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University Primary School @ The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
51 Gerty Drive
Champaign, IL 61820
Start Date: August 16, 2020
The College of Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is seeking a Visiting Specialist in Education (Head Teacher) for the Preschool classroom at University Primary School. The Preschool classroom head teacher of the University Primary School is responsible for leading and decision-making within the classroom, and contributing to the greater good of the school and University community.
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Responsible for carrying out the day-to-day educational Reggio Emilia inspired program, implementing the curricular framework of inquiry, incorporating student decision-making, facilitating inquiry activities, promoting the greater good of the school, and individualizing instruction as needed by each child.
• Responsible for providing leadership for teaching assistants, student teachers, and student volunteers, and maintaining effective communications with parents.
• Responsible for working with researchers and promoting an atmosphere of shared inquiry within the Illinois and greater education community.
• Work closely and make decisions for the classroom with input from graduate assistants and grad or academic hourly employees who may be in the position of co-teachers in the classroom. Work closely and make decisions for the classroom and school with other head teachers and with school director.
SEED Early Childhood School at Temple Beth Am
Seattle, WA 98115
Start Date: August 3, 2020
We seek warm, reflective, collaborative, fun-loving early childhood educators to join our faculty in providing a high-quality learning environment for children. Our approach is Reggio inspired, play-based and relationship-based. We believe in, “Nothing without Joy” and hope that children, families and faculty alike will find joy and growth in this environment.
We collaborate as a faculty team, partnering with children as we support their natural curiosity, growth and development. Teachers work in co-teaching teams with additional support. Teachers have 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 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.
We are an equal-opportunity employer that values diversity, and we encourage people of color and LGBTQIA+ individuals to apply.
We are located in the Wedgwood/Ravenna neighborhood, just North of the main UW campus.
If this sounds like a fit to you and you’d like to learn more, please be in touch we’d love to learn more about you!
Waco, Texas 76706
Start Date: August 17, 2020
Baylor University is seeking a Teacher for 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 ideal candidate will possess the following attributes:
• 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
A Bachelor’s Degree, two years of relevant work experience, successful completion of a criminal background check, TB test and finger printing, and a Christian faith are required. A Master’s Degree, five years of relevant work experience are preferred. CPR and First Aid certifications are required, but can be completed after hire if necessary.
The Baylor Experience
Working at Baylor is so much more than simply having a job! As part of the Baylor community, employees not only receive a fcomprehensive benefits package — including life and disability insurance, generous time off, and excellent automatic retirement contributions* — they also get to experience Baylor.
• Experience the culture of working for an institution consistently ranked as a “Great College to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education
• Experience a mission-driven organization based on a strong Christian commitment (www.baylor.edu/about)
• Experience Baylor’s nationally ranked academics with outstanding tuition remission for staff and qualified dependents*
• Experience our beautiful and historic campus with access to libraries, museums, and recreational facilities
• Experience Baylor athletics with reduced admission or free access to athletic events
*For more details and eligibility requirements, please visit www.baylor.edu/hr
View the job posting and apply: Piper Teacher. Cover letter and resume are required with application.
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.
Hanna Fenichel Center for Child Development
Solana Beach, CA
Start Date: August 1, 2020
Educators at the Hanna Fenichel Center team teach in nurturing, play, and inquiry-based environments, which meet the emotional, social, intellectual, and physical needs of young children. Our Mission is to create a community that supports each child’s growing sense of self and innate passion for learning through experiences that foster strong social skills, inquiry, and discovery. Teachers co-research topics with children and colleagues to create a curriculum that supports these dispositions for learning. Daily documentation, reflection meetings, and analysis of children’s experiences are used as tools to deepen and extend learning opportunities for children and adults.
The Cary School
Start Date: August 3, 2020
A private preschool in Cary, North Carolina is seeking an experienced teacher for their Pre-Kindergarten Program. We are looking for candidates that are passionate about the growth and development of young children and have a desire to lead and grow with our team
The prospective working hours are 7:00 am to 3:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
Preschool of the arts Charleston. Mt Pleasant, SC
Start Date: August 1, 2020
Preschool of the Arts is located within the Center for Jewish Life and is one of just a few Reggio Emilia preschools in the greater Charleston region.
We maintain a safe, healthy, nurturing, and engaging environment for children, where all social, emotional, and cognitive developmental needs are addressed. Opportunities are provided for children to take responsibility, make decisions, and learn through play in mixed-aged classrooms.
We help children see the interrelationships of things and ideas by focusing on the relationship of the fine arts to nature, science, math, music, and communal interaction. We encourage children to ponder, investigate, and create as a way to make meaning of the world around them.
We work collaboratively with parents, and serve as a resource for support and education, engaging your children and nourishing their hearts and minds.
Our teachers act as guides, resources, problem posers, and partners in learning.
We welcome families of all backgrounds. Our children learn the traditions and moral values of Judaism as part of their education. These lessons are woven naturally through all of our activities and become a meaningful and treasured part of each child’s personal experience. Preschool of the Arts is truly a progressive boutique preschool.
Basic Duties and Responsibilities:
● Plan, organize, direct, manage, and supervise programs for preschool-age children and facilitate positive relations among Preschool Staff, parents, and the Center.
● This position requires strong supervisory, leadership, and communication skills along with a warm and nurturing disposition.
● Must be able to work positively within a parent-participation school environment and promote an atmosphere of community and cooperation among all interested parties.
● Maintain develop or modify curriculum to meet the needs of children enrolled in the Preschool and remain current with developments in the field.
● Develop long term plans to facilitate the growth of the Preschool.
● Define policies of admission, attendance, tuition and educational goals and establish all other necessary policies procedures or rules pertaining to the operation of the Preschool.
Staff Supervision/Employee Relations:
● Have knowledge of developmentally appropriate curriculum, interactions and environments.
● Oversee and assist the Preschool Staff in administering, planning and evaluating activities and lesson plans that promote developmentally-appropriate learning.
● Train and supervise the Preschool Staff by holding regular meetings, mediating minor disagreements, and assisting in the classroom when necessary.
● Plan, organize, coordinate, and promote professional development, training, and staff meetings.
● Regularly monitor staff performance and provide coaching or mentoring for performance improvement and development.
● Provide day-to-day leadership and work with staff to ensure high performance and to promote a positive employee relations environment.
● Conduct Preschool Staff performance evaluations.
● Arrange for substitute help for the Preschool Staff (and serve as a substitute as needed).
● Coordinate recruitment and hiring to fill Preschool Staff vacancies and make hiring recommendations to the Center Leadership.
● Primary responsibility for handling day-to-day administration of the Preschool, including determination of all schedules, assignment of Preschool Staff responsibilities, and utilization of office/classroom space and resources.
● Ensure compliance with licensing requirements of the Department of Social Services Department, and all other applicable county, state and federal laws, rules and regulations.
● Serve as the primary point of contact with all governmental and regulatory bodies in connection with the Preschool.
● Plan and implement health and safety programs including universal health precautions, emergency procedures, and facility and equipment safety.
● Manage all aspects of student admissions.
● Keep and maintain full and complete records pertaining to the administration and operation of the Preschool.
● Work with the Center Leadership to prepare an annual budget for approval.
● Responsible for operation of the Preschool pursuant to an approved budget, including collection of enrollment fees and tuition, purchase of routine equipment and supplies, and handling of routine banking transactions in accordance with established financial policies and procedures.
Communication and Leadership:
● Develop a strong rapport with the Community by attending planned and ad hoc meetings (as required), presenting monthly reports to the Center Leadership on Preschool operations (to include budgetary information), and responding to requests for information in a timely manner.
● Communicate effectively with Preschool parents and staff, prospective families, and the Center Leadership in order to promote understanding and support of the Preschool’s ministry. Encourage feedback regarding Preschool programs and activities.
Start Date: August 1, 2020
ABOUT THE ROLE
Village is building preschools rooted in community, mindfulness, nature, and exploration. Our highest intention is for each of our little ones to leave us ready for a life filled with growth, gratitude, joy and discovery.
As part of our overarching vision, we are welcoming our inaugural class of children this fall for a nearly all-outdoors experience utilizing Brooklyn gorgeous outdoors space, primarily Prospect Park. Through our immersive outdoor nature program, we hope to develop children who are present in both their inner and outer worlds. We believe that a strong connection to nature builds a sense of curiosity and awe of the world in which we live in and creates a strong sense of gratitude, connection and respect for the Earth, self, and all beings.
In order to bring our vision to life, we are bringing on our Outdoor Exploration Teacher-Leader to help us build and steward our program and serve our families. The role will be located in Brooklyn, NY and will start in August 2020.
WHO YOU ARE
You’re an experienced educator with a big heart and big dreams. You believe in the power of Reggio, mindfulness, nature, equity, wellness in changing the world. You know that caregivers are a key piece of the puzzle and we must create space for them to grow and thrive.
You are excited about helping start a program from scratch and the mission to rethink what early childhood education can be. You know the challenges that may await us but understand that with aligned intentions and inspired action, we will bring our vision to fruition.
You are excited to work closely with our founder to bring the outdoor preschool component of our vision to life. You’re excited for your ideas to be heard and to collaboratively create the systems and structures for our program to thrive. You are also thrilled about learning more about your craft through Village-sponsored professional development opportunities.
But most of all, you are excited to take charge of the education experience at Village. With the Village vision and educational outcomes clearly defined, you’re thrilled to ensure those aspirations become reality. You do this by creating an incredible child-led experience for our little ones that honors their humanity, autonomy, and rights.
You’re committed to mindfulness, conscious discipline, equity, diversity, and inclusion and are ready to ensure it is the bedrock of our program.
Most of all, you love to laugh, appreciate the wild and wonderful journey that is life, and are ready for your next adventure with Village.
You are excited by responsibilities that include: =
Serving as a teacher-leader.
Stewarding the effective and intentional implementation of a Reggio Emilia inspired and Montessori education anchored in conscious discipline, mindfulness, and wellness for approximately ten students.
Co-creating the systems, training, and structures for a successful school.
Co-managing parent engagement and communication.
Help hire, train, and coach assistant teacher as the program grows
Ensuring our guiding principles are embodied in all aspects of the program.
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 150 families each year who partner with us to provide a high-quality, progressive approach to education. We are known for our rich, “magical”, engaging environments and Indoor/Outdoor flow, where the educators are stationary and the children flow naturally through the spaces. Not only are children granted the opportunity to explore their environment freely, but this flow gives educators the opportunity to build a unique culture within their spaces–the Construction Lab, Outdoor Classroom, Art Studio and Toddler Studio 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.
Beverley Hills Church Preschool
3512 Old Dominion Blvd.
Alexandria, VA 22305
Start Date: August 1, 2020
Beverley Hills Church Preschool
Team Teacher Position Description
Under the general supervision and guidance of the preschool director, the Team Teacher is responsible for collaboratively planning and implementing the program for the designated preschool class(es) in
accordance with Beverley Hills Church Preschool’s mission, vision and policies, the CreativeCurriculum, The First Six Weeks of School curriculum, and the school’s Reggio Emilia-inspired educational philosophy and teaching frameworks. The Team Teacher works collaboratively with the children, teaching partners (including resource specialists), the entire faculty, and enrolled families to
assure that the above responsibilities are successfully carried out in accordance with stated policies and procedures.
Specific duties of the Team Teacher include, but are not limited to:
● Provide a safe, stimulating, accessible, organized and attractive environment for children.
● Establish clear and appropriate classroom expectations, procedures and routines with The First Six Weeks of School curriculum as a guideline.
● Maintain a classroom community in which all children and families can participate.
● Implement a developmentally responsive program based on the above guidelines and in concert with the Reggio Approach.
Activities and Schedules
● Attend all staff meetings, orientation meetings, end-of-year debriefing meeting, summer planning meeting, and participate in the designated number of hours of professional development.
● Be available for school visits by families during orientation, specifically cubby parties.
● Prepare for and attend the Back to School Night, Philosophy Night and Winter Open House.
● Conduct a class meeting with parents in the fall and subsequent class meetings as necessary or mutually desirable.
● Prepare written parent conferences/child assessments and conduct parent-teacher conferences in the fall and spring of the year, and as necessary or mutually desirable.
These activities and the schedule of them may be modified during the year, as needs require.
Successfully implement general and day-to-day responsibilities with the team, to include:
● Plan for, provision and maintain indoor and outdoor environments
● Prepare and post/email the daily journal, reflection or weekly news
● Set up for and facilitate learning experiences, using the principles of the Reggio Emilia Approach and the Creative Curriculum as guideposts
● Implement the First Six Weeks of School curriculum at the beginning of the school year
● Guide the co-oping parent both verbally and through posted instructions
● Maintain regular communication with parents
● Complete and file administrative paperwork such as accident reports and daily health inspections
● Assure the safety of all children through accountability procedures, practice drills, targeted lessons,
documentation of injuries and safety incidents, and administration of any emergency medications.
These responsibilities may be modified during the year, as needs require.
Planning and Reflection
Collaborate with the Studio Teacher and the entire staff, in the following areas:
● Curriculum and planning frameworks from child observation and curriculum goals, using the Cycle of Inquiry framework to move project work forward.
● Classroom dynamics and individual children’s situations
● Inclusion of children with special needs
● Documentation and reflection on children’s ongoing learning
● Assessment of children’s growth, development and potentialities
● Appropriate classroom routines and environments that balance:
1. Initiative: negotiation between teacher and child, child-initiated
2. Activity level: active and calm
3. Structure: teacher and environmentally guided
4. Grouping: individual, small group and large group
5. Transitions: necessary and responsive to the child/ren
● Develop an ongoing dialogue and trusting relationships with families that address their questions and concerns and relay pertinent information about the day.
● Locate and refer families to appropriate community resources as needed.
● Participate in IEP or other special parent-teacher meetings as indicated in individual circumstances.
● Guide and teach the co-oping parent to ensure s/he can complete the specific duties and responsibilities of that role.
● Develop working partnerships with families that incorporate family perspectives and experiences.
● Incorporate family skills, interests and experiences in curriculum planning.
As delineated in accreditation guidelines and the BHCP Professional Handbook , it is essential that the Team Teacher set a high standard of professional ethics. Above all, the teacher must:
● Handle each child with dignity and respect.
● Handle all matters pertaining to children, parents, staff and administration of the preschool with discretion and consideration for the feelings and reputations of others.
● Observe the strictest confidentiality with respect to record keeping on individual students.
● Guard the privacy of family members and colleagues
● Maintain current CPR and pediatric first aid certifications and other certifications as required by licensing or accreditation criteria.
● Maintain current awareness of BHCP’s Confidentiality Policy and Child Protection Policy/Child Abuse and Neglect Recognition and Reporting Procedures.
Team Teachers are expected to be engaged in developing personal mastery, commitment to shared visioning, and building the capacity of the entire school. Guided by learning intentions, teachers continually pursue opportunities to enhance their own growth and that of others.
Team Teachers will be expected to complete appropriate training requirements pursuant to state licensing standards.
Seeds of Wonder Journey School
Roswell, GA USA
Start Date: May 15, 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.
Together, we are empowering exceptional education.