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Boulder Journey School
Boulder, CO 80304
Start Date: August 7, 2023
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
The Blake School
Start Date: August 16, 2023
The Blake School seeks to hire an imaginative, caring and talented educator to lead a pre-kindergarten classroom beginning in the 2023-24 school year. The ideal candidate will have a passion for working with pre-kindergarten students, experience implementing best practices in early childhood education, a lively intellect and a thoughtful approach to education. This is a benefits-eligible, 0.85 FTE position.
Blake’s pre-kindergarten is a Reggio-inspired program with an emphasis on reflective teaching, emergent curriculum and documentation of children’s learning. In August 2023, Blake will open an Early Learning Center (ELC), the first of its kind in the Twin Cities. Designed for learners in pre-kindergarten (ages 4 and older), kindergarten and first grade, the ELC will offer a child-centered program in a green facility designed to spark curiosity, joy and growth.
Strong candidates will demonstrate a creative, joyful approach to learning and teaching and dedication to continual professional learning and growth. In addition, we seek candidates who bring:
Deep respect for children and their potential
Collaborative working style
Flexibility, confidence and a sense of humor
Strong organizational skills; resourceful planning
Knowledge of children’s social, emotional, cognitive and physical developmental stages
Effective classroom management skills
Reggio-inspired educational philosophy with expertise in process-oriented learning and teaching
Blake is particularly interested in candidates who will enrich the diversity of identity, lived experience and thinking that makes our community strong and empowers students to engage productively with those who are different from them.
The search committee will begin reviewing resumes on Dec. 15 and welcomes applications after that date as well. Blake covers the travel and lodging costs for finalist candidates visiting from out of town.
Start Date: January 9, 2023
The Cyert Center was founded in 1971 by working parents at Carnegie Mellon University, for working parents. The Cyert Center now serves 180 children in two locations. The Cyert Center is a community committed to the highest quality care and education for children ages infant through kindergarten. We believe that all children are thinkers, researchers, and problem solvers. Our program revolves around valuing the development of relationships, open dialogue, and collaboration, which we believe supports the development of strong relationships between all members of the community—children, parents, and educators and the communities beyond these walls. Hallmarks of our philosophy include negotiated curriculum, social constructivism, and the rich use of materials for self-expression and exploration.
The Early Childhood Educator will demonstrate a passion for early childhood education and love of learning; ability to collaborate with other early childhood educators and accept feedback; respect for children and families and ability to show authenticity in all relationships; high energy level; ability to be creative, flexible, and enthusiastic; effective interpersonal skills necessary to work with young children, parents/guardians, other staff, and the campus community. Inclusion, collaboration and cultural sensitivity are valued competencies at CMU. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who is able to effectively interact with a varied population of internal and external partners at a high level of integrity. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the mission of the university through their work.
The Cyert Center for Early Education is a vital part of Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). As a CMU staff member, you have access to many of the university’s resources and benefits programs. This includes offerings to support health and wellness, financial and other needs. CMU offers options for medical, prescription, vision, and dental plans. You will have access to many financial benefits like retirement savings, spending accounts, tuition benefits, family care benefits, free Port Authority usage, university discounts, and athletics facilities. Lastly, you will be granted a generous time away from work package which includes PTO, holidays, and floating holidays.
Core responsibilities will include:
Child Education and Care – Along with the educational team, educates and cares for young children, fostering their individual growth and development
Program Development and Curriculum Delivery – Organizes a cohesive program and communicates the Center’s philosophy (Reggio Emilia Approach and Developmentally Appropriate Practice)
Team Building and Collaboration – Values collaboration and teamwork to co-create a curriculum that uses inquiry-based teaching strategies with an emphasis on collaborative learning
Compliance and Safety – Adheres to The Department of Human Services licensing regulations and The National Association for the Education of Young Children’s accreditation standards.
Family Engagement – Develops regular, ongoing, two-way communication with parents about children’s experiences, development, and learning, and participates in planning, organization and dialogue/presentation for parent meetings.
Professional Development – Commits to best practices and continued professional development and growth, earning twenty-four (24) hours of required professional development annually.
Flexibility, excellence, and passion are vital qualities within the Cyert Center for Early Education. Inclusion, collaboration and cultural sensitivity are valued competencies at CMU. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who is able to effectively interact with a varied population of internal and external partners at a high level of integrity. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the mission of the university through their work.
Qualifications and Requirements:
A bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Psychology, Elementary Education, Special Education, or related field OR
A bachelor’s degree, including 30 credit hours in early childhood education, child development, special education, elementary education, or related field and 1 year of experience with children OR
An associate’s degree in early childhood education, child development, special education, elementary education or the human services field and 2 years of experience with children OR
An associate’s degree, including 30 credit hours in early childhood education, child development, special education, elementary education or the human services field and 3 years of experience with children
Full range of body motion needed and change positions/ have the mobility to interact with young children
Must be able to provide supervision and monitor safety through both sight and sound in the classroom and on the playground, without breaks in consciousness
Must be able to lift and carry children up to 40 pounds, as well as, move light furniture and play materials, and push a group stroller carrying 4-6 infants and toddlers
Must be able to stand for long periods and sit on the floor
Must pass a pre-employment physical exam (including TB test) for clearance to meet the physical requirements listed above
Successful Background Checks
Child Protective Clearances for PA and all states lived in prior five years
Are you interested in this exciting opportunity?! Apply today directly on our website (copy and paste into web browser) : https://cmu.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/CMU/job/Pittsburgh-PA/Early-Childhood-Educator—Cyert-Center-for-Early-Education_2019073-1
CMU’s COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements: As a condition of employment, Carnegie Mellon University requires all staff and faculty working in the United States to be fully vaccinated, including a booster when eligible, against COVID-19. Prior to commencement of employment, new hires in the United States must provide proof of vaccination or obtain an approved exemption. (Exemptions may be requested for medical reasons or for religious or strong moral or ethical conviction.) Those granted an exemption must comply with all applicable COVID-19 mitigation requirements.
Sea Ranch / Gualala, California
Start Date: July 3, 2023
Looking for a founding lead teacher for a vibrant, creative, mixed-age early childhood learning center (ages 2-5 years old) on the California coast in the Sea Ranch / Gualala area. We are looking for candidates who are interested in designing a learning environment and developing a play-based curriculum that prioritizes a love of learning, creative problem-solving, outdoor exploration, and social-emotional learning. Located in a rural setting, the school would be well integrated with the outdoors and foster an appreciation and understanding of the natural environment. Our ideal candidate takes inspiration from the Reggio Emilia, Waldorf, and Montessori approaches, and is excited to design a curriculum that encourages children to be active participants in their own education. Passion for education and a love of children are a given! Come join our beautiful community on the coast!
– Design daily activities and field trips that are fun and educational in a manner suitable for the ages and developmental maturity of all participating students
– Have familiarity with various teaching methods that can adapt to children’s interests and learning styles
– Address social-emotional and interpersonal skills, such as sharing, self-awareness, self-confidence, emotional intelligence, and relationship skills
– Oversee nap and meal times, and supervise children to ensure they are safe at all times
– Maintain open line of communication with parents and provide constructive feedback on a regular or as-needed basis
– Work with diverse populations of children and adults from a wide variety of backgrounds
– Mindful of Covid-19 guidelines and establishing hand-washing and cleaning routines
Kodomo edu International School,
a Reggio-inspired Preschool in Nakameguro, Tokyo, JAPAN
Start Date: March 1, 2023
We, Kodomo Edu, are a Reggio-inspired Preschool in Tokyo, JAPAN, blending Japanese Zen philosophy with Reggio.
We are located in the center of Tokyo, Nakameguro. Our neighborhood is beautiful with a long river with lots of cherry blossoms in spring.
Teachers are very diverse and we love this dynamic team. We aim to be a game-changer in the Japanese education industry and create the collaborative and supportive environment for both children and teachers.
We would like to welcome a passionate teacher who love Reggio approach and Japanese culture!
JOB DESCRIPTION :
* 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 or/ 8:30pm-5:30pm (one-hour lunch break)
* Work hours : 40 hours in a week, from Monday to Friday
Families Together Cooperative Nursery School
1500 W. Elmdale Avenue
Chicago, IL 60660
Start Date: July 1, 2023
Families Together Cooperative Nursery School
1500 W. Elmdale Ave.
Chicago, IL 60660
Cooperative Preschool Director
40 hours/week, salaried, paid time off, health benefits, year-round. Salary range $78,000-$90,000. Start date July 1, 2023 with the possibility of starting earlier to train. This position reports directly to our Board of Directors.
The Director serves as a mission-driven leader who oversees the curriculum, instruction, administration, and infrastructure of the school in collaboration with Business Manager, and the Board of Directors. Families Together Cooperative Nursery School (FTCNS, www.ftcns.org) is a DCFS-licensed, NAEYC accredited cooperative preschool that has operated for 20+ years in Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood. The school provides a play-based educational environment where parents and caregivers are integral to the life of the school. At our core is a commitment to equity and anti-oppression practices, genuine collaboration between educators, families and children, and a creative and flexible approach to supporting each child’s cognitive, social and emotional growth. We offer part-day morning and afternoon preschool classes for up to 86 students, ages 2.5 to 6, along with lunch programs and summer camp.
FTCNS is seeking an inspiring educational leader to serve as our next Director, beginning with the 2023-2024 school year. This position is an excellent opportunity for an experienced, passionate educator and school leader who is committed to supporting and nurturing early childhood teachers and staff, skilled at working with parents as learning and leadership partners, and deeply understands and promotes the value of play, emergent curriculum, developmentally appropriate practice, and anti-bias education.
This position is full-time beginning July 1, 2023 and will ideally start with part-time orientation and an overlap period with our current Interim Directors and Business Manager in May and June, 2023. The FTCNS school year lasts from late August to the beginning of June with a summer camp until the end of June. The Director works year round with paid winter, spring, and summer vacation time. In addition to leading the school during regular school hours, the Director also leads and/or participates in limited evening and weekend events and is expected to be available outside of business hours to attend to urgent matters.
The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following key competencies:
Staff Support & Supervision
A deep respect for and understanding of the profoundly reflective, joyful, intellectually engaging and challenging work of early childhood teachers in a play-based program with an emergent curriculum model.
An enthusiasm for facilitating high-quality, relevant professional development for early childhood educators at all stages of their career.
An ability to observe and analyze classroom practice, supervise novice and veteran staff, and give feedback with insight, expertise, sensitivity, and a focus on growth.
A skilled approach to supporting teachers in developing strong co-teaching relationships and navigating the inevitable challenges of these partnerships.
Student & Family Support & Collaboration
A strong belief in the importance of honoring the power of play-based learning and children’s ideas and responding to children’s developmental needs through all facets of our school programs.
A welcoming, highly-collaborative, and flexible approach to working with and supporting parent-volunteers in classrooms, committees, and the Board of Directors.
A commitment to full inclusion of children and families with disabilities and an understanding and appreciation for human neurodiversity.
Institutional Management & Administration
An organized and efficient approach to managing and delegating responsibilities.
A comfort with day-to-day and long-term financial management and developing, monitoring, and working within budgets.
An enthusiastic embrace of technology as a tool for school administration and the skill and patience to troubleshoot technological challenges.
A competent and detail-oriented approach to compliance with city, state, and national licensing and accreditation (NAEYC) standards.
Fundraising & Strategic Planning
A capacity to collaborate with parent leadership/volunteers to define and expand school fundraising goals and implement initiatives to reach those goals and meet current and future institutional needs.
An ability to think strategically as it pertains to financial planning, fundraising, and overall school vision.
An embrace of an approach to institutional growth and change that is visionary, caring, collaborative, realistic, and empowering to others.
Mission Driven, Equity-Centered Communication & Leadership
The Director will work in cooperation with the Board of Directors and demonstrate the following:
An unwavering focus on guiding the school and making short and long-term decisions that are authentically mission driven and inclusive of diverse perspectives. A nurturing, empathetic and patient approach to interpersonal exchange.
A commitment to self-reflection and strong analytical problem-solving skills.
An ability to inspire, inform, and communicate with specificity and sensitivity, both verbally and in writing.
An eagerness to apply innovative solutions to meet the needs of the school and all of its stakeholders.
An ability to lead with a focus on building strong relationships and community connections.
A commitment to fostering collaboration and seeking input from various stakeholders.
An understanding of how to apply equity-centered, anti-bias practices to all aspects of the life of the school.
A devotion to continuously increasing their own cultural competence and inspiring others to do the same.
Director Qualifications & Requirements:
Minimum requirements for the position include:
An Associate Degree in child development or early childhood education OR 64 semester hours in any discipline with at least 21 semester hours in early childhood education, child development, and/or early childhood special education.
One of the following:
Gateways to Opportunity Level I Illinois Director Credential
OR 3 semester hours of college credit in administration, leadership, or management
OR 3 points of credential-approved training in administration, leadership, or management.
Demonstrated successful experience teaching young children.
Demonstrated successful experience in school leadership and staff or team supervision.
Demonstrated successful experience collaborating and working with families and volunteers.
Proficiency in using Google applications (including Gmail, Drive and Docs, Photos, Calendar, Slides and Sheets), Survey Monkey, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Quickbooks.
The ability to see clearly at close and far distance, stand and walk for long periods, lift up to 50 pounds, climb stairs in a building that is not fully accessible, and crouch, kneel, stoop or crawl with ease. (Modifications may be made to enable qualified individuals with permanent or temporary disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.)
Willingness to: furnish written information regarding any criminal convictions; submit to fingerprinting and an Illinois Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS) background check; provide a recent state health examination form completed by a healthcare professional, including proof of required immunizations.
Preferred qualifications for the position include:
State certification to teach preschool-aged children in a public school and/or to serve as school principal.
A Bachelors or Masters degree in:
early childhood education, early childhood special education, elementary education, or child development; OR
any field with at least 36 higher education credits in early childhood education, child development, elementary education, and/or early childhood special education.
Advanced coursework or a degree in educational leadership.
To be considered for this position, please send a current resume and a letter explaining why your experience, skills, schedule, and approach to early childhood education would make you a great fit for this position and our school.
Please send a resume and cover letter to email@example.com by January 9, 2023. Questions/inquiries may also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please.
FTCNS is an employer that is actively engaged in work to nurture and increase our diversity, promote equity, and combat oppression. People of color and LGBTQIA candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. FTCNS provides equal opportunity employment to all employees and job applicants regardless of race, culture, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, military discharge status, or any other classification protected by applicable local, state, or federal laws.
Families Together Cooperative Nursery School
1500 W. Elmdale Avenue
Chicago, IL 60660
Kehillah School for Early Learning
New Rochelle, NY 10804
Start Date: November 21, 2022
Opportunity is Knocking…You will want to apply for this position if you are looking to work at a progressive, high quality, Early Childhood program. We are seeking professional early childhood educators to join our TEAM where Together Everyone Achieves More. We can’t wait to hear from You!!
A Preschool teacher will perform the following duties in accordance with the policies of TINR, and OCFS licensing regulations, and as requested by the center director/administration:
· Adhere to a designated work schedule and classroom assignment that complies with expectations for punctuality, preparedness, absenteeism, and requests for time off
· Plan, arrange, and maintain a safe, clean and healthy environment that is conducive to quality care and education
· Plan and implement curriculum- including lesson plans, schedules, activities, and environments that meet OCFS regulations, and developmentally appropriate practices,
· Observe, document, assess and report the progress of children in meeting the performance standards
· Ensure the health, safety, and security of individual children at all times through careful supervision, regular interactions, attention to custodial care needs and routines
· Demonstrate a positive attitude toward and willingness to cooperate with parents through regular and constructive communication, response to concerns and requests, individual communication at greetings and departure, welcoming of parents to center events and activities and participation in parent conferences as necessary
· Participate in and complete required annual professional development
· Manage child behavior appropriately and report any concerns about the development and behavior of any child immediately to the administration
· Follow recommendations of health, social service, education, and dental consultants as well as special educators and therapists who may advise on the care, education or development of children
· Work cooperatively and constructively with all program staff to address the needs of children and the development of quality within the program
· Keep all communication with staff, parents, and within the community professional and respectful of confidentiality
· Keep accurate documentation of behavior, development, progress, health, illness/injury, or evidence of child neglect/abuse and make related reports in a timely manner
· Participate in all scheduled center and community events as requested and compensated such as staff meetings, open house and other family activities, in-service trainings, marketing, and promotional activities
*Is part of a school theme to build a Kehillah K’doshah; a sacred community and is a member of a rich school team that has a positive attitude, respects, and embraces individuality, cultural, religious, and racial differences with children, families, and staff.
· Will establish educational goals and develop both a secular and reform Jewish curriculum with the Education Director.
· All other duties as assigned by the center director and/or administration
· Child development, including exceptional development
· Office of Early Childhood child day care licensing regulations
· NAEYC Developmentally Appropriate Practice
· NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct
· Lesson Planning and environment arrangement as related to developmentally appropriate practice
· Observation, documentation, assessment and reporting of child progress
· Community resources and support services relevant to education and families
· Must have strong communication skills
· Must have strong written and verbal skills
Discovery School of Innovation
Start Date: December 5, 2022
Our school is a private school located in The Woodlands, TX with a constructivist-based curriculum. This year, we have Kindergarten through grade 5, adding one grade level per year. We are a welcoming community of educators on a mission to bring the fun, play, and excitement back into learning. The right candidate will be a creative, adventurous educator with a team-based, collaborative spirit. Innovation is at the core of our program across the curriculum. Teachers, as well as students, are on a learning journey. The education of each child is personalized to optimize their potential. We have a small student-teacher ratio, and ample opportunity for 1-1 instruction. We are interested in hiring an experienced, passionate educator that can implement research-based, effective instructional practices that will enable each child to be successful.
General Duties and Responsibilities:
Demonstrate mastery of subjects to be taught and the ability to deliver instruction in a clear and creative way
Create and implement lesson plans that are aligned with our standards
Collaborate with colleagues and administrators to design and innovate curriculum, instruction, and programs to help carry out the school’s overall mission
Create, develop and modify lessons and materials that engage students in the learning process
Reflect upon teaching practices regularly and possess a desire to continuously improve instructional practices
Assess student progress in a variety of ways and make use of this data for planning, instruction, and differentiation
Create and maintain an organized, safe classroom which supports all learners and promotes collaboration, critical thinking, communication, cultural awareness and creativity.
Use available technology to enhance learning
Establish and maintain open communication with students, parents, teachers, administrators, and community members
Maintain a professional and respectful demeanor at all times when communicating with students, parents, teachers, administrators and community members
Inform and engage parents in the education of their children
Maintain a culture of warmth, respect, and acceptance for all students in the classroom
Maintain a positive outlook and contribute to problem-solving initiatives with students, teachers, parents and administrators
Demonstrate an awareness of each child’s social emotional needs and be nurturing and approachable
Assist with support duties
Attend staff meetings and staff development training
CPR/First Aid Certification and other health requirement standards put forth by the Texas Department of Family and Regulatory Services (DFPS) for licensing and certification
Jardin de Mariposas School
Los Altos Hills, CA 94022
Start Date: November 21, 2022
This is a great opportunity to become part of a growing Spanish immersion family and advance your career. We are looking for Lead Preschool teacher for our 3 year old classroom. Our philosophy is play based with an emergent curriculum that is developed based on the questions and interests of the children with a Reggio Emilia approach. We are a process based art and science school and spend most days outdoors, you must love nature and being outdoors! This position is to lead our 3\’s program, create a warm and inspiring environment, to give children an incredible first experience of our Spanish immersion program, to provide process based art & science activities and create community amongst the families. Positive mindset and love of music a must! We work hard and have fun and are looking for a teacher with a positive mindset, lots of energy and a strong desire to be a better teacher and human! Must have a US work permit. This position is full-time 8:10am-4:40pm.
Naugatuck Valley Community College
750 Chase Pkwy, Waterbury, CT 06708
**This position is not remote**
Start Date: January 13, 2023
Description, responsibilities and duties:
Individual colleges within the Community College system provide child development centers, offering childcare, child development, nutrition and related services for the preschool children of students, staff and citizens of communities in their respective service areas. The colleges also offer academic programs in early childhood education. The child development centers provide the collateral function of serving as laboratories for practical experience by early childhood education students. The Director of Child Development Center manages the operation of a pre-school child development and care center as well as the academic practicum of early childhood education students at a Community College.
Incumbents must possess proven ability to effectively work with a culturally, linguistically, and ethnically diverse faculty, staff, and student. They are expected to have excellent oral and written communication skills along with strong Information technology literacy skills such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams etc.)
Example of Job Duties:
Under the direction of the Dean of Administration or other administrator, the Director of Child Development Center is responsible for the operation and administration of the College’s Child Development Center and for assisting the College’s Early Childhood Development students in carrying out their academic practica through effective performance in these essential duties:
In addition to the accountabilities listed above, the incumbent is required to carry out the essential duties of: Attendance and participation at convocation and commencement ceremonies; Service on assigned committees and task forces; Attendance and participation at committee, staff, informational and professional meetings. These may involve attendance at evening or weekend events.
This posting includes qualifications, experience and skills but is not limited to the full specifications stated in the job description.
The College School
Start Date: November 1, 2022
The College School, www.thecollegeschool.org, is an independent Preschool through Eighth Grade school in St. Louis, Missouri, with a focus on interdisciplinary, experiential, and outdoor education. We seek a competent, skilled, and passionate teacher who is a good fit for our unique learning community. We seek someone who is passionate about working with 4 to 5-year-old preschool students and who deeply believes that our youngest students are valuable contributors to our school and to society. The College School’s Early Childhood Program is influenced by the Reggio Emilia Approach.
The position involves:
Working with a co-teacher to guide, nurture, and love approximately 18-22 students
Collaborating with a teammate on the design and implementation of an engaging, age-appropriate, and experiential curriculum that is influenced by the Reggio Approach
Participating as a member of the larger preschool team
Actively participating in and contributing to the school’s broader professional community through meetings, committees, and professional development
Together, we are empowering exceptional education.