Lead Preschool Teacher, CEDARS Northbridge Early Childhood Development Center (Lincoln, NE)

CEDARS is hiring a Lead Preschool Teacher to join our Northbridge Early Childhood Development Center Team! 

At CEDARS, we are a team of professionals with a deep commitment to caring. As a team, CEDARS vision is strong. We strive to be:

  • fully devoted to our mission of helping kids in crisis and building strong families,
  • committed to building a team that represents a variety of background and perspectives,
  • known for the quality of our services, persistent in our organizational integrity,
  • successful as an independent leader in the protection and development of vulnerable children and the strengthening of their families,
  • strong in our human and financial resources,
  • and balanced as we meet the needs of our children and families today, while building our organizational strength to provide quality services in the future.

CEDARS helps children and youth achieve safety, stability, and enduring family relationships. As an organization, we are devoted to helping kids in crisis and building strong families with quality services and persistent integrity. CEDARS has been serving vulnerable children and youth for over 70 years with a committed and experienced staff and a unique wrap-around approach to helping kids and families.


  • Serves children, ages six weeks to six years 
  • Utilizes Creative Curriculum Gold Edition and continuity of care where the teacher and four children transition together to classrooms from birth to age three and ages three to five
  • Is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
  • Offers the benefit of an early childhood and family therapist


  • Create and maintain a safe, nurturing, culturally appropriate environment.  This includes positive role modeling, effective supervision of children and behavior management, organizing and carrying out curriculum activities and individual planning for children.
  • Responsible for meeting the needs of children in care.  This includes, assisting the lead teacher in the development and implementation of each child’s or classrooms daily schedule for health, transportation, meals, rest and curriculum activities.
  • Abide by all State of Nebraska Childcare Licensing regulations and National Association for the Education of Young Children’s accreditation standards.
  • Document complete and accurate information regarding children according to the organization’s policies and procedures.  This may include incident reports, daily communication with parents, and other required program documentation as needed.
  • Play a lead role in the development and implementation of Creative Curriculum practices into children’s routines.  Assist other staff in planning classroom and individual studies and themes, routine care, and classroom environments.
  • Plan for and carry out parent conferences and plan for/assist with family events related to early childhood development to ensure that parent conferences and events are positive and performed on a regular basis.
  • Provide parents with relevant child development information, positive communication regarding their child and follow through on reasonable parent requests.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with families that foster trust and respect.
  • Participate in leadership and ongoing professional development opportunities, and attend mandatory trainings including curriculum and agency required training. 

SCHEDULE: Monday-Friday 8:00p-5:00p


  • You have your associate's or bachelor's degree in child development or education 
  • You have a genuine interest in and concern for children, youth and their families
  • You are sensitive to the cultural and socioeconomic characteristics of the clients and families we serve
  • You have a current Nebraska driver’s license and a good driving record 
  • You have excellent written and oral communication skills

If you are passionate about helping children and youth and building stronger families, CEDARS may be the right FIT for you! 


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