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Atelierista, Art Educator

Location:

Atlanta, GA

Start Date: August 16, 2021

Essential Requirements, Duties, and Responsibilities

– Work hours: 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on Friday; additional hours for staff meetings, professional development, parent events and parent/teacher conversations. Participate in all pre- and post-planning days according to the annual calendar. Participate in all Project Infinity professional development days, St. Anne’s Educator Exchange Days, parent nights, and Fall Family Festival.
– Work with young children with enthusiasm for using both indoor and outdoor spaces of the school.
– Provide an organized environment rich with materials that provokes opportunities for children to relate and interact in spontaneous, self-directed ways. The classroom and school environment should be beautiful, organized and supportive of the highest potential of young children and their work.
– Be familiar with the Georgia Early Learning and Development Standards. Make visible, through short and long-term projections, how those standards will be integrated into daily experiences with children.
– Collaborate daily with colleagues and staff to support school community, ensure continuity, and enrichment of classroom experiences. Share and discuss work openly with all colleagues. Participate in collaborative meetings by schedule or request.
– Communicate proficiently orally and in writing with all constituencies.
– Respect and maintain confidentiality regarding children, families, and co-workers.
– Maintain a commitment to professionalism by treating each child, family, and colleague with respect at all times.
– Be familiar with information contained in the Educator and Parent Manuals, Emergency Procedures Manual, and all educator packets. Adhere to all policies and procedures outlined therein, including beginning and end of year procedures.
– Assist in providing a clean and orderly classroom and school environment daily, encouraging responsibility by giving children developmentally appropriate tasks.
– Be familiar with each child’s individual development and progress and design small group experiences, outlined in your projections, to support each child’s growth.
– Keep accurate and current records of each child’s progress and growth.
– Schedule and conduct parent conversations for each child, according to the school calendar.
– Maintain professional behavior and appearance at all times.

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Director of Kinderhaven Preschool Academy

Location:

Kinderhaven Preschool Academy
Lake Forest, IL 60045

Start Date: August 23, 2021

Day in the life: Supervisory opportunity in the Kinderhaven Preschool Academy area of the Parks & Recreation Department. Kinderhaven is a premier Reggio Emilia Preschool whose success is centered on community involvement, art, compassion projects and student lead learning. Supporting teachers and parents in a preschool setting that cares deeply about the social and emotional development of children are keys to this position.

Role and Expectations:

Overall operations of Kinderhaven including the planning, organization and supervision of the school
Long range program planning and new activity development
Liaison to a wonderfully engaged, active and supportive parent board
Establishment of the overall budget
Recruit, hire and train prospective staff
Partner with City sections like Police, Fire, Public Works and Community Development
Full time, year round (Day, evening & weekend hours)

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Lead Teacher

Location:

Growing Place
Santa Monica, California

Start Date: August 2, 2021

The Growing Place is a non-profit child development center that operates three campuses in Santa Monica — established in 1985 to provide high-quality early education to full-time working families. We are NAEYC accredited and inspired by the Reggio Emilia Approach.

The Co-Lead Teacher is responsible for teaching, learning, observations, documentation, research, and communication within the Growing Place organization. This position requires a candidate to be a critical thinker, reflective, communicative, curious, inclusive, and professional; the candidate knows how to work with children in a developmentally appropriate manner with a social constructivist approach and fulfills the Growing Place’s mission, philosophy, and pedagogy.

Responsibilities include:
The teacher is a partner in learning alongside children.
Collaborate to develop large and small group investigations arising out of thoughtful reflection of children’s interest and work.
Contribute to observations, planning, and implementation of small group work and other curriculum.
Promote opportunities for creative thinking, skill-building, playful experiences, and meaningful relationships.
Demonstrate a working knowledge of child development ages and stages and constructivist theories.
Communicate effectively and openly with parents, administration, and colleagues.
Create an effective environment for learning through daily provocations, invitations and intentional presentation of materials.
Advocate for the learning, theories and ideas of young children and yourself as a teacher through documentation, display, and presentation.

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Lead Teacher

Location:

Lamplighters Preschool
Royal Oak, MI

Start Date: September 7, 2021

Our new Preschool is searching for a loving, active, and nurturing early childhood educator to add to our team. We are looking for a lead teacher for 3 days or 5 days, 7 hrs per day. If you love children, innovating, and want to be a part of a great team of passionate early childhood educators, please send us your resume.

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Lead Teacher

Location:

St. Mark’s Preschool
Glen Ellyn. Illinois

Start Date: August 16, 2021

St. Mark’s Preschool, Glen Ellyn, IL, is seeking an inspired educator to join our team this August – a motivated, committed candidate who is comfortable in a collaborative work environment and understands the necessary aspects of a quality program with a focus on best practices for children. Our half-day morning and afternoon programs foster creativity, caring, and camaraderie for both the children and the educators accompanying them on their journey.
Lead Teacher Responsibilities include:
• Approaching each child with care and respect
• Providing a safe and healthy environment for children
• Introducing creative, daily invitations to play that provide opportunities for self-directed play for groups and individuals
• Extending thinking with thoughtful provocations that support short- and long-term studies
• Creating documentation to make learning visible
• Curating individual portfolios for the children
• Planning and participating in parent/teacher conversations throughout the year
• Maintaining professional demeanor with children, families, and co-workers
• Familiarity with and support of each individual child’s development
• Maintaining materials and classroom environment
• Flexibility to adapt the curriculum to follow child interest
• Creating meaningful connections with families
• Participating in occasional evening and weekend preschool events

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Classroom Educator, Toddlers/Twos

Location:

St. Anne’s Day School
3098 Saint Anne’s Lane
Atlanta, GA 30327

Start Date: August 16, 2021

Essential Requirements, Duties, and Responsibilities

Work hours: 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on Friday; additional hours for staff meetings, professional development, parent events and parent/teacher conversations. Participate in all pre- and post-planning days according to the annual calendar. Participate in all Project Infinity professional development days, St. Anne’s Educator Exchange Days, parent nights, and Fall Family Festival.
Work with young children with enthusiasm for using both indoor and outdoor spaces of the school.
Provide an organized environment rich with materials that provokes opportunities for children to relate and interact in spontaneous, self-directed ways. The classroom and school environment should be beautiful, organized and supportive of the highest potential of young children and their work.
Be familiar with the Georgia Early Learning and Development Standards. Make visible, through short and long-term projections, how those standards will be integrated into daily experiences with children.
Collaborate daily with colleagues and staff to support school community, ensure continuity, and enrichment of classroom experiences. Share and discuss work openly with all colleagues. Participate in collaborative meetings by schedule or request.
Communicate proficiently orally and in writing with all constituencies.
Respect and maintain confidentiality regarding children, families, and co-workers.
Maintain a commitment to professionalism by treating each child, family, and colleague with respect at all times.
Be familiar with information contained in the Educator and Parent Manuals, Emergency Procedures Manual, and all educator packets. Adhere to all policies and procedures outlined therein, including beginning and end of year procedures.
Assist in providing a clean and orderly classroom and school environment daily, encouraging responsibility by giving children developmentally appropriate tasks.
Be familiar with each child’s individual development and progress and design small group experiences, outlined in your projections, to support each child’s growth.
Keep accurate and current records of each child’s progress and growth.
Schedule and conduct parent conversations for each child, according to the school calendar.
Maintain professional behavior and appearance at all times.

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Head of School

Location:

Guidepost Montessori at Copper Hill
25135 Rye Canyon Loop, Santa Clarita, CA 91355

Start Date: August 1, 2021

Your Role

We are looking for a leader who shares our passion for early childhood education and has the talent and perseverance required to quickly grow enrollment, attract and retain great staff, build a strong parent community, and ensure the educational experience for each child in every classroom is of the highest standard. As the Head of School, you’ll be responsible for providing leadership to the entire campus team.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Developing a strategic plan for the campus
Creating a strong culture that embodies the mission of our organization
Building a strong community among staff, parents, and children
Ensuring delivery of an exceptional program
Ensuring overall profitability targets are met (including managing campus budget)
Working with the Assistant Head of School to ensure enrollment targets are met
Hiring, supporting, developing, and managing teaching staff

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Children’s House Lead Guide

Location:

Guidepost Montessori – Several positions available at the Leavenworth and Leawood campuses.

Start Date: August 2, 2021

Are you a passionate teacher with experience teaching ages 3-6? Are you interested in professional development and growth opportunities, unparalleled in the field?

If you answered yes to these questions, we want to talk to you! We are now hiring teachers for our Children’s House classroom at our schools in Leavenworth and Leawood, Kansas.

In this role, you’ll create and lead a model classroom. Through your efforts, parents will see what’s possible for their child when authentic, high-quality Montessori is alive and well in the prepared environment. You will be provided with a full set of high-quality materials from leading manufacturers, along with a classroom budget to make your classroom unique. We have an amazing team of trained Montessori Mentors who will be available to lead professional development, provide feedback, and help develop your skills even further.

What we offer:

  • Ongoing professional development
  • A network of supportive peers and mentors who regularly share best practices
  • Career growth and promotion opportunities
  •  An excellent compensation package including health, dental, and vision insurance – Paid time off and paid holidays
  • 75% tuition discount for two children at any school in our network (we serve children 3 months through 12th grade)
  •  The opportunity to contribute to a high-quality program that serves the individual needs of each child

 

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Early Childhood Teacher

Location:

Temple Beth Shalom
Needham, MA

Start Date: August 18, 2021

OVERVIEW
Teachers play a key role, setting the tone by valuing each child and family as individuals. By modeling responsibility, welcoming, and caring, teachers foster children’s Jewish identity. TBS Children’s Center teachers have the educational qualifications, dispositions, knowledge, dedication to learning, and professional commitment necessary to promote children and their families as they learn and develop. Teachers work together with their teaching team to develop, implement, and evaluate the classroom pedagogy, to provide a quality educational program reflecting the goals and values of the school. Teachers monitor the development and learning of the children and partner with families in sharing this information. Teachers also supervise and provide guidance to substitutes and classroom volunteers.

WHAT MAKES YOU GREAT FOR THIS ROLE
The following statements feel like they were written to describe you:

Teaching young children brings you joy. You value and promote children’s play and are curious about the child’s perspective. You look forward to active days of creativity and learning.

You understand child guidance in a developmental context and are alert to the learning process for each child. Your working knowledge of the growth and development of young children brings an ability to utilize this information in the classroom

You ask for help, accept suggestions, and offer guidance to others.

Communication with families is important to you and you seek to teach adults as well as children. You are committed to being a positive source of guidance for children and families.

Flexible by nature, you listen to children, adapting the curriculum to their needs and interests.

You are diligent about health and safety, offering emotional and physical comfort and caring to your young students.

Learning is in your nature and you are a lifelong learner yourself, taking time for regular reflection and self-examination. You seek to expand your perspective and the perspectives of others.

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Early Childhood Teacher

Location:

Ventana School
1040 Border Road
Los Altos, CA 94024

Start Date: August 9, 2021

Ventana School is a Reggio-inspired preschool through 5th grade school located in Los Altos. We are seeking teachers for our preschool program beginning in June 2021 or August 2021. Hours are typically 8:30-4:00, but may be shorter or longer. Our preschool is a year-round program.

At Ventana we support children’s play, exploration, inquiry, and creative/critical thinking. We promote experiences that build a child’s relationship with the natural world and a wide variety of learning materials. Ventana School is a place where learning is a joint venture between children and teachers and where learning happens in the context of joyful childhood play.

Because of Covid-19, we are taking extra safety precautions. All Ventana teachers and staff are expected to be tested regularly and to abide by all Ventana School policies and procedures. This keeps both our teachers and our children/families safer.

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Early Childhood Guide

Location:

River Oak Academy
Saint Johns, FL

Start Date: August 16, 2021

We are looking for a person with:
* A deep curiosity about life and love of lifelong learning
* Innovative and entrepreneurial spirit
* Montessori, project-based and/or experiential learning training is helpful but not required
* Commitment to free market ideals
* Proven excellence in written and oral communication skills
* Evident passion for being on a Hero’s Journey.
This is a position for an independent learner who can work with little direct guidance; someone who likes to collaborate, experiment, evaluate and continually improve; someone who has a deep respect   for all children believing that each human has genius within; and someone who is a flexible problem-solver. It is essential that this person loves all children, can learn fast, loves to work hard and is an active reader and writer. A gifted storyteller and a reflective game maker.
Do you want to change the world?
If your goal is to instill your love of learning in others while advancing in your own professional growth, this is your chance to get in on the ground floor of one of St Johns County’s innovative schools.
River Oak Academy is a private Pre-K, Elementary and Middle school in Saint Johns FL, that blends state-of-the-art software, quest-like projects with real world application, Socratic discussions, apprenticeships and the Hero’s Journey in a student-driven, multi-age classroom.
Heroes exist to move learners on a journey to understand and develop their most precious gifts, discover their deepest passions, and use them to serve others in a meaningful way that brings them joy. We believe our learners will go on to change the world in a profound way.
Position Description: The Spark Guide will work in partnership with the founder and other guides to:
* Affirm children, 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.
* Create meaningful exhibitions, ceremonies and celebrations that reinforce the rules of engagement, personal and group covenants to provide and strengthen a safe learning community.
* Act as a role model as an independent learner on a hero’s journey
* Co-create and launch quests (projects), including daily challenges and curating world class examples
* Supply studio environment and set up studio as inspiration for learning
* Encourage young heroes to track their progress and create portfolios to show parents what they can do.
* Uphold promises to children, parents and fellow Guides made in relational contracts.

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Early Childhood Teacher

Location:

Sewickley, PA

Start Date: August 25, 2021

Sewickley Academy is seeking to hire an experienced Early Childhood Teacher. The successful candidate will co-teach in the Kindergarten classroom. Position begins August 25, 2021.

This position offers a competitive salary plus excellent benefits and work/life balance programs including a premium-free health plan option, an excellent retirement plan, generous leave time, and tuition benefits programs.

ABOUT SEWICKLEY ACADEMY

As Pittsburgh’s longest-standing independent coeducational school (Pre-K through Grade 12), Sewickley Academy is distinguished by not only its rigorous academics and outstanding faculty, but also by its student-centered approach to learning and teaching, in which every child is challenged to explore and excel to their highest ability.

Sewickley Academy faculty and staff help to create an environment of encouragement and support by inspiring students to reach their goals and develop a love of learning.

We work collaboratively and interdepartmental teamwork is what keeps us engaged in the success of our school as a whole. The Academy is dedicated to being a community that represents and celebrates different backgrounds, talents, interests, and divergent yet informed opinions.

RESPONSIBILITIES

In-addition to co-teaching, the Early Childhood Teacher will be a collaborative and student-centered educator. The Early Childhood Program at Sewickley Academy employs a Reggio-inspired play and inquiry-based approach. This approach develops students’ academic readiness skills, supports their social and emotional growth, and nurtures students’ curiosity and engagement with the world around them.

 

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Preschool Teacher at Nature Based School

Location:

Mountain Village School Stowe, Vermont

Start Date: August 9, 2021

Building partnerships with parents through frequent and effective communication.
Providing consistent and predictable routines that support children’s independence.
Thoughtful and creative implementation of long term projects and intentional curriculum through best practices for children.
Cooperative and intentional curriculum planning with co-teachers.
Building strong, supportive, and responsive relationships with each child.
Incorporating nature and the outdoors throughout curriculum. Helping children to develop a strong and respectful relationship with the natural world.

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Pre Kindergarten Teacher

Location:

University Liggett School
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI
Suburban Detroit

Start Date: August 31, 2021

University Liggett School, an independent, co-educational school for grades PreK3-12, is searching for a part-time co-lead teacher in one of our Reggio-Inspired classrooms. University Liggett School has a long tradition as an outstanding school, known for providing the kind of innovative and exploratory experiences that connect a diverse student body with their learning in dynamic and engaging ways. It is an inspiring place where ideas and possibilities abound. Our charge is to be better than good enough and to understand that risk-taking, innovation, and creativity lie at the center of good teaching and learning for our students and our faculty.

Major Responsibilities:
*Support of instructional, emotional, and behavioral needs of individual students
*Cooperative instruction and planning integrated with curricula and in conjunction with lower school resource teachers
*Thoughtful and creative implementation of Reggio, Project Approach work, and best practices for young children
*Assistance with online communication, displays, documentation, conferences, and report cards
*Assistance with daily playground and lunch duty
*Partnering with parents, communicating frequently and effectively with them
*Exploration of innovative teaching theories and practices through ongoing professional development opportunities

Expectations:
*A love of young children with a positive approach to discipline practices
*Commitment to the application of the elements of The Liggett Approach
*Willingness to be flexible and open-minded in collaboration with teaching colleagues, administrators, and staff
*Participation in lower school events such as Parents’ Night
*Promotion of the school mission

University Liggett School is committed to a culturally diverse faculty and student body. It is the policy of the school to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination, harassment, or retaliation on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, disability, veteran status, military service, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), genetic information, height, weight, marital or familial status or any other status specifically protected by applicable federal or Michigan law.

Candidates from groups traditionally underrepresented in independent schools are encouraged to apply.

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Director of Early Childhood Education

Location:

Ventana School
1040 Border Road
Los Altos, CA 94024

Start Date: July 12, 2021

Ventana School, a Reggio-inspired Preschool (2 yrs-5 yrs) and Elementary School (K-5) located on a beautiful campus in Silicon Valley, is hiring a Director of Early Childhood Education. Our programs reflect our belief that children learn naturally through play, observation, and investigation. We value each child as an individual and a competent learner, full of ideas and eager to learn. The employee models the Ventana Values that guide the School. Ventana School (“VS”) is an outreach project of Christ Episcopal Church of Los Altos (“CCLA”) but is not a religious school.

The salary range for this position is 75,000 to 90,000 (commensurate with experience). We offer a generous benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, and retirement savings. This is a 12 month position.

We are looking for candidates who:

Demonstrate exceptional written and oral communication skills
Have experience mentoring and coaching teachers
Are flexible and creative
Excel in collaborative environments but are able to lead independently
Value direct communication
Are positive and open-minded
Are committed to supporting a Reggio approach to education

Qualifications:
Possess a B.A. or B.S in a related field (Child Development, Psychology, Family Studies)
Hold a valid Child Development Site Supervisor Permit
Possess a valid Child Development Program Director Permit
At least 4 years teaching preschool-aged children
At least 2 years in a Preschool Director role (preferred)
Significant knowledge and experience with the Reggio Emilia Approach

Job Responsibilities
The Director of Early Childhood Education (DECE) monitors and evaluates the proper functioning of the entire preschool program. In this capacity, the DECE ensures that: 1) Ventana Preschool retains its commitment to its Reggio Emilia-inspired roots, and that 2) all preschool teachers use developmentally appropriate materials and resources as “languages” of expression, promote experiences that build a child’s relationship with the community and with the natural world, and provide social-emotional learning experiences. The DECE also ensures that Ventana is a place where learning becomes a joint venture between children, teachers, and families and where social and academic development happens within the context of childhood. The DECE makes certain that all preschool teachers practice active, emergent, project-based teaching and learning. The DECE also is responsible for maintaining the preschool parent/school relationship. Additionally, the DECE is responsible for ensuring compliance with all California Child Care Licensing laws and maintaining the good standing of the program. This position reports to the Head of School.

It is expected that the DECE will present documentation to meet the California Child Care Licensing requirements for a Preschool Director.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

In collaboration with the Head of School, provide for the short- and long-term vision of Ventana and establish the policies and procedures that move the school forward
Provide mentorship and coaching to preschool teachers
Coordinate coverage and staff support
Participate in the budget creation process with the Head of School
In collaboration with the Director of Operations, oversee sections of the budget that relate to the preschool
Provide teacher performance assessment of preschool faculty, including classroom maintenance (i.e. hygienic, safe, and orderly preschool spaces), and Reggio “threads” implementation, as well as support and problem-solving strategies
Conduct preschool teacher performance evaluations
Hire/terminate preschool staff as needed
Work closely with Admissions team to admit qualified children, balance number of children, educate families, and give weekly tours October through January and as needed
Prepare, update, and monitor all preschool licensing paperwork, including monitoring status of pre-school teaching personnel regarding requirements for health and safety preparedness (schedule First Aid, CPR, immunization screening, etc.)
Prepare agenda for, and lead weekly preschool staff meetings
Order supplies as needed
Represent the preschool at information night events, community activities, parent “Coffee & Conversation” events, Spring Social, or other social gatherings
Be available to parents to provide support, education, and address questions and/or concerns
Coordinate parent education and enrichment opportunities
Support staff relationships through community building, honest conversations, and a “teamwork” approach
In collaboration with the Head of School, plan Preschool Professional Development and support professional development for all staff
Ensure the security of all school files and records
In collaboration with the Rector, assist in supporting the spiritual life of the school
Participate in all parish, diocesan and nationally required training, including anti-racism training and anti-sexual misconduct training
Other duties as assigned by the Head of School

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Elementary Teacher

Location:

Ventana School
1040 Border Road
Los Altos, CA 94024

Start Date: August 9, 2021

Elementary Teacher (4th grade position for entire school year 2021-22 covering maternity leave)

Position Summary

Ventana School is searching for a 4th-grade teacher for the 2021-22 school year. This position is covering maternity leave and will be for the entirety of the school year. We are seeking an energetic, committed educator who knows how to balance direct instruction with inquiry-based project work. This teacher will be a strong collaborator, a thoughtful communicator, and have a good understanding of the developmental needs of 4th-grade students.

About Us
Ventana School is a small independent school in Silicon Valley. We serve students from 2 years old to 5th grade. We believe that all children are capable learners; our role as educators is to create an environment where they flourish. We give children a strong academic foundation by engaging them in authentic learning experiences. We provide daily opportunities for our students to express their creativity, engage their curiosity, and connect with others.
Our program is inspired by the work of the schools in Reggio Emilia, Italy. Ventana teachers balance direct instruction with inquiry-based project work. They also attend to the social/emotional needs of a diverse school-age population and will collaborate and communicate effectively with colleagues, students, parents, and administrators. Ventana teachers consistently provide students with provocations and invitations and then carefully observe student inquiry in order to develop meaningful projects. Ventana teachers are passionate about developing children’s creativity, communication, and critical thinking.

Essential Expectations
Elementary teachers are expected to maintain a democratic, creative environment in which meaningful learning and personal growth are fostered through a variety of active learning experiences.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
Providing one-on-one, small group, and whole group instruction. Instructional methods must include direct instruction and inquiry-based exploration in literacy, math, and social studies. Instruction will be in alignment with Ventana’s Reggio Emilia-inspired approach, as guided by the Head of School.

Supporting learning inquiry and active student participation by developing age-appropriate
project work through thoughtful reflection on student interests, passions, and dialogues.

Differentiating for individual student needs.

Collaborating daily/weekly/monthly with co-teachers, specialists, teaching team, and Head of School.

Monitoring student progress through consistent observations and regular assessments.

Facilitating a democratic community through daily Morning Meetings and Closing Circles, classroom meetings, conflict resolution strategies, and a view of the child as ‘competent’ in both solving problems and contributing to solutions.

Implementing classroom management strategies that draw on children’s strengths and participation.

Specific Expectations for the 2021-22 school year

Full responsibility for 4th-grade curriculum (Specialists teachers teach Art, Music, PE, and Science).
This position requires both co-teaching (both teachers present) and solo teaching. This cohort of 4th and 5th graders is small in size so both 4th and 5th-grade teachers will share a classroom and teach certain subjects in collaboration.

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Visual Arts Studio Supervising Teacher

Location:

Smith College, Northampton, MA

Start Date: July 17, 2021

Center for Early Childhood Education

Job Summary

Plan, develop and evaluate a comprehensive early childhood program in the visual arts studio, coordinate the studio space, and develop and implement a studio curriculum that is integrated with the preschool classrooms. Supervise the afternoon program. Assume a leadership role in communicating and implementing the philosophy, vision, and core values of the school; supervise and organize school wide initiatives related to curriculum and environments, family events, community outreach, and partnerships with departments on campus. Build and maintain positive working relationships with colleagues at the College and in the community, CECE team members, families, and children. Develop and maintain the visual arts studio environment, assess children’s development, and create curriculum within the context of the Reggio Emilia-inspired philosophy of the program. Build partnerships with families and colleagues to develop a model early childhood program based on best practice and current knowledge. Understand and implement CECE policies and principles; pursue ongoing professional development; and, support the work of students and faculty at the Center.

Take appropriate actions to support a diverse workforce and participate in the College’s efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.

Essential Functions

Supervising and Teaching Children (75%):

Plan and implement a developmentally appropriate curriculum for the visual arts studio and the afternoon program that aligns with the Reggio Emilia- and RIE-inspired philosophy of the program, is based on current research and knowledge of child development and early education and care, and adheres to Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) regulations. Responsible for supervising children, knowing individual children’s needs, ensuring the health and safety of children, and promoting the cognitive, social, emotional and physical development of children. Maintain a positive, respectful environment for children and adults and support children’s investigations and explorations in a team-based environment. Maintain ongoing written observations and assessments of children and their development. Supervise, train, and support teachers, summer assistants, and student workers; facilitate student and faculty research projects and course-related experiences; may assume duties of director or assistant director in case of absence.

Record keeping, Collaboration, and Communication (20%):

Provide leadership at all meetings to support a high quality education and care program for children infancy through preschool and develop collaborative relationships with families and colleagues in the CECE. Manage team meetings of afternoon teachers (i.e., assume role of chairperson, develop agenda, publish minutes, and ensure follow-up with the classroom teachers and studio teachers) that focus on individual children’s needs and development, curriculum planning and evaluation, family involvement, collaboration across levels and classrooms, resources, policies and procedures, etc. Interact with families on an informal and formal basis concerning their child’s development and daily school experience. Maintain written records of curriculum and children’s development; document children’s learning and experiences; publish regular written reports and portfolios on children’s development; publish weekly electronic communication in the form of documentation and blogs; manage the studio budget; and, participate and plan classroom and school-wide events and join school-wide committees, some of which may involve weekends and evenings; collaborate with supervising teachers to coordinate classroom and studio experiences; develop collaborative relationships with families and colleagues in the CECE and community; meet with visitors and prospective families to discuss the studio program; and, collaborate with assistant director and level coordinators to coordinate all-school and studio events and projects (e.g., WOYC, Welcome Picnic, PTO participation, big common monitor display, websites, bulletin board displays, documentation of schoolwide unifying idea, etc.).

Maintenance of Classroom Environment and Common Building Spaces (5%):

All staff members share responsibility for preparing and maintaining a high standard of cleanliness, organization and aesthetics in the environment. This may include cleaning surfaces, inventory and stocking materials, preparing food, laundering, preparing napping or playground areas, creating displays, organizing materials, setting up activities or areas, etc. Primary responsibility for maintaining the visual arts studio classroom environment; collaborate with other teachers to maintain afternoon classroom environments. Create and maintain a classroom environment that reflects the philosophy of the school and provides members of the community with an engaging, supportive, and safe space.

Back up other staff needs as necessary. Perform related duties as required.

Other Functions

All employees are expected to participate in the College’s efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.

Minimum Qualifications (knowledge, skills, education, experience, certifications, licenses)

Background Record check, including fingerprinting; bachelor’s degree; two years teaching experience preferred, or equivalent combination. Coursework and/or experience in early childhood program or related field and in visual arts studio discipline; experience with Reggio Emilia and arts education preferred but not required. Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care teacher certification or eligibility required; obtain lead teacher certification within two years of employment; obtain appropriate first aid and CPR within first two months of employment.

Experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications

Massachusetts Preschool Teacher License preferred for preschool teachers; not required.

Skills

Commitment to supporting an environment of trusting relationships, enjoyment and learning for children and staff in a laboratory early childhood education and care program; operate with the highest degree of integrity and confidentiality; collaborate with team members to assess complex and sensitive child, family, staff and programmatic issues, identify and implement solutions. Commitment to upholding the Reggio Emilia-inspired vision and principles for the school. Experience with and demonstrated knowledge of early childhood education principles and practice. Demonstrated commitment to supporting family and staff diversity. Nurturing, patient, appreciative of children’s capacities, flexible and adaptive to changing situations, value observation, risk-taking and reflection; clerical and organizational skills, appreciative of the importance of environment in children’s programs, responsive to and appreciative of individual temperaments, knowledge of child development and developmentally appropriate practice. Interact in collegial and professional manner with families, children, and staff. Maintain high levels of communication, literacy, and interpersonal skills.

Proficiency with electronic communication, e.g., Power Point, Word, Word Press, Gmail, Google Docs, etc. Ability to regularly lift and carry up to 10lbs., frequently lift and carry up to 25 lbs., and occasionally lift and carry up to 50 lbs., communicate with children at eye-level, climb stairs, push a stroller with up to 6 toddlers and supervise children on walking trips. Ability to supervise and interact with children outdoors for extended periods of time in varied weather conditions.

Please attach BOTH a current resume and a cover letter in order for your application to be considered for this position . You may combine your resume and cover letter into a single file or attach multiple files to your application, but BE SURE you have provided all attachments BEFORE SUBMITTING your application.
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Review of applications will begin

June 17, 2021

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Experienced Early Childhood Reggio Educator

Location:

VOLORO
Calle El Sol 2646, Jardines del Bosque, 44520
Guadalajara, Jal.
MEXICO

Start Date: July 5, 2021

VOLORO Guide

A VOLORO Guide is a childhood investigator. They are in charge of designing and setting up their room with materials and objects carefully selected in order to fulfill the children’s interests and needs. They observe and document their development and academic achievements daily. They work as collaborators with their Co-Guide.

Duties:

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Preschool Infant Teacher

Location:

The Anna Bing Arnold Children\’s Center
Los Angeles, CA

Start Date: July 5, 2021

The Infant Master Teacher must demonstrate the ability to extend the range of creative and expressive curriculum at the Center through modeling and hands-on support.

This individual must bring a spirit of collaboration, openness, and flexibility to his or her role each day in order to support a dynamic, organic, and nurturing climate for all children and adults.

This position is responsible for being a positive part of a teaching team while coordinating and leading the efforts of that team and be willing to carry out responsibilities in accordance with the Center’s educational philosophy and mission.

All applicants must have:
• A passion for teaching and lifelong learning.
An understanding of and interest in the RIE approach to caregiving.
• A commitment to developing a strong and dynamic learning community for children and parents.
• Knowledge and experience with social constructivism and the Reggio approach.
• An interest in using creative materials with young children.
• Strong collaborative and communication skills.
• Openness for feedback and self-reflection.
• An innovative, curious, creative and open mind.
• A genuine passion and commitment to quality education for children.
• A commitment to ongoing professional development.
• Extremely flexible with a disposition towards problem-solving.

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Infant Toddler Teacher

Location:

Anna Bing Arnold Children’s Center
Los Angeles, CA

Start Date: July 5, 2021

The Infant Toddler Teacher of the Anna Bing Arnold Children’s Center is responsible for understanding and developing curriculum based on social-constructivist principles and providing support for classroom environments including the creation and maintenance of a pro-social and professional climate of collaboration.

The Infant Toddler Teacher must demonstrate the ability to extend the range of creative and expressive curriculum at the Center through modeling and hands-on support.

This individual must bring a spirit of collaboration, openness, and flexibility to their role each day in order to support a dynamic, organic, and nurturing climate for all children and adults.

This position also is responsible for being a positive part of a teaching team, must be willing to carry out all responsibilities in accordance with the Center’s educational philosophy and mission, and must act in place of the Infant Toddler Master Teacher in his or her absence.

All Applicants must have:
• A passion for teaching and lifelong learning.
• An understanding of and interest in the RIE approach to caregiving.
• Knowledge and experience with social constructivism and the Reggio approach.
• An interest in using creative materials with young children.
• Strong collaborative and communication skills.
• Openness for feedback and self-reflection.
• An innovative, curious, creative and open mind.
• A genuine passion and commitment to quality education for children.
• A commitment to ongoing professional development.
• Extremely flexible with a disposition towards problem-solving and a commitment to developing a strong and dynamic learning community for children and parents.

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Piper Teacher

Location:

Baylor University
1311 S 5th St, Waco, TX 76706

Start Date: July 1, 2021

What we are looking for:
The Piper Teacher serves within Family and Consumer Sciences and reports to the Director of the Piper Child Development Center. This position will work closely with other Piper staff, children and their families, student workers, practicum students, faculty and outside therapists (OT, PT, SLP, ABA). The position is responsible for creating, writing, and adapting developmentally appropriate curriculum for multiple levels of learning within the classroom and for conducting developmental screenings and portfolio assessments of children.
The successful candidate will have the following:
• Bachelor’s degree in related field
• A minimum of two years relevant work experience
• Experience working with a diverse group of people, including children with special needs and their families
• Ability to compose effective correspondence both written and verbally
• Experience with implementing positive guidance techniques in the classroom
• Ability to successfully partner with co-teacher to provide project-based, emergent curriculum
*The successful candidate must pass a criminal background check and TB test prior to start date. First Aid and CPR are required but can be completed after offer of employment if not already certified.
What you will be doing:
• Provide quality teaching in assigned classroom, which may include children from 8 weeks to 5 years of age
• Provide a model of appropriate teaching and caregiving practices to support academic experiences of Baylor students
• Collaborate in the planning and implementation of classroom activities
• Conduct developmental screenings as needed for children
• Observe and monitor groups of children daily
• Communicate and make learning visible to parents, students and faculty
• Act in a moral and ethical manner to reflect the purpose of Baylor University and the Piper Center
• Perform all other duties as assigned to support Baylor’s mission
• Comply with University policies, NAEYC regulations and Texas Minimum Standards
• Complete a minimum of 30 hours of professional development annually
• Maintain regular and punctual attendance
To apply please click here.

The Baylor Experience
Working at Baylor is so much more than simply having a job! As part of the Baylor family, employees not only receive a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical and dental insurance, generous time off, and fantastic automatic retirement contributions*, they also get to experience Baylor.

• Experience a mission driven organization based on a strong Christian commitment (www.baylor.edu/about)
• Experience Baylor academics with outstanding tuition remission for staff and qualified dependents*
• Experience Baylor athletics with reduced admission or free access to athletic events
• Experience our beautiful campus with access to libraries, museums, and recreational facilities such as our fitness center, athletic courts, an indoor swimming pool, and the Baylor marina to name a few
• Experience our great dining facilities and enjoy an employee discount

*For more details and eligibility requirements, please visit www.baylor.edu/hr

About Baylor
Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For.” Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continuously operating university in Texas. The university provides a vibrant campus community for over 16,000 students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Baylor is actively recruiting staff who support our mission as we pursue our bold vision, Illuminate.

Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion among its selection criteria. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.

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Executive Director

Location:

Co-op Family Center
2250 Patterson St
Eugene, OR 97405

Start Date: August 2, 2021

Candidate Profile

We are seeking an experienced nonprofit, early childhood education administrator who will work collaboratively with program staff as our next Executive Director. The successful candidate will have in-depth knowledge of early childhood education, as well as knowledge of nonprofit management including board cultivation and support, financial acumen, development and personnel policies.

Position Summary

This position is responsible for managing all business and administrative functions in support of the center operations, including fiscal management, office procedures management, and administrative functions that support the early childhood education program. These responsibilities include philosophical development, budgetary authority, contract management, supervisory responsibilities, levels of decision-making, and reporting relationship.

Position Responsibilities
Program Development
Financial Oversight and Development: Including Fundraising
Personnel Oversight
Policy Development
Community and Public Relations

The position reports to the Board of Directors. Starting date for this position is Summer 2021

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REGGIO INSPIRED CO-TEACHER & Atelierista

Location:

Kids Collective Preschool

Del/Rey, Marina Del Rey/ Venice Los Angeles 90066 zip

Start Date: June 28, 2021

Kids Collective Preschool is looking for an experienced Reggio Inspired teacher as well as a Toddler Teacher (Reggio Inspired as well) to be part of a progressive preschool and our wonderful community. We offer both the Montessori and Reggio Curriculums at our school. Minimum 2 years of experience working in a Reggio inspired school is a must. We are only looking for candidates that are absolutely love working with children and this is their career. Great working environment, nature like preschool, 4:1, 5:1 or 6:1 ratio.

Paid time off and monthly, health insurance as well as competitive salary (based on experience). Bachelor\’s degree in early childhood education is preferred.

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Preschool Master Teacher

Location:

Cal State LA
Anna Bing Arnold Children’s Center
Los Angeles, CA

Start Date: July 12, 2021

The Preschool Master Teacher must demonstrate the ability to extend the range of creative and expressive curriculum at the Center through modeling and hands-on support.

This individual must bring a spirit of collaboration, openness, and flexibility to his or her role each day in order to support a dynamic, organic, and nurturing climate for all children and adults.

This position is responsible for being a positive part of a teaching team while coordinating and leading the efforts of that team and be willing to carry out responsibilities in accordance with the Center’s educational philosophy and mission.

All Applicants must have:
• A passion for teaching and lifelong learning.
• A commitment to developing a strong and dynamic learning community for children and parents.
• Knowledge and experience with social constructivism and the Reggio approach.
• An interest in using creative materials with young children.
• Strong collaborative and communication skills.
• Openness for feedback and self-reflection.
• An innovative, curious, creative and open mind.
• A genuine passion and commitment to quality education for children.
• A commitment to ongoing professional development.
• Extremely flexible with a disposition towards problem-solving.

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ECC Director

Location:

Temple Kol Tikvah, Woodland Hills, CA

Start Date: June 21, 2021

Implement a pedagogy based on Reggio Emilia with a focus on constructivism, and the outdoor classroom. This is combined with a rich and robust offering of Jewish programming and curriculum
Handle administrative and supervisory responsibilities
Collaborate with staff in planning class curriculum
Create and maintain policies and procedures to ensure the health and safety for students, staff and families
Ensure that children are meeting developmental milestones
Conduct classroom observations
Maintain preschool campus and equipment, purchase equipment and school supplies as needed
Prepare and monitor annual Preschool budget
Conform to licensing regulations and contact regulatory agencies (CA State Licensing, Dept. of Social Services)
Maintain current and proper records for California licensing and other required administrative forms, including student health records
Communicate frequently with parents, synagogue staff and leadership
Conduct tours for prospective parents and children on an ongoing basis

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Early Childhood Teacher

Location:

Sewickley Academy
Sewickley, PA

Start Date: August 25, 2021

Sewickley Academy is seeking to hire an experienced Early Childhood Teacher. The successful candidate will co-teach in the Kindergarten classroom. Position begins August 25, 2021.

This position offers a competitive salary plus excellent benefits and work/life balance programs including a premium-free health plan option, an excellent retirement plan, generous leave time, and tuition benefits programs.

ABOUT SEWICKLEY ACADEMY
As Pittsburgh’s longest-standing independent coeducational school (Pre-K through Grade 12), Sewickley Academy is distinguished by not only its rigorous academics and outstanding faculty, but also by its student-centered approach to learning and teaching, in which every child is challenged to explore and excel to their highest ability.

Sewickley Academy faculty and staff help to create an environment of encouragement and support by inspiring students to reach their goals and develop a love of learning.

We work collaboratively and interdepartmental teamwork is what keeps us engaged in the success of our school as a whole. The Academy is dedicated to being a community that represents and celebrates different backgrounds, talents, interests, and divergent yet informed opinions.

RESPONSIBILITIES
In-addition to co-teaching, the Early Childhood Teacher will be a collaborative and student-centered educator. The Early Childhood Program at Sewickley Academy employs a Reggio-inspired play and inquiry-based approach. This approach develops students’ academic readiness skills, supports their social and emotional growth, and nurtures students’ curiosity and engagement with the world around them.

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Kindergarten-First grade Team teacher – Reggio Inspired, Faith-based

Location:

One School
Columbus, Ohio
www.oneschool.education

Start Date: August 2, 2021

Thank you for considering joining the team of innovators at One School! We believe that students are powerful people that can change the world!

Our Kindergarten and First Grade community has been inspired by the innovative teaching practices developed in Reggio Emilia, Italy. As a Reggio-Inspired K-1 program, our teachers partner with students to dive into big questions with curiosity and creativity. Our teachers are learning architects and facilitators who use the environment as the third teacher, engage research based practices and infuse the arts and academic standards into passion-driven questions and curiosities. As a faith-based school our teachers also engage our students in worship, prayer, and stories to bring faith in Jesus to life in the classroom community.

If you believe:
– Students become powerful thinkers and creators by exploring their ideas and questions through art, drama, science and invention instead of sitting and doing worksheets all day.

– The environment is the third teacher and students work best in a rich engaging environment and community with curiosity driven, emergent curriculum with research based instructional strategies powering their progress;

– Growing in faith means fun, real worship songs and prayer for each other along with discussing the bible and faith throughout the learning all day;

– Collaboration with other innovative teachers is what ensures that we are constantly evolving and growing so that we create the education opportunities our students need to be ready to lead and succeed;

then you may be exactly the team member we are waiting for to join us in this adventure!

HIGHLIGHTS of a successful Kindergarten/First grade candidate:
Knowledge, education or experience in one or more of the following are preferred:
– Reggio Emilia inspired education background or experience
– Harvard Project Zero training
– Inquiry driven, Project-based learning and/or design thinking
– Integration of arts/maker experiences across variety of media
– Student-centered instruction
– Research-based instructional strategies
– Leading students to grow in their Christian walk

Kindergarten/First grade Teacher Responsibilities
– Collaborate with team teachers to create a vibrant student centered Reggio-inspired experience and participate in advancing the school vision.

– Empower students to create questions and develop projects that lead them to create, invent and express their thinking.

– Create a student-centered classroom environment where student passion and interest is valued and empowered, where relationships serve as the foundation of the community and where discussions of following Christ are central to learning experiences.

– Design individual and small group academic instruction based on each student’s abilities and needs, to demonstrate mastery of core knowledge and skills.

– Build a classroom community where social/emotional/behavioral development is built on relationships and mindset for growth such as Conscious Discipline.

– Apply research-based teaching strategies to the design of instruction, accept growth feedback with positivity and continually pursue refining teaching skill.

– Curate documentation of student thinking and creative process and coach student projects and monitor progress through evidence of mastery.

– Collaborate and team with other instructional designers to develop driving questions, problems and design challenges based on academic standards.

– Collaborate with colleagues to collect and use data to identify goals, assess effectiveness and promote organizational learning
Seek to continually grow as a Reggio inspired educator, an innovator and accomplished instructor by engaging in consistent goal setting, research, and growth towards the practice and craft of teaching and learning.

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Teacher

Location:

Loyola Marymount University / Los Angeles, CA

Start Date: June 4, 2021

Provide for the health, safety and well being of the young children enrolled in the Children’s Center. Assist in the planning and implementation of a well-balanced program of age appropriate experiences and activities designed to meet the physical, emotional, social and intellectual needs of the children in his/her classroom. This person must be able to work well with others and be willing to fulfill their responsibilities in accordance with the Center’s mission, goals and philosophy.

The Teacher will supervise children indoors and outdoors to ensure their safety and well being, moving with children as they change location (maintenance of a clean and safe environment, staff lounge as well as classroom and schoolyards). Assist with the development and implementation of an anti-bias, emergent type curriculum which provides a safe, secure, and stimulating learning environment that meets the entirety of children’s individual needs, including areas of social, emotional, cognitive, physical development, and creative expression. The Teacher will meet the maintenance needs of the individual child (i.e. feeding, diaper-changing, hand washing, nose blowing). Plan and provide snack/nutrition in accordance with the school’s policy. Attend scheduled staff meetings and other center functions or activities. Becoming familiar with routine room paperwork (i.e. medical sheets, sign in sheets, activity sheets) and assist in completing monthly status reports in a timely manner. The Teacher will pass on information from parents to the lead teacher (e.g. medication, absences, general information), and referring parents to lead teacher as appropriate. Provide supportive assistance to new substitutes and volunteers, as well as other new staff. Flexible to meet program needs, including assisting teachers and children in other groups as needed. This position involves physical demands including: maintaining a physically healthy condition to be able to pick up children weighing up to 45 pounds as needed, and to play actively with them. Regularly required to sit, stand, walk, bend, stoop; occasionally run or crawl; speak clearly; see both near and far with depth perception; and hear at a conversation level.

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Preschool Director

Location:

Congregation Bet Haverim, Jewish Fellowship of Davis

Start Date: July 30, 2021

RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to:
Program Development/Quality
● Lead the design, implementation and oversight of a developmentally appropriate, play based, emergent curriculum based on Jewish values and practices. Experience with or knowledge of Reggio-Emilia philosophy is a plus
● Short-term and long-term strategic planning development for Gan Haverim in collaboration with senior CBH staff
● Work collaboratively with the Associate Director and CBH Executive Director ● Review students’ development, abilities, special and daily needs
● Plan and maintain procedures for the management of children’s daily routine and curriculum experiences
● Manage a year-round (12 month) preschool program
● Partner with CBH clergy and Education Director on early childhood programs / activities for the community beyond the Preschool (i.e. Tot Shabbat, holiday programs, Purim Carnival, etc.)
Preschool Administration
● Ensure compliance with health, safety and licensing regulations
● Create and implement school-wide policies and procedures
● Work with the CBH Executive Director to prepare the preschool’s annual operating budget, tuition plan and staff compensation plan and monitor the budget on an on-going basis
● Plan the yearly calendar
● Oversee facility maintenance and schedule repairs in consultation with the Executive Director
Staff Supervision and Leadership
● Recruit, hire, and oversee the training of teachers and substitute teachers so as to ensure staffing needs of the Preschool are met
● Conduct regular performance reviews of teaching staff
● Supervise, through delegating to the Associate Director as applicable, the training, management, evaluation and mentoring of teachers
● Conduct regular staff meetings
● Plan and implement regular professional development opportunities for teachers ● Maintain a positive and constructive team atmosphere
● Maintain the Preschool website and other social media presence (assisted by the CBH Executive Director)
● Schedule and coordinate with Associate Director family informational meetings as needed
Congregational and Community Relations
● Represent the Jewish values and philosophy of CBH
● Participate in Temple-wide activities deemed important to promote integration of early childhood education and new families with young children into the greater CBH community
● Build relationships with the CBH Board of Directors, Rabbi, and Senior Staff
● Provide monthly reports to CBH Board and periodically attend board meetings
Physical Demands:
● repetitive use of hands and fingers (e.g. computer keyboards, filing etc) ● standing, sitting, or walking for periods of time
● normal range of hearing and vision to perform work and communicate
● stooping or kneeling (e.g. to access lower shelves, attend to children, pick items up off the floor)
● lifting and carrying light loads up to 40 lbs, reaching above shelves

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Early Childhood Educator

Location:

Temple Emanuel Early Childhood Center
Kensington, Maryland
USA

Start Date: July 1, 2021

Our faculty co-teaches in a Reggio-Inspired environment that honors our culture of dialogue and research based on the image of the child as curious, competent, and capable of co-constructing knowledge. Our educators view themselves as life-long learners who constantly challenge themselves to grow professionally and find joy in being part of a dynamic, collaborative community. Our educators are supported in curricular planning and professional development by our full-time Pedagogista and Atelierista.

Temple Emanuel Early Childhood Educators:
• Think creatively and engage in the many forms of expression used in the classroom.
• Develop meaningful relationships with our community of children, families, and staff.
• Have unique interests and are passionate about sharing their knowledge and experience.
• Exhibit proficiency in the use of digital media as a tool for provoking children’s learning and classroom documentation.
• Have excellent written and communication skills.

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