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Teacher and Graduate Student – Boulder Journey School

Location:

Boulder Journey School
Boulder, CO

Start Date: August 1, 2022

The Boulder Journey School Teacher Education Program is a unique, one-year employment opportunity where you can study the Reggio Emilia Approach in an intimate way through the direct application of Reggio-inspired coursework in an Early Childhood classroom. During this one year, you will earn a Master’s Degree from University of Colorado Denver and a Colorado Teaching License at a significantly reduced tuition rate (non-residents are granted in-state tuition). For more information please visit:

https://educators.boulderjourneyschool.com/teacher-education-residency-program.html
Participate in a Study Trip to Reggio Emilia, Italy

Responsibilities & Duties:
Co-teach with a Mentor Teacher in a classroom and take on the daily responsibilities of a classroom teacher
Design and engage in opportunities for leadership and advocacy in the field of Early Childhood Education
Engage in ongoing collaboration and reflection on teaching practice with a cohort of peers
Co-construct a contextual curriculum with children and adults
Innovate new early childhood practices
Participate in a Study Trip to Reggio Emilia, Italy

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Preschool Teacher on Orcas Island

Location:

Orcas Island Children’s House
Eastsound, Washington

Orcas Island is located in the San Juan archipelago in Washington State. We have modest housing accommodations for teachers relocating to the island.

Start Date: October 1, 2021

We seek teachers who:

• are creative, fun-loving, and warm-hearted
• respect the abilities of young children
• are thoughtful in guiding social interactions
• enjoy playful and physical activity
• laugh at the unexpected

We value teachers for their:

• ability to create relationships with children and families
• eagerness for professional development and growth
• passion and experience

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Preschool Teacher

Location:

Compass Academy Childcare and Preschool
Smyrna, GA 30082

Start Date: October 1, 2021

Compass Academy is seeking loving, reliable classroom teachers and teacher’s assistants in our Early Childhood Program. Teachers will assist in providing quality and comprehensive early child development skills while maintaining a healthy clean environment. This is a full-time position.

JOB DUTIES INCLUDE
* Leading and directing instructions to a group of children.
* Supervise playground activities, breakfast, lunch, snack breaks, bathroom breaks, and rest time.
* Help children with cognitive skill development activities.
* Plan age-appropriate lesson plans and prepare educational materials. This may include but is not limited to finger-plays, songs, bulletin boards, flannel boards, etc.
* Be actively involved with the children in the room. This includes, but is not limited to reading stories, playing games, singing, cuddling, role-playing, etc.
* Clean after breakfast, lunch, snack, bathroom breaks, and classroom activities. This may include, but is not limited to, washing the dishes and/or toys, and cleaning the kitchen.
* Help maintain the school’s building and grounds.
* Assist in the preparation and serving of meals and snacks.
* Relay communication between the parents, other members of staff and director.

REQUIREMENTS:
* Must be at least 18 years of age.
* Participates in an orientation program
* Completes the appropriate number of in-service hours each year.
* Attends staff meetings, training sessions, or other events, such as Family Night and the Christmas Program, as required.
* Maintains a neat and clean physical appearance.
* Is able to move quickly enough to supervise children safely.
* Is able to lift and carry children (maximum of 40 pounds).
* Is able to provide an appropriate speech model while interacting with both children and parents.
* Must adhere to the center’s Behavior Guidance policies at all times.

* Child Development Associates credential (CDA) is preferred, or a High School Diploma/GED and enrolled in a program leading to a Child Development Associates credential to be completed within one year, or be enrolled in a program leading to an Associate’s Degree or Baccalaureate Degree in Early Childhood Education. Should have experience with infants and preschoolers.

Job Types: Full-time, Contract

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Lead Preschool Teacher

Location:

Mountain Village School
Stowe, Vermont

Start Date: October 10, 2021

We are currently seeking a full time lead preschool teacher to join our program. We are a nature based early childhood program in the village of Stowe. Our pedagogy is influenced by the work of Reggio Emilia. We focus on children’s skills and interests to build curriculum around them. We spend a considerable amount of time outside each day and developed several outdoor classrooms.

Responsibilities for the lead preschool teacher include weekly curriculum planning. Daily observations of each child. Developing strong relationships with children and their families. Collaborating with coteachers throughout the classrooms to develop curriculum. Creating intentional and beautiful learning environments for children. Promoting children’s independence and autonomy through tasks, play, and routines.

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Community Engagement Director

Location:

Ventana School
1040 Border Road
Los Altos, CA 94024
USA

Start Date: September 27, 2021

Community Engagement Director

We are looking for candidates who:
● Demonstrate exceptional project management and communication skills
● Are flexible and creative
● Excel in collaborative environments but are able to take ownership and work independently
● Value direct communication
● Are positive and open-minded
● Are committed to supporting a Reggio approach to education

Job Responsibilities

Project & Event Management
● Managing a wide variety of long and short-term projects as they arise; in many cases this would include from conception through execution
● Setting vision and planning for all school events, executing accordingly
● Determining all-school event logistics (space coordination, execution, clean-up, and attendance), including occasional evening and weekend events
● Identifying local community events and partnerships where participation would raise school visibility, developing and executing plans for participation

Parent Association Liaison
● Coordinating with the Ventana Parent’s Association, which includes authority to approve proposals for all VePA scheduled events, activities, and communications
● Partnering with the Development Director for the annual school auction and legacy dinner (communications, event planning)

Communications
● Setting and managing the school communications calendar
● Overseeing all on-campus communications (e.g. displays, info boards, signage, banners)
● Developing the content for and producing the weekly school community newsletter
● Drafting whole school communications on issues relating to work portfolio
● Maintaining Ventana’s presence on a variety of websites, blogs, etc., including new opportunities
● Maintaining Ventana School website in collaboration with admissions and development teams
● Acting as a liaison for new families, shepherding them through the steps to begin school once they’ve completed the enrollment process
● Acting as “brand manager,” ensuring that communications are aligned with our brand identity. Training new staff, the school board, and other relevant parties on brand identity.

Human Resources
● Recruiting values-aligned individuals for open positions
● Overseeing hiring process for open positions – job postings, interview scheduling, and reference checks

General
● Providing coverage and staff support during summer months
● Accepting from time to time additional projects/duties as assigned by the Head of School

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Ventana School Office Manager

Location:

Ventana School
1040 Border Road
Los Altos, CA 94024
USA

Start Date: September 27, 2021

In addition to managing the school office, the office manager collaborates with other members of the Ventana administration, staff, and teachers, to ensure that the school operates smoothly. The office manager contributes to many aspects of school communications, builds relationships with students and their families, and is valued for their role in warmly welcoming all who visit Ventana.

Minimum expected work hours on campus are 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Monday-Friday; however the Employee is expected to work the amount of time required to model excellence in job performance. On campus work hours are to ensure the Employee is available to manage the school office and support school operations during school hours.

We are looking for candidates who:
● Demonstrate exceptional communication skills
● Are flexible and creative
● Excel in collaborative environments but are able to take ownership and work independently
● Value direct communication
● Are positive and open-minded
● Are warm and friendly as the first person to greet a visitor in our school office

Job Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Operations
· Answering the school’s main phone line, responding to inquiries; transferring other inquiries on to appropriate party
· Preparing and distributing tardy slips
· Preparing and tracking preschool sign in and out sheets
· Managing school databases and student information
· Providing immediate care for student illness/accident; managing incident/accident reports
· Monitoring and helping maintain student cumulative files and CA child care licensing records
· Maintaining and organizing the reception/office areas; keeping inventory and restocks
· Receiving and distributing mail/packages
· Managing field trip requests from teachers and keeping field trip calendar
· Coordinating events (RSVPs, volunteers, food, flyers)
· Serving as emergency lead with Operations Director
· Providing administrative support to the Extended Care Director for summer camp programs
· Supporting Head of School, teachers, and financial services coordinator as needed or requested

Communications
· Supporting school communications, including preparing and sending mailings/communications, flyers, etc.
· Managing school calendar, including space reservations
· Creating and maintaining directories (i.e. staff, family, enrollment)
· Tracks staff time off requests and absences; creates and keeps a current sub-list and calls substitutes as needed
· Managing aspects of school website, including content updates and school calendar
· Managing outing student records; acting as point of contact for middle schools
· Supporting Head of School outmissions by sending out required paperwork

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CO-TEACHER

Location:

Untitled No. 1
Santa Monica, CA

Start Date: September 27, 2021

Full-time (40 hours/week) early childhood teacher in a Santa Monica nature-based preschool for children aged 3-6. Setting is a house converted to a center that maintains a home-like environment. (See website: untitledno1.org)
Program hours are Monday-Friday 8am-5pm.
Collaborate with team teachers, director, and founder in pedagogical and professional development – teaching and learning of teachers and children. This includes, for example, preparation and study of daily documentation on what children demonstrate (their actions/ideas-theories/interests), and cyclical observation/planning/assessment-reflection of small group inquiries (aka investigations, provocations, invitations) that teachers develop with intention in order to maximize the learning potential of each child. This work requires teachers to create effective learning environments, again in collaboration with the team.
Participate with the founder, director, and teaching team in monthly Family Forums: whole parent group meets 6-7pm onsite.

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Early Childhood Development Atelierista/Studio Teacher

Location:

St. Margaret\’s Episcopal School

Start Date: September 20, 2021

St. Margaret’s Episcopal School’s Early Childhood division seeks a full time Atelierista. As a member of a highly collaborative team of educators and staff who are motivated and dedicated, the Atelierista/Studio Teacher nurtures young children ages 3-5, with enhancements for infants and toddlers. The Atelierista/Studio Teacher will provide an organized environment rich with materials that provoke opportunities for children to relate and interact in spontaneous, self-directed ways. The classroom and school environment should be beautiful, organized and supportive of the highest potential of young children and their work. The Atelierista/Studio Teacher will support not only the child’s creative growth, but promote their physical, mental, social, and emotional growth.

Prime responsibilities include the following:

-Assumes the responsibility of teacher and promotes the role of fine arts as an integral part of a Reggio-inspired program.
-Works directly with students and will also support and guide classroom teachers in the use of rich materials such as clay, wire, and other media.
-Works alongside children in the classrooms and in the Atelier, providing rich experiences through provocations and experiences.
-Provides documentation to make learning visible.

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Reggio Preschool Teacher – World Builders Academy

Location:

World Builders Academy / Kansas City, MO

Start Date: September 20, 2021

World Builders Academy is seeking a qualified teacher with experience in a Reggio Emilia educational setting to work with our preschool students. Candidates must have the ability to nurture and provide stimulating activities for young children.

Teachers are expected to supervise the class, enforce safety procedures, and instruct children on the class curriculum. Prospective teachers must show strong leadership skills, independent functioning, and a passion for working with children, have a team mentality and be positive role models for youth in the community.

Responsibilities include: Develop preschool curriculum for school year; Help with daily set-up and cleanup of classroom; Enforce school rules and regulations; Provide safe and friendly environment; Foster an organized classroom setting; Provide excellent customer service to parents and children enrolled at World Builders Academy.

This is an opportunity to help shape the future of our preschool program and curriculum.

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Early Childhood Learning Center Director – Tampa, Florida

Location:

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church & Day School
501 South Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa, Florida 33609
(813) 877-3105

Start Date: October 17, 2021

Position Announcement – Early Childhood Learning Center Director

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and Day School is seeking a warm, nurturing, organized, creative, and experienced early childhood education leader to direct their Reggio Emilia Day School located in Tampa, Florida. The school enrolls over 80 children, ages 20 months – 5 years, and operates part- and full-day programs throughout the calendar year. The Director position reports to the Church Pastor and Director of Operations and leads a collaborative team including a part-time Assistant Director, 6 Teachers, and 3 Teacher Aides. The program focuses on providing children with meaningful learning experiences through emergent curriculum and extensive enrichment opportunities, with a strong family-centered approach. This full-time, full year position begins as soon as possible.

Core Position Responsibilities

• Oversee the implementation of a Reggio Emilia educational philosophy for the school
• Provide leadership, supervision, recruitment and retention of teachers and teacher aides
• Oversee all aspects of GSDS including daily operations and administration
• Administer and monitor all budget and enrollment operations
• Maintain excellent parent relationships and communication
• Lead the program into the future with vision and energy

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Educator – Early Childhood Education

Location:

Crescent Park Child Development Center/Palo Alto, CA

Start Date: September 13, 2021

Crescent Park is an innovative, Reggio-inspired, play-based early childhood education program for children (two to five years) and families of Silicon Valley and the Bay Area. Well known for it’s magical environments and neighborhood feel, children of diverse backgrounds ages 2 to 6 years are valued for their strong identity as enterprising citizens with the knowledge, confidence and a sense of responsibility influenced by their words and actions over the course of each day.

Families of Crescent Park partner with the school to provide a high-quality, progressive approach to education. We use a unique approach with an indoor/outdoor flow, where the educators are stationary and the children flow naturally through the spaces. Not only are children granted the opportunity to explore their environment freely, but this flow gives educators the opportunity to build a unique culture within the various rooms: the Construction Lab, Outdoor Classroom, Art Studio, alongside the support of their co-teachers.

Children are provided the autonomy to make their own decisions about how to spend their day with the support of educators who are responsive, thoughtful and reflective. In this framework, we find that older children display leadership skills showing respect and compassion for younger ones, while younger children adore and emulate their mentors.

In a learning environment that provides for long periods of uninterrupted play within a culture of deep reflective practice, Crescent Park emerges as a strong advocate for innovative education in the early childhood community serving children, families and educators alike for over 20 years.

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Now Hiring Teacher for Reggio Inspired Jewish Preschool in Roswell, GA

Location:

Seeds of Wonder Journey School
Roswell, GA

Start Date: August 25, 2021

Make a Difference in the Lives of Children and Families While Having FUN as Part of a Collaborative Team! Small Class Sizes and Dedicated Teaching Pods Means a Safer Environment for YOU!

SOWJS was founded and is run by a mother-daughter team with more than 45 years of classroom experience and 20 years of administrative experience between them – we are intentional in creating a workplace where teachers are valued and respected!

DESCRIPTION, RESPONSIBILITIES, & DUTIES

Are you a reflective, experienced teacher who is interested in helping to shape a new progressive preschool?

Do you want to work in a safer environment, following CDC guidelines, with people who care about each other?

If so, Seeds of Wonder Journey School is looking for you! Position available now – Please indicate in your cover letter when you are available to begin working!

Looking for caring, patient, creative, energetic teachers! Our teachers receive 12+ PTO days/year and a generous benefits and professional development package! We currently are looking for two Full Time team members; 9-5:30.

WE ARE CAPPING ALL CLASSES TO 12 OR FEWER CHILDREN UNTIL OUR AREA SHOWS A SIGNIFICANT DROP IN COVID CASES! Our ratios are MUCH lower than other schools!

If you are an educator with a passion for working with young children and their families AND you have the drive and dedication to join a team of professional, collaborative educators in crafting a Reggio inspired school serving Roswell and the Northern suburbs of Atlanta, then Seeds of Wonder Journey School invites you to submit your resume for consideration!

This is a unique opportunity to help shape the foundation of a new school…and to make a difference in the lives of the children and families with whom we will work.

Our Mission: Childhood is sacred time. At Seeds of Wonder Journey School, children learn about their world by engaging their natural curiosities and creativity, and are guided to become socially capable problem solvers in a progressive Jewish environment.

Families and Teachers of ALL backgrounds invited to apply!

Preschool families have the option of enrolling their child/ren either full time or part time.

Seeds of Wonder is ideal for families who are looking for a loving, respectful, high quality environment where children learn and develop through inquiry and play. Our school philosophy is inspired by the schools for young children in Reggio Emilia, Italy and is influenced by Constructivist Theory and Howard Gardener’s theory of Multiple Intelligences. We seek to create a diverse community by valuing and honoring children and families of all backgrounds.

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Kinderhaven Aide – Kinderhaven Preschool Academy

Location:

Kinderhaven Preschool Academy
Lake Forest, IL

Start Date: September 6, 2021

The City of Lake Forest is looking for a qualified, adult to aide at Kinderhaven Preschool Academy of the Lake Forest Parks & Recreation Department. Aides are expected to supervise the class, enforce safety procedures, assist in instructing children on class curriculum, and help with set-up and take-down of classroom. Prospective aides must show strong leadership skills, independent functioning, and a passion for working with children, have a team mentality and be positive role models for youth in the community.

Examples of Duties
Help with daily set-up and take-down of classroom
Regular sanitization of high tough surfaces and shared supplies
Enforce school rules and regulations
Provide a safe and friendly environment
Foster an organized classroom setting
Provide excellent customer service to parents and children enrolled at Kinderhaven Preschool Academy

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Teacher

Location:

Adelphi University
Garden City, NY 11530-0701

Start Date: August 19, 2021

Teacher

Alice Brown Early Learning Center

JOB SUMMARY:

• Must support the mission of the Adelphi University Alice Brown Early Learning Center, promote family activities and participation, and develop and maintain authentic, meaningful relationships with the children.
• Demonstrate knowledge of the theories of child growth and development, early childhood education and family support.
• Understand and demonstrate knowledge of the underlying philosophies of constructivist educational practices.
• Promote and support children’s social, emotional, cognitive, language and physical development.
• Responsible for mentoring and supporting Adelphi University student learners at the undergraduate and graduate level.
• Lead and model professionalism, teamwork and a collaborative spirit within the classroom teaching team, the center and the greater Adelphi University community.
• Develop and maintain supportive, professional relationships with children and their families to enhance parent education, communication, involvement and advocacy.
• Responsible for directly supervising and developing the classroom staff and managing the day-to-day operations in the classroom.
• Responsible for developing and expanding curriculum based on children’s interests and needs in conjunction with developmentally appropriate best practices.
REPORTS TO: Director of the Early Learning Center

RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES:

• Reflect on children’s needs and interests, develop topic focuses, plan, implement and assess curriculum for the classroom setting.
• Develop and refine general focuses and activity possibilities for overall curriculum for the school, in collaboration with the whole professional staff assuring learning experiences are developmentally appropriate, and relevant to children’s interests and daily lives in the context of family, community, and culture.
• Supervise and lead classroom team in planning, implementing and assessing developmentally appropriate curriculum.
• Ensure that the outdoor play environment is well organized and utilized as an extension of the classroom setting.
• Plan and carry out daily classroom routine that is consistent yet flexible and meets the needs of the diverse learners in the group.
• Record, document and assess children’s work and progress.
• Maintain active two way communications with parents and other University personnel.
• Monitor and supervise student staff.
• Plan and conduct on-going parent conferences.
• Mentor and support student work-study employees and graduate assistants employed by the program.
• Collaborate with, mentor and support student observers, and certification candidates placed in classroom.
• Engage in meaningful on-going professional development opportunities; including trainings required by the NYS Office of Children and Family Services, and Adelphi University.
• Understand and implement Child Day Care Regulations as administered by the Office of Children and Family Services.
• Maintain an orderly, sanitary classroom environment.
• Continually update knowledge of child development, early childhood curriculum, and staff development through appropriate publications, trainings, and courses.
• Actively participate in advocacy to enhance the care and education of children.
• Model and maintain confidentiality in and outside of the classroom setting in regard to children, parents, staff, students and observers.
• Assist in developing modifications for diverse learners and supporting families understanding of the child’s learning needs and share strategies and techniques for supporting the child’s continued growth and development.
• Attend EI, CPSE and CSE meetings when necessary, work cooperatively with service providers to ensure the learning environment meets the child’s needs.
• Perform other job related duties as assigned.
REQUIREMENTS: (Knowledge, skills and abilities)

• Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication and organizational skills.
• A strong foundation in child development.
• Ability to interact in a supportive and positive manner with a diverse student body.
• Knowledge of the process of curriculum development for children ages infancy through six.
• Working knowledge of software programs for documentation use.
• Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word, E-mail and Windows.
• Understand and maintain confidentiality.
• Strong student service, mentoring and support skills
• Display sound decision making skills.
• Display ability to appropriately supervise children in a group and use transition techniques to move children through the daily routine.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

• Possess the ability to lift 50 lbs. or more.
• Ability to bend, stoop and move freely.
EDUCATIONAL/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

• Bachelor’s degree in a related field required.
• Master’s degree in early childhood education / early childhood special education or a closely related education field is highly preferred.
• NYS certification required.
• Experience teaching children age 18 months to six required.
• Experience working in a student service environment highly preferred.
• Three years teaching experience considered a plus.
• Specific experience and/or training in infant/toddler care will be required of Toddler level teachers.
POSITION(S) SUPERVISED:

• Student Workers.
• Graduate Assistants.
• Candidates for Student Teaching.
ABOUT ADELPHI:
Adelphi University, New York, is a highly awarded, nationally ranked, powerfully connected doctoral research university dedicated to transforming students’ lives through small classes with world-class faculty, hands-on learning and innovative ways to support academic and career success. Adelphi offers exceptional liberal arts and sciences programs and professional training, with particular strength in our Core Four—Arts and Humanities, STEM and Social Sciences, the Business and Education Professions, and Health and Wellness. Recognized as a Best College by U.S. News & World Report, Adelphi is Long Island’s oldest private coeducational university, serving almost 8,000 students at its beautiful main campus in Garden City, at learning hubs in Manhattan, the Hudson Valley and Suffolk County, and online. The University offers more than 60 undergraduate programs, more than 65 master’s degree and doctoral programs, and more than 35 certificate programs in the liberal arts, the sciences and professional training. With powerful partnerships throughout the New York area, more than 116,000 graduates across the country, a growing enrollment of students from 43 states and 64 countries, and rising rankings from top publications and organizations, Adelphi is a dynamic community that plays a leadership role on Long Island and in the region.

To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/2444482

 

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Atelierista

Location:

The School House
East Northport, New York

Start Date: August 23, 2021

The Atelierista will create and maintain three (3) classroom Ateliers. The Ateliers
will be filled with beauty from nature, materials, paper (sometimes 30 different
types) adhesives, mediums (from fine pen to watercolor to moss) and rotated every
6 weeks. The creation of documentation for the rooms that are reflective of the why and how of the artistic pieces. This includes written descriptions, photographs and sample
works. Following the inside/out and outside/in mantra, work in our outdoor spaces to
create art + nature reflections.

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Preschool Assistant Teacher

Location:

Far Hills Country Day School
Far Hills, New Jersey

Start Date: August 30, 2021

Job Title: Preschool Assistant Teacher
Department: Lower School
Reports to: Director of Lower School
Classification: Exempt

Opening for September 2021

General Purpose and Function:

The Preschool Assistant Teacher exudes warmth, energy, and enthusiasm. A positive role model, s/he exhibits perseverance and a love of learning. S/he supports an inclusive, engaging, safe, caring learning community in the classroom. Through differentiated and effective instruction, constructive feedback, and assessment, s/he intentionally works to contribute to the learning and progress of every student. S/he supports the facilitation of a partnership with parents and others to forward a student’s progress. S/he works closely with colleagues to plan, enact, assess, and document curriculum and instruction.

This is a full-time position. During the school year, the Preschool Assistant teacher will be expected to be on campus Monday–Friday from 7:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Responsibilities:

Support the planning, conducting, assessing and diagnosing, evaluating, and refining of lessons based on school mission, school and discipline-specific goals, grade-level-specific objectives, essential understandings, and NAEYC best practices
Take initiative in the classroom to promote and guide students’ inquiry and developing curricula around student interest
Support differentiated instructional methods based on class and student assessments, school-wide initiatives, technological advances, and research

Support the cultivation of strong student and parent relationships characterized by open communication, frequent feedback, and responsiveness, specifically assisting in the documentation used in support of Seesaw.
Maintain trust and relationships with, and contribute meaningfully to, collaborative work teams, with the larger goal of achieving student growth outcomes and fostering an inclusive community
Be receptive to guidance and supervision provided in collaboration with the lead teacher(s), division director, and school leadership
Perform assigned duties with respect shown to individual members and the school community as a whole, doing their own part to foster inclusivity.

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Preschool Teacher – Kinderhaven Preschool Academy

Location:

Kinderhaven Preschool Academy – Lake Forest, IL 60045

Start Date: September 1, 2021

The City of Lake Forest is looking for qualified adults to teach at Kinderhaven Preschool Academy of the Lake Forest Parks and Recreation Department. Teachers are expected to supervise the class, enforce safety procedures, instruct children on the class curriculum, and assist with set-up and take-down of classroom. Prospective teachers must show strong leadership skills, independent functioning, and a passion for working with children, have a team mentality and be positive role models for youth in the community.

Responsibilities include: Develop curriculum for school year; Help with daily set-up and take-down of classroom; Enforce school rules and regulations; Provide safe and friendly environment; Teach students the daily lesson; Foster an organized classroom setting; Provide excellent customer service to parents and children enrolled at Kinderhaven Preschool Academy

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Head Teacher

Location:

Garden Preschool Cooperative, Jersey City NJ

Start Date: August 23, 2021

The Garden Preschool Cooperative seeks a dynamic individual to serve as our Head Teacher, leading our one-room, mixed-age preschool. The ideal candidate has a strong foundation in the theory and application of play-based, progressive education in an early childhood setting.
As the Head Teacher, you will take the lead on arranging classroom spaces to maximize child-led engagement with books, art materials, found objects, and loose parts. You will be excited about getting your hands dirty alongside the children, whether in paint, dirt, sand, flour, or diy-playdough. You will guide two supporting Assistant Teachers, as well as the Parent of the Day (POD) in facilitating a positive, respectful environment in which each child can thrive.
You will communicate regularly with parents and document student progress through a process-based portfolio, which will evolve over the course of the year. You will be an advocate for Progressive Education, and will be able to articulate the benefits of play and project-based learning. You will apply your deep understanding of child development to support children’s social-emotional skills as they learn to coexist in a group environment and community. As the Head Teacher you will have the freedom to apply your passion and creativity in the interest of helping our children soar. You will work hand-in-hand with the parent-run Board of Directors to realize your vision, and will report to the Co-Presidents.
Minimum Commitment: August 23rd, 2021-June 24th, 2022, looking for long-term hire. Time Commitment: 40 hours/week
Responsibilities Include:
● Creating a nurturing environment, designed to encourage child-led inquiry and play for children aged 3-5 years old.
● Planning and implementing compelling process-based activities, informed by the interests of the children.
● Documenting each child’s learning and development through observation, anecdotal records (e.g. writing
down what they say), and an evolving annual portfolio.
● Communicating regularly with parents, including: a weekly newsletter, updates via Slack, weekly office hours,
and meetings.
● Managing a team of two assistant teachers and encouraging their professional development as progressive educators.
● Daily management of the Parent of the Day (POD), whose role it is to support the teachers in maintaining a clean and organized learning environment.
● Supporting each child’s social-emotional development, and seeking support from the Board and the school’s educational consultant if you have questions or need additional support.
● Maintaining familiarity with and ensuring compliance with the NJ DCF Guidelines for Early Childhood Centers.
● Supports logistical arrangements for special projects: field trips, special class activities, etc.
● Joins monthly Board meetings and other meetings, as needed, to share updates and help guide vision and
program implementation.
Skills, Knowledge, and Attributes:
● Knowledge and understanding of child development, progressive philosophy and practice.
● Curiosity and care for the wisdom of young children.
● Excellent communication skills.
● Comfort planning activities with and utilizing art, gardening, and cooking materials, as well as loose parts
play.
● Cultivates and maintains a safe and inclusive classroom culture that values different perspectives.
● Ability to be self-motivated and a team player.
● Ability to support different stages of development and learning styles within one classroom.
● Desire and ability to embrace continuing education.
● Experience and commitment to multicultural awareness and practice.
● Ability to work outdoors in a variety of weather and a willingness to work some evenings and weekends.
● Flexibility, positive demeanor, and sense of humor a must!

● Graduate degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, or related field; or equivalent experience desired.
● Significant experience teaching in a mixed age Reggio Emilia/Waldorf/Montessori-inspired school a plus.

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Preschool Teacher

Location:

Far Hills Country Day School
Far Hills, NJ

Start Date: August 16, 2021

General Purpose and Function:
The Preschool Teacher exudes warmth, energy, and enthusiasm. A positive role model, s/he exhibits perseverance and a love of learning. S/he supports an inclusive, engaging, safe, caring learning community in the classroom that creates the essential foundation for social-emotional learning and the character development of our youngest students. Through differentiated and effective instruction, constructive feedback, and assessment, s/he intentionally works to inspire and motivate every student to reach grade-level and individual objectives.

Responsibilities:

Provide instruction and assessment in language arts, mathematics, and social studies
Plan and prepare units and lessons based upon the mission: school goals, discipline-specific goals, grade level objectives, and essential understandings
Analyze and revise grade-level curriculum during select faculty meetings, in-service days, and one week during the summer
Provide a safe and orderly classroom environment that is conducive to learning
Report on student progress through twice-yearly interim reports and end-of-term reports three times per year
Confer with parents at intake conferences and parent-teacher conference
Demonstrate proficiency with current technology as it relates to the learner and colleague and parent communication
Communicate student progress with parents and colleagues via informal conferences, phone, and email conversations
Clarify and uphold standards of behavior and good character for students
Provide for the safety and well-being of all students in the school at all times
Collaborate and plan with grade-level colleagues
Supervise assigned assistant teachers and meet regularly to assign tasks, solicit ideas, and to plan

Other Duties
Perform other duties as assigned by the Division Director
Assist with school-wide duties
Attend professional training and certification courses as required

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