The Burlington Children's Space is seeking an Early Childhood Educator to work as part of a co-teaching team in a looping classroom with infants and toddlers. 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. We work collaboratively with the Howard Center as part of a Therapeutic Child Care partnership, with Head Start and Early Head Start and many community partners. We have a fabulous food program supported by local farms and our own garden plot.
Teachers at Burlington Children Space are a group of highly passionate and fun-loving individuals. We have the opportunity to work with community partners on projects related to evolving interests. These include ECHO, Audubon Vermont, Shelburne Farms and Fletcher Free Library. BCS is dedicated to food justice and participates in a number of projects to make sure families have access to great food. These include a plot at Archibald Community Garden, Everyone Eats, Burlington School Food Project and Farm to Early Education. All teachers are currently participating in the development of a project examining the rights and responsibilities of citizens of all ages and how this work relates to the values of equity, advocacy, responsibility, belonging and respect.
In the classroom, teachers have the freedom to create developmentally appropriate curriculum based on the children's interests and the teachers' passions. Co-teachers complete assessments using Teaching Strategies Gold. The classroom team meets weekly for planning and at least monthly to develop individualized care plans and implementation strategies with the Howard Center, special educators 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.
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. We are an equal opportunity employer and afford 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 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 Early 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.
BCS is looking for an educator who has experience and deep interest in working in a therapeutic child care center with program supports, such as reflective consultation, care plans (strategize and implementing approaches in the classroom in collaboration with service providers and BCS supervisors), planning for curriculum, office time (time to work independent of team- TSG, curriculum, IEP/ONE Plan meetings), and professional development with colleagues on relevant topics.
This position includes health insurance, a health reimbursement account, two weeks of paid vacation, 14 days of sick and personal time, and professional development opportunities tied to employee's IPDP.