Capitol Hill Day School seeks a full-time early childhood teacher. Teaching and learning at Capitol Hill Day School is rooted in a Progressive Education tradition. The School has an experiential approach to education, apparent through hands-on activities that stress in-depth inquiry, an arts program that is integrated with studies, and an extensive field education program where children take trips related to topics of study. Teachers collaborate with each other in developing, planning, and implementing curriculum; school-wide, they create a spirit of camaraderie through their interactions with students, parents, and other members of the staff Also essential to the School’s program is its commitment to diversity, ensuring that students from varying backgrounds, cultures, and learning styles learn from and with each other. Emphasis is placed on building a classroom community that respects the needs and gifts of each individual while teaching children how to become caring, engaged members of the group.
Early childhood curriculum is modeled on the Project Approach. Teachers create integrated units of study that draw out children’s natural curiosity and sense of wonder and help them to develop schema and skills to understand their world.
Master’s degree and/or extensive teaching experience at the early childhood grade level; understanding of child development and experience working with a range of needs and abilities; interest in creating curriculum that balances socio-emotional, cognitive, and physical development; experience with Responsive Classroom is a plus.