Huntington Beach, CA
Start Date: February 15, 2019
Environmentally we have spacious classroom(s) filled with high quality materials, sunny windows, quiet court yards. We are encouraged to utilize the Airstream to anchor our community in some of our more adventurous explorations or daily as logistics allow.
At Infinite Languages of Learning, we are focused on growing lifelong learners, critical thinkers, and confident beings who enjoy the process of working through challenges. Our commitment to our children is to offer them safe and stimulating spaces to explore our world, in a way that makes sense to them. This school is designed by forward thinking artists and professionals, who believe in lifelong education that captures the wonder, excitement and passion of our children. It is an honor to walk this journey together as we explore each child’s individual languages of learning.
The Lead Teacher will
Take responsibility for the administrative and educational elements of Infinite Languages of Learning.
Coordinate staff meetings, parent open houses, parent conferences and training programs
Create a stimulating and safe environment for learning through daily provocations, invitations and intentional presentation of materials.
Collaborate with classroom team to develop large and small group investigations arising out of thoughtful reflection of learner’s interest and promote opportunities for creative thinking, skill-building, playful experiences, and meaningful relationships.
Advocate for the learning, theories and ideas of young children and yourself as a teacher through documentation, display and presentation in daily photo posts, a weekly blog and in children’s portfolios.
Writing weekly Invitations and Explorations updates to distribute to the parents and assistant teachers.
Documenting and Disseminating progress: visual, tape recordings, portfolios;
Communicate regularly with parents through daily interactions, weekly newsletters, emails and conferences
Demonstrate a working knowledge of child development and developmentally appropriate practice, and take initiative to seek out professional articles and training opportunities to build on knowledge.
1-3 years experience teaching children ages 3-7 in a mixed age space.
Proficiency in creating developmentally appropriate educational, open ended, interest based lesson planning
Passionate about motivational, child-led- teacher supported nature-based learning
Possess understanding of child development (Language and literacy development, cognition and general knowledge,including early mathematics and early scientific development, Approaches toward learning, Physical well-being and motor development, social and emotional development)
A genuine love to grow their craft in nurturing children and families to celebrate the progress, the growth and the gifts each child and parent brings to our community.
CPR and First Aid Certification or the ability to obtain the certifications before the first day of employment.
Must be physically able to use a computer with basic proficiency, lift a minimum of 30 pounds, and work indoors or outdoors
Must be able to assume postures in low levels to allow physical and visual contact with children, see and hear well enough to keep children safe, and engage in physical activity with children
Pass pre-employment screening and fingerprint background check
Competitive Pay for the right person. Health Care Benefits, PTO, Sick Day, Company Laptop, Cellphone and CEU budget is included in this package.
The hours are 8:00am. to 2:00pm.
Please email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
When we originated: Infinite Languages of Learning officially opened its doors September 2019
Who: We are blessed with 5 students, ages 3-5. We do age mix- we understand this is a rare skill but are committed to this way of education. Infinite Languages will grow to include learners into adulthood. It is intended to be a center of learning or innovation.
Support is abundant: We have an Executive Administrator (part-time), an Outdoor Education Coordinator (full-time). Infinite Languages of Learning has a 1:5 teacher: learner ratio. Teachers have the support to develop meaningful relationships with each learner and to foster their social and emotional growth. Our approach, inspired from, Reggio Emilia and Sudbury believe a learner’s development occurs through their interest, investigation, exploration, and experimentation of the world around them. We empower our learner’s to follow their natural curiosity while being introduced to new topics and ideas which we believe leads to a love of learning.
Together, we are empowering exceptional education.