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Change the World: Now Hiring Infant, Toddler & Preschool Teachers!

Location:

Seeds of Wonder Journey School
Roswell, GA USA

Start Date: March 23, 2020

Make a Difference in the Lives of Children and Families While Having FUN as Part of a Collaborative Team!

DESCRIPTION, RESPONSIBILITIES, & DUTIES

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

Looking for caring, patient, creative, energetic infant, toddler & preschool teachers! 9-5:30 (7:15-3:45 available on a limited basis) Monday-Friday with 12 PTO days/year! This schedule may change as the needs of the school change. Our licensed ratio is 4:1 in our infant room with a maximum of 9 children, but we tend to maintain 3:1 and a max of 8, 5:1 in our toddler class with a maximum of 10 children, 6:1 in early preschool with a maximum of 12 children and 7:1 in our Mixed Age PreK with a maximum of 12.

If you are an educator with a passion for working with young children and their families AND you have the drive and dedication to join a team of professional, collaborative educators in crafting a brand new Reggio inspired school to serve Roswell and the Northern suburbs of Atlanta, then Seeds of Wonder Journey School invites you to submit your resume for consideration!

Seeds of Wonder opened in October of 2018 with 3 classrooms, and will grow to up to 8 classrooms over the next 3 years. Currently 33 students attend SOWJS. We are licensed for 47 children, with an ability to grow to 69 children. This is a unique opportunity to help shape the foundation of a new school…and to make a difference in the lives of the children and families with whom we will work.

Our Mission: Childhood is sacred time. At Seeds of Wonder Journey School, children learn about their world by engaging their natural curiosities and creativity, and are guided to become socially capable problem solvers in a progressive Jewish environment.

Families have the option of enrolling their child/ren either full time or part time. Seeds of Wonder is ideal for families who are looking for a loving, respectful, high quality environment where children learn and develop through inquiry and play. Our school philosophy is inspired by the schools for young children in Reggio Emilia, Italy and is influenced by Constructivist Theory and Howard Gardener’s theory of Multiple Intelligences. We seek to create a diverse community by valuing and honoring children and families of all backgrounds.

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Advanced Early Learning: NOW HIRING Infant, Toddler, Pre-school Teachers & Assistant Teachers!

Location:

Child First Academy
Lincoln Park, Chicago, Illinois

Start Date: May 4, 2020

Child First Academy is the ONLY school in Chicago taking advantage of the cutting edge neuroscience and epigenetic research being developed by Harvard University’s, “Center On The Developing Child”. Our science based early learning practices are the most advanced in early learning.

Join our team of innovators who are passionate about providing the greatest care that maximizes a young child’s brain development.

Child First Academy is opening soon and NOW HIRING!

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Director of Early Childhood Education

Location:

Ventana School

Start Date: June 8, 2020

Ventana School, a Reggio-inspired preschool (2 yrs-5 yrs), located on a beautiful campus in Silicon Valley, is hiring a Director of Early Childhood Education. Our preschool reflects 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.

Job Responsibilities:

-Provide preschool teacher performance assessment in areas such as classroom management, communication with children, Reggio implementation, and problem-solving strategies
-Provide support and coaching to teaching teams around relationships, collaboration, and inquiry work in the classrooms
-Conduct preschool teacher performance evaluations twice each year
-Hire/manage preschool staff as needed
-Work closely with the Admissions team to welcome qualified children, balance classrooms, and give regular tours
-Prepare, update, and monitor all preschool licensing paperwork including monitoring status of preschool teaching personnel regarding requirements for health and safety
-Prepare agenda for and lead bi-weekly preschool staff meetings as well as organize professional development opportunities throughout the year
-Represent the preschool at information night events, community activities, and other school events
-Be available to parents to provide support and education to address questions and/or concerns
-In collaboration with the Finance Manager, oversee sections of the budget related to preschool

We are looking for candidates who:

-Value social-emotional learning
-Are reflective practitioners
-Are flexible and creative
-Value collaboration
-Value direct communication
-Are positive and open-minded
-Are committed to supporting a Reggio approach

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Executive Director

Location:

Child Care Center in Norwich, VT

Start Date: March 23, 2020

Executive Director, The Child Care Center in Norwich

The Child Care Center in Norwich, VT, a non-profit, NAEYC accredited program founded in 1971, seeks a visionary Executive Director to lead its high quality early childhood and after school programs into the next half century. Located on four rolling acres just one mile from both the village of Norwich, VT, and Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH, the Center is ideally situated to encourage young minds to pursue the wonder and excitement of the natural landscape, the award-winning Montshire Museum of Science, its neighbor, and countless cultural and educational opportunities found in the Upper Connecticut River Valley.

In this role, you will work with families as an active partner in the educational and developmental growth of children. You will engage in high level strategic thinking to plan for the Center’s future, and you will engage in on-the-floor, hands-on play with children. You will build relationships with staff, assist them in accessing opportunities for professional growth, and create a culture of respect, engagement, and two-way communication. You will be active in the classroom, on the playground, and at events, and will create regular and meaningful connections with Center families. You will build partnerships in the community with other non-profit organizations, and will position the Center as the local leader in early childhood educational programming that cultivates wonder, joy, and confidence in children. You value diversity and equity, and are responsive to differences in families’ backgrounds and needs; you will promote equitable access to the Center and its programs.

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Teacher and Graduate Student – Boulder Journey School

Location:

Boulder Journey School
Boulder, CO 80304

Start Date: August 3, 2020

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

Responsibilities & Duties:
Participate in a Study Trip to Reggio Emilia, Italy
Co-teach with a Mentor Teacher in a classroom and take on the daily responsibilities of a classroom teacher
Design and engage in opportunities for leadership and advocacy in the field of Early Childhood Education
Engage in ongoing collaboration and reflection on teaching practice with a cohort of peers
Co-construct a contextual curriculum with children and adults
Innovate new early childhood practices

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Preschool Teacher

Location:

KLA SCHOOL OF BRICKELL,
Miami, Florida

Start Date: August 10, 2020

KLA Schools is an innovative preschool inspired by the world-renowned Reggio Emilia Approach to Early Childhood Education. We are looking to fill full-time Lead Preschool Teacher positions in our Miami location.
This excellent career opportunity is perfect for energetic and enthusiastic specialists in early childhood education who have a passion for teaching and enriching the lives of children.
Responsibilities
o Provides meaningful and enriching experiences for children aligned with their developmental milestones
o Works together with a team of enthusiastic individuals dedicated to providing high quality education
o Documents daily happenings as well as observations of student growth
o Creates and maintains positive relationships with children and families

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CHILD & NATURE LOVING, CREATIVE TEACHER FOR 3-6 YEAR OLDS

Location:

River Oak Academy
Saint Johns, FL 32259

Start Date: August 24, 2020

Our ideal candidate will love working with and simply love all children, have a dedication to young children, and to their families.
To meet them at their level and to follow their interests and dedicate their full attention to helping them learn organically through provocations and beautifully laid out environment and opportunities that would inspire joy in learning.
Experience in emergent curriculum, an appreciation and understanding of co-learning with children and the wonder of childhood.
Must be highly flexible, multi-task, pay attention to detail, have a good sense of humor, model polite behavior and a lot of patience.
We’re looking for a candidate who has a keen understanding of the competency of all children with a deep commitment to reflective practice.
One who is comfortable working outdoors in all weather conditions, comfortable sitting on the ground, comfortable handling insects and other small creatures, and mentoring a nurturing, loving, and creative attitude dedicated to developmentally appropriate practice and aware of developmental needs of children.
Observant (capable of documenting each child’s creation or conversation).
Applicant must be comfortable with start ups as our school is brand new.
Act as a role model as an independent learner
Observe and track each child’s progress without assessments.

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Preschool Teachers

Location:

The Family Annex Nursery School is located in the Upper West Side of Manhattan

Start Date: August 31, 2020

Teachers are responsible for working collaboratively with a team to insure the social-emotional, physical and cognitive development of preschool children. Teachers plan and implement a program based on the Reggio Emilia philosophy and support the learning and interests of children while developing an appropriate curriculum for a long term process. Teachers provide a daily online blog for parents, write biannual progress reports on individual children and document the learning process. Teachers participate in staff meetings, take part in on-going professional development and plan and implement several curriculum evenings for families.

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Math/Science Teacher, Upper Elementary

Location:

City Neighbors, Baltimore MD

Start Date: August 15, 2020

City Neighbors is seeking a dynamic, child-centered Upper Elementary School Math/Science Teacher for the 2020-21 school year and beyond.

The ideal candidate will have elementary school teaching experience, possess a strong sense of early childhood teaching and child development, is committed to progressive teaching and learning including project-based learning and arts integration, is able to build strong teacher/student and teacher/parent relationships, and have a deep commitment to working in a diverse community of students and colleagues. All candidates must be MSDE certified/eligible. Background check will be required.

Please check www.cityneighborsfoundation.org for more information on our schools.

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Early Childhood Educator

Location:

Inspire Early Childhood Learning Center
Waunakee, WI

Start Date: March 4, 2020

Educator Responsibilities include but not limited to-
-Create engaging children’s learning experiences and discovery opportunities, both indoors and outdoors
-Help create and maintain inviting and safe learning environments in our state-of-the-art facility and outdoor spaces
-Promote age-appropriate guidance in a supportive manner to nurture positive performance character traits for all children
-Be dedicated to making our students’ first learning experiences rewarding, fascinating, and inspiring

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Early Childhood Education Teacher (Walnut Creek)

Location:

Overview of school:
Seven Hills School, www.sevenhillsschool.org founded in 1962, offers an outstanding PS-8th grade program for approximately 400 students. The beautiful campus is located on 9 acres of former ranch land near Heather Farm Park in Walnut Creek, CA (approximately 35 miles from downtown San Francisco), and offers students and teachers the daily opportunity to move freely from engaging classrooms to expanses of outdoor space. The school is committed to building an inclusive community with class sizes that allow for greater differentiation, building strong partnerships with parents, and employing passionate teachers who love what they do and bring creativity and innovation to their teaching practice. Seven Hills School is a learning community whose mission is to develop the intellect, engage the spirit, and foster respect for and responsibility to our world.

Start Date: August 3, 2020

The Seven Hills Early Childhood Education (ECE) teachers are responsible for the social-emotional, physical and cognitive development of all preschool children (ages 2.9 to 5 years old). ECE teachers develop partnerships with families to engage and encourage participation in our Reggio-inspired program. Teachers conduct child observations, support the learning and interests of children, develop age-appropriate emergent curriculum and provide ongoing communication with families. Teachers are also responsible for collaborating with fellow ECE teachers, Support Teachers, and Extended Day staff to ensure compliance with state licensing requirements. This position requires great energy, self-motivation, enthusiasm and the ability to lead, innovate, communicate and cooperate with others. As part of an emphasis on best practices and collaborative work, Seven Hills teachers attend regular staff meetings, participate in grade level/subject area team meetings, and take part in ongoing professional development. This is a full time position with competitive salary and excellent benefits, commensurate with experience.

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Lead and Resident Teachers for Early Childhood and K-1

Location:

Compositive Primary

Start Date: July 27, 2020

Are you…
Creative, flexible, and innovative?
Collaborative, reflective, and resilient?
Driven by a commitment to change the status quo in education?
Passionate about empowering children to make a difference in the world?

Do you want to…
Cultivate wonder and joy in learning?
Collaborate with others to start a small, innovative school?
Facilitate inquiry in primary students?
Design curriculum that inspires and excites while meeting the needs of each child?
Work hard, receive feedback, grow, and learn?

Do you have…
A deep belief that every child can thrive?
A commitment to inquiry-based curriculum?
An attitude that exemplifies teamwork and personal responsibility?
A commitment to building and maintaining a strong, positive culture of learning and achievement, well-being, and belonging?
Excellent written and verbal communication skills?

Teacher Responsibilities:

Contribute to a positive school culture through connections with students, faculty, and families
Collaborate with fellow teachers and administrators to develop inquiry-based curricula that develop in students the capacity to reflect and learn, recognize and act, care and connect, and engage and serve
Foster a positive learning environment in all areas, demonstrating dedication to instilling joy in learning for all students
Ensure that every child feels seen and heard and has a sense of belonging
Collaborate and communicate effectively with parents, colleagues, and all members of the school community
Serve as a steward for school support, managing classroom budgets and respecting resources
Mentor and coach resident teacher
Participate in all aspects of school programming and activities
Work to uphold the mission, vision, and goals of the school
Other duties as assigned

Lead Teacher Responsibilities:

Actively monitor, record, and communicate individual progress made by every child
Guide and mentor a resident teacher in a collaborative teaching model

Resident Teacher Responsibilities:

Work and learn from lead teacher in creating a collaborative, joyful classroom environment

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Materials/Fine Arts Atelierista

Location:

Compositive Primary

Start Date: July 27, 2020

Are you…
Creative, flexible, and innovative?
Collaborative, reflective, and resilient?
Driven by a commitment to inquiry and play in education?
Passionate about empowering children to make a difference in the world?

Do you want to…
Cultivate wonder and joy in learning?
Collaborate with others to start a small, innovative school?
Facilitate inquiry in primary and pre-primary students?
Design curriculum that inspires and excites while meeting the needs of each child?
Work hard, receive feedback, grow, and learn?

Do you have…
A deep belief that every child can thrive?
A commitment to inquiry-based curriculum?
An attitude that exemplifies teamwork and personal responsibility?
A commitment to building and maintaining a strong, positive culture of learning and achievement, well-being, and belonging?
Excellent written and verbal communication skills?

Responsibilities
Contribute to a positive school culture through connections with students, faculty, and families
Collaborate with fellow teachers and administrators to develop inquiry-based curricula that develop in students the capacity to reflect and learn, recognize and act, care and connect, and engage and serve
Foster a positive learning environment in all areas, demonstrating dedication to instilling joy in learning for all students
Ensure that every child feels seen and heard and has a sense of belonging
Actively document, support, and communicate individual progress made by every child
Collaborate and communicate effectively with parents, colleagues, and all members of the school community
Serve as a steward for school support, managing classroom budgets and respecting resources
Participate in all aspects of school programming and activities
Work to uphold the mission, vision, and goals of the school
Other duties as assigned

Additionally, the Materials/Fine Arts Atelierista will
Engage the school community in exciting provocations and explorations of captivating materials
Work closely with classroom teachers to develop long-term projects and explorations that deepen inquiry
Organize and curate a substantive and ever-growing materials library overflowing with provocative, upcycled, and natural objects
Push-in to classrooms with enticing projects that deepen learning and inquiry

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French lead teacher

Location:

Color Me French Preschool
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94118

Start Date: April 1, 2020

Bonjour!

We are a french immersion preschool located in San Francisco.
Our core foundation is Art. We have been influenced by the Reggio philosophy in our classroom setting and activities, and we are looking for an experienced teacher that would bring more if its philosophy to our curriculum.

We have two position available :
M-F : 9:30-5:30 ( FT)
M-F: 10:30-3:30 ( PT)

We are looking for a dynamic, flexible, passionate teacher.
Someone that would like to invest themselves in our program.
Someone that embrace mindfulness, loves nature. We go on hikes 2 mornings a week.
Yoga, gymnastic knowledge a plus.

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Lead Preschool Teacher (3-4 year olds)

Location:

Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Start Date: March 16, 2020

PRIMARY PURPOSE: Provide a safe and nurturing environment for children that encourages their social, emotional, physical, and intellectual development. Design and implement a developmentally appropriate curriculum according to the U Philosophy of Learning and U School Approach. Maintain positive relationships with parents, children, co-workers, and community partners. Ensure safety and supervision of children at all times by meeting all demands of the position.

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Preschool Head Teacher

Location:

Friends Center for Children
New Haven, CT

Start Date: March 15, 2020

Preschool Head Teacher

35-47K

Benefits: Paid time off; health care available; retirement plan, Aflac, dental, vision available; staff support program including tuition reimbursement, professional development.

Friends Center for Children is expanding its early childhood education program and invites applicants for the position of Infant/Toddler Head Teacher. The ideal candidate will be an outgoing, kind and ambitious team player who resonates with our mission: educate children, empower families, inspire teachers, engage community, and embrace diversity. Bilingual mastery (Spanish and other languages) is a plus.

Friends Center provides year-round, full-time care for children ages 3 months to 5 years. We offer a child-centered, hands-on learning experience in a safe and nurturing environment. At the Center, children learn through creative play and a wide range of developmentally-appropriate activities. We are a non-sectarian organization whose value-based curriculum is guided by its foundations in the Quaker principles of community, equality, peace, simplicity, integrity and stewardship. Our school bridges socio-economic differences by offering a sliding scale supported by several funding sources. As a parent co-operative school, parents and teachers are invested in the culture and tone of the learning environment.

Contracts are developed based on job responsibilities, education, relevant experience, and additional expertise.

Hours: 40 hours/week, 9:00-5:30, some evenings, occasional weekend hours
Professional Development:
Attends all staff meetings
Maintains required continuing education hours
Participates in all required early childhood meetings, conferences and/or events

Position Summary

The Infant/Toddler Head Teacher is responsible for the general supervision and management of all the children and all curricula as related to the center. The Head Teacher will implement the mission of FCfC by providing best practices childcare using a cooperative model and the Quaker principles of simplicity, peaceful resolution of conflicts, integrity, community and equality. The Head Teacher is responsible for the supervision of all teaching staff in their classroom.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Teaching:
In coordination with other teachers; plans, supervises and implements infant/toddler or pre-school curriculum. The curriculum will reflect the Quaker values as outlined above as well as best practices guidelines. The curriculum framework will be guided by children’s interests and developmental needs resulting in daily activities that are reflective of the mission of FCfC.
Meets physical, social-emotional and cognitive needs of all children in the center.
Provides center materials for children that are reflective of FCfC philosophy.
Keeps classrooms organized, clean and appealing including changing the materials on the center walls and/or bulletin boards on a bi-monthly basis based on developmental needs and interests.

Modeling:
Maintains a positive emotional attitude with Executive Director, Site Director, families and other teachers.
Mentors all teaching staff and models best practices for parent cooperative volunteers.
Models child guidelines for teachers, assistant teachers, aides and parents.
Works to build positive relationships among staff/parents/guardians/volunteers.

Supervision:
Communicates with families and other teachers daily and documents children’s daily progress.
Conducts weekly meetings with teachers for the purposes of, including but not limited to; curriculum planning, student observations, and communication between teachers.
Supervises teachers, assistant teachers, parents/guardians and volunteers with the group.
Meets with Assistant Director weekly to discuss children, families and teaching team.
Provides feedback to the Assistant Director for formal observations of all teachers.

Assessment:
Participates in ongoing evaluation of assessment of children through, but not limited to; daily observations, collecting weekly work samples and 3 written assessments.
Conferences with families bi-annually, or as needed, and develops goals for each child with family.
Provides ongoing evaluation as needed to assess the developmental levels of the children.
In consultation with Executive Director, Site Director and Emotional Well-Being Coordinator, supports referrals for families as needed for evaluation and/or services.

Professional Development:
Attends all staff meetings.
Maintains required continuing education hours and knows current theory and best practices.
Participates in all required early childhood meetings, conferences and/or events.
Includes all continuing education certificates in personnel file.

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Team Teacher in West L.A.

Location:

The New School-West
12731 Venice Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90066

Start Date: August 5, 2020

Description

Schedule: Full-time 8:00-4:30, M-F Compensation: Based on education & experience

The New School-West in Mar Vista, CA is interviewing for a full-time Preschool teacher who can engage playfully, explore with, and developmentally converse among children in support of the school intention, child’s interest, and Reggio Inspired philosophy. The position thrives with a person who has creative and critical thinking skills willing to enter discourse and documentation within a co-teaching team.

Responsibilities
The teacher is a joyful companion in adult and child learning.

*Collaborate* Work with a teaching team to develop and implement large and small group investigations based on documentation, research, and evolving knowledge.

*Demonstrate* a working knowledge of child development ages and stages and constructivist and Reggio Inspired theories.

*Communicate* effectively and in partnership with parents, administration, and colleagues.

*Create* a working classroom environment that reflects values, aesthetics and an invitation to engage.

*Advocate* for the learning, theories, and ideas of young children and yourself as a teacher through documentation and presentations.

*Participate* fully in voice, spirit, and attendance in professional development as a team of teachers.

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Early Childhood Center Director

Location:

Cobb Childcare & Preschool
Roseburg, Oregon USA

Start Date: April 1, 2020

A letter to our future Director:
This position isn’t for everyone. This position requires grit. And tenacity. Unwavering enthusiasm, and a commitment to a child-centered approach to education. While planning is an important skill, flexibility is key here. Our school is full of inquiry and wonder, as we continue to

Who We Are:
Cobb Childcare & Preschool employees are a dedicated team of individuals who understand the critical role they play in shaping the future of the children we care for. In September 2019, we took the leap from traditional daycare to a child-centered, emergent approach under the experienced guidance of our new Executive Director- we haven’t looked back! We pride ourselves in being partners with our families, champions of students, and most importantly, our primary role is to learn alongside our students. As lifelong learners, we immerse ourselves in learning- through ongoing professional development, exploration, and constant inquiry. We learn best by doing, and we think deeply about preparing meaningful environments for children. We authentically enjoy and respect each other and always support each other- we’ve worked hard to get here!

Who You Are:
You are fascinated by the philosophical approaches to child development, and you can’t wait to build on the magic that is happening daily in the center! You are a believer in social-emotional learning, embrace mindfulness and understand that emotional regulation comes before handwriting- all. day. long. You see this role as the important career it is, and know that your work will have a lasting impact on each child’s success. You develop are skilled at supporting your team while holding them accountable and setting high expectations; you know how to provide the tools and resources to support their great work.

You genuinely enjoy people, and are able to nurture relationships while also coaching your team to greatness. You have a respectful relationship with policies and procedure, but don’t believe in rules just for the sake of rules. When developing systems and processes, you think deeply about the “why” and always provide the “why” when rolling out a new process. The successful candidate has a firm grasp on an emergent approach to early education and can connect the dots for stakeholders. You are not afraid of a challenge, and the idea of taking a fledgling non-profit center into greatness excites you- a lot.

This role is not an entry level position, and the successful candidate will need to hit the ground running- our director will need to be comfortable with billing, policy, Oregon licensing requirements. The director will receive daily support and training during the transition, but it will be expected that you will be able to take full ownership of the school within 90 days, and be willing to make it your own. Essentially, we are looking for a visionary unicorn who wants to make a home (and a significant impact) on our small rural community. We are proud to be Douglas County’s only Reggio inspired center, and while our work has just begun, we intend on giving the children of Douglas County a rigorous and meaningful start. If you are looking for the beginning of the rest of your career working with children, this might be the perfect position for you!

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Founding Preschool Director of Early Childhood Lab School

Location:

Growing Place
Santa Monica, CA

Start Date: March 16, 2020

The Campus Director of the Growing Place Santa Monica Early Childhood Lab School will be critical in the successful launch and operation of our third center. Working in concert with the Executive Director, and in collaboration with partners on the project, the Campus Director will lead the start-up of the new center through its opening and operation.

The Campus Director leads and collaborates with children, faculty, staff, families, and the broader community to carry out the values and mission of the Growing Place. The Campus Director, with support from Assistant Director, directs, manages, monitors and maintains control over aspects of campus operations. The Campus Director holds a strong and clear vision of the organization’s purpose statement and how to actualize the school’s goals and objectives as outlined in our Strategic Plan.

Promote Effective Teaching and Learning

Work with Children

• Collaborate with staff and the Assistant Director and Educational Coordinating Team to design and implement curriculum for the entire campus that is in accordance with the Growing Place philosophies and pedagogy
• Ensure that all children are given opportunities to thrive and structures are in place to support children with learning and/or developmental variations
• Build respectful, trusting and positive relationships with all children

Work with Families

• Assure all staff have the skills and disposition to create authentic partnerships with families
• Welcome families and create relationships so they feel a sense of belonging
• Support with orienting new families on philosophy, pedagogy, policies, and practices
• Participate in parent-teacher meetings and conferences
• Engage families through school events such as Coffee & Conversations, Parent-Teacher Dialogues, Back to School Night, Parent Events, etc.
• Effectively communicate with families about the life of the school

Work with Faculty and Staff

• Cultivate a positive, healthy, and professional work environment
• Cultivate a culture of curiosity, reflection, innovation, and critical thinking and feedback
• Interview, hire, retain and/or terminate faculty and staff as necessary
• Design and implement continuous performance management for all staff
• Participate in a consistent and authentic feedback from employees, including having a continuous performance management plan
• Ensure that staff understand and implement the Growing Place mission, values, and practices
• Collaborate with Assistant Director to design faculty’s daily schedules
• Collaborate with GP Administrators to ensure alignment between campuses’
• Effectively lead and facilitate meetings
• Design and lead onboarding and professional development plans
• Support with the mediation of conflicts among the staff

Work with Community

• Develop a working partnership with SMC faculty, in particular, the E/EC Department
• Develop an understanding of SMC’s E/EC department and program
• Ensure opportunities for all adult learners to engage in the learning at Growing Place
• Develop and sustain existing networks with other relevant organizations and schools
• Work with groups that support additional services for children (ie. Connections for Children, Special Education Services)
• Serve on the SM Early Childhood Task Force, an early education advocacy group
• Demonstrate a strong inclusive and welcoming practice for all visitors
• Cultivate a strong, positive, and professional relationship with the Board of Directors
• Attend and participate in professional development relevant to furthering the organization’s mission and presence

Fiscal Responsibilities

• Procure and lead fundraising initiatives to meet the school’s fundraising goals
• Cultivate a spirit of philanthropy with parents, community, and foundations
• Steward resources to ensure a healthy overall fiscal budget
• Ensure the budget reflects the school’s financial values and practices
• Follow the fiscal policies and procedures handbook
• Responsible for program and finance reports due to the City of SM and SMC

Enrollment and Marketing

• Collaborate with administrators to implement policies of admission, interviews, attendance, tuition and enrollment goals for the organization
• Collaborate with the administration team to ensure full enrollment
• Conduct tours of the center for prospective parents, educators and visitors
• Ensure all members of the community (parents, staff, etc.) understand the mission, values, and practices of the Growing Place
• Collaborate with appropriate parties to ensure that all communication/marketing materials reflect the Growing Place’s mission, values, and practices
• Ensure visibility at Preschool/Career Fairs and local community events for recruitment of families and staff

Operations and Business

• Ensure that the center is compliant with all licensing standards and requirements per California Depart of Social Services Childcare Licensing
• Seek and maintain accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
• Cultivate positive partnerships to promote good business practices
• Stay abreast of best practices and research regarding children, families, teaching, learning, organizational structures

Campus Facilities

• Plan and ensure that the campus environment promotes teaching, learning, development of trusting relationships, beauty, richness, connection to the natural world and the context of the school, and safety for children and adults
• Support the Educational Coordinating Team and staff to select materials for the school
• Create effective emergency preparedness plans
• Maintain safety and security protocols for the campus

Additional responsibilities will be assigned by the supervisor and outlined in the work plans.

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Early Childhood Educator

Location:

Crescent Park Child Development Center, Palo Alto, CA

Start Date: June 1, 2020

Crescent Park is an innovative, Reggio-inspired, play-based early childhood education program for children (18 months to five years) and families of Silicon Valley and the Bay Area. Nestled in the heart of Palo Alto, Crescent Park welcomes over 75 families each year who partner with us to provide a high-quality, progressive approach to education. We are known for our rich, “magical”, engaging environments and Indoor/Outdoor flow, where the educators are stationary and the children flow naturally through the spaces. Not only are children granted the opportunity to explore their environment freely, but this flow gives educators the opportunity to build a unique culture within their spaces–the Construction Lab, Outdoor Classroom, Art Studio, and Light/Resource Space–alongside the support of their co-teachers.

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

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Infant/Toddler Head Teacher 32-47K

Location:

Friends Center for Children
New Haven, CT

Start Date: February 28, 2020

Infant/Toddler Head Teacher

32-47K

Benefits: Paid time off; health care available; retirement plan, Aflac, dental, vision available; staff support program including tuition reimbursement, professional development.

Friends Center for Children is expanding its early childhood education program and invites applicants for the position of Infant/Toddler Head Teacher. The ideal candidate will be an outgoing, kind and ambitious team player who resonates with our mission: educate children, empower families, inspire teachers, engage community, and embrace diversity. Bilingual mastery (Spanish and other languages) is a plus.

Friends Center provides year-round, full-time care for children ages 3 months to 5 years. We offer a child-centered, hands-on learning experience in a safe and nurturing environment. At the Center, children learn through creative play and a wide range of developmentally-appropriate activities. We are a non-sectarian organization whose value-based curriculum is guided by its foundations in the Quaker principles of community, equality, peace, simplicity, integrity and stewardship. Our school bridges socio-economic differences by offering a sliding scale supported by several funding sources. As a parent co-operative school, parents and teachers are invested in the culture and tone of the learning environment.

Contracts are developed based on job responsibilities, education, relevant experience, and additional expertise.

Hours: 40 hours/week, 9:00-5:30, some evenings, occasional weekend hours
Professional Development:
Attends all staff meetings
Maintains required continuing education hours
Participates in all required early childhood meetings, conferences and/or events

Position Summary

The Infant/Toddler Head Teacher is responsible for the general supervision and management of all the children and all curricula as related to the center. The Head Teacher will implement the mission of FCfC by providing best practices childcare using a cooperative model and the Quaker principles of simplicity, peaceful resolution of conflicts, integrity, community and equality. The Head Teacher is responsible for the supervision of all teaching staff in their classroom.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Teaching:
In coordination with other teachers; plans, supervises and implements infant/toddler or pre-school curriculum. The curriculum will reflect the Quaker values as outlined above as well as best practices guidelines. The curriculum framework will be guided by children’s interests and developmental needs resulting in daily activities that are reflective of the mission of FCfC.
Meets physical, social-emotional and cognitive needs of all children in the center.
Provides center materials for children that are reflective of FCfC philosophy.
Keeps classrooms organized, clean and appealing including changing the materials on the center walls and/or bulletin boards on a bi-monthly basis based on developmental needs and interests.

Modeling:
Maintains a positive emotional attitude with Executive Director, Site Director, families and other teachers.
Mentors all teaching staff and models best practices for parent cooperative volunteers.
Models child guidelines for teachers, assistant teachers, aides and parents.
Works to build positive relationships among staff/parents/guardians/volunteers.

Supervision:
Communicates with families and other teachers daily and documents children’s daily progress.
Conducts weekly meetings with teachers for the purposes of, including but not limited to; curriculum planning, student observations, and communication between teachers.
Supervises teachers, assistant teachers, parents/guardians and volunteers with the group.
Meets with Assistant Director weekly to discuss children, families and teaching team.
Provides feedback to the Assistant Director for formal observations of all teachers.

Assessment:
Participates in ongoing evaluation of assessment of children through, but not limited to; daily observations, collecting weekly work samples and 3 written assessments.
Conferences with families bi-annually, or as needed, and develops goals for each child with family.
Provides ongoing evaluation as needed to assess the developmental levels of the children.
In consultation with Executive Director, Site Director and Emotional Well-Being Coordinator, supports referrals for families as needed for evaluation and/or services.

Professional Development:
Attends all staff meetings.
Maintains required continuing education hours and knows current theory and best practices.
Participates in all required early childhood meetings, conferences and/or events.
Includes all continuing education certificates in personnel file.

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Co-Teacher Positions in Elementary School

Location:

Los Altos, CA

Start Date: August 10, 2020

Seeking creative educators committed to inquiry and social-emotional learning.

School Overview
Ventana School is a Reggio-Emilia inspired school where learning becomes a joint venture between children and teachers. At all ages and grade levels, we practice inquiry-based teaching that encourages cross-curricular connections and critical thinking. Social-emotional learning is a vital part of our curriculum and approach. www.ventanaschool.org

Two Co-Teaching Positions for 2020-21

Ventana is seeking elementary teachers to work in our upper elementary (2nd to 5th Grades). Teachers work collaboratively with a classroom co-teacher and a team of specialists.

What makes teaching at Ventana different:

Inquiry-based teaching with opportunities to create emergent curriculum
Space and time to build relationships with students and teach social-emotional skills
The Reggio-Emilia approach to education promotes the use of artistic disciplines to invite, and extend, learning at all age levels
Focus on collaboration between teachers and across disciplines
Administration that is committed to eliciting the perspectives of teachers

We are looking for teachers who:

Demonstrate commitment to inquiry-based learning
Have strong classroom management skills
Understand the importance of social-emotional learning
Have experience differentiating instruction to meet the needs of a variety of learners
Are reflective practitioners
Are flexible and creative

Successful candidates will be well-versed in the social emotional needs of a diverse school-age population and able to collaborate and communicate effectively with students, parents, and colleagues.

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Lead Teacher for Preschool Program

Location:

Brown Play School
Rumford, RI

Start Date: August 31, 2020

Brown Play School is seeking an experienced early childhood educator who can passionately support children’s play, inquiry, creativity, and critical thinking for the important role of lead teacher. BPS is a small, private, non-profit morning program (with extended day) in Rumford, RI. We are a community of dedicated teachers and families committed to a Reggio-inspired approach to teaching and learning.
This teacher is responsible with the director for a daily group of 18 children. Some of the responsibilities of lead teacher include, attending weekly planning meetings, preparing the environment, as well as the curriculum. Feel free to inquire for more details.
School operates on an academic school year and is not open during July & August.
Teacher’s hours: 7:30 am – 12:30 M-F; plus periodic lunch bunch hours that extend until 2:30

*There is an opportunity to start on a part-time basis this Spring to acclimate new hire.

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Atelierista

Location:

Temple Emanuel Early Childhood Center
Kensington, Maryland

Start Date: March 2, 2020

We are seeking a full-time Atelierista (studio arts educator) to work in partnership with the Pedagogista to foster an environment that empowers children to convey their theories and understandings through many forms of expression. The Atelierista works with children in the Atelier and supports small group work in classroom mini-ateliers. The Atelierista takes an active role as co-researcher and co-learner with children on a daily basis. The Atelierista works under the guidance of the school’s educational consultant and in partnership with the Pedagogista and classroom teachers to design and implement intentional threads of learning made visible through the Hundred Languages. The Atelierista maintains a high bar of aesthetics, a beautiful school environment and communicates the vision of the Atelier through documentation, faculty and parent meetings, and written articles. The Atelierista helps support teachers’ familiarity with materials and in designing classroom provocations that align with the school’s pedagogical practices. The Atelierista ensures that the Atelier and classroom mini-ateliers are activated to their highest potential.

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Preschool Teachers

Location:

Field of Dreams Nurture and Education Center
1080 Edgewater Corporate Pkwy.
Indian Land, SC 29707

Start Date: March 2, 2020

Nurturing school is seeking experienced, passionate Co-Teachers for our high-quality early childhood education program.

Our teachers work together collaboratively as a teaching team. Teachers work with children aged 3-5 years following an emergent, constructivist curriculum. We work individually in close relationships with not only children but also their families. Teachers will also work together with our Program Coordinator to document children’s learning processes, conduct teacher research, and track each child’s individual needs. The curriculum is based on the children’s interest, so a creative, reflective, and thoughtful professional is essential. We have a strong leadership team to actively support each teacher’s professional development which helps teachers build an effective curriculum.

Our company offers a strong history in the field of early childhood education and is committed to your on-going success and professional growth. We are a family-friendly company that provides flexible scheduling opportunities.

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Head Teacher

Location:

Friends Center for Children
New Haven, CT 06513

Start Date: February 28, 2020

Position Summary:

The Head Teacher is responsible for the general supervision and management of all the children and all curricula as related to the center. The Head Teacher will implement the mission of FCfC by providing best practices childcare using a cooperative model and the Quaker principles of simplicity, peaceful resolutions of conflicts, integrity, community and equality. The Head Teacher is responsible for the supervision of all teaching staff in their classroom.

Reports to: Director and Site Director
Classification: FTE-Exempt
Hours: 40 hours a week, some evenings, occasional weekend hours
Benefits:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Teaching:
In coordination with other teachers; plans, supervises and implements infant/toddler or pre-school curriculum. The curriculum will reflect the Quaker values as outlined above as well as best practices guidelines. The curriculum framework will be guided by children’s interests and developmental needs resulting in daily activities that are reflective of the mission of FCfC.
Meets physical, social-emotional and cognitive needs of all children in the center.
Provides center materials for children that are reflective of FCfC philosophy.
Keeps classrooms organized, clean and appealing including changing the materials on the center walls and/or bulletin boards on a bi-monthly basis based on developmental needs and interests.

Modeling:
Maintains a positive emotional attitude with the Executive Director, Site Director, families and other teachers.
Mentors all teaching staff and models best practices for parent cooperative volunteers.
Models child guidelines for teachers, assistant teachers, aides and parents.
Works to build positive relationships among staff/parents/guardians/volunteers.

Supervision:
Communicates with families and other teachers daily and documents children’s daily progress.
Conducts weekly meetings with teachers for the purposes of, including but not limited to; curriculum planning, student observations, and communication between teachers.
Supervises teachers, assistant teachers, parents/guardians and volunteers with the group.
Meets with Curriculum Supervisor weekly to discuss children, families and teaching team.
Provides feedback to the Site Director for formal observations of all teachers.

Assessment:
Participates in ongoing evaluation of assessment of children through, but not limited to; daily observations, collecting weekly work samples and 3 written assessments.
Conferences with families bi-annually, or as needed, and develops goals for each child with family.
In consultation with the Executive Director, Site Director and Emotional Well-Being coordinators, refers families as needed for evaluation and/or services.
Provides ongoing evaluation as needed to assess the developmental levels of the children.

Professional Development:
Attends all staff meetings.
Maintains required continuing education hours and knows current theory and best practices.
Participates in all required early childhood meetings, conferences and/or events.
Includes all continuing education certificates in personnel file.

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