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Early Childhood School Director

Location:

SEED Early Childhood School at Temple Beth Am
Seattle, WA

Start Date: June 3, 2019

Director of SEED Early Childhood School at Temple Beth Am.
SEED (Sharing Early Exploration and Discovery) Early Childhood School (ECS) at Temple Beth Am seeks a new Director. Located in Seattle, SEED is a school that nurtures and supports our youngest community members by providing strong caregiver relationships, dynamic environments, and endless opportunities for exploration and discovery. Our play-based, emergent curriculum primarily inspired by the Reggio Emilia philosophy is designed to help children develop the tools they need to approach the world with confidence and compassion.
Mission: Grounded in Jewish values, SEED provides a nurturing early childhood education through collaboration, exploration, and play.
Vision: Children who are thoughtful in their actions, engaged in their community, and confident in their voices.
SEED has about 150 students, 50 staff and faculty members and an annual budget of about $3M. We serve children ages 3 months to pre-kindergarten with full-day or part-time options.
The Director of SEED embodies the mission (we deepen relationships to Judaism and our community by engaging the soul, heart and mind) and values (inclusion, inspiration, purpose, engagement, curiosity and responsibility) of Temple Beth Am, a Reform Jewish community with over 900 member households. The temple has robust programming in many areas including worship, religious school (500 students), social action, interfaith relations, and community building.
The Director of SEED is responsible for ensuring that a high quality early childhood education program is provided for children and families in the ECS. The position oversees all school functions, including compliance with licensing standards, supervision and implementation of the education program, budget and fiscal management, registration and enrollment, staffing, scheduling, marketing and recruitment and community activities. The director leads the school with parallel process in mind, supporting administrators and teachers in their reflection and growth as educators. The SEED ECS Director is supervised by the Executive Director of Temple and works closely with clergy regarding the Jewish aspects of the curriculum.
Primary Responsibilities:
General
 Ensure ECS programs meet the highest standards of early childhood education and care.
 Create a welcoming environment in which children, parents, teachers and staff are treated with respect.
 Develop and continually refine all programs for excellence as well as to meet the ever-changing needs in the community.
 Create a partnering relationship with families and children; be available as a resource for consultation and guidance regarding child development and education (both Jewish and secular.)
Supervisory
 Recruit, hire, train, support, evaluate and retain early childhood faculty and staff.
 Chair the leadership team of the school, coordinating meetings and fostering and promoting team collaboration and ownership.
Fiscal
 Develop and monitor the budget and the fiscal health of the school.
 Oversee the registration and admissions process.
Licensing
 Ensure that the school is in compliance with the DCYF licensing regulations.
 Ensure classrooms are adequately staffed with appropriate staff to child ratios.
SEED/Temple Beth Am Collaboration
 Coordinate programs that connect early childhood school families with Young Families of Beth Am.
 Oversee coordination with TBA clergy regarding curriculum and program development.
 Work with Temple departments such as facilities, accounting, clergy, development and religious school.

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School Principal – PK3 through 3rd Grade – Washington DC

Location:

ANNOUNCEMENT: We are pleased to announce that Eagle Academy Public Charter School (located in Washington DC), has partnered with K-12 Recruitment Group to seek a new School Principal for their Congress Heights campus. This is a unique opportunity to lead a school that will offer its principal significant resources, autonomy, and support.

Start Date: April 1, 2019

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
• Instructional leader of the school – Spend quality classroom time with your teachers. Assess teaching methods. Supervise teachers to make sure that they create a productive educational environment where students can learn
• Use innovation and integrated technology to improve the student experience and outcomes
• Supervise faculty and academic administrative staff as a manager, mentor, and coach
• Analyze current performance metrics/measures using data-driven processes
• Offer direction, leadership, and accountability
• Conduct job interviews for teachers and other potential faculty members as well as evaluating the performance of the current staff
• Create an attractive and engaging school culture for students and faculty

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Grant Director-Early Childhood Education Career Pathways

Location:

Bunker Hill Community College
Boston, MA 02129

Start Date: March 18, 2019

The Early Childhood Education Career Pathways Grant Director position will provide leadership, coordination, support and fiscal oversight of the Early Education and Care Career Pathway Grant. Responsibilities for ECE Career Pathways Grant Director include: supervise daily program activities; oversee program development and staff; collaborate to create program plan; implement programmatic changes as appropriate; prepare grant-funded budgets and monitor expenditures; prepare necessary reports per the grant requirements, update/revise instructional materials, guidelines, policies, and procedures; plan publicity and recruitment activities; collaborate with faculty, staff, administrators and community partners; and serve as contact for State-wide industry assessment.

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Executive Director

Location:

SFU Childcare Society, Burnaby, British Columbia

Start Date: June 1, 2019

The SFU Childcare Society (SFUCCS) is situated on top of Burnaby Mountain, nestled in the trees on the west side of the Simon Fraser University campus and in the new UniverCity neighbourhood. The Society operates as a not-for-profit society and has a mandate to provide the highest quality childcare to the SFU community, including faculty, staff, students and alumni, as well as UniverCity resident families, and families from the broader community.

SFUCCS values children as the heart of its respectful, collaborative and reflective community by providing them with an environment to develop their potential through freedom to explore and engage the world around them.

The Executive Director reports jointly to SFU and to the Society’s Board of Directors to provide the strategic direction and leadership for the planning, development and delivery of exemplary childcare services and programs of the SFU Childcare Society. The Executive Director has direct oversight of childcare operations including a budget exceeding $4 million, leadership of 65 Early Childcare Educators, managers and staff across three centres, 15 childcare programs and 300 childcare spaces. The Executive Director builds and maintains strong relationships with families, SFU, the University community, the SFU Community Trust, the Burnaby School Board and broader community and government leaders and officials.

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Senior Administrative Coordinator

Location:

Loyola Marymount University

Start Date: February 25, 2019

Loyola Marymount University’s Children’s Center has an opening for Senior Administrative Coordinator. Under general supervision create and maintain a professional office environment that will promote efficiency and support the daily operations for all services offered through the LMU Children’s Center. Serve as the primary liaison for the Children’s Center to the Staff and Families.

Additional responsibilities include: Provide skilled administrative support to the department. Prepare confidential and non-confidential letters, memoranda, e-mail, and other documents. Handle highly sensitive and/or urgent information with diplomacy; maintain surroundings in a clean and professional manner including shared spaces and bulletin boards. Hire, supervise, train, and coordinate schedules of work study students. Process student work awards in coordination with financial aid and Student Employment Services. Review student timecards for accuracy and approve; track weekly/semester/yearly accumulations of student hours and compare/contrast with student worker budget allocations. Bring discrepancies to the attention of the Director. Coordinate schedule of the Director and assist with correspondence as well as communication with staff, families, students, and other related parties. Answer questions about routine policies and practices at the Children Center based on California State Licensing regulations and National Association for the Education of Young Children Accreditation requirements as well as modern child development schools of thought. Review and edit information in Children’s Center staff manuals, in publications, and bulletins, to ensure current, relevant, and accurate information across platforms. Monitor, resolve and reconcile office coordination issues; recommend changes to increase/expand office efficiency and professionalism. “Meet and greet” parents and other visitors to the Children’s Center. Respond to calls facilitating resolution of callers’ inquiries. Schedule and conduct parent tours. Oversee and ensure proper maintenance of all Children’s Center files (electronic and paper) including but not limited to: accreditation records, licensing records, student/parent demographic data, staff notifications, calendars, parent and/or staff communications, and edit and proof read documents such as the Newsletter, etc. Perform audits as necessary to ensure completeness and accuracy of files. Facilitate the processing of tuition fees ensuring timely deposit, appropriate receipts, and tracking of parent accounts. Perform monthly reconciliation of tuition and other payments between ProCare and Concur. Monitor past-due balances and follow proper collection procedures. Assist with bookkeeping duties to track budgets. Maintain general written materials and assist in keeping forms and other written documents current and available upon request. Disseminate information and answer general questions regarding the Children’s Center. Assist Director with research related to the Children’s Center operations, programming, compliance, and other activities. This includes covering in the classrooms on an ongoing basis. Help maintain the Waitlist. Return calls to parents regarding the Waitlist process and enrollment. Assist in the processing of new child enrollments. Perform other duties consistent with the functions required of staff of the Children’s’ Center and as assigned by the Director.

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Preschool Teachers

Location:

The Discovery School
(at Bay Area Discovery Museum)
Sausalito, CA

Start Date: August 12, 2019

We are currently seeking experienced educators to serve as Preschool Teachers. Ideal candidates will have deep commitment to and passion for research-backed teaching practice, expertise in child development, love and respect for young children and their enormous capabilities, and interest in serving in an entrepreneurial and evolving school community.

Preschool Teachers will provide daily care and supervision of children enrolled in the Discovery School program, work directly with families, and collaborate with the school leadership. The teaching calendar runs from mid-August to early June, with school starting after Labor Day and ending around Memorial Day. Separate employment opportunities exist assisting BADM camp programming when Discovery School is not in session (during Winter, February, Spring, and Summer breaks).

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES
• Work with children in the classroom daily, including in planning and preparing activities, curriculum development aligned to clear outcomes, documentation of emergent learning, transitions and circle time.
• Ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children enrolled in the program at all times.
• In collaboration with other teachers, refine school programs and curriculum in line with Department of Education goals and outcomes.
• Work with the Center for Childhood Creativity (CCC) to serve as the ECE lab school for the Bay Area Discovery Museum. Provide assistance to the research teams that work with The Discovery School students; use the CCC research to inform planning and preparation of the curriculum.
• Actively build relationships with individual parents to support their child’s development and learning and to meaningfully engage all families in the school and museum communities.
• Write weekly reflections of school experiences to serve as email communication with families. This involves utilizing a composition program such as Pages or Publisher.
• Work collaboratively to collect, display and disseminate documentation of children’s work. This includes regularly taking careful observational notes and intentional photos; conference with families verbally and in written form on the development of their child, which includes goal setting for children’s individual development.
• Compile and present a slide slow showcasing classroom highlights and endeavors.
• Ensure proper maintenance and cleanliness of classroom and supplies daily.
• Prepare and organize supplies, including snack.
• Assist and support other BADM programming as needed, including during fundraisers, festivals, Goblin Jamboree, and other programs as needed.
• Lead communication and work collaboratively with all other museum departments as needed.

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Boulder Journey School: Teacher and Graduate Student

Location:

Boulder Journey School Teacher Education Program
Boulder, Colorado 80304

Start Date: August 5, 2019

Description:
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 the 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: http://educators.boulderjourneyschool.com/teacher-education-program.html

Responsibilities & Duties:
-Participate in a Study Trip to Reggio Emilia, Italy
-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

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Director

Location:

Winnetka Public School Nursery, Winnetka, IL

Start Date: July 1, 2019

(Position)
Winnetka Public School Nursery (WPSN), a Reggio-inspired, play-based preschool established in 1927 and a founding member of NAEYC, is accepting applications for an inspirational director who will continue our tradition of innovation, support our commitment to collaboration, and celebrate our spirit of community.

(Philosophy)
WPSN fosters an intentional and reflective environment that engages children, educators, and families in a dynamic process of learning together. We believe that all children are competent and full of potential, and that play and inquiry are the means by which children make sense of the world and their place in it. Our co-constructed curriculum respects children’s ideas, questions, and capabilities, and nurtures their creativity, imagination, and love of learning. Our school was founded under the progressive vision of the Winnetka Public Schools and has championed children’s rights by meeting their developing needs for over 90 years.

(Responsibilities)
• Provide inspirational leadership, direction, and guidance to teachers and staff
• Partner with teachers to create provocations for students and to facilitate positive communication
• Collaborate with parents, teachers, and the Board of Trustees to foster a warm, receptive school environment
• Communicate with clarity, grace, and empathy in a timely, consistent manner
• Encourage parents to participate in the school community
• Guide website design to reflect WPSN programs and philosophy and move school forward technologically
• Mentor teachers and students in valuing the love of learning

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Early Childhood Educator

Location:

Hazelton Prep
410 Great East Neck Road
West Babylon, NY 11704

Start Date: February 4, 2019

DESCRIPTION, RESPONSIBILITIES, & DUTIES

Hazelton Prep, an innovative, high-quality, Reggio-inspired, independent early childhood school in West Babylon, NY, seeks collaborative, passionate, creative teachers for anticipated Early Childhood lead and co-teaching positions both full-time and part-time. We are looking for teachers with a deep respect for the competence of young children and who views the relationship with the child and family as central to the construction of learning.

We are known for our rich, “magical”, engaging environments and Indoor/Outdoor flow, where the educators and children flow 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 these spaces.

Educators are given an incredible amount of creative freedom and flexibility within their work, and are encouraged to tie their unique passions and interests as individuals into their work with children. We’re seeking self-starters who value collaboration, innovative thinking, a passion for working with children, and who are eager to partner with us in cultivating an intentional learning community.

We are looking for creative, flexible, innovative, collaborative, reflective, and resilient individuals who are driven by a commitment to change early childhood education. We are seeking
passionate educators who believe that empowering children to make a difference in the world is a must in the world of early childhood education.

Responsibilities:
Contribute to a positive school culture through connections with students, faculty, and families
Collaborate with fellow teachers and administrators to develop inquiry-based curricula that develop in students the capacity to reflect and learn, recognize and act, care and connect, and engage and take risks
Foster a positive learning environment in all areas, demonstrating dedication to instilling joy in learning for all students
Ensure that every child feels seen and heard and has a sense of belonging
Collaborate and communicate effectively with parents, colleagues, and all members of the school community

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On-site Travel Consultant

Location:

Montessori Kids Universe Corporate

Start Date: February 18, 2019

On site travel consultant needed for Montessori Kids Universe Corporate. Quality assessment specialist to travel to our US schools.
“As-needed” work schedule. Must have flexible work schedule and be available for travel within 1-2 weeks notice. Detailed training will be conducted; NDA required to sign.

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Associate Teacher

Location:

Brooklyn Schoolhouse
156 Gates Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11238

Start Date: February 25, 2019

Part-Time Associate Teacher
Multiage Pre-K
2018-2019 School Year

Brooklyn Schoolhouse, a new progressive one-room-schoolhouse in Clinton Hill, is seeking to hire an Associate Teacher for our Multiage Pre-K, for the remainder of the 2018-19 school year.

Associate Teachers are an important and valued part of our staff. While the Associate Teacher is in a supportive role to the Lead Teacher, s/he is also supported and mentored by the Lead Teacher, the Education Director and the Director. The Associate Teacher is expected to nurture and guide children with warmth and patience. We ask all teachers to embrace the mentorship of the Education Director and Director, and have a commitment to growing as a teacher consistently with Brooklyn Schoolhouse’s approach to education.

In addition to assisting the Lead Teacher in the day-to-day operations of the classroom and curriculum development, the Associate Teacher will also be responsible for:
-attending and contributing to weekly Team Meetings and Staff Meetings
-assisting in classroom setup and cleanup each day
-assisting in cleaning the school’s entryway before the families arrive each morning
-assisting in developing the curriculum and producing documentation
-writing entries in the class’s blog
-assisting in preparing and running parent­ teacher conferences
-presenting to parents, with the teaching team, on curriculum night

SCHEDULE
Part Time Position: 8:00­-2:30, Monday through Friday. A thirty-minute lunch break will be given each day. An additional 45-minute Team Meeting will be scheduled by the team.

– The teachers stay one day after classes finish in the end of May to help clean the classroom and prepare it for the Summer Program.

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Program Director

Location:

Mary Crane Center
4006 W Lake St
Chicago, Illinois 60624

Start Date: February 4, 2019

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Reggio Teacher

Location:

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.

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Early Childhood Educator, Mentor Teacher

Location:

Crescent Park Child Development Center
Palo Alto, CA

Start Date: March 1, 2019

Crescent Park is an innovative, Reggio-inspired, play-based early childhood education program for children (18 months to five years) and families of Silicon Valley and the Bay Area.  Nestled in the heart of Palo Alto, Crescent Park welcomes over 150 families each year who partner with us to provide a high-quality, progressive approach to education. We are known for our rich, “magical”, engaging environments and 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 their spaces–the Construction Lab, Outdoor Classroom, Art Studio, and Light/Resource Space–alongside the support of their co-teachers.

Educators are given an incredible amount of creative freedom and flexibility within their work, and are encouraged to tie their unique passions and interests as individuals into their work with children. We’re seeking self-starters who value collaboration, innovative thinking, a passion for working with children, and who are eager to partner with us in cultivating an intentional learning community.

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Head of Durham Early School

Location:

Carolina Friends School
Durham, NC

Start Date: August 1, 2019

Durham Early School seeks a full time Head to lead a school community committed to developing a child-centered and mission-driven curriculum for children ages 3-6. Ours is an emergent curriculum through which children construct their understanding of the world by experimenting, playing, questioning, discussing and wondering. This ten month position will include working with an in-house staff of 4 teachers, approximately 24 children, their families, and Duke work study students as well as the leadership team at Carolina Friends School and the entire school community.

Driven by Carolina Friends School\’s Quaker mission and philosophy, the Head is a strong collaborator who guides and supports staff members in the development and implementation of curriculum. The Head understands the value of a strong partnership with families and works to enhance these partnerships with frequent communication and a visible presence at drop off and pick up times. As a member of the leadership team, the DES Head supports the Durham Early School’s relationship with the whole school community by participating in administrative meetings and collaborating with other CFS staff.

Responsibilities of the position include:

Supervise and support teaching staff, extended day staff, and college work study students

Collaborate with teachers to plan and develop curriculum

Build community among parents, teachers, and the School

Teach for approximately 3 1/2 hours in the afternoon

Conduct admission visits and interviews and make admission decisions in collaboration with the Director of Enrollment and the teaching staff

Supervise the maintenance and upkeep of the school building, including repair requests and the cleaning staff

Make budgetary decisions concerning staffing, activities, and classroom needs

Maintain a strong and collaborative relationship with the Durham Friends Meeting

Consult with fellow administrators of the School to further the mission and philosophy of Carolina Friends School

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Early Childhood Director, Temple Beth Am Day School of Miami

Location:

Temple Beth Am Day School of Miami

Start Date: July 1, 2019

Temple Beth Am Day School of Miami is looking for an extraordinary Early Childhood Director to continue the School’s path of student population, curriculum, and organizational growth. The first thing that you will notice when you visit our large, well-equipped campus is that our nursery-and-elementary school is bursting at the seams. We are one of the very few overflowing and still-growing Jewish schools in the United States. Parents and children come from around South Florida to join our community because they are passionate about our nurturing environment, our qualified and creative educational professionals, our beautiful campus setting, and the integrity of expression of our tradition and values. In order to accommodate our growth and that of our parent synagogue, we are currently building an even-more-advanced, state-of-the-art facility.

We are a leading Jewish day school in the US and have grown significantly over the last five years.

Affiliation: Our affiliated Reform synagogue has expanded from 1,000 to 1,500 families
Growth: Our Early Childhood program has grown from 160 to over 200 students
Faculty: Over 40 faculty members, all of whom have relevant degrees, have enthusiastically adopted advanced practices and philosophies
Community: Our engaged and well-resourced community serves as the center of Jewish life for South Florida. We are in the process of enhancing our infrastructure and position with a $50 million upgrade to our Day School, including significant investments in EC classrooms, art rooms, performing and athletic facilities, and STEM spaces

Our next EC Director will be the face of our program, encompassing several key aspects.

Curriculum: You are responsible for the curriculum of classrooms from 15 months through Pre-K. You set expectations at each grade level and measure performance against those standards. The School has selectively incorporated concepts from various curricula to stay current with progressive teaching methods.
Administration: You maintain our school accreditations. Along with your team, you keep the school organized, aligned, and safe at all levels. It is your mission to handle the logistics and details that meet and exceed the community’s standards.
Supervision: You lead an unparalleled team of teachers in the Early Childhood division of the day school. You give them scheduled, formal feedback and informal feedback that helps them grow while feeling supported in their work.
Communication: In addition to planned written and oral communication, you are the person whom early childhood teachers and parents’ approach with potentially challenging situations, and you handle them with warmth and grace.

You are at the very top of your field in both qualifications and disposition.

You have a track record of success in comparable positions. You have ambitious standards that originated during your years in the classroom; they also reflect your high level of knowledge of early childhood curriculum and practices. You have cultivated a people first environment where professionals love to come to work to collaborate every single day.
You probably hold an advanced degree in early childhood education or educational leadership. More importantly, you model lifelong learning for your teachers and students through ongoing formal education, informal education, and a deep spirit of reflection.
You exemplify professionalism, polish, and empathy for all those who know you. You understand the value of growing a positive relationship with a well-resourced parent organization.

In exchange for all of these qualities and qualifications, we offer you an unparalleled place to work and people with whom to work.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity.
We are proud to offer generous compensation packages and benefits — including tuition reduction — befitting a top professional in the field.
South Florida also presents a unique opportunity for both young families and established professionals. Miami offers year-round outdoor activities, moderate cost of living (including no state income tax), and a highly inclusive Jewish community spanning across all age groups.
We would also be delighted to be able to help partners provide professional opportunities in South Florida if appropriate.

Does this opportunity intrigue you? If so, we invite you to apply as soon as possible to learn more. The deadline for application is January 31, 2019.

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Campus Preschool Director

Location:

Santa Monica, CA 90405

Start Date: February 28, 2019

Growing Place
www.growingplace.org

The Director provides educational leadership and manages the day-to-day operations of the Growing Place Ocean Park Campus serving up to 81 children aged 2.5 to 5 years old. The Campus Director assumes administrative responsibility for all children’s programs based on the principles of constructivism/Reggio Emilia Approach. The Campus Director solicits support for fundraising efforts, meets overall budget and enrollment goals, fosters long-term relationships in the community and solicits broad support for the Growing Place. The Campus Director maintains accurate records of all program components with the support of an office manager. The Campus Director works collaboratively and fosters a positive team environment for teachers, staff, and parents. The Campus Director reports directly to the Executive Director.

Duties include:

FOR STAFF
Serve as an educational leader who implements and evaluates high-quality ECE
Provide leadership, direction, and guidance to all personnel
Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate personnel
Provide bi-annual performance evaluations for all personnel
Oversee the writing, and submission of written communication by staff. Communications may include preschool evaluation forms, developmental summaries, pedagogical documentation, etc.
Model appropriate techniques for working with children, parents, and colleagues
Support teachers in their overall work with children and parents

FOR PARENTS
Work closely with various Parent Committees providing direction, guidance, and support for activities, events, and volunteer commitments
Encourage and solicit parent participation throughout the school community
Establish collaborative partnerships with parents
Support parents with outside resources to support children’s development, as needed
Participate in parent conferences
Plan and facilitate events that build community, cultivate a deeper understanding of our approach to working with young children

ADMINISTRATIVE
Facilitate enrollment process: tour prospective parents, parent orientation, monitor and maintain applicant pool to ensure full enrollment on an ongoing basis
Plan staff schedule based on current and upcoming enrollment and to ensure schedules accommodate school-wide meetings, team meetings, teacher meetings etc.
Assure compliance with regulatory bodies
Administer budget, approve and monitor expenditures
Compile information with data and prepare a variety of reports
Implement successful fundraising strategies

OTHER
Support the mission of the school
Abide by and uphold the established policies and procedures of the school
Communicate with members of the school community openly, directly, promptly, and constructively
Model appropriate ethical behavior for children, families, and colleagues. Exemplify a caring, respectful and honest attitude
Use appropriate channels for problem solving and communication
Maintain professionalism and confidentiality at all times
Knowledge and experience with social-constructivism, the Reggio Approach, and RIE
Devotion to lifelong learning and on-going professional development
Ability to multi-task and manage competing priorities
Ability to develop and implement long-range operation and educational goals of the program
A commitment to collaborative decision-making and information sharing

WORKING ENVIRONMENT
Sedentary desk tasks
Ability to lift and move up to 40 pounds
Prolonged standing and walking
Ability to reach and move children quickly in the event of an emergency

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1st -3rd Grade Lead Teacher

Location:

Naturally Grown School, Mills River NC

Start Date: August 17, 2019

Playing and exploring are ways of Learning

Naturally Grown School is a Reggio-Emilia inspired school seeking a certified teacher for our 1st-3rd grade students.

We are located on a working organic farm south of Asheville.

Naturally Grown is one of the only Reggio Inspired schools in the area and we seek to gain a staff member who has a passion for facilitating in-depth projects while incorporating age appropriate academics.

We are looking for a driven, bright and joyful educator to join our small school community. We work to incorporate the farm and all it has to offer into our work with the children and their educational lives.

Our small school is proud to offer a student ratio of 16:3. Students are divided into two multi age groups. Our staff works together to support one another in their work. Though planning and implementation of lessons for each age group is done independently, we work together on many projects. We have a pre-K grade teacher, a 1st-3rdgrade teacher and a Spanish teacher, each age group receives an hour of Spanish daily.

Do you find joy in observing and documenting children’s interactions?

Do you value children’s autonomy and inquiry?

Do you have experience teaching, speaking or learning in Spanish?

Are you committed to best practice and developmental theory?

Are you excited to have access to an organic farm to support your teaching craft?

Are you familiar with the Project Approach and Reggio Emilia practices?

Would you love to be able to research and document in-depth projects?

 

If so you may be a good fit for our school!

 

 

 

 

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Preschool Teacher : Founding member of a new Tokyo international school

Location:

Kodomo Edu International school
Tokyo, JAPAN

Start Date: April 1, 2019

If you are passionate about exploring children’s creativity and working in a multicultural environment, we would like to present you a job opportunity at our school.

We are opening a Reggio Emilia inspired International Preschool in Tokyo next Spring. Our organization, KodomoEdu, is an educational blog site about Reggio Emilia approach and overseas educational trends. We’ve hosted three camps for these two years to introduce Reggio Emilia approach in Japan, where Reggio Emilia approach isn’t well known yet. And over 140 students participated through word of mouth. We’ve received high-evaluation from education-minded parents in Tokyo. As receiving many requests from the parents, we decided to open our first school in the center of Tokyo next spring.

Our journey just started, but we welcome a passionate teacher who want to be a founding member and a game-changer in the Japanese education industry.
We’ve been studying Reggio Emilia approach through contact with domestic and international professionals, and would like to share our learnings with you also.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Be committed to the child-centered learning environment by bringing the sense of wonder to the children.
* Observe the children and present them appropriate questions that can encourage them to explore further.
* Create documentations by observing the children so as to share their learning process with your colleagues and the parents.
* Be proactive to improve the school as a founding member
* Take regular basis training of Reggio Emilia approach to deepen your teaching skill (We provide you dedicated training programs including overseas training.)
* Take appropriates free time to deepen your knowledge and interest which can contribute to the classroom.

WORK HOURS:

* School Hours: 8:30am to 5:30pm (one-hour lunch break),
* Work hours : 40 hours in a week

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School Principal

Location:

Scuola Italiana Enrcio Fermi
Chicago, IL

Start Date: May 1, 2019

The Scuola Italiana Enrico Fermi is Chicago’s only Reggio Emilia inspired, dual-language Italian preschool and kindergarten. The School is currently recruiting for a part time (15-20 hrs per week) School Principal.

The ideal candidate fully embraces the mission of the school as a dual language educational institution, rooted in the Reggio Emilia pedagogical approach. The desired candidate has significant prior experience in early childhood and elementary education and excellent interpersonal skills. The Principal reports to the President of the Board of Trustees maintaining an open line of communication with the Board.

The Principal is expected to: oversee daily operations and administration of the school, including recruitment, admissions, management of part time staff, and management of disciplinary issues; maintain relationships with families; oversee curriculum development and implementation in collaboration with the teachers; manage professional development opportunities for teachers; cultivate relationship with the community in view of the School’s potential growth;

The Principal will be expected to work occasional evening and weekend events such as school fairs and open houses.

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Lead/Associate Teacher

Location:

Temple Beth Sholom Innovative School
Miami Beach, Florida

Start Date: August 12, 2019

Temple Beth Sholom Innovative School (TBSIS) on Miami Beach is seeking energetic, dynamic, reflective and intentional elementary level educators, at the lead and associate levels, who joyfully embrace living Jewishly every day and social-constructivist theories of learning and living. The elementary educators will have a strong and healthy image of the child and deeply understand child development and how children learn.
As an educational program that is inspired by the Reggio Emilia Approach, the responsibilities of the elementary educators will include mindfully developing social constructivist approaches and methodologies that incorporate the State of Florida and National Standards while enabling a child to construct his or her own knowledge within a joyful and engaging environment. Additionally, TBSIS is an AltSchool Partner School. Our elementary level educators are responsible for learning about and incorporating the AltSchool Platform in their daily curriculum planning, observations, assessments, and parent communication.
The elementary educators become a part of the larger professional collaborative team of educators within Temple Beth Sholom Innovative School. The lead elementary educators work alongside full-time Associate Elementary Educators and together they bring our elementary learners the highest quality learning experiences.

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Now Interviewing Teachers for 2019!

Location:

Seeds of Wonder Journey School
1145 Green St.
Roswell, GA 30075

Start Date: January 2, 2019

Are you a reflective, experienced teacher who is interested in helping to shape a new progressive school for children ages 12 weeks through 6 years old? If so, Seeds of Wonder Journey School is looking for you! We are looking for teachers NOW and LATER (summer 2019) – Please indicate in your cover letter when you are available to begin working.

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 brand new Reggio inspired school to serve the Northern suburbs of Atlanta, then Seeds of Wonder Journey School invites you to submit your resume for consideration!

Seeds of Wonder opened in October with 3 classrooms, and will grow to up to 8 classrooms over the next 3 years. Currently 13 students attend SOWJS. We are licensed for 43 children, with a ability to grow to 69 children.

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 have the option to 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.

We believe in advocating for our youngest citizens and modeling for them how to find their voice in the world. We believe in giving a voice to socially liberal causes, including feminism, reproductive rights, and black lives matter. We deeply support the LGBTQ community, people of color and of all religious backgrounds, immigrants (both refugees and otherwise), and any otherwise disenfranchised communities and families. We welcome polite, progressive, and helpful discussion around these subjects within the Seeds of Wonder community, with the intention of learning more about one another and our values, and always for the benefit of the children in our care.

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