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Pre-Kindergarten & Kindergarten Teachers

Location:

The American Embassy School-New Delhi, India

The American Embassy School (AES) is an international school with over 50 nationalities that is rooted in American curriculum and values. Our school is located in the heart of the diplomatic community in the Chanakyapuri neighborhood of South Delhi. Chanakyapuri has wide tree-line streets and is quite green. Delhi is a city of over 25 million people with a metro, modern shopping malls, and many other western conveniences. An important aspect of living and working at AES is getting to know the beautiful melting pot of Delhi where the culture is alive right outside of your door. Living and working in India is a vibrant adventure that our teachers will never forget.

Start Date: July 22, 2019

Description, Responsibilities, & Duties

We are seeking teachers that have an expertise in and a passion for early childhood education. Our teachers love children and are able to connect with and engage students through well designed learning experiences. Our teachers are learners that are expected to work collaboratively to help meet the needs of all of our students. Collaboration at AES means that we are active participants in our practice and we help each other to learn through sharing, meaningful dialogue, and lending a hand when needed. We look for teachers that are committed to supporting a strong inclusive community

Minimum Qualifications/Requirements

Undergraduate Degree (BA/BS) required; MA/MS preferred ,
License/certification: current and relevant license/certification ,
Previous teaching experience: a minimum of 3-5 years.

Salary & Benefits

Competitive salary with host-country tax paid by school; furnished housing, annual home leave and airfare; 100% premium paid by school for comprehensive world-wide health insurance including dental and vision, life insurance and long-term disability insurance, Professional Development Funding; Retirement funds (India); FICA (US Social Security & Medicare);

Application Procedures

Complete online application process through the School’s web portal: careers.aes.ac.in

Program Description

Our multiage Pre-Kindergarten program offers an outstanding educational program that allows each student to grow and be challenged at their individual level of readiness. Pre-Kindergarten students learn important social and emotional skills as well as early math, literacy and science concepts. They also attend daily specialist classes which include art, music, physical education, Indian studies and library. Our nurturing, hands-on and project-based approach is rooted in play and inquiry. Our program takes its inspiration from the Reggio Emilia philosophy and is grounded in the Creative Curriculum. Some fundamental principles of Reggio Emilia that we employ are:
Children are capable of constructing their own learning and they are driven by their interests to investigate, understand and to find out more.
Our program focuses on social collaboration. Our students learn about themselves and their place in the world through their interactions with others.
Communication is a process.Our students ask questions,play, investigate and discover new things using language.
The environment is the third teacher and is recognised for its potential to inspire children. Our Pre-Kindergarten environment is filled with natural light and open spaces free from clutter, where every material is considered for its purpose.
The role of each of our teachers is to observe our students, listen to their questions and their stories, understand what interests them and then provide them with opportunities to explore these interests further.
Our Pre-kindergarten teachers document and display children’s thoughts and their progression of thinking. Our teachers make our students’ thinking visible in a variety of ways which may include photographs, scribing children’s thoughts and explanations, drawings and sculptures.
Our Creative Curriculum units follow a two-year cycle. In year one, the unit presented are centered around the topics of Balls, Buildings, Trees, Clothes, and Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. In year two, the topics are Signs, Insects, Sand, Tubes and Tunnels, and Simple Machines. Literacy and Cognitive skills are embedded in these units of study in order to provide a developmentally appropriate framework for academic success.

Contact Info

Dr. Nada Collins, Elementary School Principal: ncollins@aes.ac.in
Mr. Scott White, Elementary School Assistant Principal: swhite@aes.ac.in

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