Where the Wild Things Play is GROWING!!
We are seeking a dynamic team player with previous experience to work in a multi-age classroom of children ages 2-5. We run a Reggio Inspired program with a focus on literature. We love what we do and you should too!
Please read the full job description below and note all the requirements. If this sounds like a good fit to you, please send me your resume. You will not be contacted for an interview if your resume does not show all the requirements in this post so attention to detail is critical.
We offer up to 5 paid vacation days in the first year, 5 paid sick days and 12 paid holidays after a 90-day probationary period.
I look forward to meeting you!
Under supervision of the Center Director, perform work of relative difficulty in teaching, managing and nurturing a group of children.
The Preschool Teacher is responsible for setting up, managing and maintaining an appropriate classroom environment of young children between the ages of 2 years and 1st Grade entry. Prepares class activities in advance based on the preschool philosophy and provided monthly themes. In addition must be aware of and comply with all personnel, administrative, and operations policies. Works together with the staff members in curriculum planning and classroom management. Attends conferences, workshops and other professional growth experiences. Participates in public relations events sponsored by the preschool. Teacher is responsible for the order and cleanliness of the classroom. Teacher is also aware of hazards and needed repairs and reports them directly to the Director in writing. Treats each person with dignity and respect; staff, parents and children. Maintains direct supervision of the children at all times. Assists in the day-to-day maintenance and housekeeping of the facility, structures and play spaces. Attends all staff meetings and mandatory preschool functions. Maintains proper staff to child ratio of 1:12 at all times.
Education and experience must fulfill one of the two following categories:
Children's Center Teacher permit issued by the State of California or 12 semester units in all of the following ECE courses from an accredited college:
Child, Family and Community
Teaching in a Diverse Society
Infant/Toddler Development (Not required but a huge plus)
Good written verbal communication skills
Physically able to perform job duties
Fluent English speaker; bilingual a plus
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $14.00 to $16.00 /hour based on education and experience
Our mission is to take advantage of the teachable moments that happen every day by fostering the intellectual, creative, social, emotional, and physical growth and development of our students and to inspire a lifelong commitment to learning. A caring, cooperative school environment promotes cultural values and supports positive relationships and respectful interaction. We will provide an environment that allows children to learn by doing – moving from concrete, hands-on experiences to more abstract concept development. Our priority is to provide a healthy balance of child-directed and teacher-guided activities, as well as time for children to work individually, in small groups and in large groups. We believe that a stable, safe, healthy, comfortable, and culturally relevant environment is crucial to a child’s growth. A play-based approach provides a child-centered curriculum directed by teachers in which children are encouraged to construct their own knowledge. We believe that our program reflects the needs and goals of children and families. We look forward to working closely with families which will provide an integrated, comprehensive approach to learning.
1-10 team members
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