Barrow Street Nursery School seeks a Full-Time Early Childhood teacher for the 2017 – 2018 school year for our 2s classroom. The students are between the ages of 20 months and 2 years 3 months at the start of the school year. The morning groups (2 day and 3 day) attend from 9:00 – 11:00 and 11:30 – 1:00 and the afternoon groups (2-day students) attend from 2:30 – 4:00. This is a full-time position. There are 8-9 students in each group and three teachers in this classroom, 2 co-leads and an assistant or associate.
Teachers at Barrow Street are practitioners of progressive education within the context of a social studies based program and a mission driven school derived from a Reggio Emilia and Bank Street pedagogy.
The 2s teacher is responsible for:
His/her students and curriculum
Working with parents through the separation process
Working with another teacher and collaborating with specialists. Teachers come together on a regular basis to plan and work together, discuss students, and hone curriculum.
Fostering positive social/emotional growth through an environment where the balance of play and developmentally appropriate academic concepts are essential components
Creating written portfolio pieces on students
We seek a talented teacher who can inspire students, be inspired by our mission, and create a nurturing classroom with high educational expectations. Cultural competence, the ability to work collaboratively, excellent communication skills, and a willingness to work closely with families are essential.
Candidate’s pedagogy should be student-centered and practiced in differentiated instruction.
A Bachelor’s degree is required for an Assistant position, a Master’s degree is required for an Associate Position
Candidate must have spent time working with young children
Comfort and skill in writing and an enjoyment of the writing process
Strong oral communication skills and ability to work with parents
A questioning stance and curious mind with a high tolerance for ambiguity
An ability to observe carefully and think inductively
Background or experience in special education is a plus
Successful Barrow Street teachers are lifelong learners who are reflective about their practice and avail themselves of professional development and leadership opportunities.