We are excited to announce that we're hiring at The Inc.! We have opportunities that will support our entire Playschool program especially in the toddler room. We are looking for experienced, nurturing caregivers/early childhood educators who have an entrepreneurial spirit and want to be a part of changing mindsets around work and childcare for families. The right candidate is a person who not only wants to be a supportive, integral part of a child's early learning experience, but who also want to support The Inc.'s vision + mission to achieve gender equity in entrepreneurship, in the workplace and at home by creating community-driven, neighborhood-centric workspaces for parents with onsite care for their children.
Below is the Playschool Toddler Teacher Job Description. All interested applicants can email us a short cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Inc. Playschool
The Playschool is The Inc.’s onsite toddler and preschool program whose purpose is to support parents of young children by providing a quality, affordable childcare and preschool experience with a flexible schedule. The Toddler Room welcomes steady walkers up to 2.5 year olds, while the Preschool Room welcomes children 2.5 years old-PreK. Drop-in hours are between 9am-1pm, Monday-Friday and the daily schedule includes a variety of activities designed to encourage children to practice growing development skills in fun ways, while their parents work nearby.
The Inc.’s Toddler Teacher
The Inc.’s creative and flexible teacher possesses an entrepreneurial spirit and a willingness to take on the unique challenges of a flexible, drop-in toddler classroom, where the class attendance and dynamic can vary day by day. This educator is intuitive, observant and has the ability to engage each child by recognizing their interests to motivate play and learning and act on opportunities to teach and practice developmental skills. This talented individual demonstrates a carefree spirit that embraces and recognizes the process of “making a mess,” while also performing diligently the tasks of lesson planning and materials preparation so that a variety of fun learning projects are always at the ready to meet children’s emerging and evolving interests.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Plan, implement, and document activities, including arts & crafts, games, sensory exploration, and projects that provide opportunities for children to practice skills in all areas of development:
- Language/Literacy, Math, Science, Fine Motor, Gross Motor, Music, Art, Social/Emotional, and Self Care with the help and guidance of the Playschool Program Manager
- Employ a variety of educational techniques (storytelling, educational play, structured instruction, projects, outside play, etc.)
- Meet the physical, emotional, intellectual, and social needs of a mixed-aged group of children between 1 and 2.5 years old
- Promote literacy and early education
- Encourage children to interact with each other and resolve occasional conflicts
- Build relationships with parents and communicate with them about behavioral and developmental concerns, strategies, successes
- Establish policies and procedures while in and out of the classroom
- Become familiar with emergency procedures and protocol
- Clean and sterilize equipment and toys daily
- Supervise children at all times
- Identify and work to resolve any problems or issues, consulting with Board members, Playschool Committee Members, and other early learning professionals if necessary
- Participate in fundraising and marketing for The Inc.
- Work cooperatively and collaboratively with Board members and Playschool Committee members. We welcome your ideas!
- 2 years of experience in an early learning and/or childcare environment is preferred
- Degree in Early Childhood Education is preferred
- Current Certification in Child First Aid & CPR
- Excellent understanding of the principles of child development and early childhood educational methods
- Excellent communication and instructional skills, including proficiency in oral and written English language
- Ability to be flexible, agile and work in and ever-changing environment
- Balance of a creative mind with practical acumen
- Starting salary $15/hour+ DOE, up to 25 hours per week
- Paid sick time
- Opportunity to build and grow a toddler program from the ground upintegral part of an innovative startup nonprofit organization supporting
- Opportunity to be a part of an innovative startup nonprofit environment and help parents balance work and family needs more easily
Note: This job description is not meant to be all-inclusive. Teacher may be required to perform other duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization. The Inc is an equal opportunity employer. We believe that every employee has the right to work in surroundings which are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination. It is our policy that all decisions involving any aspect of the employment relationship will be made without regard to race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, veteran and military status, genetic information, political ideology or any other status or characteristic protected by local, state or federal law. Discrimination and/or harassment based on any of those factors are inconsistent with our philosophy of doing business and will not be tolerated. With regard to applicants or employees with disabilities, the company offers what the law refers to as "reasonable accommodation" to enable a person to perform his or her job.