The Burlington Children's Space is seeking an Early Childhood Educator to work as part of a co-teaching team in a looping classroom. A State License in Early Childhood Education is preferred, a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education or Human Development is required. This position includes health insurance, paid sick and vacation hours, and professional development opportunities. All staff have the opportunity to work closely with the HowardCenter as part of a Therapeutic Child Care partnership, collaborate with Head Start and Early Head Start and participate in a new initiative connecting residents at the UVM Medical School with early childhood programs.
The Burlington Childrens Space, housed in the McClure Multi-Generational Center, is an economically and culturally diverse NAEYC accredited program offering early care and education for children from 6 weeks to 5 years old. Programming is based on influences from Reggio Emilia, Italy, the interests and curiosities of the children, and the unique culture and resources of our local community. The Burlington Children's Space is dedicated to serving all populations and tuition is based on a sliding scale.
The Burlington Children's Space is an equal opportunity employer and affords equal opportunity and equal treatment to all persons in all employment matters without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, military status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, ancestry, disability, or any other protected category.
This is a 40 hour, full year position. Co-teachers are responsible for planning and implementing curriculum based on the interests and development of the children. Co-teachers complete assessments using Teaching Strategies Gold, working in partnership with Head Start. The classroom team meets weekly for planning and at least monthly to develop individualized care plans and implementation strategies with the HowardCenter, EEE or VFN and Head Start staff. All classrooms participate in parent engagement activities using the Strengthening Families Framework; these include family dinners, open house, curriculum night, and engaging families in curriculum related to their interests.
A State License in Early Childhood Education is preferred, a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education or Human Development and at least two years of experience are required.
This position includes health insurance, a helath reimbursement account, two weeks of paid vacation, 14 days of sick and personal time, and professional development opportunities tied to employee's IPDP.