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Early Childhood Center Lead Teacher


Sun Valley Community School
Sun Valley, Idaho

Start Date: August 16, 2021

Description, Responsibilities, & Duties

Sun Valley Community School is seeking a dynamic preschool teacher to work with 3 year old children in our Early Childhood Program for the 2021-22 school year.

Creativity, sense of humor, love of children, knowledge of child development, experience with emergent curriculum and inquiry-based learning, and a reflective teaching practice are skill sets we are seeking for this position.
In addition, the candidate should demonstrate:
Joy working with three-year old students, and a deep understanding of the developmental breadth found in early childhood
Commitment to working in and fostering an inclusive community
Knowledge and commitment around diversity, equity, and inclusion practices
A desire to continue seeking professional development
Excellent writing skills
Ability to collaborate with colleagues inside and outside of the curriculum
Effective positive communication with students and families
Curriculum design and assessment experience
Experience in daily observation and documentation in the classroom
Ability to receive feedback
High standards of professional conduct
A strong interest in nature and outdoor education; all Early Childhood staff participate in local day trips as part of our Outdoor Program

Minimum Qualifications/Requirements

A Bachelor’s Degree is required; a degree in Elementary Education/Early Childhood Education is preferred.

Salary & Benefits

This is a full-time position with benefits, beginning August, 2021. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Application Procedures

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis through March 31, 2021. Please send an electronic cover letter including a statement of educational philosophy, resumé, a documentation sample and at least two letters of reference to:

Janet Salvoni
Elementary School Head

Program Description

The Early Childhood Center (ECC) at Sun Valley Community School is a private pre-school program in Sun Valley that provides children ages two to five joyful, engaging programming based on the Reggio Emilia philosophy, which is teacher-framed and child-led.
Our Reggio Emilia-inspired pre-school program offers an emergent and intentional curriculum that develops in line with the students\\\’ curiosities and observations. Our teachers facilitate collaborative project work and outdoor experiences throughout the year. The \\\”Atelier\\\” or art studio is also a vital part of our students\\\’ explorations and enforces the many ways that our students are the makers of meaning throughout their daily experiences in our ECC classrooms. We record their learning process and progress through daily documentation that we share with families who are essential partners in the journey.

Sun Valley Community School is an equal opportunity employer. The school encourages, seeks, and will employ applicants the school deems qualified for the position sought, regardless of age, ethnic background, nationality, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identification, or physical ability, with reasonable accommodation to fulfill the responsibilities of the position.

Contact Info

Janet Salvoni
Elementary School Head

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