HeadsUp! Child Development Centers, North San Jose and Palo Alto
Fulltime teachers are needed for very high-quality bilingual preschool/kindergarten rooms and infant-toddler rooms in our child development centers in North San Jose and Palo Alto. Successful candidates must have 12 units of early childhood education and, preferably, infant-toddler units and a bachelor’s degree.
[OTHER POSITIONS, INCLUDING SUBSTITUTES, ARE ALSO AVAILABLE. PLEASE INQUIRE IF YOU HAVE OTHER QUALIFICATIONS SUCH AS FLUENCY IN CHINESE OR SPANISH, OR A MONTESSORI CERTIFICATE.]
We are seeking those rare individuals who have worked hard to prepare for their careers and understand children: warm, caring, sparkling, interested, enthusiastic, committed, creative, positive, and capable. Candidates must be at least 18 years of age and high school graduates, preferably college graduates, with a desire for career growth. We have a special need for candidates with bachelor’s degrees, ECE units, and the ability to speak Chinese or Spanish in addition to fluent English. The compensation system offers additional rewards for education and exceptional abilities, talents, and experience.
Compensation for a qualified candidate will be competitive, based upon the successful candidate’s credentials and experience, and will range from $36,000-$50,000 per year. Benefits include paid time off for vacation and sick leave; medical, dental, and vision insurance; a retirement plan, and a substantial discount on child care. Very low-cost child care (<$250 per month) is available for children ages 3-14. Educational assistance is offered to motivated staff members. Candidates must be authorized to work in the U.S. now, but we will support the future visa applications of talented and motivated individuals.
Licensed by the State of California, the centers are located in Central Park Plaza in North San Jose (Montague Expressway & Zanker Road) adjacent to Greer Park in Palo Alto. Only blocks from excellent freeways and public transit, the centers are convenient to residents, employees working nearby, and commuters.
The centers’ hours are 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The centers offer five-day-per-week, full-time learning and care program for infants, toddlers, twos, and preschoolers (ages 0-6). They operate year round on a business calendar to accommodate working parents who want a learning focus in a loving environment for their children.
The learning program is a fusion of the HeadsUp! approach and the Montessori curriculum. Both employ structured early learning activities and materials. Both emphasize individual choice and responsibility. The infant-toddler and twos programs consist of HeadsUp! learning games and traditional activities led by center staff members who are trained to encourage learning through play. The preschool program is headed by certified Montessori teachers who combine classic Montessori activities with creative play, including art, music, and imaginative play. Early Learning Institute, the HeadsUp! parent organization, also operates a private elementary school in Pleasanton and a preschool and private elementary school in Palo Alto.
To apply for this or other positions, send, fax or email resume immediately to:
HeadsUp! Child Development Center
2841 Junction Avenue, San Jose, CA 95134
Early Learning Institute (ELI), incorporated in 1982, is a Palo Alto-based organization founded to increase learning opportunities for young children. Before offering services to the public, its founder, Dr. Charles Bernstein, and other researchers spent several years conducting research on child development and creating what is now known as the "HeadsUp!® Approach" to early learning. This research base and the resulting HeadsUp!® philosophy have served as the anchor for all subsequent development efforts and they continue to distinguish ELI from other organizations offering children's services.
With locations in Palo Alto, San Jose, and Pleasanton, CA, our child development centers borrow from the best model programs and the most recent educational research. Through play and learning games, our program is designed to help lay the necessary foundation of all future learning. The preschool program employs a modified Montessori curriculum and incorporates art, music, and imaginative play into the traditional emphasis on practical life, sensorial, language, mathematics, science, and cultural activities. Because we highly believe in the importance of a bilingual education, we have special bilingual education programs that incorporate foreign language courses into our students’ regular studies to widen their gaze and make them more versatile individuals.