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Goldman Family Preschool Toddler Teacher - Full Time
Jewish Community Alliance of Southern Maine
1342 Congress St
Portland, ME 04102

Principal Responsibilities:

Early Childhood Toddler Teacher, Coteacher
Come join the JCA Goldman Family Preschool! We are hiring more teachers to join our strong team! This person will work in our classrooms with toddler age children. The position begins the week of August 23, 2021. Seeking ideal candidates able to work collaboratively on a co-teaching team, be open-minded, flexible, and have strong interpersonal skills.

Minimum Qualifications:

Hours during the School Calendar Year will be full time Monday-Friday scheduled between the hours of 7:30am - 5:30pm. This teaching position includes working full time during the academic year and full time for a minimum of four weeks in the summer program.

  • Work with children between ages 6 weeks-5 years old indoor and outdoor spaces and joining for woods walks and field trips.
  • Provide an engaging, safe, and nurturing learning environment, bringing new ideas for activities to engage young children
  • Establish and maintain positive relationships with students and parents
  • Maintain the health and safety of all students

Other required skills:

  • Previous experience in childcare, teaching, or other related fields.
  • Passionate about working with children in a variety of settings inside and outside.
  • The candidate must be energetic, positive, patient, and flexible demeanor and ready to have fun!
  • Ability to be outside in all kinds of weather for extended periods of time to support building resiliency
  • Ability to build strong connections with all ages of children 6 weeks-5 years.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Experience in Reggio Emilia preferred but not required

Salary:

25,000 - 35,000

Agency Information:

We are a NAEYC accredited program. Through the 'High Scope' curriculum, combined with a Reggio Emilia approach, we offer child centered, family-oriented programs for 6 weeks old to 5 years old. Our curriculum exposes children to a broad range of experiences, including meaningful Jewish cultural exploration. Educated and trained professionals bring deep commitment and a love of children to our classrooms. We foster a child's natural instincts and curiosity by providing a nurturing, comfortable, joyful and developmentally appropriate environment.