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  • The Childhood League Center is a dynamic work environment committed to collaboration and innovative programming. The Center values a team-based approach and encourages the sharing of expertise and diverse perspectives to ensure state-of-the-art programming.

    The Center’s mission, children, and families contribute significantly to making The Center one of the Best Places to Work in central Ohio, as previously recognized by Columbus’ Business First.

  • Our staff is what makes us unique. The professional, caring staff includes a teaching team in each classroom, physical, occupational, and speech-language therapists, social workers, a registered nurse, a child and family therapist, and transportation specialists who serve our children and families.

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  • Preschool Special Education Teacher

    Full-time | 2021-22 School Year

    Position Summary:

    The Childhood League Center is a fully inclusive, non-profit early childhood center with a long history in the Columbus, Ohio community and a 5-star Step Up to Quality rating. Our preschool program serves children aged 2-6 with and without special needs, and our team-focused, transdisciplinary approach supports optimal growth for children, their families, and our team members. We value strong relationships as the foundation for all our work with children, families, community members, and staff.

    If you are interested in joining our team, you will need to have a current license to teach preschool special education in Ohio. We are looking for a good communicator with a collaborative spirit and positive attitude who will take a proactive approach to problem-solving and working with team members and families.


    • Candidates must be licensed through the Ohio Department of Education to teach preschoolers with special needs aged 3-5 years old.
    • Required license or certification: Ohio Department of Education license or endorsement to teach Preschool Special Education.
    • Preferred: Dual licensure in early childhood general and special education (Ohio license or endorsement to teach typical and special needs preschoolers).
    • Reports to the Preschool Supervisor
    Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Provide leadership for your team in planning/implementation of activities and interventions, classroom management & organization, communication with families, communication with administration, and compliance requirements.
    • Provide inviting, developmentally appropriate environments indoors and out that support implementation of consistent routines, engaging learning experiences, and individualized interventions.
    • Plan and implement developmentally appropriate lesson plans that align with Ohio Early Learning & Development Standards and meet the individual needs of children and the group as a whole.
    • Contribute to the development of students’ IEPs in collaboration with our team members, team members from each child’s school district, and children’s family members
    • Plan and implement interventions and behavior plans to support achievement of IEP goals for children with special needs in collaboration with specialists on your classroom team and with students’ families.
    • Administer developmental screenings and assessments for the purpose of identifying strengths and needs of individual children, developing lesson plans and interventions that are appropriate for each child, monitoring child progress, reporting progress to families and school districts, and to comply with state-mandated requirements.
    • Plan and conduct teacher/family conferences at least twice a year (following Center schedule and individually as needed). Teaching teams also conduct home visits for each student at the start of each school year (pending pandemic for 2021-2022 school year)
    • Collaborate effectively with Teacher Assistants, Childhood League volunteers and community volunteers, and students completing field placement hours in our Center for the purpose of providing enriching child and family experiences and strengthening community partnerships.
    • Maintain Ohio Professional Licensure by meeting Ohio Department of Education requirements.
    • Meet annual and biennial state requirements for training and professional development related to preschool licensing and inter-agency agreements.
    Physical Requirements:

    Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds; ability to quickly stoop, squat, run, kneel, crouch, bend, crawl, push, pull or twist, floor play work (physically able to sit for long periods of time on hard floor surfaces and/or limited carpet area). Will be required to move/lift/relocate pieces of adaptive equipment.

    Please submit your resume and a cover letter to We will begin scheduling interviews in April. We look forward to hearing from you!

    The Childhood League Center is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    Email a cover letter and resume to

    Put the name of the position you are applying for in the subject line of the email.

    You may also mail your letter and resume to The Childhood League Center, c/o Paula Litton, 674 Cleveland Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215.

    The Childhood League Center provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

    The Childhood League Center complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

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