The Burlington Children's Space is seeking an Early Childhood Educator to work as part of a co-teaching team in a looping classroom (infant/toddlers or preschool). 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, employer sponsored retirement fund, and professional development opportunities. We work collaboratively with the HowardCenter as part of a Therapeutic Child Care partnership, with Head Start and Early Head Start and participate in a new initiative connecting residents at the UVM Medical School with early childhood programs. We have a fabulous food program supported by local farms and our own garden plot.
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 dedicated to serving all populations and 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 go on trips to:
The Burlington waterfront
Archibald Community Garden
Fletcher Free Library
These trips are funded by individual classroom funds from our annual Silent Auction. If you dream it, we can make it work!
In the classroom, teachers have the freedom to set up their classroom and create developmentally appropriate curriculum based on the children's interests and the teachers' passions. The sky is the limit! Currently the walls of our classrooms are covered with self portraits, huge painted canvases, tree cookie sculptures, pictures of children running through sprinklers, gardening and baking bread.
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.
Join our team!
This is a 40 hour per week, 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 is 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 cluster (professional development meetings/colleagues meeting).
Free Health Insurance
Health Reimbursement Accounts
2 Weeks Paid Vacation to start, 2 Personal Days and 12 Sick Days
Paid Winter and Summer Breaks
Employer-Sponsored Retirement Fund
Discounted Tuition for Children
Professional Development Funding