Pre-Employment Application

Georgia PreK Lead Teacher-Valdosta
Valdosta, GA  31602

As a leader in early childhood education, Childcare Network is currently seeking qualified Teachers for the Georgia PreK Program for our schools located throughout Georgia. Join our team of caring adults who help us meet our corporate promises of being “The Working Parent’s Best Friend”. You will have a chance to be creative, be part of a supportive team, and make a difference in the lives of children. Our primary objective at each school is to provide a fun atmosphere that supports the education and safety of the children in our care.


Salary: $21,000 - $31,000/year, salaries may vary from year to year based on the state contract.


Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life insurance all available on a pretax basis, 401K, childcare assistance, paid holidays, paid sick time, paid vacation time, and  tuition assistance. 


Pre-K Teachers will be responsible for establishing and maintaining a classroom environment that utilizes space, materials, routines, and guidance techniques to effectively facilitate physical, social/emotional, and intellectual development of children. Teachers will enrich the classroom with appropriate teacher-made materials and exhibits of child artwork. They will also maintain a clean, sanitary, attractive and well-organized classroom.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Planning, teaching and implementing the curriculum and providing quality care for our children 4 and 5 year olds
  • Planning and executing indoor and outdoor experiences appropriate to the developmental levels of the children
  • Interacting with children both physically and verbally throughout the day
  • Assisting children with their personal hygiene and clean up of classroom
  • Serve and eat meals with the children
  • Meet with parents, staff, and administration
  • Attend in-service and staff development training programs
  • Familiarity with state licensing requirements and CNI policies


Childcare Network’s staff take pride in their professional conduct. We are a family of workers who are dedicated, disciplined, and committed to the pursuit of excellence. Individual judgment is encouraged and is considered a valuable part of an employee’s job performance. A high standard of ethical and moral conduct has given our parents expectations of our staff to be honest, reliable, hard-working people who provide first-class service.



  • BS/BA in Early Childhood Education or Elementary Education 
  • Minimum of 1 year experience in a classroom environment working with preschool children
  • Must attend Georgia Bright From the Start training
  • Flexible and energetic on the job
  • Have the ability to juggle multiple duties
  • Experience planning lessons and activities
  • Ability to resolve conflicts between children
  • Excellent communication and people skills
  • Ability to work a schedule that follows the school system calendar
  • Must pass a criminal background check





Please complete the following information.  Then press the "Submit Application" button at the bottom. You may attach a resume at the bottom of the page. We recommend that you attach an MS-Word document. You have 45 minutes to complete the application.

Mr. Ms.
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Have you ever worked for Childcare Network?
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How many years of childcare experience do you have?
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Which age groups do you have experience working with?
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Where have you worked with children in the past?
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What is the highest level of education you have achieved?
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Why do you want to be a preschool teacher?

What is your concept of quality preschool and what methods would you use to achieve it?

It is a child's first day at our school. This is a new experience for him and he is unhappy. How would you handle this situation?

What is your philosophy concerning discipline for young children? If it was up to you to choose your own method, what would that be?

You have planned an art activity for your group involving cutting out a picture and pasting it on construction paper. Everybody does this except "Johnny" and he insists on cutting his picture "all up". Would this disturb you? What if anything, would you do about this?

Which of these would best describe your ideal classroom environment?
Children work quietly at their desks most of the day
Children are engaged in a variety of tasks during the day that include physical and mental challenges
Children roam freely in the classroom choosing activities as they wish
Children spend most of the day outside

A child comes to school with a cold including a runny nose adn cough. How do you handle the situation?
Reprimand the parent at the end of the day for sending a sick child to school
Demonstrate and teach proper hygiene including blowing nose and washing hands
Reprimand the child for not demonstrating personal hygiene
Regularly wipe the child's nose and wash hands for him

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