About Full Circle
OZ Full Circle Preschool is the way Ohavi Zedek cares for and nurtures the youngest in our community. We offer high-quality, holistic care and nurturing for infants through five-year-old children in five classrooms. Our program centers on child-led learning and exploration, along with Jewish values of kindness, generosity, and community from the youngest ages. OZ’s Full Circle Preschool is Jewish in content, character, and calendar, while also whole-heartedly welcoming interfaith, non-affiliated, and non-Jewish students and families. Inclusion, warmth, and kindness are the foundation of all we do.
Assistant Toddler Teacher
We are seeking an assistant toddler teacher to assist the lead teacher in a classroom of up to 7 children 2-3 years of age. Candidates must have experience working with young children, preferably in the child care setting. Candidates must have an educational background in education, child development, or a related field. Preferably, this candidate would transition to become the lead toddler teacher in the fall of 2024, with a willingness to take further courses to meet those qualifications, if needed.
The main responsibilities of the assistant teacher are to support the lead teacher in carrying out quality, inclusive teaching practices, maintain the security and safety of the children in their care, and create a positive learning environment that is developmentally appropriate and in alignment with the program’s philosophy and mission. The assistant teacher supports the lead teacher and children in their care with ongoing, interest-based projects and activities in alignment with Vermont Early Learning Standards.
- Understanding of the principles of child development, positive redirection, and preschool educational approaches
- Familiarity with safety and safety awareness
- Excellent communication skills
- Ability to act as a mediator between children
- Reliable & Fun!
- Observe and engage with children to help them improve their social emotional development and problem solving skills
- Assist the lead teacher in developing weekly plans and implementing age-appropriate curriculum to nurture, stimulate, and challenge all domains of children’s development in the classroom
- Work with the lead teacher to plan, evaluate, and improve the classroom environment regularly to meet the changing needs and interests of the children.
- Promote positive play interactions and relationships among peers
- Collaborate with other educators regularly
- Communicate effectively with families about their child’s daily activities and needs as they arise
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $35,000.00 – $38,000.00 per year
- Vacation, sick time, parental leave and holidays
- Professional development opportunities
- Health Insurance
- 8.5 hour shift, 45 minute lunch break, Monday-Friday