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Director of Early Childhood


Sabot at Stony Point, Richmond, Virginia

Start Date: July 1, 2021

The Director’s essential duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Pedagogical Approach. Provide leadership, training, and ongoing support for the school’s pedagogical paradigm: a social-constructivist approach in which teachers and students investigate questions, build understanding, and represent and reflect on the shared learning of the group.
Curriculum Development. Work with the faculty to review and develop a curriculum that is coherent with the school’s philosophy and is informed by current research.
Faculty Development. Provide supervision to and support the development of preschool faculty. Facilitate the sharing of ideas and the co-construction of curriculum, provide relevant research, and support the continual improvement of teaching practice. With the support of the Atelierista and the Director of Teaching Learning, lead pedagogical meetings with the preschool faculty.
Recruitment. Support the selection process and onboarding of new teachers and the coordination of orientation and training.
Research. Engage in action research by generating hypotheses and questions, documenting the work of the program, and reflecting individually and collaboratively.
Engagement. Engage with the Sabot at Stony Point faculty through faculty development and community-wide events to forward the work of the school. Engage with the larger field of progressive education to disseminate Sabot’s work and remain conversant in best practices.
Program Coordination. Coordinate with the Licensing Manager and Auxiliary Program Manager in supporting the development and implementation of extended day and extracurricular programming. Ensure licensing requirements are met.
Student Support. Work with faculty to respond to and manage concerns and issues. Effectively communicate with teachers and families about student concerns and well-being, and mediate any disagreements or misunderstandings. Maintain student confidentiality.
Communication with Parents. Be visible, approachable, and available. Observe and listen to the intentions of the children in order to support learning in both individual and collaborative work. Conduct parent dialogues, parent conferences, and other communications as dictated by issues or student needs.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity. Uphold the school’s commitment to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic team committed to working in a multicultural environment.

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Mentor Teacher


Crescent Park Child Development Center, Palo Alto CA

Start Date: March 1, 2021

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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Jungle preschool/kindergarten looking for inspiring, engaging educators in Panama


Manglares Discovery School
Located in Playa Venao, a beach town in coastal Panama

Start Date: February 1, 2021

Panama’s borders have reopened, and we’re looking for an adventurous, fun, and creative early education teacher to join us!

If you believe in developing the whole child, love working with children aged 3 to 7, believe that life is an adventure, love nature, believe in the hidden potential of children, and want to try living in a tropical paradise, this position might be a great fit for you!

The position requires relocation to Panama. The rural location has been minimally affected by the pandemic so life is somewhat normal.

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Co-lead Toddler Teacher (Maternity replacement, which may extend)


The Family Annex Nursery School
New York, N.Y. 10025

Start Date: March 22, 2021

We are a Reggio Emilia inspired preschool that is seeking an experienced, inspired and motivated co-teacher for our two\\\’s classroom. The teacher will work with an existing team in planning, leading groups, documenting work, providing provocations, assessment, participating in parent meetings, writing blogs and reports and fulfilling responsibilities in the daily care of the children.

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Teacher and Graduate Student – Boulder Journey School


Boulder Journey School, Boulder Colorado

Start Date: August 2, 2021

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:

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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Early Childhood Guide


River Oak Academy
Saint Johns, FL

Start Date: June 1, 2021

Our team is growing! We are looking for amazing Montessori guides, full-time, and part-time positions.

If you have a deep curiosity about life, lifelong learning, an innovative spirit, love to work with 4 to 7-year-olds, and believe children are a lot more capable and creative than we can imagine, this could be a great fit for you!

Position Description:

Affirm students through the use of Growth Mindset, holding them accountable to their promises and to delivering “the best work they can do” as they discover and pursue a calling on a hero’s journey.
Act as a role model as an independent learner on a hero’s journey
Create meaningful exhibitions, ceremonies, and celebrations that reinforce the rules of engagement, personal and group covenants to provide and strengthen a safe learning community.
Launch and lead Socratic discussions
Co-create and launch quests (projects), including daily challenges and curating world-class examples
Supply studio environment and set up a studio as inspiration for learning
Encourage young heroes to track their progress and create portfolios to show parents, peers, and apprenticeship employers what they can do.
Uphold promises to students, parents, and fellow Guides made in relational covenants.
Pass along each of these responsibilities to students as quickly as possible, so as to allow students to lead themselves.

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Director of Education Programs


Blue Heron Nature Preserve

Start Date: January 6, 2020

Position Summary:
Blue Heron Nature Preserve in Atlanta, GA seeks a Director of Education Programs with a passion for place-based environmental education, leadership skills and experience to champion its educational programming, dedication to advance conservation initiatives, and the ability to strengthen support among diverse stakeholders for one of the most impressive parks in Atlanta and the region.

With resourcefulness and resolve, this nonprofit organization connects children and adults to nature through innovative education, conservation, and arts initiatives at its thirty-acre greenspace. Completion of the Blueway Trail has boosted public access to four ecosystems, increased the number of park visitors, and amplified our commitment for high-quality programming at the Preserve.

The Director of Education Programs will be responsible for the successful management of Blue Heron day camps, after school programs, outreach programs, and field trip programs. This position is supported with an Administrative Assistant. Embracing Reggio Emilia curriculum as a core value for the organization, the Director shall be dedicated to fulfilling the Preserve’s vision as a respected Atlanta Urban Ecology Center and a conservation leader in the Southeast. Benefits for this full-time position include paid sick time and vacation.

Major Responsibilities:
Grow the quality, sustainability, and influence of Reggio-Emilia based educational programming
● Organize, schedule, and serve as summer camp and school break camp director responsible for safe and inspiring camp experiences for youth.
● Recruit, train, evaluate, and direct a small staff of contract environmental educators for onsite and outreach education programming, including camps, after school programming, outreach programs, field trips, scout programs, homeschool programs, and our Youth Conservation Leadership Program.
● Teach after school programs, school field trip programs, and other education programs, as needed, to establish familiarity with our community and to grow an understanding of how our programs benefit the community.
● Manage the education programs budget.

● Ensure that education programming reflects the organization’s commitment to excellence with place-based environmental education, reinforces the principles of Reggio Emilia, and follows local and state guidelines.

Enhance the local and regional impact and influence of the organization in the educational and conservation community
● Strengthen partnerships with schools, teachers, the educational community, and conservation organizations.
● Maintain Blue Heron’s membership in selected organizations, including the Environmental Education Alliance of Georgia and the North American Association for Environmental Education.

Work closely with Blue Heron staff and committee members onsite and remotely for the development, management, and advancement of programming
● Develop content for marketing, promotional, and fundraising uses.
● Research and assist, as needed, with applications for grants.

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Preschool Teacher


Kodomo Edu International School
Tokyo, JAPAN

Start Date: April 1, 2021

If you are passionate about exploring children’s creativity and working in a multicultural environment, we would love to welcome you as our team!
We are a Reggio-inspired Preschool in Tokyo, JAPAN, Kodomo Edu International School. We are located in the center of Tokyo, Nakameguro. Teachers are very diverse and we love this dynamic team work. We aim to be a game-changer in the Japanese education industry and always do our best to improve our class and the environment for both children and teachers. Our culture is that teachers respect each other, collaborate and grow together so do our students. We would like to welcome a passionate teacher who love Reggio approach and Japanese culture!

* 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
* Be a constant learner to deepen your teaching skill (We provide dedicated training programs.)
* Take appropriate free time to deepen your knowledge and interest which can contribute to the classroom.

* School Hours: 9:00am to 6:00pm (one-hour lunch break),
* Work hours : 40 hours in a week, from Monday to Saturday

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Lead Preschool Teacher


Palisades Preschool, Santa Monica, CA

Start Date: January 1, 2021

Job Description
The classroom teacher works in the classroom, studio spaces, and outdoor environment with children and colleagues in addition to building relationships with parents during the school day and at school events and activities. The classroom teacher has a knowledge of best practices in early childhood education as interpreted by NAEYC, has knowledge of licensing practices and regulations, and also demonstrates understanding of the values supporting Reggio-inspired practice. She/he is a dedicated and professional educator who seeks to further the mission, goals, and values of the organization as well as his/her own professional development.

Responsibilities include:
• Care and preparation of the classroom, materials, and shared indoor and outdoor spaces in collaboration with children and colleagues
• Development of curriculum in collaboration with children and colleagues
• Documentation of children’s experiences to enhance and make visible their theories and ideas
• Communication with parents about children’s work and children’s care
• Close collaboration with atelierista and director to create curriculum, prepare spaces, conference with parents, and support children with special rights
• Participation in professional development meetings, workshops, and conferences—at the preschool and at other locations arranged by the director

This position requires knowledge and skill in working with children (2.5 to 6 years of age), a cooperative, flexible, and friendly spirit, strong verbal and written communication skills, and competence with use of technology including photography, video, and MAC programs.

Light lifting and light housekeeping tasks are part of the work of the classroom teacher.

The classroom teacher must be available 8:00am-3:00pm Monday and Friday, 8:00am-4:00pm Tuesday-Thursday, for a total of 38 hours per week. Our school year runs Mid-August to Mid-June, with 6 weeks unpaid during the summer.

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Start Date: February 1, 2021

Looking for a Reggio inspired educator who wants to come join in setting up a preschool-aged micro-school that is focused on developing the whole child; academic as well as social and emotional well being.

This is an in-person position working directly with children based in Houston TX.

The entire emphasis of this micro-school is collaborative, therefore here are the elements you will have input on:

We are aiming to have a mixed range of children ages 3-5 but open to discuss what feels right based on your experience and desire.

Class size is flexible, we want to collaborate and find the right balance that feels supportive to both the educator and the children.

We are aiming for a full-time Monday-Friday engagement and are looking for input on what hours the program can run that is sustainable for you as the educator. Additionally, we are open to exploring engagement with educators who want to come and be involved part-time or on a rotation basis or who want to specifically focus on specific topics/ subjects so please get in touch.

You will have input on how much you want to be compensated and we will work together to balance the child ratio and schedule that fairly compensates you as the educator while being financially sustainable for families.

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