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Substitute Early Childhood Teacher, Full Time/ Part Time
Boulder JCC
6007 Oreg Avenue
Boulder, CO 80303

Principal Responsibilities:

JOB SUMMARY

A Boulder JCC Early Childhood Center teacher reports to his/her Assistant Director and

is responsible for providing a safe and developmentally appropriate preschool program

for young children that complies with all relevant legislation, policies, and procedures.

The Boulder JCC Early Childhood Center nurtures children, provides meals, crafts, and

instruction, and ensures students are clean and kept safe. A teacher is expected to

approach the work through Jewish values, lenses, and culture which follow the work of

Reggio Emilia and JCC Association's Sheva Early Learning Framework.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Classroom Planning, Execution, and Management

 All substitute teacher support the Lead Teacher and teaching team as they

implement a program for young children within the ECC preschool consistent with

the mission and values of the Boulder JCC

o Focus on Jewish values and traditions

o Become fluent about the works of Reggio Emelia and the JCC Association's

Sheva Early Learning Framework to promote literacy and early education

o Suport a constructivist-based, educational environment in every classroom

 Supervise children at all times

 Comfort children in times of need

o Support classroom activities and lessons to stimulate the children

o Integrate special needs children in a respectful manner

 Support the teaching team in engaging and welcoming a warm and inviting

classroom environment

o Partner with teaching the classroom teaching team to develop harmonious

and consistent approach to teaching in the classroom

o Identify who is taking what role each day

o Leverage the Assistant Director for guidance, curriculum support, and

classroom support as needed

 Help with classroom activities daily including, indoor and outdoor experiences,

sensory exploration, outdoor stimulation, and art materials (as appropriate)

 Manage outdoor play (as appropriate), nap time (as appropriate), and

snacks/lunches

o Ensure a safe environment for all students

o Identify any special needs/allergies and notify all parents if food restrictions

must be met by entire class

 Document as required

 Ensure the safety of children through constant supervision, effective arrangement

of space, proper maintenance of equipment, and regular practice of fire drills and

other emergency procedures

o Utilize the Maintenance Request From for any maintenance requests

 Assist with any special Jewish Holiday events/celebrations in coordination with the

ECC faculty for all ECC students

 Uphold BJCC ECC policies and procedures for inside and outside the classroom

o Become familiar with BJCC and ECC specific emergency procedures and

protocols

Family and Child Support

 Direct parent question to the classroom teacher to ensure parents receive

adequate information about their children's experiences at the center through daily

contacts and regularly scheduled parent conferences

Classroom Management

 Operate the classroom in compliance with all child care licensing standards,

Colorado Health Department codes, and the BJCCs and the ECCs Employee

Handbooks

 Clean and sterilize equipment and toys daily

 Ensure cupboards are locked and cleaning supplies out of reach

 Alert the classroom Teacher, Assistant Director or Director to any specific

maintenance issues through the Maintenance Request process

Administration

 Maintain confidentiality of child and family information at all times

 Assist with the tracking classroom attendance and early/late pickups every day

 Meet with supervising Assistant Director or Senior Director of ECC as scheduled

 Attend all weekly curriculum planning, faculty, and BJCC employee meetings if

needed or instructed by the school Assistant Director or Director.

 Complete all Pre-service trainings such as FEMA, Mandated Reporter, Safe Sleep

yearly or as indicated by the school Assistant director or Director

Other

 Provide support to other classroom teams as needed and requested by the

Assistant Directors or the Senior Director of the ECC

 Other coverage as requested by the Senior Director of the ECC

Minimum Qualifications:

QUALIFICATIONS

 Must have completed or obtained one of the following

a. A four-year bachelors degree in Early childhood education, Elementary

education, Special education, Family and child development, or Child

psychology

b. A bachelors degree in an unrelated area, and

i. at least 2 early childhood education college courses with at least one

course being introduction to early childhood education or guidance

strategies; and

ii. at least 6 months of verified experience in the care and supervision of

four or more children under the age of 6 (teachers aide, teacher in a

childcare center, elementary school, or preschool)

c. An associates degree in early childhood education (which must include at

least 2 early childhood education college courses with at least one course

being introduction to early childhood education or guidance strategies), and

i. at least 6 months of verified experience in the care and supervision of

four or more children under the age of 6 (teachers aide, teacher in a

childcare center, elementary school, or preschool)

d. The completion of at least 12 semester hours of early childhood credits at

the college-level, and

i. at least 9 months of verified experience in the care and supervision of

four or more children under the age of 6 (teachers aide, teacher in a

childcare center, elementary school, or preschool)

e. The completion of a vocational or occupational education sequence in child

growth and development, and

i. at least 12 months of verified experience in the care and supervision

of four or more children under the age of 6 (teachers aide, teacher in

a childcare center, elementary school, or preschool)

f. A Department-approved course of training that includes training and work

experience with children in a child growth and development program; OR a

current certification as a Certified Child Care Professional (CCP) or a Child

Development Associate (CDA)

g. A current Colorado Level I credential or at least two courses in early

childhood education from a regionally accredited college or university, with

at least one course being in introduction to early childhood education or

guidance strategies, and

i. at least 24 months of verified experience in the care and supervision

of four or more children under the age of 6 (teachers aide, teacher in

a childcare center, elementary school, or preschool)

 Proof of certification by obtaining an Early Childhood Teacher Verification Letter

from the CDHS

 Demonstrated interest in working in a Jewish Early Childhood Center

 Demonstrated success working with children in a classroom setting

 Success creating classroom plans and collaborating with teaching team

 Organized and detail oriented

 Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills

 Some demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Google applications

 Flexible schedule

 Ability to manage tasks, prioritize issues, execute work in an efficient and timely

manner, and track and manage multiple work streams at once

Qualified applicants: please send a letter of interest and a

current resume by email to jobs@boulderjcc.org . Thank

you.

Agency Information:

ABOUT THE BOULDER JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER

The Boulder Jewish Community Centers [Boulder JCC] mission is to provide programs

and services based in Jewish values and traditions in a place where people of all ages

and backgrounds gather to connect, exchange ideas, learn, and grow. The Boulder JCC

is recognized for its innovative approaches to community engagement with the next

generation and families through meaningful experiences and philanthropy.

The Boulder JCC recently completed building its new 52,000 square foot facility sitting on

a beautiful 10-acre campus in East Boulder. As a community convener and one of the

central addresses of Jewish life in Boulder County and beyond, the Boulder JCC prides

itself on offering a wide array of community programming including one of the best

Boulder preschools, day camps, after school classes, and arts and culture programs

serving infants, toddlers, youth, families, teens, young adults, and adults. The new

Boulder JCC further fulfills its mission by being a primary destination for all of Boulder

County as a place for meetings, celebrations, fundraisers, and other community events.

The staff at the Boulder JCC is hard working, collaborative, passionate, and committed to

mission. The team is driven by a desire to serve the community broadly and deeply. The

organization continually strives to improve its delivery of content and services with a focus

on its values. The Boulder JCC endeavors to hire individuals who are committed to the

JCCs values, believe in the power of community and want to help grow a dynamic

organization.

ABOUT THE JAY AND ROSE PHILLIPS EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER

The Boulder JCC Early Childhood Center is designed to enhance the social, emotional,

linguistic, cognitive, and physical development of each child. The school offers

opportunities for exploration and discovery in a constructivist-based, educational

environment. Each teacher strives to nourish children's innate sense of wonder, curiosity,

imagination and self-esteem.