The UCDS Infant/Toddler Education Program, an innovative Reggio inspired program, is seeking an educator to join our collaborative teaching team.
Successful candidates must honor individual learning styles, be able to work as part of a team, demonstrate excellent communication skills, and be inspired by children’s wonder and natural curiosity about the world around them. All Infant/Toddler Education Program teachers work as part of a teaching team with designated group and individual planning time each week. Qualified applicants should have experience documenting children’s growth and using classroom observations to develop curriculum. Experience working with children younger than 3 years old is preferred.
Our Approach to Education:
From the youngest age, infants and toddlers tap their natural curiosity and begin to learn through play and investigation. Our program draws from current research that supports the idea that young children need meaningful experiences and relationships to learn and grow. The program is student-centered and designed to celebrate each child as unique. Teachers use observations about children to design curriculum, giving students the assurance to explore, discover, connect and create on their own and in collaboration with others.
Designed to be flexible, our curriculum puts children at the center. Learning emerges from children's theories and ideas as they experiment, investigate, question and explore. The curriculum uses extended blocks of time for discovery, play and group projects that feed and inspire children's curiosity.
This teaching position begins in mid-July (an early August start date is also possible) and is a salaried position with full benefits. Further compensation details will be discussed after the interview process.
We are currently scheduling interviews from this position. To apply, submit a resume and cover letter to:
UCDS is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, creed, political ideology, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, familial status, parental status, honorably discharged veteran or military status, use of a service animal or any other status or condition protected by local, state or federal law. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply for this position.
About University Child Development School (UCDS)
UCDS designs a culture of inquiry essential to meaningful learning. We cultivate reflective, collaborative, skillful thinkers who ignite positive change in their communities. We engage diverse perspectives in an ongoing effort to shape and share our innovative education model.