Location and Job Title:
Dave & Mary Alper JCC
11155 SW 112th Ave
Miami, FL 33176
- Attend to children's physical and emotional safety.
- Provide an environment of acceptance in which children can grow with a positive self-concept.
- Develop relationships with families and colleagues.
- Be with children joyfully.
- Maintain own and shared physical spaces.
- Attend to daily communication with the use of an app and/or phone, email.
- Participate in self-evaluation and school evaluations processes.
- Stay current in the field.
- Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Child Development, Psychology, or Sociology; or Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development; or Child Developmental Associate Credential (CDA). Employees who do not hold these credentials may be asked to pursue extensive education in the field of education or a related field.
- Department of Children and Families approved 45-clock-hour introductory course in child care or the educational exemption granted by the training coordinating agencies, when applicable.
- Meet Florida Department of Health requirements for teaching in an Early Childhood Learning Center.
- CPR and First Aid 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.
- Judaic knowledge or willingness to acquire this knowledge through study.
- Ability to relate to young children and adults in an emotionally responsive manner.
- Be sensitive to individual children's differences 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
- Be willing to work in a team environment; willing to collaborate with colleagues and members of the community.
- Ability to actively participate in children's play and care including frequent reaching, running, and sitting on the floor and in small chairs.
- Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person and by phone.
- Seeing to read and prepare documents, monitor children for safety, and perform assigned duties.
- Must have visual and auditory ability to keep track of multiple children and to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to preschool activity.
- Sitting or standing for extended periods of time.
- Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate tools and equipment.
- Ability to lift children.
- Ability to safely lift or move up to 35 lbs. on an occasional basis, for example movement of materials, furniture or and boxes.
- Kneeling, bending, stooping, stretching, squatting, pushing and pulling, reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally.
- Frequent exposure to outside elements, such as sun exposure, heat, humidity and rain.
- Must possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of children.
- Noise level can be moderate to loud.
Progressive preschool in Kendall
- South West Dade County, is in search of educated and caring teachers and
assistant teachers. All applicants must have early childhood experience. If you are looking for a
school that inspires our youngest to be motivated life-long learners, then we
may be a fit for you! We are most interested in applicants that have CDA or
higher, ECE/Child Development or currently in school for Early Childhood
Education or related fields. Please send your cover
letter and your resume. We look forward to meeting qualified