The Goddard School is a NAEYC accredited program with a play based learning philosophy and an owner-operated premier preschool that continues to set the standard for excellence. The focus of the program is to provide a life-long love of learning. Our staff is made of loving and dedicated teachers who understand each child's needs. They are highly qualified childhood educators who are able to use their creativity and the Goddard Developmental Guidelines as the basis for unique lesson plans that are brought to life in a fun and imaginative way.
The Goddard School is currently seeking qualified and experienced Lead Teachers for their Preschool / Pre-K / Kindergarten Prep programs. We are looking for fun, energetic, experienced Lead Teachers who are team players. Candidates must have a degree in the child development, education, or social science field PLUS one to two year's work experience in early childhood education.
Developing innovative and engaging lesson plans that abide by Goddard standards:
Meeting the individual's needs of the children
Effectively and professionally communicating to parents and fellow staff members
Participating in staff meetings and training events
Lead and set tone for a developmentally appropriate classroom environment.
Interacting with the children to support play, exploration, and learning
Presenting expectations that are appropriate to the toddler age and developmental level
Planning and implementing activities that develop self-esteem, intellectual stimulation, and social skills
Using computer-based and written assessment tools
Committing to continuing education and staying current on the latest early childhood practices
Lead Teachers are responsible for ensuring compliance with Goddard's industry-leading Quality Assurance standards. Lead Teachers write and implement their own lesson plans based on Goddard Developmental Guidelines and monthly school themes. Most importantly, they create a positive learning environment in their classroom where children develop a lifelong love of learning!
The Goddard School offers very competitive compensation depending on credentials plus insurance benefits, tuition reimbursement, retirement plan, paid time off, paid holidays including a winter break in a beautiful, state of the art work environment.
Please attach complete resume with salary requirements along with the preferred position when applying.
Minimum Lead Teacher Qualifications:
Associate's or Bachelor's degree preferred in Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, or related field
At least two years of prior classroom experience.
Demonstrated knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices
Strong written and communication skills
About The Goddard School
Our programs span from 6 weeks to 6 years of age (Infant through Jr. Kindergarten; part time or full time after 15 months). While there are many options out there, The Goddard School has many incredible differentiators. Every unit in our school is led by a lead teacher with a four year degree. Our staff are educators and the very best in the industry. We have an internal team of Quality Assurance inspectors that conduct unannounced visits to assure we are consistently meeting Goddard's high health, safety, and education standards. Our low ratio and non-crib sharing at the infant age is a big differentiator. In addition, we have two separate infant rooms. Infant I is for 6 weeks to 9 months. Infant II is for 9 months to 15 months. For children on the food program, we offer an organic and local food program. We have an incredible school with an indoor gym with a rock wall and over 10,000 SF of private and secure outdoor play space. We are a year round open enrollment school, so new families can start at any time, based on availability. We have many incredibly happy families in our school and would love to have you come by for a tour! We are the on-site owners focused on b...ringing the very best early childhood education experience to the North Shore.
Our School Highlights Include:
• F.L.EX. LEARNING PROGRAM - putting your child at the center of our approach - encourages your child's lifelong love of learning
• Qualified Educational Professionals – Every classroom has at least one lead teacher with a 4-year degree
• Organic and non-GMO food program (breakfast, lunch & two snacks)
• Indoor gym with rock climbing wall
• 10,000 SF+ private and secure outdoor play space – Separate playgrounds for Infant/Toddlers and Preschool/Pre-K
• Music & Movement Programs, Yoga and BASE Fitness
• Handwriting without Tears, Reading & Manners programs
• Language Arts including our partnership with Language Stars for Spanish classes.
• Performing Arts enrichment program for our Preschool, Pre-K and Junior Kindergarten classrooms
• School wide green programs – composting and recycling
• Eco-friendly school wide programs, Green Lawn care management program – safe play for your children!
• Dedicated parent parking lot for drop off and pick up
• AdvancED Corporation Accreditation - our children are prepared for success!
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