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Lead & Assistant Early Childhood Educators

Silver Spring Day School Inc Silver Spring, MD, USA

Employment Type

Part-Time

At the Silver Spring Day School, we believe that young children learn through play and exploration, supported by the active and intentional engagement of the adults in their lives. We know that the development of strong social-emotional skills, alongside the ability to ‘think outside the box’ are the keys to a child’s future success. We are a thriving, parent-participatory school in Four Corners, Silver Spring. Our classrooms are run by a collaboration of a Lead Teacher, an Assistant Teacher, and a Parent-Participant or a second Assistant Teacher. We are looking for both Lead and Assistant Teachers to join the afternoon faculty in our magical community.

Lead Teacher Responsibilities:

  • Plan and implement developmentally appropriate educational opportunities consistent with the curriculum goals and philosophy of the school
  • Share and discuss plans and intentions with the Director and/or Assistant Director on a regular basis as requested.
  • Share and discuss plans and intentions with teaching team on a regular basis to promote collaboration.
  • Establish a classroom environment which is content and sensory rich, intentional, organized, appealing, and responsive to the needs and interests of the children
  • Observe and document children’s actions, comments, and questions to determine the individual needs, interests and contributions of each child.
  • Create a community of inclusion and respect among the children and adults in the classroom.
  • Other duties as specified

Lead Teacher Educational Requirements

  • A. in Education and/or either 90-hour certification or CDA
  • All other training required by MSDE

Professional Requirements

  • Criminal background check
  • Medical clearance

Schedule

  • Afternoon faculty

Assistant Teacher Responsibilities:

  • Assist the lead teacher with all aspects of planning for and running the classroom
  • Relay to the lead teacher all pertinent information about a child shared by family members
  • Share observations of children with the lead teacher
  • Support the lead teacher in preparation of curriculum materials
  • Assist the lead teacher in establishing a classroom environment which is content and sensory rich, intentional, organized, appealing, and responsive to the needs and interests of the children
  • Assist the lead teacher in creating a community of inclusion and respect among the children and adults in the classroom
  • Lead the classroom when the lead teacher is out
  • Other duties as specified

Assistant Teacher Educational Requirements

  • Minimum of High School Diploma
  • 90-hour certification preferred, required during course of employment
  • All other training required by MSDE

Professional Requirements

  • Criminal background check
  • Medical clearance

Schedule

  • Afternoon faculty / Part Time