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Lead Pre-K Teacher


Weekday School
South Orange, NJ 07079

Start Date: October 30, 2023

Description, Responsibilities, & Duties

As a Pre-Kindergarten Teacher at Weekday School, you will play a crucial role in fostering young children’s intellectual, emotional, social, and physical development. You will create a dynamic and nurturing learning environment that aligns with the Reggio Emilia philosophy, promoting exploration, creativity, and independent thinking. Your primary responsibility is to support each child’s unique development and curiosity while working collaboratively with colleagues, parents, and the school community.

Key Responsibilities:

Curriculum Development:
Design and implement a developmentally appropriate curriculum based on the Reggio Emilia approach.
Create engaging learning experiences that encourage exploration, problem-solving, and critical thinking.
Foster a love for learning and a sense of wonder in young children.

Individualized Learning:
Observe and assess each child’s strengths, interests, and developmental needs.
Tailor instruction to meet individual learning goals and adapt to diverse learning styles.
Encourage self-directed learning and decision-making among students.

Work collaboratively with colleagues to plan and execute interdisciplinary projects and activities.
Maintain open and regular communication with parents, sharing insights into children’s progress and development.
Collaborate with other educators to create a cohesive and supportive learning community.

Documentation and Assessment:
Document children’s learning experiences through photos, videos, and written observations.
Use documentation to reflect on and assess children’s progress and to inform curriculum planning.
Share documentation with parents and colleagues to engage them in the learning process.

School Culture:
Contribute to a positive and inclusive school culture that respects diversity and fosters a sense of belonging.

Minimum Qualifications/Requirements


Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field (Master’s preferred).

Previous experience in a Reggio Emilia or progressive education setting is highly desirable.

Strong knowledge of child development and developmentally appropriate practices.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Creativity, flexibility, and a passion for early childhood education.

Commitment to ongoing professional growth and development.

Salary & Benefits

We offer a highly competitive salary and health benefits.

Application Procedures

Please send resume and cover letter to

Program Description

Weekday School is progressive Pre-K-5th grade elementary school in South Orange, NJ. We are a dynamic and child-centered educational institution that prioritizes a holistic approach to learning. At Weekday children are encouraged to explore their interests, ask questions, and engage in hands-on, experiential learning. The curriculum is often flexible and adaptive, allowing students to delve into topics that resonate with them while fostering critical thinking, creativity, and problem-solving skills. Collaboration, social-emotional development, and a sense of community are also central to the school’s ethos, creating an inclusive and nurturing environment that empowers students to become active, lifelong learners.

Contact Info

Samantha Grab

Your support will help us advance the quality of every child's one childhood.

Together, we are empowering exceptional education.