Frog&Toad is a play and nature based Early Education Program, and we are seeking a Lead Preschool Teacher who can help us grow along that path! Our program prides itself on always providing engaging and appropriate curriculum, with a focus toward our natural environment. We work closely with the Vermont Early Learning Standards, Teaching Strategies Gold, ASQ's, and have Creative Curriculum available to guide teachers in curriculum development as needed.
Don't know what any of these things are? That's okay! We will be happy to teach you how to build fun, engaging, and meaningful curriculum that propels your students through their academic journey, how to ensure that the curriculum that you've created is in fact well-rounded, and how to assess the progress of your students so that you know where to go next as their teacher!
Not a fan of Creative Curriculum? That's okay too! This is not a required platform for our educators. Our more seasoned educators often enjoy the process of creating curriculum from the ground up! In that case this platform can be utilized to fill in any little gaps, to gain inspiration, or not at all!
Are you an experienced early educator looking to work in an environment that is professional and academically based? Have you recently finished your degree and are now looking to start your career in Early Childhood Education? Maybe you have completed, or have nearly completed, the Apprenticeship Program? Our school is looking for a Lead Preschool Teacher to join our amazing team! If you have (or think you have) the credentials to qualify as a Lead Teacher under the Child Development Division regulations, and you have a strong desire to make a profound difference not only for young children, but their families, and the community at large, we urge you to apply!
Candidates must meet the standards set by the Vermont Early Childhood Regulations. If you are unsure about your qualifications please feel free to send us your resume and cover letter, and we will be happy to assist you. If you are working toward meeting qualifications for this position and are interested in this opportunity we still urge you to apply as it may be possible to obtain a variance from the Child Development Division provided that you are willing to continue moving toward qualification through professional training. Interested persons should be hard working, dependable, team players, and be willing to advance academically as training is an annual state requirement.
This position is full-time, pays $19.00 - 20.00 per hour (based on qualifications), and is paid bi-weekly on Wednesday.
Have more questions about our program? Feel free to check us out on the web at www.frogandtoadvt.com
All of our teaching staff are responsible for upholding state and school policies, maintaining classroom cleanliness and organization, delivering approved curriculum, communicating positively and professionally with families and co-workers, and of course providing loving care to the children in our school! In addition, Lead Teachers are responsible for completing child observations, child developmental profiles, and creating age appropriate curriculum.
All candidates must meet the state requirements for each position as outlined by the Child Development Division. That being said, we are here to help! We can look at your resume with you, and review the state requirements for any position to see where your qualifications take you. If you are under qualified we are able to request a variance from the Child Development Division with a concise plan to increase your education and/or training so that you meet the qualifications within a given timeframe.
It is always nice to interview candidates that have experience working with larger groups of children as this is a very different experience than being a parent, babysitting, nannying, or any other such scenario where children are of the same family.
Vacation - each full-time staff member is entitled to one week paid vacation (5 days) after the first year of service.
Sick Time - each employee is entitled to one week paid vacation (5 days) after probationary period.
Full Vision - each full-time employee is entitled to full vision coverage after 90 days.
Full Dental - each full-time employee is entitled to full dental coverage after 90 days.
**If an employee declines vision and dental insurance after their 90 day waiting period they receive an additional $0.25 in hourly wages.**
After 2 years of service, full-time employees are eligible to participate in the company medical savings plan.
After 2 years of service, full-time employees are eligible to participate in the company simple IRA (Individual Retirement Account) program.
Holidays - each full-time staff member is entitled to eight (8) paid holidays per year. They include: New Years, Memorial, Independence, Labor, Thanksgiving, and the following Friday, Christmas Eve, and Christmas.
Professional Days - each full-time staff member will receive additional paid vacation days as per our school closing calendar.
Paid Professional Development - Each employee will receive up to 15 paid hours of professional development each year.
Paid Volunteer Time - each full-time staff member is entitled to 2 paid volunteer days each year.
Roving Holiday - Each full-time employee is entitled to one paid holiday of their choosing each year.
Cash Bonuses - At 5, 10, 15, and 20 years of service employees receive cash bonuses.
Referral Program - Each employee is entitled to $250.00 for each new client that we sign on due to their referral.
Discounted Child Care Tuition - Full-time employees with children at Frog&Toad receive a 50% discount on services (restrictions apply).
Paid Travel - For traveling that occurs outside of normal commute to and from work (ex. training held outside of Chittenden County)
Healthy Lifestyle - each full-time employee is entitled to $100.00 annually for things like (new sneakers, state park passes, fishing license, massage etc)
Frog&Toad Child Care&Learning Center, LLC is a high quality (at least 4 STARS) Early Education Program serving children birth to 5 years of age. We have been in operation since 2005, and have expanded into 2 wonderful sites in order to better serve our community. Both of our sites are ACT 166 partners, as well as sponsor sites for the TEACH program. Our staff is full of loving, creative, motivated, and dedicated teachers with a focus on child-centered curriculum. As an employer Frog&Toad puts high value on teacher health and well-being as well as community service.