Every aspect of the Elan Preschool program is designed to help each child reach towards his/her true potential. We have consistently found that children are far brighter and capable than they are allowed to be. Every child is waiting to be discovered then allowed to learn at a speed matched to that particular child. An Individual program is therefore an ideal that allows each child to flourish, rather than just a few.
We have a Toddler Teacher position open. It is a full-time position (8:30 A.M - 5:00 P.M) position serving children ages 3 - 5 years old. We have well-equipped classrooms and an outside environment which includes a large playground with lots of area to run, climb and ride bikes. Elan offers a self-paced program that teaches the children responsibility, teamwork and of course all the basics.
The ideal candidate can take an active role in helping children and enjoy doing so. This position is responsible for the care of the students, managing diaper changing, potty training, sanitizing the classroom, cleaning after meals and activities and coaching the children as they develop self-help skills.
At the end of the day our smaller groups become one large group with activities for all children combined, ages 2-5 yrs.
Education and Training Requirements:
- 12 Early Childhood Education (ECE) units required
- Preschool Teaching experience is preferred
- Live Scan fingerprints clearance
- Current TB test clearance
- Must be currently authorized to work in the United States
- Must be available to work Full Time
- Provide previous Employer References
If you are experienced in working with a group of children that can run faster than you if they have their new shoes on and you can comfortably be asked "why" a hundred times in a row without blinking, then this may be the job for you.
How to best help, teach, guide and care for young children is a vast subject. From this subject there are a lesser number of vital points. 1. Love children 2. Set a good example 3. Demand that other adults and older children set a good example 4. Listen to your child’s thoughts and ideas 5. Provide a safe environment 6. Be patient 7. Talk with your child rather than give orders. 8. Be honest. Our Teachers are required, by the state, to have 3 core courses: Child Family and Community, a curriculum course, and Child Growth and Development. Additionally 1 elective is required. Health and Safety is often chosen for this. Our teachers also have current Infant/child CPR and first aide training. The above does meet the state requirements, but does not begin to provide the competence needed to really succeed with each child and successfully team up with parents to help ensure success. Elan Esprit has many internal policies and hats to help bridge the gap.Additionally our teachers train many evenings throughout the year. Some of the courses they do are: Study Skills for Life or The Basic Study Manual, Improving Business through Communication, How to Get Along with Others, How to Effectively Handle Work, Ups and Downs in Life, Personal Values and Integrity, The Way to Happiness (A common sense guide to better living) and more. All of this adds up to more competence in working with children, co-workers and the family as a whole.