Newtowne School, Cambridge MA 02138
Start Date: August 23, 2019
Newtowne School welcomes applicants interested in a long term commitment to our program. Candidates who seek to both contribute to, and find growth within, a supportive professional program should apply. Candidates should share our common philosophy and practice, be committed to working in a collaborative team, and be vested in ongoing professional and personal development. Collegiality, respect for diversity and multiculturalism, willingness to learn, flexibility, enthusiasm, warmth, commitment, and excellent communication skills are essential.
Candidates should have:
A degree in early childhood or related field
EEC certification for both preschool and infant/toddler certification is preferred
Teaching experience within an emergent curriculum model, constructivists, early childhood environments, documentation and integrated assessments
Experience and training in the Reggio – Emilia approach. Including the role of the environment as a third educator and inclusion of the family as key elements to learning.
Interest in and/or knowledge of culturally relevant teaching practices, and in working with the school and students to make stronger connections in the (local) community
Candidates should have:
-A degree in early childhood or related field
-REQUIRED. MA EEC certification, both preschool and infant/toddler certification is preferred
-Teaching experience within an emergent curriculum model, constructivists, early childhood environments, documentation and integrated assessments
-Experience and training in the Reggio – Emilia approach. Including the role of the environment as a third educator. and inclusion of the family as key elements to learning.
-Interest in and/or knowledge of culturally relevant teaching practices, and in working with the school and students to make stronger connections in the (local) community
We offer competitive wages, on a rubric scale that aligns to experiences and qualifications of all candidates. Stipend roles within the year are also available.
Newtowne School offers competitive salary & benefits including healthcare, well defined work schedule, paid sick days, discretionary budgets for classrooms, engagement with Reggio & early childhood ed communities for continued learning & professional development, and connection to an engaged and loving community of parents.
Please send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Newtowne School is a Reggio-Inspired parent cooperative preschool located in Harvard Square. We are founded in the belief that children find meaning and joy through play. Our experienced teachers create a nurturing play-based learning environment that facilitates this journey. Teachers work in true partnership with parents (who share the responsibilities for daily assistance in the classroom) to understand and support each child. Newtowne has 4 classrooms that serve children ages 2 to 5 years with a staff of eight classroom teachers, an all-school Art teacher (Atelierista), a full-time Float Teacher and a Director. The school operates on an academic school year and offers an optional summer session. The early childhood position is full time during the academic year. Joining the summer session staff is optional.
Newtowne is striving to be a cooperative that reflects the neighborhoods and cities in which we live. We encourage candidates of all backgrounds, including men and people of color, to apply. We know that our school is stronger and more connected when we recognize and value the diversity of the myriad backgrounds and perspectives in our community. Newtowne aims to cultivate understanding and empathy through acknowledging, respecting and honoring the differences of all. Newtowne School is proudly an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.
Hilary Odoy, Executive Director
Together, we are empowering exceptional education.