compensation: Competitive Compensation based on Education & Experience. $14-15/hr employment type: full-time
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Homestar Children’s Center is looking for an experienced, warm, and playful teachers to join our amazing small and loving team. We have three classrooms: Infant, Toddler & Preschool. Infant teachers are responsible for the loving care in a homelike environment for up to eight infants ages 3 months to 16 months. Toddler teachers work closely to provide loving care for 7 to 10 children ages 16 to 30 months. The preschool is a mixed-age-group (2.5 to 5 years) classroom for an average of 20 children daily.
Homestar provides play-based learning experiences that honor and respect the ways young children learn. The philosophy emphasizes the importance of play and discovery for young children as well as an orientation toward nature and the natural world and the health of the physical body. We support this by spending ample time outside both morning and afternoon.
We believe that early childhood is a time to emphasize social and emotional development. Teachers provide opportunities and model language and behavior that helps children learn how to manage emotions, develop friendships, and communicate feelings and needs, creating a connected classroom community.
Children actively participate in all aspects of the school garden. The preschool playground has six raised garden beds! Organic homemade meals and snacks are prepared every day by our full-time cook, underscoring the importance of good nutrition.
Candidate must have:
• Ability to work collaboratively with another teacher or teachers in the classroom.
• Excellent communication skills.
• A caring and nurturing orientation toward young children.
• Ability to manage day-to-day activities in the classroom and take initiative.
• Experience developing curriculum and creating lesson plans.
• Experience talking with parents and leading parent-teacher conferences.
After 90 days of employment, there are over 25 paid holidays a year! Compensation is competitive based on Education and Experience. www.homestarcenter.com
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