Sidwell Friends, a coeducational Quaker day school, seeks full-time lead teachers for Early Childhood Education Center (ECLC) for its Bethesda, MD campus. The ECLC is a small facility serving the Sidwell Friends faculty and staff. The Center currently has an infant (up to 6 infants) classroom and toddler (up to 6 toddlers) classroom and is looking to add two new classrooms (two-year-olds and 3- & 4-year-olds). Applicants must meet all State of Maryland requirements for a classroom lead, including the 90-hour early childhood certification.
In addition to the 90-hour certification teachers are expected to:
Create a warm, loving and safe environment for all students
Create an engaging atmosphere and develop meaningful activities and experiences for students.
Collaborate as a team to further develop our center
Be able to interact and play with the children at their physical level
Design activities that are child initiated, and cover physical, social/emotional, linguistic, and cognitive development
Communicate with families
Adhere to CDC/OCC current Covid guidelines
Contribute to monthly lesson plans that are focused on the students’ interests
The Center is open 7:15 am – 4:45 pm. This position is full time, 10-month and benefits eligible and hours are likely Monday – Friday 7:30- 4:00 or 8:00 - 4:45pm
To apply, please submit the Maryland Individual Personnel Information Form along with a resume and proof of meeting the State of Maryland qualifications (90 Hour Certification) via our on-line application.
About Sidwell Friends School
Sidwell Friends School (SFS) is a PK-12, co-educational Quaker day school with campuses in Washington, D.C., and Bethesda, Maryland. Founded in 1883, the School is a nonprofit, tax-exempt institution governed by an independent Board of Trustees.
A Sidwell Friends education aims to help students become the leaders of the future. To that end, the School seeks qualified individuals with the knowledge, skills, and ability to enhance the student experience and strengthen our community.
Sidwell Friends maintains a generous salary and benefits package that supports and rewards our employees while helping them to deepen their professional expertise and grow as individuals.
For teaching positions, a master’s degree and teaching experience in the field are preferred; a bachelor’s degree is required. For staff positions, we seek candidates with relevant experience, a commitment to excellence, and an enthusiasm for being a member of our vibrant and diverse community.