$14 – 18/hr
Ahava Early Learning Center is seeking qualified caregivers! Ahava teachers believe in connected communities and the power of wonder to change our world. Teachers work to cultivate deep respect for childhood and for individual children and parents. They model responsibility, welcoming, caring, and curiosity. They seek to find the joy, creativity, and wonder in every child and every part of their day. Ahava teachers value and promote children's play and exploration, are curious about the child's perspective, understand child development, and are alert to the learning processes of the individual children in the group. Teachers work together with their colleagues within and between classrooms, model anti-bias practices and cultural sensitivity, ask for help, accept suggestions, and offer guidance, and engage with the Jewish identity and practices of the Ahava community. Teachers are lifelong learners who are deeply engaged with their own learning process through classroom research, professional development, self-reflection, and their own unique interests and hobbies. Above all, Ahava teachers work constantly to create strong relationships based on mutual respect with each other, children, and families in order to create the strongest base for the very youngest members of our community to blossom and grow.
Ahava ELC is a child-centered learning space in Northwest Atlanta. Our Jewish pre-school is dedicated to fostering the physical, emotional, social, cognitive and creative growth of young children. Our Reggio-inspired environment is spacious and filled with natural light. We are open five days a week, and currently operating on a reduced schedule of care. We are hiring with the expectation that we will soon be moving back to more hours of care for families with young children. We are a year-round school, serving our community by providing high quality care for children through a strong commitment to learning through play. We believe that children's social and emotional growth and readiness for pre-academic learning is fostered when children are viewed through a lens of respect and competence. Children are given opportunities to explore within a carefully structured environment that allows for multi-sensory engagement.
We are a young school invested in growing and building a strong connection to the community. If you are a dedicated team player, willing to collaborate and to work towards a shared vision of excellence in early childhood, we invite you to contact us.
Currently seeking full-time and part-time teachers for our pre-school, infant, and toddler classes.
Ahava Teaching Staff will:
- Have excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with parents, colleagues, supervisors, and children
- Maintain a professional self-image and project the values of the organization at all times
- Demonstrates awareness of different developmental stages of infants, toddlers, pre-school age children (as relevant to their individual job duties)
- Attend to children's physical and emotional safety and security at all times
- Actively cultivate a relationship-oriented outlook with children and their families
- Observe children closely, and work with children and colleagues to create an environment and experiences that nurture the physical, spiritual, emotional, social, and intellectual growth and development of each child
- Actively engage with our community's Jewish values, customs, and celebrations
- Maintain open communication and a team-centered disposition
- Attend regular meetings, engage in individual and collaborative planning, and cultivate your own on-going professional development
- Maintain a clean, safe, and engaging environment and materials
- Reliability and adherence to daily schedule
- Be able to kneel, bend, squat, lift, push, pull, and carry children up to 70lbs