Woodland School's Early Childhood Center is seeking to hire an experienced early childhood Associate Teacher with knowledge of the inquiry-based emergent curriculum for a full-time position. Hours and schedules may vary occasionally due to the needs of our center, which may include staff meetings, collaboration, professional development days, etc.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Collaborate with the lead teacher on curricular programs and learning environments.
Collaborate and support the lead teacher with the preparation of materials for lesson plans.
Supervise, guide, and document child interactions.
Partner with the lead teacher to create cohesive parent communication, including participating in parent-teacher conferences.
Invest in the life of the school by participating in meetings and school-wide events.
Have knowledge of developmentally appropriate curriculum, interactions, and environments
Co-construct and implement activities and lesson plans that promote developmentally appropriate learning.
Collaborate with the Lead teacher on children’s assessments.
Collaborate with the ECE team and work as a member of the team to uphold and support ECE goals.
Share in the cleaning and organization of the classroom, materials, and equipment.
Share in the cleaning and organization of shared ECE spaces including kitchen, yard, and storage.
Help ensure that the classroom and playground are in good repair.
Be familiar with and uphold the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct
Be familiar with and uphold CA State Licensing regulations.
Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities)
Our ideal candidate loves working with young children, has a professional, nurturing demeanor, and is dedicated to young children, their families, and the profession. This successful candidate is passionate about working with young children, is eager to engage in reflective practice, enjoys working in a team, and has strong collaboration and communication skills. He/She must be able to multitask, collaborate well with colleagues and families of diverse backgrounds, pay attention to detail, have a good sense of humor, be a self-starter and be highly flexible and responsive to the needs of our children and program.
12 ECE units required, higher degrees in education or early childhood education or related field preferred
Minimum of two years experience with 3-5-year-old children
Strong interpersonal and collaboration skills with the ability to communicate effectively and respectfully with all constituents.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Demonstrated professional behavior, including discretion, judgment, and integrity.
Woodland School is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from candidates who reflect such diversity. All prospective employees must be able to clear a background check, LiveScan fingerprinting, and TB screening.
About Woodland School
Woodland School is a 290 student preschool through grade 8 independent school located in the beautiful hills of Portola Valley just west of Stanford University. Woodland offers a balanced approach to learning in a diverse and inclusive environment. Woodland benefits from an open and wooded campus that provides children room to breathe, space to play, and freedom to explore the environment around them — all beneficial to their social, emotional, and cognitive growth.