The Solomon Schechter Day School of Bergen County is a Jewish Day school located in New Milford, NJ. The school is seeking full-time, qualified Early Childhood teachers to work in our thriving Early Childhood Center (Three’s, Pre-K, Kindergarten). Our Early Childhood teachers create environments which sustain child-centered and play based learning, taking inspiration from the Reggio Emilia philosophy. Candidates should enjoy collaborating with colleagues, developing emergent curriculum, and have strong knowledge of Judaic studies.
MA (or working towards MA) in Early Childhood Education
Ability to teach and integrate Jewish values and content
Experience with Reggio Emilia philosophy
Proficiency with Hebrew language (both spoken and written) preferred
Previous lead teaching experience preferred
Excellent communication skills
Experience working in a Jewish day school or camp
Maintain a warm, well-organized, safe, and attractive classroom environment that encourages inquiry and curiosity
Develop a positive relationship with each child and promote the development of self-esteem and independence
Foster respect for others and a commitment to our school’s values
Support the development of appropriate social skills and play in a nurturing environment
Develop and implement age-appropriate curriculum, based on the children’s interests
Work with a co-teacher to create seamless integration of General and JewishStudies
Perform ongoing assessments of children; modify curriculum to meet the individual needs of each child
Maintain ongoing, open communication with parents/caregivers and provide classroom environment that encourages parent participation
Communicate regularly with parents through weekly newsletters, conferences, email, and phone calls to discuss children's progress, sharing successes and working in partnership to enhance student development.
Maintain records of information required to document the growth and development of children
Please submit resume and cover letter to email@example.com. Please be sure to write Early Childhood Teacher in the subject line.
About Solomon Schechter Day School of Bergen County
Located nine miles from the George Washington Bridge, SSDS is a nationally accredited, premier Jewish day school (three-year-olds through eighth grade) that cultivates independent thinkers and the next generation of global leaders through an inquiry-based educational approach. Now in our 44th year, SSDS successfully integrates a rigorous dual curriculum with Jewish values-based moral development, and provides a warm, nurturing environment guided by award-winning educators.