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Child Education Center Job Description:    Reggio Preschool Teacher

 

The Child Education Center is a Reggio-inspired learning community that believes in the transformative power of relationships for impactful, high quality educational experiences. Our play work is child-initiated and teacher-framed, with parents resourced as the child's first, and most important, educator. Open-ended inquiry drives the learning process, with activities that are hands-on and sensory-rich, reflecting a multidisciplinary approach to constructivist education.

 

Being part of the Reggio team means you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused organization that approaches child-centered education as a social justice movement, requiring broad collaboration across an array of stakeholders.

 

A great fit for the position is someone who:

Are talented people with diverse backgrounds and experiences, who are inspired by our mission steeped in equity, and who are motivated to unleash our children’s potential. We want people who are strong collaborators, skilled communicators, and problem solvers comfortable in a community of continuous learning. The Reggio Preschool Teacher will be expected to create a democratic, creative environment in which meaningful learning and personal growth are fostered through a variety of creative learning experiences in our two, three, four-year-old classrooms as well as our Pre-K classroom. We use a team-teaching model in which both teachers contribute fully to the development of the classroom environment, observations, planning and implementation of project work and other curriculum.

Job duties include but are not limited to:

  • Follows and supports the site administrator and site expectations to achieve program quality. 

  • Curates age, developmental, and culturally appropriate experiences that address the interests, needs, temperament and behavior of the children based on formal and informal assessment tools. 

  • Has a balance of child-initiated and teacher-guided children’s activities to facilitate teaching and learning through the implementation of the Reggio framework. 

  • Encourages a respectful, relationship-based atmosphere conducive to nurturing each individual child and family, as well as team-building among classroom teaching staff members, rooted in thoughtful reflection and student interests.

  • Creates an environment that is made up of a rich, varied, and adequate amount of selected indoor and outdoor materials and equipment. 

  • Supports a collaborative atmosphere with school staff that is professional and consistently in the best interest of the children, families and program. 

  • Establishes and communicates a structure conducive to respect, collaboration, participation, community-building and problem-solving.

  • Provide opportunities for individual and small group investigation and skill-building

  • Demonstrates a working knowledge of child development ages and stages relevant to students in grade level.

  • Communicate well with parents through the use of our PROCARE application

  • Identifies student needs and cooperates with other professional staff members in assessing and helping students solve health, behavior and learning challenges.

  • Provides constant supervision of all children assigned to the center. 

  • Assesses the effectiveness of teaching and learning based on the development of individual children. 

  • Actively participates in ongoing professional development and encourages staff to grow professionally through books, periodicals, professional organizations, meetings, and study, as well as participating constructively in staff meetings, discussions, and assignments. 

  • Supports families to participate in their children’s educational experiences 

  • Accepts constructive suggestions and evaluations conducive to professional growth and contributes constructive and objective suggestions to improve the program as a whole. 

 

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

The incumbent must demonstrate the following skills and abilities:

  • Applicants must have at least 12 units in ECE/CD; 24 units are preferred.

  • An AA or higher in early childhood, human development or related field

  • 2 years of teaching experience preferred (but not required)

  • Ability to meet all State of California Community Care Licensing Title 22 requirements for the position of “Teacher” in a licensed daycare, including: fingerprint background check and health examination

  • Ability to observe and supervise up to twelve young children

  • Ability to sit, stand for up to 30 minutes, squat, reach, and lift and carry 35 pounds

  • Analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Decision making skills

  • Effective listening communications skills

  • Professional verbal and written skills

  • Stress and time management skills

SALARY AND BENEFITS

  • Competitive salaries determined by experience, education level, and credentials (between $50-$60k with a BA or higher)

  • Comprehensive medical, vision, and dental insurance 

  • 4% retirement after one-year successful employment

  • $500 Hiring Bonus

  • Up to $2500 in college tuition and supply reimbursement

  • Childcare discounts 

PLEASE PROVIDE US WITH:

O   A Video (no more than 2 minutes) or Cover letter clearly identifying why you are qualified, your brief statement of philosophy on teaching young children and why you are interested in this position

O   YOUR Resume with Education and related experience

O   A List of 3 professional references