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Child Care Lead Educator - Full & Part Time - Year Round - Okemo

Date:  May 5, 2022

Ludlow, VT, US

Company:  Okemo Mountain Resort
Shift Type:  Year Round

At Okemo, we’ve got 2,200 vertical feet of positive outlook and it shows. Culture is what we teach. And service with a smile is the linchpin of our philosophy. Every interaction with our guests-on and off the mountain, Adventure Zone and at the Evolution Bike Park, is an opportunity to turn a skier, rider, golfer, or recreational enthusiast into a lifelong member of our family. Our employees reflect this attitude by having fun doing what they do best: creating a memorable recreational experience!


As of Nov. 15, 2021, Vail Resorts will be requiring all employees across North America to be vaccinated for COVID-19.



The Child Care Lead Educator if responsible for developing a cohesive teaching team, coordinating the curriculum and managing the day-to-day operational activities of the classroom.  The Lead Educator must understand children’s cognitive, social, emotional and physical development in order to ensure a safe and stimulating classroom environment where children are actively engaged and encouraged to succeed.  The Lead Educator must be skilled in communicating with both children and adults in order to meet the needs of the children, effectively guide assisting teachers and support relationships with families.  This position will comply with all company and department policies along with following all state licensing regulations.



  • Coordinate and implement educational curriculum by developing classroom activities based on developmentally appropriate practices and early learning standards.
  • Lead by example; encourage teaching team success through modeling and coaching.
  • Plan individual and group age-appropriate activities to actively engage children and encourage social, cognitive and emotional growth.
  • Maintain frequent communications with parents through informal discussions, progress reports and parent-teacher conferences.
  • Ensure all center policies and state regulations are met.
  • Ensure a healthy classroom environment – including maintaining appropriate hygiene and cleanliness standards and safety and security of children.
  • Supervise assisting teachers to ensure they follow planned activities, hygiene and safety standards.
  • Maintain accurate records, forms and files.
  • Maintain personal professional development plan in accordance with State Requirements and to ensure continuous quality improvement.



  • Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, or equivalent college credits approved by state licensing
  • At least 1 year of professional child care experience
  • Must meet state licensing requirements for position qualifications
  • In Person Infant/Child First Aid and CPR Certification (must be obtained within 4 weeks of start date)
  • Ability to handle a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to work well with others and foster a team environment.
  • Strong understanding of child development, and open to continued professional development.
  • Excellent leadership, organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and basic computer skills.
  • Ability to follow all procedures and guidelines as outlined in the staff manual and employee handbook.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times.
  • Must clear full background check


Reach Your Peak at Vail Resorts.  As a community of adventurers and discoverers, Vail Resorts delivers an experience of a lifetime to our guests and our employees. Our team is made whole by the brave, passionate individuals who ambitiously push boundaries and challenge the status quo. Whether you’re looking for seasonal work or the career of a lifetime, join us today to reach your peak. 

Vail Resorts is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law.

Requisition ID 425047

Nearest Major Market: Hanover