The Burlington Children's Space is seeking an Infant/Toddler Afternoon Assistant Teacher to work 20-30 hours per week, starting August 22. This position includes pro-rated 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 Early Head Start and participate in additional community partnerships. Assistant teachers with passion and interest that can add to the classroom are a benefit to the whole school.
Do you have an interest in food justice, citizenship and the rights of young children, exploring the natural world, or want to learn more about different aspects of a community based early care and education program with many interesting partnerships? Do you speak one of the many languages of children including music, art, drama, movement, block building, deconstruction, gardening, wondering, baking, sensory exploration, observation, or humor? Consider joining our team. Candidates will have the opportunity to work with highly qualified staff to learn how a program like the Burlington Children's Space operates. If you are a college student deciding on a career path, this is a great opportunity to gain hands on experience. If you are wondering if teaching is for you, here is an opportunity to develop your skills while making a difference in the community. We have opportunities to work with infants, toddlers and preschool aged children.
The Burlington Children's 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 a Therapeutic Child Care Center, working in partnership with the Howard Center and is an Early Head Start partner. BCS is dedicated to serving all populations and our tuition is based on a sliding scale.
Teachers at Burlington Children Space are a group of highly passionate and fun-loving individuals. We have the opportunity to work with ECHO, Archibald Community Garden, Shelburne Farms, Audubon Vermont, Fletcher Free Library, Intervale Community Farm, the Burlington School Food Project and Everyone Eats. Our staff are currently working together on a project exploring the rights and responsibilities of citizens of all ages and exploring new ways to use curriculum in the outdoor environments of our neighborhood.
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.
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This is an hourly position.
Assistant teacher duties include
*Assist teachers with the implementation of developmentally appropriate curriculum, contributing ideas based on experience and interests
*Perform daily classroom duties under the direction of a classroom teacher
*Communicate effectively with colleagues and parents
*Ensure safe and proper use of toys and equipment
*Adhere to the BCS program philosophy
*Assist in completing daily opening and closing duties outlined in classroom checklists
*Maintain health and safety of children as accordance to NAEYC, Early Head Start, and BCS standards
*Demonstrate knowledge of VT state licensing regulations, Early Head Start, NAEYC, and BCS policies and practices.
According to the Vermont Child Care Licensing and Regulations and Early Head Start, you should have a minimum of a CDA (Child Development Associate) or 12 relevant credits for this position. Motivated candidates may be able to work toward qualifications while employed.
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Prorated benefits based on hours worked: paid vacation, personal and sick time; health insurance,professional development resources; and retirement.