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I AM A NURTURER!

Teachers actively curate this environment by engaging with others genuinely and personally. They take time to get to know the children in their care, understanding what makes each child unique. They are responsive to each child’s needs, providing individualized support and guidance while validating the child’s experience.

I AM A GOOD COMMUNICATOR!

Teachers listen and share to build authentic relationships with children, parents and fellow teachers. They communicate through their words as well as their interactions. They engage parents in thoughtful and personal conversation. With fellow teachers, they keep a friendly and open line of communication, sharing experiences and celebrating successes.

I AM ACTIVE AT WORK!

Teachers are encouraged to be creative, nurturing, messy, healthy, curious, active, flexible and patient - because happy children love to learn! Children thrive when teachers actively supervise and support their development, encouraging safety, learning, and fun.

I HELP SOLVE PROBLEMS!

Teachers model resilience so that children develop into problem solvers who view every challenge as an opportunity to learn. Children develop skills in cooperation and social competency that is key to academic success.

I GET TO BE CREATIVE!

Teachers approach each day with a playful attitude.They engage with children on their level, getting messy and playing pretend. They model happiness and curiosity, showing children the value of approaching the world with a healthy sense of possibility. They interact with their peers playfully and personally, encouraging openness, involvement and creativity.

I USE MY IMAGINATION!

Teachers use humor and imagination to engage with children on a personal level, applying observations of children's interests and abilities to make learning fun. Teachers adapt Bravo! curriculum lesson plans to embrace imagination!

I GET MESSY!

Teachers get messy and actively engage in play to build strong relationships with children and positively influence their social-emotional development. Messy play is about more than making a mess. Interaction with environments enhances cognitive development.

LEAD TEACHER AT DOODLE BUGS!

At Doodle Bugs!, lead teachers manage a classroom of students and execute our exclusive Bravo! curriculum through daily lessons and activities.

Job Responsibilities Include:

Classroom management

  • Guide children through positive language, positive reinforcement and redirection.
  • Ensure compliance with company policies, licensing regulations and staff to child ratios.
  • Ensure the Bravo! curriculum is appropriately implemented daily.
  • Collect and maintain all paperwork required for licensing, accreditation and Doodle Bugs! procedural compliance.

Enrollment

  • Promote your classroom and your Doodle Bugs! center.
  • Contribute classroom information to personalize parent tours.
  • Orient new families.

Child and Family Relations

  • Demonstrate warmth and affection towards all children in the center.
  • Effective communication with parents and families, including parent conferences.
  • Report concerns promptly to the center director.

Professional Development

  • Stay current on updated policies, regulations, laws, standards and education trends.
  • Attend monthly faculty meetings.

Supervision

  • Supervise teacher assistants and promote developmentally-appropriate practices.

Basic Qualifications

  • CDA, associates or bachelor’s degree in early childhood or elementary education, or a related field.
  • Minimum of one year of classroom or child care experience.

BENEFITS OF WORKING AT DOODLE BUGS!

At Doodle Bugs!, we want you to thrive. Our comprehensive benefits package goes beyond insurance and time off to make sure you’re able to grow both personally and professionally during your time here.

  • Holiday pay
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • Health insurance
  • 401k and matching
  • Paid planning time
  • Weekly paychecks
  • Paid ongoing professional development
  • Access to employee discount programs, providing corporate discounts on movie tickets, theme park tickets, Broadway tickets, ski tickets, gift certificates and more.

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Our Bravo! Curriculum

Doodle Bugs! takes a blended approach to curriculum. Our Bravo lesson plans provide thematic material, inspired by the Reggio Emelia approach, and are rooted in developmental theory. The combination of methods allows teachers to strike a balance between guided facilitation and constructive learning. Curriculum is carried out with the belief that children are learning at all times and the teachers role is to facilitate the learning process.

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AT DOODLE BUGS!, WE STRIVE FOR HAPPINESS!

What’s it really like to work here? At Doodle Bugs!, we strive for happiness while offering you all the support, training and growth opportunities you need to thrive!

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Experience the Doodle Difference

Each state-of-the-art facility was designed to maximize our learn-through-play curriculum. Safety and engagement are our top priorities.

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#BestJobEver

What does it mean to have the best job ever? Hear it directly from our teachers and staff!

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Annual Conference

Our Doodle Bugs! annual conference is just one of ways we show our team that they are respected, valued and appreciated!

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Lead Teacher Testimonials

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“There are so many friendly faces. Everyone is willing to help one another. There are a lot of opportunities to show creativity. I was welcomed in with open arms and feel as if I can ask for help anytime.”

-Lead Preschool Teacher, Cheektowaga, NY

"Everyone is super friendly and the communication with the parents and the children is outstanding! If I had children I would send them there! I love the curriculum that is offered and that I get to teach my toddlers each and every day!"

-Lead Toddler Teacher, McCandless, PA

"I love working at Doodle Bugs! because I have a purpose here and I make great connections with parents and children. To see a child learn something new with our amazing curriculum is the best!"

-Lead Teacher, East Amherst, NY

"If you thoroughly enjoy working with children, and can handle that responsibility, then you will love working at Webster NY Doodlebugs! They have a very pleasant and amiable staff and the director, assistant director, and program coordinator always have your back."

-Lead Preschool Teacher, Webster, NY

"Spending your day with children will always put a smile on your face. It's an amazing fun work atmosphere. Employees are friendly and management is always available to lend a helping hand."

-Lead Toddler Teacher, Cheektowaga, NY

"I have been working for Doodle Bugs! for almost 3 years! It is an awesome place to work for! The staff there are AMAZING! Always willing to help in any way that they can with parents and with staff members as well! They care deeply about their staff!"

-Lead Toddler Teacher, Pittsburgh, PA

“There are so many friendly faces. Everyone is willing to help one another. There are a lot of opportunities to show creativity. I was welcomed in with open arms and feel as if I can ask for help anytime.”

-Lead Preschool Teacher, Cheektowaga, NY

"Everyone is super friendly and the communication with the parents and the children is outstanding! If I had children I would send them there! I love the curriculum that is offered and that I get to teach my toddlers each and every day!"

-Lead Toddler Teacher, McCandless, PA

"I love working at Doodle Bugs! because I have a purpose here and I make great connections with parents and children. To see a child learn something new with our amazing curriculum is the best!"

-Lead Teacher, East Amherst, NY

"If you thoroughly enjoy working with children, and can handle that responsibility, then you will love working at Webster NY Doodlebugs! They have a very pleasant and amiable staff and the director, assistant director, and program coordinator always have your back."

-Lead Preschool Teacher, Webster, NY

"Spending your day with children will always put a smile on your face. It's an amazing fun work atmosphere. Employees are friendly and management is always available to lend a helping hand."

-Lead Toddler Teacher, Cheektowaga, NY

"I have been working for Doodle Bugs! for almost 3 years! It is an awesome place to work for! The staff there are AMAZING! Always willing to help in any way that they can with parents and with staff members as well! They care deeply about their staff!"

-Lead Toddler Teacher, Pittsburgh, PA