Annette's Preschool is a 5 STAR early care and education program that is dedicated to providing developmentally appropriate learning experiences based on each child's unique developmental profile. We strive to do this by achieving the highest level of professional development through on-site coaching and mentorship as well as off site workshops and conferences, building a community where families feel connected and respected, and cultivating sustainable environmental choices and business practices to ensure the health and wellness of our children and the teachers who work with them. As we grow, we are looking for new team members who share this vision and want to bring nature based learning alive in unique and creative ways!
The Preschool Teacher is responsible for the care and education of a mixed age classroom of young children, ages 3-5. The Teacher is responsible for creating a warm and nurturing relationship with each child and family, designing an environment that stimulates curiosity, and utilizes a dynamic emergent curriculum that is grounded in children's interests, hands-on exploration and play. Using observation and assessment tools, the Preschool Teacher documents each childs growth and learning in relation to his or her developmental level and the Vermont Early Learning Standards. The Preschool Teacher works in collaboration with a co-teacher and reports to the Program Director or Business Director.
Achieving highest level of professional development:
Work skills, Knowledge, Personal development:
Plan and implement a developmentally-appropriate curriculum consistent with a nature-based, emergent curriculum and the new VELS
Design a classroom environment that promotes curiosity, hands-on exploration, problem solving, creativity, and is a model for positive social relationships.
Ensure that child care routines are carried out in a manner that is prompt, hygienic, and consistent with good child development principles.
Ensure the safety of children through constant supervision, effective arrangement of space, proper maintenance of equipment, and regular practice of fire drills and other emergency procedures.
Operate the classroom in compliance with all child care licensing standards, and Annettes Preschool Employee and Policy Handbooks.
Provide experiences that promote individual expression through conversation, play and creativity, through emergent and play based curriculum.
Conduct observations and assessments on a regular basis for each child, in a natural environment, using current tools/methodology to gather information on their development, and maintain written records designed to evaluate each individual child.
Contribute to the operation of the center by participating in staff meetings and sharing information gained through attendance at workshops and professional reading.
Support and carry out the administrative tasks required for compliance with the Chittenden South Supervisory Union and Addison Northeast Early Learning Partnerships.
Complete training, complete Interrater Reliability certificate and maintain proficiency in Teaching Strategies GOLD
Building a Community:
Teamwork, Empathy, Communication:
Create an open, friendly, and cooperative atmosphere in which children, families, and co-workers feel comfortable and secure.
Ensure that parents receive continual information about their child's experiences at the center through daily contacts, blog postings, electronic newsletters and regularly scheduled parent conferences.
Promote and nurture parent-child bonding and relationships.
Be a positive ambassador for the program by participating in community events and sharing community resources with parents.
Promote independence and responsibility for all by guiding behavior with positive behavior management techniques.
Work collaboratively with peers to maintain a positive and open work climate for all
Cultivating healthy environmental choices and sustainable business practices:
Initiative/Efficiency, Work Quality, Ethics:
Observe children to detect signs of illness, injury, abuse, neglect, emotional disturbance, or other special needs. Document and report these signs immediately to the Director.
Use equipment and supplies safely and conscientiously, keeping physical environment clean and orderly.
Maintain confidentiality of child, staff and family information at all times.
Inspect the school site and equipment for potential safety hazards; taking corrective action or informing the Director to prevent injuries.
Monitor use of supplies and have an awareness of the classroom budget.
Participate in center sponsored activities and have active involvement in the growth of the center (i.e. committee work and program promotion).
Maintain Eco-Healthy Childcare Certification Standards.
Demonstrate a genuine affinity with and disposition for working with young children and their families.
Possess strong knowledge child development principles, the new Vermont Early Learning Standards and observation skills for TSGold documentation.
Demonstrate strong commitment to a home-school connection by cultivating strong, professional relationships with children, families and colleagues.
Have the ability to work professionally and collaboratively with all staff members.
Creative, artistic skills desired.
VT State Teaching License with Early Ed/Special Ed Endorsement preferred.
General Pay and Contract Provisions:
40 hour work week.
Paid Vacation, sick time, public holidays, professional coursework.
Competitive compensation commensurate with education and experience.
Generous benefits package including health insurance.
Fun, dynamic team with long term growth potential!