher - Early Childhood Development Center
Job ID
Charlotte,  NC 28211
Other Location

Our State of the Art Child Development Center is seeking Lead Teachers for a wonderful teaching experience involving all levels of child development.  Must have the ability to work with total staff to promote the physical, social, cognitive, and emotional well-being of the children we serve through holistic daily programs designed to enhance healthy age-appropriate development.  Must have knowledge of regulations governed by NC Division of Child Development, and Mecklenburg County Health Department. 

What will set you apart:

• Proven classroom management and knowledge of ITERS and ECERS
• Caring, compassionate demeanor and love for what you do
• Possess good interpersonal communication skills in order to work with Director, center staff, children, parents, and prospective families with the ability to handle confidential information appropriately
• Teamwork as it relates to overall support of accomplishing and maintaining classroom ratios
• 5+ years of Early Childhood Experience

What we offer:

• We offer a very competitive and generous benefits package
• Health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, short/long term insurance, 401k retirement, PTO
• Voluntary Enhanced ratio which means a smaller teacher to child ratio
• Opportunities to grow with the agency
• Classroom iPads for lesson planning and written communication
• Teacher resource room
• Tranquility room for 10 minutes of relaxation on breaks
• Bonuses
• Access to Lifetime Fitness paid if monthly requirements are met

Physical Requirement: Will frequently perform a wide variety of physical tasks such as standing, walking, running, stooping, bending, and lifting of children, which requires strength, coordination, endurance, and agility.  The employee must be agile enough to control and rapidly extricate him/herself and children from buildings in case of an emergency. Persons with any medical problems such as joint problems, obesity, arthritis or cardiopulmonary conditions, where it would be unwise or not possible to engage in moderate physical exertion should not be considered.

A valid driver’s license in the state of your residence, at least 3 years of driving with a driver’s license and clean driving record are preferred.   Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field required. Candidate must have in-depth knowledge of the Environmental Rating Scales, NC Foundations, and the DCDEE childcare requirements. Familiarity with Creative Curriculum and Teaching Strategies Gold preferred. All potential job candidates must pass a drug screening test and an extensive background check is required. No calls please.

Thompson seeks to maintain an inclusive diverse workforce.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

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