Teaching Team Coordinator - Toddler Age in Nature-Based Preschool
- Job posted by Frog Pond Early Learning Center
7204 Harrison Ave
Role: Teaching Team Coordinator for Toddler Class
Hours: 9:30 - 6 pm, M-F, year round
Because of the nature of our unique program, our teachers spend a great deal of time outdoors, in all seasons and in all kinds of (safe) weather conditions. The Teaching Team Coordinator for the toddlers must be comfortable spending extended time outdoors, engaging with nature (getting messy and dirty indoors and out) and being with and occasionally caring for animals (goats, chickens, ducks and little creatures who we might bring into the classrooms for educational purposes and then release back to nature, e.g. insects, salamanders, turtles, etc.) Additionally, the Teaching Team Coordinator must be a highly self-regulated, honest and mature individual, able to represent herself professionally at all times, including relationships with Management and directly with families.
About the Position:
Partner with Management and Teaching Teams in providing overall management and supervision of a mixed age group. Ensure the teaching team provides a safe and nurturing environment for children, encouraging their social, emotional, physical, and intellectual development. Implement developmentally appropriate curriculum according to guidelines established by Frog Pond. Ensure safety and supervision of children at all times by meeting the physical demands of the position. Provide primary care in the classroom, model exemplary behavior, and collaborate with Teaching Team (4-6 people).
Respecting and observing children's interests. Intervening when needed to maintain safety.
Enhancing children's play with language, toys, and activities.
Maintaining an environment that responds to children's individual developmental levels, physical and emotional needs and current interests.
Providing a variety of developmentally appropriate materials and activities that foster social skills and encourage children to think, solve problems, question and experiment.
Learning and integrating Becky Bailey's Conscious Discipline approach into daily interactions.
Learning and integrating Bev Bos and Coyote's Guide to Connecting with Nature approach into daily interactions. Engaging and communicating constructively with individual children during activities and routines.
Taking every opportunity to positively extend children's thinking and actions.
Being attentive, flexible and supportive of children and their families during transitions to and from classrooms. Responding to parents' comments and concerns with sensitivity, interest and respect.
Supporting Frog Pond's mission, philosophies, values, goals and policies to parents, co-workers and community Demonstrating respectful treatment of all living beings, including domestic and wild animals Performing other duties as assigned
Participate actively in teaching through communications and collaboration
Enjoy working in a collaborate, team-oriented environment
Ability to comfortably juggle competing demands
Support organizational mission, philosophies, values, goals and policies to parents, co-workers, and community
Attend meetings, training sessions and other School events
* Bachelors Degree in child development, early childhood education, special education, psychology or related area
* 3+ years of child development work experience in a school, kindergarten, or licensed child care / family care setting
Please note that applications without a cover letter and resume will not be considered.
We invite you to review our website at www.frogpondkids.org for more information about our nature-based programs and how we serve as a leader in a global movement to reconnect children and families with the natural world.
Health/dental Benefits available to full-time employees after 30 Days of consecutive employment, outdoor work environment, mission-focused employment opportunity,
Level of Language Proficiency
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Submit a well-prepared and relevant cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. To gain immediate attention, we invite you to share a brief narrative about how the natural world inspires you as an educator - include how this orientation towards nature relates to children ages 16 months - 3 years old.