St. Matthew’s Parish School’s Early Childhood Program is looking for talented early childhood educators who are passionate about working with preschool and pre-kindergarten age children. We believe young children gain a sense of their identity and self-worth when they explore at their own pace and experience success at their developmental level. Learning at this age is through experiential interactions with materials, ideas and other people. Play is one of the major ways in which young children learn about the world around them. Through play, children learn about language, develop intellectual concepts, build social relationships and understandings, strengthen physical skills and deal with stress. Children foster independence, strengthen skills and master concepts through learning experiences that feature. Our program nurtures growth in all areas of human development: cognitive, physical, personal-social, creative, and spiritual. We respect each child’s pattern of development, recognizing the uniqueness of each young person while creating a supportive and caring peer group and school setting. During this time and as always, we are focused on the health and safety of our community. If our philosophy and values are a fit for you, we encourage you to apply.
Assistant teachers will support master teachers in planning, implementing, and evaluating a daily curriculum of developmentally appropriate activities for young children; assists in supervising the children at all times ensuring their safety and well-being including cleaning, sanitizing and maintaining organized environment-helping children with daily routines. Assists Master Teacher in a classroom of Preschool or Pre-Kindergarten children and maintains a developmentally appropriate child-centered program.
Experience working in a licensed childcare facility preferred
Coursework in early childhood education or child development, 12 credits preferred but will accept 6 units if currently attending school
The ability to meet state and/or accreditation requirements for education and experience