For more than 100 years, the Christopher House mission has been to strengthen and empower economically disadvantaged children and their families by providing a continuum of educational and human services.
We operate accredited early learning, elementary, and out of school time programs grounded in research-based curricula and high-quality instruction. Understanding that stand-alone education interventions are not enough, Christopher House utilizes a family-centered approach that engages parents and care givers in the child’s healthy development and provides opportunities for sustained economic self-sufficiency for the whole family. Christopher House values high expectations and an educational program that leverages arts integration, project-based learning, parent involvement, celebration of diversity, and a commitment to measurable results. These values are the framework of our learning community and extend to students, parents, teachers, and administrators. These values have resulted in educational services that produce significant returns in student achievement and parental involvement.
We have built on our portfolio of early learning centers to expand this transformative culture into a birth to eighth grade school composed of an Early Childhood and Elementary School. The school is creating unprecedented collaboration between early childhood and elementary educators as well as family support programs. In addition, it will provide foundational exposure during the earliest years of life to our culture of high expectations and academic excellence
Christopher House’s Early Childhood Program is looking for Assistant Teachers. We are looking for Assistants with a specialized interest and passion for working with Infants, Toddlers, and Two-year old’s.
Christopher House will provide a best practice environment that abides by the Continuity of Care practice. Continuity of Care allows teachers to work with children for up to three years to promote maximum development, while establishing lasting relationships with children and their families. We are looking for ambitious and reflective teachers committed to their own professional growth to maximize their impact on child development and school readiness.
Position Objective: Determine the needs and provide for the development of children birth through three, will act as a role model for staff and work to create a safe environment for children. This staff member will assist the teacher in implementing and maintaining all components regarding children birth through three, based on EHS, State Pre-K, Child Care and state and local requirements.
Qualifications: Two years’ experience working in a birth through three-year-old classroom, preferably in a Head Start or governmentally funded child care program. Bi-lingual skills in English/Spanish is desirable.
Education: Associate Degree in Infant/Toddler Studies, Early Childhood Education or Child Development. with a minimum of six semester or nine quarter hours in courses related directly to child care and/or child development, from birth to age six.
Please do not apply if you do not have early childhood or child development credits as this is a requirement of our funders.