Burlington Children's Space

Full Time Infant/Toddler Teacher

Reference ID : 60146
Location : Burlington, VT
Category : Education/Training
Job Type : Full Time



The Burlington Children's Space is seeking an Early Childhood Educator to join us as a full-time Infant/Toddler teacher. This teacher will work as part of a co-teaching team in a looping classroom. A State License in Early Childhood Education is preferred, and a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education or Human Development is required. This position includes health insurance, paid sick and vacation hours, a free membership to Sangha Yoga Studio, and professional development opportunities within the field of Early Childhood Education.

About BCS

The Burlington Children's Space, housed in the McClure Multi-Generational Center in Burlington’s Old North End, is an economically and culturally diverse NAEYC accredited program. We offer early care and education for children from 6 weeks to 5 years old, and have five classrooms separated by age group, each with 6-10 children. Our teachers work collaboratively with the Howard Center as part of a Therapeutic Child Care partnership, and with Head Start and Early Head Start to provide services and resources to our families. We offer tuition on a sliding scale, and work with children from a variety of different backgrounds; currently, there are 7+ languages spoken within the BCS community. We have a fabulous food program supported by local farms and our own garden plot in the Old North End of Burlington, where we grow vegetables and herbs in the spring and summer. We are a small, interconnected community that believes in the capacity of all children to learn and grow through compassionate care.

BCS 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.

See images of a day in the life on our Instagram: @burlingtonchildrensspacevt

Visit our website for more information: http://burlingtonchildrensspace.org/  



This is a 40-hour, full-year position. Each classroom teacher is responsible for the following:

  • Planning and implementing curriculum based on the interests and development of the children
  • Collaborating as part of a non-hierarchical team of 3-4 co-teachers
  • Meeting the children's hygiene needs and serving three meals daily prepared by our Chef
  • Developing and sustaining meaningful relationships with children and families
  • Regularly completing assessments using Teaching Strategies Gold, an online program we use in partnership with Head Start to track children's development and strengths
  • Meeting weekly as a classroom team for planning, and at least monthly to develop individualized care plans and implementation strategies with the Howard Center, EEE or VFN and Early Head Start staff
  • Participating in monthly Staff Meetings
  • Participating in parent engagement activities using the Strengthening Families Framework; these include family dinners, open houses, Curriculum Night, and engaging families in curriculum related to their interests and backgrounds

BCS provides numerous program supports, such as reflective consultation with our Directors, planning time with the classroom team, individual office time for full-time teachers, and professional development with colleagues on relevant topics.


An Associate's or Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education or Human Development is required.

Nice To Haves

BCS is looking for an educator who has a deep interest in working in a Therapeutic Child Care center. A State License in Early Childhood Education is preferred. Experience working with children who have experienced trauma is desired, but not necessary, as we provide opportunities to learn more about the effects of chronic stress through Professional Development.


32+ hours per week includes:

  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • A health reimbursement account (HRA)
  • Paid vacation and sick hours that increase over time
  • A free membership to Sangha Yoga Studio

Salary : $19 to $20/Hr
Minimum Education : Associate
Job Type : Full Time
Category : Education/Training
Minimum Experience : None
Location : Burlington, VT

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