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First Presbyterian Nursery School
1248 2nd Street
Santa Monica CA 90401

Start Date: January 3, 2022

A beautiful work environment that values collaboration and teamwork with rich opportunities to learn through materials and experiences with a high regard for children and their ways of knowing and learning.

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Afternoon teacher


Winston Prouty Center for Child and Family Development
209 Austine Drive, Thomas Hall
Brattleboro, VT 05301

Start Date: November 29, 2021

We are looking for several afternoon teachers who will work from 12-5 each day. Depending on the classroom and the routine (mostly different for infants) these teachers are responsible for enjoying lunch with the children, helping them get settled for rest, supporting them in getting their things put away when they wake up, and prepared for the remainder of the afternoon. Each teacher works in a dedicated room to ensure consistency and relationship. After pick-up (at 3:30) the teacher helps transition the children who stay for aftercare, and work with the other afternoon teachers to facilitate an engaging afterschool environment for a mixed age-range. Then they work as a team to close down the center for the evening and ensure that things are ready for the next day.

We are also looking for a full-time Older Toddler teacher to fill in while one of our full-time teachers goes on maternity leave in a few months, so if full-time work is preferred please don’t hesitate to connect with us.

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Preschool/Preschool Teacher



Start Date: January 3, 2022

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.

* 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 the director.

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Evergreen Community School
2800 Colorado Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Start Date: November 10, 2021

Evergreen Community School is a small (60 students), NAEYC accredited, non-profit preschool in Santa Monica, California. We are a community of dedicated teachers and parents committed to a progressive, social-constructivist model. The staff includes
10 full-time teachers, an atelierista and a pedagogista. Please visit our website for more information:

We are seeking a passionate educator to join our team. This is a team teaching position in a preschool classroom. Our school year runs from runs from late-August to late-June. Opportunities to teach summer camp in July may be available depending on interest.

Evergreen is a place for meaningful explorations with children, where reflective practice is at the heart of both learning and teaching. Our program uses a developmental curriculum based on the theories of Piaget, Erikson, Vygotsky and the Reggio Emilia approach. The curriculum is experiential and is designed to promote growth through play and exploration. Using age-appropriate materials and activities, children are assisted in building socialization skills while practicing the developmental tasks of trust, autonomy and initiative. We are seeking a teacher with some experience in inquiry-based curriculum.
Duties include:
• Planning, implementing and supervising the curriculum for the class in accordance with school policies and philosophy.
• Observing, reflecting and documenting individual and group experiences
• Keeping a portfolio for each child with dated work that shows a progression of skill, interest and activity
• Using documentation and portfolios as a guide for developing curriculum
• Developing individual goals for each child while being mindful of group 
dynamics and collaboration
• Writing and distributing weekly updates.
• Collaborating on a teaching team
• Building positive, supportive relationships with families
• Engaging in daily dialogue and collaboration with teaching team, our atelierista and pedagogista
• Working alongside children in the classroom daily
• Ensuring the well-being of all children at all times
• Small group work, video analysis, documentation, weekly team meetings, etc.

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Executive Director


Red Hook Playgroup

Start Date: July 1, 2022

RHP’s Mission:

Red Hook Playgroup provides a rich, progressive, community-based early education for children between the ages of 2.6 and 5. We believe that all children have the desire, ability, and motivation to learn, and we seek to nurture these natural impulses by providing a beautiful, supportive, and stimulating environment to encourage all the young minds in our care.

RHP believes preschool education is an investment in the community, and we hope to encourage that sensibility in each of our students. To this end, RHP fosters an environment of collaborative exploration, investigation, and discovery where children are encouraged to think critically and creatively, to respect and support their peers, and to empathize with and learn from each member of their community.

Description of the role:

The Executive Director will work alongside RHP’s board of directors and lead our dynamic teaching staff and engaged families to continue RHP’s tradition of offering a high quality, child-centered preschool experience for neighborhood children. The role balances service as a strategic leader – attending to the changing landscape of early childhood education and RHP’s role in our community both now and in the future – with overseeing the day to day operation of the school. Key responsibilities include:

Assuming responsibility for every aspect of school life, and ensuring that our day to day work matches our mission and values
Recruiting, retaining, and supporting a talented and diverse staff with a shared philosophy while cultivating a high-quality learning environment in which teachers can develop their practice and children can thrive
Ensuring compliance with regulations governing the operation of a Group Day Care under Article 47, and managing the day to day operations of our busy building
Overseeing all aspects of the financial operations of the school, including budget, tuition and tuition assistance, grants, etc.
Serving as the school’s liaison with families, managing family relationships from inquiry, admissions, and enrollment through the alumni years
Guiding strategic planning and decision-making processes in areas including programming, DEI initiatives, and employee recruiting and retention
Collaborating with the board of directors on fundraising initiatives and community engagement
Producing high quality written and visual products that accurately and clearly communicate our approach and the work we do to a variety of stakeholders and audiences

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Preschool Teacher


The Discovery School at Bay Area Discovery Museum
557 McReynolds Road
Sausalito, CA 94965

Start Date: November 15, 2021

The Discovery School (TDS) at Bay Area Discovery Museum (BADM) seeks a Preschool Teacher. As a member of a teaching team, the Preschool Teacher will provide daily care and supervision of children enrolled in the Discovery School program, collaborate with their teaching team, and work directly with families and the school leadership.

Ideal candidates will have deep commitment to and passion for learning along with a growth mindset, some experience co-creating an inquiry-based curriculum and documenting learning, knowledge of child development, love and respect for young children and their capabilities, and interest in serving in an entrepreneurial and evolving school community.

The Discovery School is a Reggio-inspired preschool. Our program is the only museum-based preschool in California, and we draw upon the BADM’s 30 years of child-directed, open-ended, inquiry-driven learning, as well as best practices in creativity development from BADM’s research. We are fortunate to offer a low student to teacher ratio and an incredibly engaged parent community. BADM also provides an unmatched location, on 7.5 acres of National Park land at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge and with immediate access to the beach, coastal habitat, historic batteries and hiking trails.

This is a full-time position working a Monday – Friday schedule from 8:00am to 4:30pm. This non-exempt position pays up to a rate of $25.00 per hour, less applicable withholdings. The teaching calendar runs from mid-August to early June. Preschool Assistant Teachers may be eligible for separate employment opportunities that may exist with BADM’s camp staff while TDS is not in session.

Effective September 1, 2021, all BADM positions require proof of COVID vaccination.

Works alongside children in the classroom daily, planning and preparing activities, curriculum development, and documentation of learning.

Ensures the safety and wellbeing of all children enrolled in the program at all times.

Works collaboratively to collect, display, and disseminate documentation of children’s learning. This includes careful observational notes and intentional photos and videos.

Actively builds relationships with individual parents to support their child’s development and learning and to meaningfully engage all families in the school and museum communities.

Meets with families formally twice a year for a Family-Teacher Dialogue to share the growth and development of their child, which includes goal setting for children’s individual development. This includes creating a portfolio and a written document.

Ensures proper maintenance, cleanliness, and preparation of classroom and supplies daily.

Provides assistance to the researchers that work with The Discovery School students.

Communicates and works collaboratively with all other museum departments.

Additional duties as required.

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Preschool Teacher


Ivybrook Academy – Mooresville
173 Joe Knox Ave.
Mooresville NC 28117

Start Date: October 25, 2021

Ivybrook Academy is currently seeking passionate preschool educators for our school campus. Our school provides a professional environment where educators can focus their time on igniting the joy of learning in their students. We are seeking passionate educators committed to progressive quality education.

Job Responsibilities:
-Plan and implement daily lessons for the children following a progressive approach to education
-Observe and evaluate each child’s progress
-Work cooperatively and professionally with staff members and parents
-Maintain communication with parents
-Be available for parent conferences
-Attend staff meetings, training and school functions
-Maintain portfolio assessments for all children in the classroom
-Commit to continuing education

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