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Temple Emanuel Early Childhood Center
Kensington, Maryland

Start Date: March 2, 2020

Description, Responsibilities, & Duties

We are seeking a full-time Atelierista (studio arts educator) to work in partnership with the Pedagogista to foster an environment that empowers children to convey their theories and understandings through many forms of expression. The Atelierista works with children in the Atelier and supports small group work in classroom mini-ateliers. The Atelierista takes an active role as co-researcher and co-learner with children on a daily basis. The Atelierista works under the guidance of the school’s educational consultant and in partnership with the Pedagogista and classroom teachers to design and implement intentional threads of learning made visible through the Hundred Languages. The Atelierista maintains a high bar of aesthetics, a beautiful school environment and communicates the vision of the Atelier through documentation, faculty and parent meetings, and written articles. The Atelierista helps support teachers’ familiarity with materials and in designing classroom provocations that align with the school’s pedagogical practices. The Atelierista ensures that the Atelier and classroom mini-ateliers are activated to their highest potential.

Minimum Qualifications/Requirements

Candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree, a solid foundation in the arts, a minimum of two years teaching experience and a significant understanding of constructivist learning and the Reggio Emilia Approach. Eligible candidates will be expected to present examples of their own creative work and of processes they have supported that illustrate children’s learning.

Salary & Benefits

Application Procedures

Submit resume and cover letter to No phone inquiries please.

Program Description

Temple Emanuel Early Childhood Center is a year-round, full-day program for children ages 2 – 5 years old. The program was founded as an integral part of the larger Temple Emanuel community that honors intellectual and spiritual growth; a deep appreciation of the natural environment; a commitment to social action and a deep respect for the diversity of our community. Our attitude towards early childhood education is modeled and inspired by the Reggio Emilia Approach to early childhood education. We take value in instilling a sense of openness to explore, learn and create and honoring the rights of children.

Contact Info

Melissa Williamson
Director, Early Childhood

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