For more than 100 years, the Christopher House mission has been to strengthen and empower economically disadvantaged children and their families by providing a continuum of educational and human services.
We operate accredited early learning, elementary, and out of school time programs grounded in research-based curricula and high-quality instruction. Understanding that stand-alone education interventions are not enough, Christopher House utilizes a family-centered approach that engages parents and care givers in the child’s healthy development and provides opportunities for sustained economic self-sufficiency for the whole family. Christopher House values high expectations and an educational program that leverages arts integration, project-based learning, parent involvement, celebration of diversity, and a commitment to measurable results. These values are the framework of our learning community and extend to students, parents, teachers, and administrators. These values have resulted in educational services that produce significant returns in student achievement and parental involvement.
We have built on our portfolio of early learning centers to expand this transformative culture into a birth to eighth grade school composed of an Early Childhood and Elementary School. The school is creating unprecedented collaboration between early childhood and elementary educators as well as family support programs. In addition, it will provide foundational exposure during the earliest years of life to our culture of high expectations and academic excellence
Christopher House prides itself on supporting the development of high quality early childhood educators. If you are looking for someplace to learn and grow, this could be the right opportunity for you. Our extensive professional development opportunities, small classroom sizes, with 3 teaching staff per classroom make Christopher House an ideal setting for high quality learning environments, and teacher development.
Do you love having a new and different experience each day? Does meeting and building relationships with children and staff across six classrooms sound interesting and exciting? Does the idea of taking on new projects or learning the beginning ins and outs of the administrative backbone of a site peek your interest? Is Learner or Adaptability one of your talents? If so, this position may be for you! We are looking for a dynamic and adaptable individual who is interested in working with all classrooms at the Uptown Center. This position will primarily support the 3-5 program, but at times can support in the 0-3 program. A floater teacher will work daily throughout different classrooms. This position is ideal for someone interested in working in a variety of classroom settings and supporting multiple teams.
Position Objective: Substitute in place of absent teaching staff (Master Teacher or Assistant Teacher) Determine the needs and provide for the development of children, will act as a role model for Teaching Staff and work to create a safe environment for children. This staff member will implement and maintain all components regarding preschool children, based on HS, State Pre-K, Child Care and state and local requirements.
Qualifications: Two years of experience (full-time) in a preschool classroom, preferably in a HS or governmentally funded child care program. Bi-lingual skills in a variety of languages are a plus.
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in early childhood education, Child Development, or related field (with a minimum of thirty semester or forty-five quarter hours in courses related directly to child care and/or child development, from birth to age six), type 04 Certification required.