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Preschool Head Teacher
JCC of Stamford
1035 Newfield Ave
Stamford, CT 06905
To apply, please send cover letter and resume to Sarah Gregoire SGregoire@StamfordJcc.org
The JCC Preschool at Greenwich Reform Synagogue in Cos Cob is currently accepting applications for head teachers. This is the perfect opportunity for an experienced educator who wants to play an active role in shaping the classroom environments and learning experiences of our children. In this position you will work with a team of enthusiastic professionals as we embrace the magic and joy early learning.
Part time and Full time positions are available.
We are a developmentally based, high quality program which provides a rich early learning experience based on values and traditions. Our Early Childhood Educators value each child and family as individuals. They have the educational qualifications, dispositions, knowledge, dedication to learning, and professional commitment necessary to promote children and their families as they learn and develop. Educators work together with their team to develop, implement, and evaluate the classroom pedagogy, to provide a quality educational program reflecting the goals and values of the school. Educators monitor the development and learning of the children and partner with families in sharing this information.
- Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Psychology, or Sociology; Or Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development; Or Child Developmental Associate Credential (CDA).
- Meet Connecticut Office of Early Childhood requirements for teaching in an Early Childhood Learning Center.
- CPR and First Aid, Administration of Medication and Epi-Pen certification or willingness to acquire it.
- Strong English communication skills: oral, reading and writing.
- Working knowledge of the growth and development of young children and ability to utilize this information in the classroom.
- Ability to supervise volunteers and substitutes and work in a teaching team.
- Ability to relate to young children and adults in an emotionally responsive manner.
- Ability to be sensitive to individual children and their unique perspectives and needs, and be willing to adjust the program to meet those individual needs.
- Competent in various skill areas such as planning, scheduling, record keeping, classroom environmental design and arrangement, classroom management, physical safety of children, and staff and parent communication.
- Be motivated to learn and grow in an educational environment and be willing to continually increase knowledge in the field of Early Childhood Education, including collaboration with specialists , coaches and consultants
- Ability to work in a team environment; willing to collaborate with colleagues and members of the community. Ability to work effectively in teams and individually;
- Ability to exhibit good judgment, maturity and stability.
- Ability to actively participate in children's play and care including frequent reaching, running, and sitting on the floor and in small chairs.
$25,000 - $35,000
The Stamford Jewish Community Center is a cultural, educational and recreational center, offering exceptional programs, classes and special events designed to enrich the mind, body and spirit. While we are driven by the Jewish values of welcoming guests, kindness, respect, and communal responsibility, we warmly welcome people of all ages, faiths, ethnicities and backgrounds.