The Children's School

Teacher - Part Time

Reference ID : 52850
Location : South Burlington, VT
Category : Education/Training
Job Type : Full Time



Applicant must be able to create a warm, caring, and creative environment for children to explore. Applicant must be able to work as a team member with fellow teachers and parents in the school community. Applicant must value a play based and emergent curriculum. Positive attitude and good communication skills a must. Come join our wonderful and vibrant school community!


Program Responsibilities:

  1. Develops and implements school program and curriculum in accordance with the philosophy of the school as outlined in the Parent Handbook for 3-5 year olds.
  2. Demonstrates an understanding of child development in planning the curriculum and interacting with children
  3. Provides a variety of developmentally appropriate, hands-on activities
  4. Creates smooth and pleasant transitions between activities
  5. In the daily schedule, provides a balance of indoor/outdoor, quiet/active, individual/small groups/large group, small muscle/large muscle activities
  6. Individualizes instruction and adapts schedule as necessary (allows a non-napper to read books)
  7. Encourages independence
  8. Displays children's work constantly and changes display frequently
  9. Supports and directs other adults in the classroom
  10. Assists with daily set-up and clean-up and routine maintenance of the school

Requirements Teacher

A teacher is at least twenty (20) years of age and meets one of the following qualifications:

At least a Vermont Early Childhood Career Ladder Level Four (4) A or B Certificate; or

At least a bachelor's degree from an accredited college with a major or concentration in Early Childhood, Child or Human Development, Elementary Education, Special Education with a birth to eight (8) years of age focus, or Child and Family Services and at least twelve (12) months experience working with groups of children from grade three (3) or younger; or 97

At least a bachelor's degree from an accredited college with at least successful completion of thirty (30) college credits with an early childhood or school age focus and at least twelve (12) months experience working with groups of children from grade three (3) or younger; or

Hold at least a current Vermont Agency of Education teaching license with an endorsement in Early Childhood, Early Childhood Special Education, or Elementary Education

Nice To Haves


  • Competitive Salary
  • Paid Professional Development
  • Personal leave/sick days
  • NAEYC Membership
  • ~24 Holidays
  • Summers off!

About Us

This small not-for-profit, parent/teacher cooperative pre-school serves children ages 3-5 as part of one multi age group of around 20 children. The Children's School (TCS) provides an opportunity to work with professional, experienced teachers who are committed to providing a rich learning experience to their students through a play based, emergent curriculum. TCS leadership and teaching professionals value the important role played by parents in the success of their children and the school. Serving the South Burlington area for 50 years, TCS has a well-earned reputation for excellence. 

The Children's School is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

Minimum Education : Bachelor's
Job Type : Full Time
Category : Education/Training
Minimum Experience : 1 Yr
Location : South Burlington, VT

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