Barrow Street Nursery School seeks a Part-Time Early Childhood Movement Specialist for the 2020 – 2021 school year.
Students are between the ages of 18 months and 5 years old at the start of the school year in September.
2- or 3-Day per week schedule of 20- to 30-minute movement classes for all students, in small groups of up to 9 children at a time.
Teachers at Barrow Street are practitioners of progressive education within the context of a social studies based program and a mission driven school derived from a Reggio Emilia and Bank Street pedagogy.
The Movement Specialist is responsible for:
Creation and implementation of developmentally appropriate movement curriculum that can be adapted to children’s various learning styles and developmental needs.
Maintaining regular communication with administrators and classroom teachers about curriculum and the progress of classroom groups and individuals.
Potentially collaborating with other specialists (art, music, science and pottery).
Emotionally responsive classroom management.
We seek a talented movement teacher who can inspire students, be inspired by our mission, and create a movement curriculum that supports the wellness of the young children in our care. Cultural competence, willingness and ability to work collaboratively, and excellent communication skills are essential.
Bachelor’s degree required. Degree in early childhood education, movement, human development, art therapy, or related field preferred, but not required.
Extensive training and experience in a movement-based modality like yoga, dance, Brain Gym, Movement Based Learning, or similar.
3 – 5 years of experience as a teacher, preferably in the early childhood age range.
Working history demonstrating flexibility, creativity, initiative and collaboration.
Demonstrated history of being a lifelong learner who continues their own growth through professional development.
Successful Barrow Street teachers are reflective about their practice and avail themselves of professional development and leadership opportunities.
Additional Salary Information: Depending on experience and number of hours agreed upon. We are looking for someone for 2-3 days but are flexible on which days per week.