King School is an independent, college preparatory day school serving students from Pre-kindergarten through Grade 12. We are a diverse, vibrant learning community dedicated to educational excellence and the fullest academic and personal achievement of our students.
As we look ahead to the 2019-2020 academic year, King School will implement a new, Early Childhood Program for approximately 20 children, ages 3-5. Over the course of the next five years, the program will grow to serve 45+ students. This is a unique opportunity for an innovative, experienced early childhood educator to help design classroom space, build a program, and develop the foundation for the entire King experience.
Job Description: King School seeks a full-time Lower School Early Childhood Educator who will report to the Head of Lower School. This teacher will be a member of the Early Childhood team and will work in partnership with two other educators to deliver a comprehensive, creative, developmentally appropriate program to three-, four-, and five-year-olds.
Primary responsibilitiesinclude, but are not limited to:
Design of early childhood classroom space using Reggio-inspired materials and resources
Construct purposeful routines and emergent curriculum appropriate to 3-, 4-, and 5-year olds.
Plan emergent curriculum with team members, including coordination with Director of Teaching and Learning and Lower School Head
Use The Project Approach (Chard/Katz) to develop integrated curriculum that builds cognitive and social/emotional skills
Regularly assess students and develop lessons that align with the student interests, integrating the arts, science, and other traditionally-academic areas
Manage classroom budget and work with Division Head to articulate needs for resources and programmatic growth
Document student learning in visually-interesting and informative ways
Work with Admission Office and Marketing/Communications department to highlight the program and build greater understanding of work in broader community
Hold parent conferences and write reports on student progress using MyKing system
Use the MyKing portal to share regular updates on curriculum
Demonstrate a commitment to professional growth and development
Experience working collaboratively with other adults in an early childhood setting
Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education preferred
Knowledge and experience with Reggio-inspired curriculum and The Project Approach (Katz)
Proven ability to design an early childhood classroom environment, to create emergent curriculum, and develop documentation to share specifics of programmatic work with multiple constituencies
Excellent communication skills and ability to constructively collaborate with colleagues and parents
A willingness to work with the Lower School Head to market the program, with a goal of building enrollment
A willingness to embrace King’s Mission, Virtues, and Diversity Policy Statement
A strong affinity for young children, flexibility, and a sense of humor are required.
About King School
King is an independent, college preparatory day school serving students from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12. We are a diverse, vibrant learning community dedicated to educational excellence and the fullest academic and personal achievement of our students.