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Preschool Teacher - Job description Mixed Ages: Ages 2 - 5 years...

Full Time $16 – 18/hr Starts ASAP Alexandria, VA
Job description Mixed Ages: Ages 2 - 5 years Hours: Must be available 8:00 am- 5:30 pm Cover letter required* About Frog Pond: Located on two acres adjoining a beautiful wildlife park, Frog Pond provides an educational and nurturing environment for children from toddlerhood to school age. Every effort is made to accommodate children with special needs. Frog Pond is owned and operated by Mother Nurture Company, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation dedicated to serving working families with young children. Because of the nature of our program, our teachers spend a great deal of time outdoors, in all seasons, and in all kinds of (safe) weather conditions. Teachers must be comfortable spending extended time outdoors, engaging with nature (getting messy and dirty indoors and out), and being with and occasionally caring for animals (goats, chickens, ducks, and little creatures who we might bring into the classrooms for educational purposes and then release back to nature, e.g. insects, salamanders, turtles, etc.) About the Position: Partner with the Teaching Team Coordinator, Teachers, and Teaching Assistants in providing overall management and supervision of mixed-age groups. Ensure the teaching team provides a safe and nurturing environment for children, encouraging their social, emotional, physical, and intellectual development. Support developmentally appropriate curriculum according to guidelines established by Frog Pond. Ensure safety and supervision of children at all times by meeting the physical demands of the position. Provide primary care in the classroom, model exemplary behavior, and support for teaching team approach. Responsibilities include: Respecting and observing children's interests. Intervening when needed to maintain safety. Enhancing children's play with language, toys, and activities. Maintaining an environment that responds to children's individual developmental levels, physical and emotional needs, and current interests. Providing a variety of developmentally appropriate materials and activities that foster social skills and encourage children to think, solve problems, question, and experiment. Learning and integrating Becky Bailey's Conscious Discipline approach into daily interactions. Learning and integrating Bev Bos and Coyote's Guide to Connecting with Nature approach into daily interactions. Engaging and communicating constructively with individual children during activities and routines. Taking every opportunity to positively extend children's thinking and actions. Being attentive, flexible, and supportive of children and their families during transitions to and from classrooms. Responding to parents' comments and concerns with sensitivity, interest, and respect. Maintaining confidentiality. Supporting Frog Pond's mission, philosophies, values, goals, and policies to parents, co-workers, and community Demonstrating respectful treatment of all living beings, including domestic and wild animals Performing other duties as assigned Qualifications/Skills Participate actively in teaching through communications and collaboration Enjoy working in a collaborative, team-oriented environment Ability to comfortably juggle competing demands Support organizational mission, philosophies, values, goals, and policies to parents, co-workers, and community Attend meetings, training sessions, and other School events Experience/Education Bachelor's Degree in child development, early childhood education, special education, psychology, or related area or 3+ years of child development work experience in a school, kindergarten, or licensed child care. Candidates with Food Services or Medical Administration Training are encouraged to apply. Please note that applications without a resume will not be considered. Job Type: Full-time Pay: $16.00 - $18.00 per hour