Crescent Park is hiring for a full-time teaching position to join our team of 13 early childhood professionals as an Early Childhood Educator in our Preschool Program. We hope to find a candidate who is passionate about working with this age group, eager to engage in reflective practice, and believes in the founding tenets of the Reggio Emilia philosophy. This position is available immediately.
Our ideal candidate will love working with young children, have a professional, nurturing demeanor and dedication to the profession, to young children, and to their families. Must have excellent spoken and written command of English, experience in emergent curriculum, an appreciation and understanding of co-learning with children, DAP and knowledge of NAEYC standards. Candidates should enjoy working in a team-approach, with the belief that children deserve to be with adults that live with integrity, honesty and respect for others. Teachers must display confidence, poise, professionalism, good communication skills, and the ability to be highly flexible. Must be able to multi-task, pay attention to detail, have a good sense of humor, and be a self-starter.
Dedicated schedule will fall within the hours of 8:00 am - 6:00 pm, with 8 hours each day, guaranteed 40 hours per week. Hours and schedules may flex due to the needs of the organization, which may include staff meetings, professional development days, etc. Educators are given 2.5 hours per week for off-floor planning time alongside their co-teacher and the pedagogical team to engage in reflective practice, work on documentation, parent correspondence, etc.
We're looking for a candidate who has a keen understanding of the competency of all children with a deep commitment to reflective practice. Candidate must have a minimum of 12 units in Early Childhood Education and at least 3 years experience working with children ages 18 months - 6 years. Minimum Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood or Human Development, Master's Degree preferred.
Additional Salary Information: Starting salary is between $20-$28 per hour, and is commensurate with experience and education. Excellent benefit package. Exceptional professional development program.
About Crescent Park Child Development Center
Crescent Park is poised to be a model of understanding for what innovative education might look like in the years ahead. Well known for it’s magical environments and neighborhood feel, children of diverse backgrounds ages 18 months to 6 years are valued for their strong identity as enterprising citizens with the knowledge, confidence and a sense of responsibility influenced by their words and actions over the course of each day.
Within the construct of a family-like mixed age setting, the children are provided the autonomy to make their own decisions about how to spend their day with the support of educators who are responsive, thoughtful and reflective. In this framework, we find that older children display leadership skills showing respect and compassion for younger ones, while younger children adore and emulate their mentors.
In a learning environment that provides for long periods of uninterrupted play within a culture of deep reflective practice, Crescent Park emerges as a strong advocate for innovative education in the early childhood community serving children, families and educators alike.