Temple Israel ECC Seeking Head Toddler Teacher

Job Title:

Part Time Toddler Head Teacher

Organization Name:

Temple Israel Early Childhood Center

Job Type:

Part-time

Job Summary/Description:

Temple Israel ECC, a NAEYC accredited, Reggio-Inspired, diverse Jewish preschool is accepting applicants for a part-time Toddler Head Teacher position for the 2017-2018 School Year.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Our nurturing teachers understand children and their needs. They are creative teachers who design unique learning experiences that are relevant and imaginative.

At Temple Israel Early Childhood Center:

  • We work together as a team, creating a positive work environment.
  • We are attentive and responsive to the children, creating a warm and nurturing community where each child feels included and accepted.
  • We interact with the children to support learning through exploration and play.
  • We facilitate children’s social competence and ability to learn through interacting with others.
  • We build rapport with parents through effective communication.
  • We design classroom schedules that are consistent and predictable, with transitions that are handled calmly and with planning and communicated using a picture schedule. Time and space for play and for children’s exploration are a priority, so we keep transitions to a minimum and make sure children are not hurried from place to place.
  • We use visuals to decrease anxiety and increase confidence and self-regulation.
  • We are inspired by the schools of Reggio Emilia, focusing on making the experiences, ideas, and learning of the children visible, launching studies responsive to the children’s interests, devoting time to observing children, documenting observations and reflecting together as teaching teams.
  • We draw learning objectives from Creative Curriculum, use documentation to gather insights about each child’s learning and development, and assess using Teaching Strategies Gold.
  • We teach Jewish holidays through a mix of discussion, stories, songs and hands-on experiences. We facilitate key Jewish experiences for children such as Havdalah, Shabbat, visiting a Sukkah and shaking a Lulav, a Tu B’Shvat Seder, a Purim costume parade and more. Ritual objects become familiar to the children as do Hebrew words and songs and Jewish stories.

Experience and Qualification Requirements:

Applicants must meet DHS head teacher qualifications. Knowledge of Judaism, Reggio Emilia, Creative Curriculum and/or NAEYC accreditation standards a plus.

Additional Information:

The Temple Israel Early Childhood Center offers a fun, supportive working environment and provides yearly professional development opportunities.

How To Apply:

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Sharon Rosenberg-Scholl, ECC Director, at: Sharon@TempleIsrael.com.

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About Lonny Goldsmith

Lonny Goldsmith is the editor of TC Jewfolk and Director of Communications for Jewfolk Media. He's an award-winning journalist who is involved in his third Jewish community after growing up in Michigan and spending a three-year stint in Chicago. He likes to write, cook and drink really good beer. He can be reached at [email protected] or on twitter @lonny_goldsmith

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