Children's Center Lead Teacher Williams College Children's Center (WCCC)
Williams College Children's Center is pleased to announce the opening for an experienced Lead Teacher to join our team dedicated to providing quality child care and education. This is a full-time (40hrs. /wk.), year-round, regular appointment.
The Williams College Children's Center has a warm and inviting program with state-of-the-art facilities developed expressly for early childhood education. Lead Teacher will guide and support the team on nurturing and safe care of children, curriculum development, developmentally appropriate practice, child guidance and relationships with the children, and parent/teacher communication, and are part of state mandated ratios of staff to children at the Children's Center, and may be required to cover in any classroom to meet ratios. They will also support the mission and philosophy of the Center to provide high quality early education and care for our college and community families.
Williams College employs individuals who respect, are eager to learn about, and have a willingness to accept the many ways of viewing the world. Individuals with a commitment to working in a culturally competent environment and who reflect the increasing diversity of Williams' families and community are encouraged to apply. Applicants in their cover letter should highlight relevant experience with building, working with, and supporting a broadly diverse community. In your cover letter, please highlight your experience with and commitment to supporting diverse and inclusive communities.
Lead a collaborative team to create project based emergent curriculum that is responsive to children's interests and strengths;
Have a thorough knowledge of early education and care principles and a solid background in developmentally appropriate practice;
Partner and communicate with diverse families in the responsive care of their children;
Participate in school-wide staff inquiry, professional development, and communication of children's learning to parents.
Associate degree with 2-5 years' experience in early childhood education, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
A degree in Early Childhood Education or related field with experience teaching in an early care setting is preferred
Meet the teacher certification requirements established by the Department of Early Education and Care
Knowledge of safety and early education and care principles/regulations
Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision, and as part of a team
Solid background in developmentally appropriate practice
Ability to communicate effectively both written and verbal with parents/families, and staff
Strong leadership experience
Review of applications will begin on July 12, 2019, and continue until the position is filled.
Employment at Williams is contingent on the verification of background information submitted by the applicant, including the completion of a criminal record check, fingerprinting, and education when applicable.
Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn and thrive.