Boston, Cambridge
Posted 10 months ago

Early Childhood Educator Position
Stony Brook School | 284 Amory Street | Jamaica Plain, MA, 02130 | 617.990.6453

Early Childhood Educator Position
Stony Brook School welcomes experienced and collaborative Early Childhood Educators to apply for an opportunity to join our team as a full time co-teacher for our Reggio-inspired Preschool. Candidates seeking an intentional and supportive work environment, ongoing professional development, and an engaging learning community should apply.
We value teachers as professionals, children as citizens, and families as individuals and we embrace their differences.
Candidates should value inclusive and adaptive models of teaching, possess strong communication skills and have the ability to work in a collaborative and responsive environment.
The lead teacher will work in collaboration with their co-teacher to provide a safe, nurturing, play based learning environment for children ages 2.9 – 6 years. Following our schools anti-bias mission and Reggio Emilia inspired approach, the lead teacher is responsible for facilitating an emergent and developmentally appropriate curriculum that meets the social and emotional, cognitive, and physical needs of the children. The lead teacher will work closely with each child’s family to maintain a positive relationship and open communication.
Professional Qualifications:
Candidates should hold a degree in Early Childhood Education or a directly related field and have a minimum of 3 years teaching experience. Candidates with a background in emergent curriculum, experience within play-based learning environments, and a familiarity with the Reggio Emilia approach and its guiding principles are preferred. CPR and FirstAid Certification required within 1 month of hire.
Position Details:
This position offers full time, year-round employment, requiring availability 8:00am-4:00pm (or 9:00-5:00), and for professional development and occasionally scheduled evening/weekend parent/school events. The program runs 8:00-5:00 daily, with daily, dedicated time built in for teacher planning, set-up, and documentation. We offer a competitive salary based upon education and experience and benefits which includes generous time off, sick time, an annual retention bonus for re-committing to the next school year, and health, dental, and simple IRA benefits. July 2023
start date. Location: T-Accessible, Close to Orange Line.
To Apply- Email: director@stonybrooklearning.com

Job Position Salary Information:
• Lead Teacher (with EEC Lead Teacher Certification): $21-$24/hour ($43,680-$49,920/year to start, annual increases)
The successful candidate will be:
Engaged: A responsive researcher that listens and observes. Follows the children’s lead in what to explore and is skilled in asking questions that lead to next explorations. Naturally curious. Comfortable in guiding problem solving, and open to unexpected lessons learned through play. A teacher of social and emotional skills through modeling strategies of respectful communication. Accurate in assessing personal feelings, strengths and limitations and how they impact relationships with children, staff, and families. A developer of thoughtful inquiries and sensory experiences, within the classroom and in outdoor explorations. A thoughtful documenter of processes, who speaks and writes effectively.
Respectful: An individual that values young children as capable, compassionate, resourceful people with many ways of expressing and exploring regard for self, others, and the environment. Encourages children, and peers, to build relationships through shared experiences and differing perspectives, and listening for understanding and meaning.
Guides children in questioning, discovering and making connections within their social, emotional and natural worlds.
Collaborative: A believer that respectful relationships are central to early learning, and that family and environment are equal teachers to classroom educators. An effective communicator and listener to people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions. Someone who builds rapport easily, relates well to others, and demonstrates positivism for working with a co-teacher, caregivers, and families. Open to trying new approaches and discovering ideas to create better explorations. Understanding of strengths within a teaching team, and able to ask for support where
Dependable: Reliable, arriving on time and ready to teach each day. A maker of sound judgments. Intuitively able to physically and mentally position oneself in order to manage an entire learning space. Able to transfer learning from one situation to another. Able to establish goals, clarify tasks, cooperatively and independently plan work/curricula, and actively participate in meetings and staff development. Ability to document and share observations on each child, and reflect upon and effectively share the learning that is happening.
Proactive: A motivated facilitator of classroom spaces and provocations that engage children in curiosity and making connections. Able to demonstrate developmentally appropriate best practices in the fields of early childhood education and emergent curriculum. Open to change and a seeker of opportunities for self-development that enhances job performance.
Physical Requirements:
Work requires close visual acuity to determine the accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of the work assigned (i.e. light custodial duties, snack distribution, classroom set-up and safety, general supervision and wellbeing of participants) or to make general observations of facilities, participants or environment. Ability to lift 35+ pounds. Must be able to climb, stoop, reach, stand, lift, feel, communicate appropriately, and be capable of repetitive motion. Assist in classrooms, field trips, and outdoor explorations, as needed. Able to walk, bend, stand, squat or sit on the floor with children throughout, at least, a 6-hour day. Able to walk up and down steps several times each day. Able to physically respond quickly in an emergency. Understand the risk of exposure to blood and bodily fluids and use universal precautions in such instances.

Stony Brook School is an Equal Opportunity Employer:
The above description reflects the general details considered necessary to describe the principal function of the job identified, and shall not be considered a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the job.
The Stony Brook School is an equal opportunity employer and affords equal opportunity to all applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other status protected under local, state or federal laws.

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To Apply- Email: director@stonybrooklearning.com