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Preschool Teacher


Sun Valley, Idaho

Start Date: August 12, 2019

Description, Responsibilities, & Duties

Sun Valley Community School is seeking a dynamic preschool teacher to work with children ages 2-4 in our Early Childhood Program for the 2019-20 school year. This is a full-time position with benefits, beginning August, 2019.

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
3-5 years teaching in early childhood settings
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 the developmental breadth found in early childhood
practices thoughtful, respectful, and effective classroom management techniques
works collaboratively with faculty and communicates clearly with parents
values outdoor education and will participate in local day trips as part of our Outdoor Program
ascribe to the principles of NAEYC
Bachelor’s degree

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.

Salary & Benefits

Full Time Position with benefits

Application Procedures

Please send an electronic cover letter including a statement of educational philosophy, resumé, and at least two letters of reference to:

Janet Salvoni
Elementary School Head

Program Description

The private 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 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 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.

Contact Info

Janet Salvoni
Elementary School Head

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