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Head Teacher /Project Manager – Tijuana Mexico

Location:

The Nest
Tijuana, Mexico

Start Date: November 1, 2019

The Pedagogical Institute of Los Angeles (PILA) is a US-based non-profit looking for a full-time teacher/project coordinator to work in an early education center just across the border in Tijuana (10 minutes from the San Ysidro crossing). We serve refugee and migrant families who are awaiting their immigration interview and are living in shelters.

We offer:
-a constructivist environment for 24 preschool-age children
-a parent-toddler program for 10 children from 1-3 years old

Teacher/Project Coordinator will oversee the smooth running of The Nest, supervise volunteers, and communicate closely with PILA.

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Studio Educator

Location:

Carnegie Mellon University

Start Date: November 1, 2019

Summary:

The Studio Educator, along with the Director, Assistant Directors and Educational Coordinators, make up the Leadership Team of the program. The Studio Educator is responsible for placing value on expressive languages and incorporating these languages in the daily experience of young children in order to enhance the care and education of each child.

You must have a passion for early childhood education, is a lifelong learner, demonstrates commitment to the Center’s philosophy of the Reggio Emilia Approach and Developmentally Appropriate Practice, and upholds the NAEYC code of ethics. The Studio Educator enriches the aesthetic development of young children, leads the educator team in reflecting on the quality of aesthetic experiences that the Center provides for children, and organizes the Studio environment and experiences with the Reggio Emilia principles in mind.

Your core responsibilities include:

• Creates and maintains a clean and well-organized Studio environment that responds to children’s interests, ensuring a sense of wonder and love of learning, and enabling children to learn at their appropriate level
• Creates a Studio environment which fosters maximum physical, social, cognitive and emotional development of children, and organizes materials with these purposes in mind
• Introduces materials, tools, and techniques to the children, sharing a deep understanding of artistic media in the context of the children’s learning and research
• Uses a variety of teaching strategies to enhance children’s learning and development
• Assists in the learning and development of children by facilitating the development of responsibility, self-regulation and self-control in children
• Engages children in problem-solving, working cooperatively in groups, interacting with the community, appreciating diversity, and learning through service
• Responsible for working closely with the Educational Coordinators and educator teams to plan and implement assigned individual or group activities with children that support collaboration between the Studio and the classrooms
• Organizes a cohesive program and communicates the Center’s philosophy (Reggio Emilia Approach and Developmentally Appropriate Practice).
• Engages in curriculum planning and preparation of developmentally appropriate individualized program for young children
• Participates in written reflections, study groups, and dialogues regarding experiences, strengths, and challenges
• Participates in daily documentation of children’s experiences as a tool to deepen learning and our understanding of how children learn through daily written reflections, and panel work
• Acts as a pedagogical partner for the classroom educators; attending regular team planning meetings, offering suggestions for work with materials, documenting experiences, helping to share work with parents, and supporting educators and children in the development of project work
• Acts as a pedagogical mentor to colleagues offering direct and constructive feedback regarding interactions with the three partners of education (children, educators and parents), construction of experiences, documentation, preparation of environment, developmental knowledge and collaborative processes
• Adheres to the Department of Public Welfare licensing regulations and the National Association for the Education of Young Children’s accreditation standards
• Responsible for children’s safety during daily routines at Center, on the playground, on walks and field trips
• Develops regular, on-going, two-way communication with parents about children’s experiences, development, and learning
• Commits to best practices and continued professional development and growth, earning twenty-four (24) hours of required professional development annually.
• Participates in professional growth, training, and community outreach

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Preschool Co-Teacher

Location:

Albuquerque, NM

Start Date: January 6, 2020

At Pando we know that excellent early childhood experiences star with teachers, so we’ve crafted our school to give teachers the support they deserve.

Pando Little School is more than just a preschool.  We are a community of individuals dedicated to excellence in early childhood education.  Our primary work is with the children and families enrolled in our full-time preschool program where we tinker, play, explore, and love.  In addition to our work in the classroom, we collaborate with educators, organizations, elementary schools, and individuals across the state who care deeply about improving early childhood education in New Mexico.

Pando’s philosophy is simple:  Children are valued community members, capable of constructing their own understanding of the world.

Our classrooms are collaborative, interdisciplinary spaces that empowers children to engage their imagination, draw meaning from their own experiences, and participate in their community. Our school’s curriculum generates opportunities for children and teachers to tinker, express themselves, and research their interests in a project-based environment.Our teachers enjoy low ratios, a homey environment, and a passionate team of colleagues.  No state mandated curriculums, no excessive assessments, no cumbersome paperwork – just the time, space, and collaboration you need to be awesome at what you do.

As a Co-Teacher in our “Little Room,” you and a colleague will facilitate a Reggio Emilia inspire curriculum with children ages 2 to 4 years old.  You’ll have access to our studio, garden, natural playground, and a nearby “piazza” community space.

Our Co-Teachers work M-F, 8:15-1:15, followed by 1 hour of paid, collaborative planning time.  In addition to 5 hours of weekly planning time, our team participates in inter-school collaborative projects, presents at conferences, and strives to enhance the profession through community engagement.

Co-Teachers are key members of Pando’s administrative team, providing input on hiring, tuition, pay scales, and more.  We want our school to support teachers to the fullest, so our teachers are expected to be active in creating and maintaining that supportive environment.

Learn more at https://www.pandoschool.com

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Preschool Educator-Teacher

Location:

Children’s Pre-School Center of Palo Alto, California
(at the heart of Silicon Valley)

Start Date: October 7, 2019

Children’s Pre-School Center (CPSC) of Palo Alto, a non-profit celebrating our 36th year, seeks an energetic and dedicated Educator-Teacher to start immediately.

CPSC continues to evolve in our Constructivist’s Approach to learning honing in on Emergent Curriculum practices. Collaborative teamwork, going deeper with the language of materials, and documenting learning highly valued. Foundational is our deep relationships with children we serve, connecting with our families, and sharing ourselves with each other creating a dynamic place to spend your days!

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Director of Education

Location:

Mary Crane Center
4006 W. Lake St.
Chicago, IL 60624

Start Date: September 27, 2019

Position Summary: The Director of Education provides mentoring, training and development to coordinator staff, teaching staff, site directors and others to support quality early childhood development programs. Plans, monitors and implements program education components including overseeing disabilities and mental health programs, literacy coaches and paraprofessionals. The Director of education is also the Transportation Manager and is an instructional leader for the organization.

Responsibilities: Education quality with Fidelity, CLASS preparation, curriculum technical assistance, Early Head Start and Head Start monitoring, Preschool for All and Preventive Initiative monitoring, screenings monitoring and NAEYC and Illinois State Standards monitoring, Gateways monitoring, collaborating with program partners, implementing ESL support, IEP support, establishing and implementing School Readiness Goals, attendance monitoring, COPA monitoring, aggregating data and reporting and modeling and feedback for teachers, teaching teams and site directors.

• Present Creative Curriculum, School Readiness Goals and Checkpoint Outcomes Reports to families and parent policy council.
• Provide Education support to families with one home visit from each classroom per year.
• Provides professional development for staff during weekly team meetings and bi-annual in-services.
• Facilitates professional development for staff through program partners and conferences.
• Conducts post-observation debriefs with teaching teams, site directors and staff as needed.
• Monitors NAEYC standards for agency quality.
• Monitors Illinois State Standards and licensing for agency quality.
• Monitors CELS standards (Head Start, Early Head Start, Preschool for All and Preventive Initiative) for agency quality.
• Establishes School Readiness Goals annually.
• Advocates for quality education.
• Other duties as assigned.

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INSPIRED Educator – WonderTree Community, Beijing, China

Location:

WonderTree Community of Co-learners,
Summer Palace Campus, Beijing

Start Date: February 10, 2020

Are you ready to shape the future?

Become an educator at WonderTree Community of Co-Learners

WonderTree is a community for children between 2 to 6 years old. Our integral education philosophy aims to empower our learners to become caring Inspired Leaders who take responsible actions for a sustainable world.

The Position –

We are searching for passionate, enthusiastic educators who can bring a sense of wonder to the classroom. Every child is unique, our inspirational educators create a nurturing learning environment, to unfold each learners potential to succeed in this ever-changing world. Our educators…

– Have a desire to learn and evolve within the context of an integral, growing and learning community;
– Are committed to child-centered learning based on mindfulness, observation, and documentation of children’s being;
– Are caring and respectful in relationships among children, co-workers, and families;
– Understand the essential role the environment and materials play in children’s appreciation of their world.

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Early Childhood Educator

Location:

SEED ECS at Temple Beth Am, Seattle, Washington

Start Date: September 30, 2019

We are seeking warm, thoughtful, flexible, reflective, collaborative, fun-loving early childhood educators
to join our stellar faculty in providing an excellent, high-quality learning environment for children.
Our school is grounded in Jewish values, and the curriculum is Reggio-inspired, child-centered, and
relationship-based. We believe deeply in Loris Malaguzzi’s idea of “Nothing without Joy” and hope that
students, families, and faculty alike will find joy and growth in this learning environment.
We work collaboratively as a faculty team partnering with children and families as we support children’s
natural curiosity, growth, and development. Teachers work in co-teaching teams with additional support
to keep ratios low and provide opportunities for deep, meaningful work with children and faculty
partners. Teachers have weekly paid planning time, regular reflective practice meetings, and time to
collaborate with age group colleagues.
We are looking for teachers who love to engage with children, think deeply with colleagues, learn and
grow as educators, exercise creativity, and actively participate in the workplace community. We seek
teachers who are eager to grow their practice as researchers, learners, facilitators, celebrators, and
collaborators in this incredible field of joy and wonder in the lives of children and their families.
We offer highly competitive wages, ongoing professional development, as well as support for attending
professional development conferences and workshops, medical/dental/vision insurance, access to
scholarships for continuing education/degree completion, generous paid time off, and retirement plan
contributions.

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Google Children’s Center Teacher

Location:

The GCC consists of four child care centers all located within five miles from Google’s Mountain View campus. Center locations in Northern California include Mountain View, Sunnyvale, and Palo Alto.

Start Date: October 14, 2019

The Google Children’s Centers (GCC) is a pioneer in the world of childhood development. As a member of this team, you’ll strive to instill the same love of learning and creativity in the minds of Googlers’ children as can be found among the Googlers we hire. In the unique educational environment of Google’s children’s centers, you’ll work with both your team and Google parents to continually develop and improve our Employee Child Development program to meet the physical, cognitive, social and emotional needs of children ages 3 months through 5 years. You’re passionate about each child’s personal growth and open to new and innovative methods of teaching, and are familiar with family-focused education that integrates play-based philosophies into the curriculum.

The value Google places on our employees knows no bounds. We revolutionized search, and now we’re redefining human resources to make sure we have the healthiest, happiest and most productive employees in the world. We believe it’s important to provide benefits to our employees’ children as well.

We’ve developed our Employee Child Development program by building high-quality children’s centers located near our corporate headquarters. These family-focused centers integrate play-based philosophies into the curriculum. This program includes small group size and staff continuity, and is designed to meet the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional needs of children ages 3 months through 5 years.

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