Woodside Parents’ Nursery School Seeks One Part-Time Preschool Teacher
About Our School:
Woodside Parents' Nursery School (WPNS) is a California-licensed cooperative preschool with roots in the Woodside community dating back to its founding in 1973. Our school is nestled in the serene, natural setting of Woodside, surrounded by beautiful oak trees, right next to the Woodside Library. Visit our website at www.woodsideparents.org.
WPNS provides an environment that nurtures children's self-esteem, creativity, imagination and a love for learning. We are seeking an energetic, passionate, creative, nurturing and team-oriented teacher to join our warm, friendly staff. This teaching position is part-time: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings, 8:30-12:30. You will be teaching a class of three year-olds with one to two other teachers and one to two working parents. We have monthly staff meeting from 12:30-2:30 and a few Saturday events throughout the year.
The ideal candidate will have:
- A minimum of 12 core units in ECE
- Knowledge and experience working in a play-based program;
- A strong background and understanding of child development in children ages 2-5 years old;
- A strong understanding of social and emotional development in young children;
- A passion for teaching and life-long learning;
- An openness for feedback and self-reflection;
- A commitment to developing a strong and dynamic learning community for children and parents;
- A team-player attitude and willingness to work collaboratively;
- A passion for partnering with parents to nurture their children;
- An innovative, creative, and open mind;
- A belief in positive direction;
- A loving approach to discipline;
- An understanding of the importance of using clear and positive statements when guiding children;
- A commitment to professional development.
- Fingerprint clearance.
- State of California Department of Justice Clearance
- At least 1 year of teaching experience with children ages 2 to 5 years;
- Regular work attendance on a consistent basis to ensure coverage and to build relationships with children and families in order to assess children's growth and progress and create community at school;
- Physical ability to interact with children, including not limited to: picking up children weighing up to 40 lbs, for example to change diapers or pick up a hurt child, standing for long periods, as well as being able to supervise children, climbing or moving around on the playground equipment to help a child or children, squatting, kneeling and sitting (to be at the child's level) for short and long periods to allow communication with the children in an effective manner, intervening as needed if children are in a dangerous situation or having a difficult interaction with another child.
- Up-to-date Immunizations for Measles, Pertussis & Flu
- Negative TB Test
- Pediatric CPR
- Provide responsive, relationship-based care, and create a stimulating environment for children.
- Help develop creative and age appropriate activities based on children’s interests.
- Create a nurturing environment for play and exploration for children.
- Build and nurture partnerships with parents, including parent communication and involvement.
- Work in a collaborative relationship with other staff in the classroom and with the management team.
- Perform regular maintenance/cleaning tasks e.g. arranging the classroom and the yard each afternoon and each morning, moving light weight furniture, picking up toys, picking up boxes, emptying the contents, breaking down boxes.
- Adhere to procedures related to supervision, boundaries, and safety of children at all times. Follow mandated reporting requirements as stated by CA licensing and best practices.
Compensation is based on education and experience, ranging from $18.00-$25.00. We offer PTO and paid vacation.
To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume including salary requirements, to our Director, Karen Trudell, at firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject line: Teaching Position. No phone calls, please.