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Lead Teacher for Preschool Program


Brown Play School
Rumford, RI

Start Date: August 31, 2020

Description, Responsibilities, & Duties

Brown Play School is seeking an experienced early childhood educator who can passionately support children’s play, inquiry, creativity, and critical thinking for the important role of lead teacher. BPS is a small, private, non-profit morning program (with extended day) in Rumford, RI. We are a community of dedicated teachers and families committed to a Reggio-inspired approach to teaching and learning.
This teacher is responsible with the director for a daily group of 18 children. Some of the responsibilities of lead teacher include, attending weekly planning meetings, preparing the environment, as well as the curriculum. Feel free to inquire for more details.
School operates on an academic school year and is not open during July & August.
Teacher’s hours: 7:30 am – 12:30 M-F; plus periodic lunch bunch hours that extend until 2:30

*There is an opportunity to start on a part-time basis this Spring to acclimate new hire.

Minimum Qualifications/Requirements

Strong candidates will have the following personal and professional attributes:
• A dynamic educator who has a passion for engaging young hearts and minds through an emergent curriculum
• 2+ years teaching in an early childhood setting (can include student teaching)
• familiarity with the Reggio Emilia philosophy
• the ability to provide a variety of learning opportunities, methods, and materials, which support the diversity of abilities within the classroom
• a deep understanding of early childhood development
• practices thoughtful, respectful, and effective classroom management techniques
• works collaboratively with faculty and communicates clearly with parents
• Bachelor’s degree with RI teaching certification (will consider someone who is close to completing)

Salary & Benefits

$26,000-$30,000 annual salary depending on experience and credentials. Plus paid $20-22/hr for extended day hours/summer camp in addition.

Benefits: school matches up to 3% of salary for those choosing to participate in 401K program

Eligible for an end of the year bonus equal to one paycheck (pd bi-monthly – 2x/month)

Application Procedures

Please email letter of interest and resume to:

Program Description

Brown Play School serves three to five year-olds in a two year preschool program. The central goals of the school are to instill in children a love of learning and to help them develop problem-solving skills and work habits that lay the foundation for future academic success and self-confidence.
Brown Play School was founded by members of the Brown University community in 1950. It was originally a cooperative nursery school located on the East Side of Providence. It is now a partnership school, where parents participate in their children’s education but are not expected to fulfill specific teaching duties. In February 2000, the school moved to Rumford, RI, where we have three large rooms which contain an art studio, a manipulative area, an investigation area, a block area, a housekeeping area, a library, and a circle time area. There is also a large, fenced play yard and a greenhouse behind the school. The school is licensed for 18 children and has a Director, a Head Teacher, and an art teacher, who are with the children every day. We also have a woodworking teacher, a music teacher, and a yoga teacher who come on a regular basis to teach these special subjects.
BPS offers 3 yr olds the opportunity to attend 2,3 or 5 morning/wk and 4 yr olds may attend 3 or 5 mornings/wk. Our class is comprised of a mixed age group of 3-5 yr olds. Children may extend their day till 2pm if they choose.

Contact Info

Claudine Taylor

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