The Boston University Children's Center is located in a newly renovated beautiful historic home in the Cottage Farm neighborhood of Brookline. The Center is open year-round and serves children as young as infants through Pre-Kindergarten in a homelike setting, with an expansive outdoor space for the children to explore. Please click here to learn more about our program and click here to see images of our Center and the classroom spaces.
The Children's Centers philosophy is based on blending a variety of early childhood educational philosophies and approaches, including Montessori, Reggio Emilia, and Constructivist. Children at the Center are viewed as active participants in their own learning, making choices and seeking out experiences that further their development. Educators at the Center strive to create a safe, nurturing, and stimulating environment that supports children as they learn and grow at their own pace through play-based and child-centered experiences. Educators at the Center believe in viewing each child as an individual, and they understand the importance of getting to know each child and meeting them where they are developmentally.
The Infant Teacher role has the primary responsibility, in conjunction with the other Teachers, of ensuring the safety and well-being of all the children in each classroom they are working in. In addition, the Infant Teacher's role is to support the mission and philosophy of the Center, provide a nurturing, consistent, developmentally appropriate environment that meets the cognitive, emotional, social and physical needs of young children, develop and maintain family relationships, collaborate with all of the co-teaching teams, and take part in continuous professional development. The Infant Teacher must abide by all Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) licensing standards, and all policies and procedures set forth in the employee handbook.
Children's Center Staff are COVID tested twice weekly at no cost at the on campus testing centers and have access to extensive COVID related support through BU's Healthway Team https://www.bu.edu/healthway/
The primary responsibility of the Mentor Teacher is to support teachers in creating responsive classroom environments, inquiry-based emergent curriculum, and overall classroom management systems that align with the program mission and philosophy. Mentor Teachers observe in classrooms to provide constructive feedback in the moment and in team meetings. Information from classroom observations will be used by the Mentor Teacher to identify areas of growth and professional development topics to be explored in team meetings or staff meetings.
The Mentor Teacher must act as a role model for appropriate practice and step into classrooms to provide coverage when needed. Mentor Teachers develop and maintain relationships with children and families across the program. In addition, the Mentor Teacher assists the Administration in supervising, hiring, interviewing, and orientation of Assistant Teachers. The Mentor Teacher facilitates professional development for Assistant Teachers, with support of the Lead Teachers and the Assistant Directors. They must abide by all Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) licensing standards, and all policies and procedures set forth in the staff handbook.
Teacher Certified by MA Department of Early Education and Care (EEC)
Bachelors Degree or Associates Degree in child development, early childhood education, or a related field
Minimum 2 years of experience in an early childhood education setting
Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work cooperatively and communicate well with others
Reliable and conscientious
Computer skills (MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, Kaymbu, COR Advantage)
Willingness to increase knowledge in the field
Certificate of CPR and first aid training (recommended)
Organized, ability to multitask
Ability to work independently
Flexible and able to adapt to various team teaching styles
Attentive to the confidentiality of records and other information
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