Woodland School's Early Childhood Center is seeking to hire an experienced early childhood teacher with knowledge of inquiry based emergent curriculum for a full-time position. Hours and schedules may vary occasionally due to the needs of our center, which may include staff meetings, collaboration, professional development days, etc.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Caring for and developing a safe and stimulating environment and curating resources;
Co-constructing curricular program; Supervising, guiding and documenting child interactions;
Regularly reporting to parents and leading parent-teacher conferences; and
Investing in the life of the school by participating in meetings and school wide events
Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities)
Our ideal candidate loves working with young children, has a professional, nurturing demeanor and is dedicated to young children, their families and the profession. This successful candidate is passionate about working with young children, is eager to engage in reflective practice, enjoys working in a team and has strong collaboration and communication skills. He/She must be able to multi-task, collaborate well with colleagues and families of diverse backgrounds, pay attention to detail, have a good sense of humor, be a self-starter and be highly flexible and responsive to the needs of our children and program.
12 ECE units required, higher degrees in education or early childhood education or related field preferred
Minimum of three years' experience with 3-5-year-old children
Strong interpersonal and collaboration skills with the ability to communicate effectively and respectfully with all constituents.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Demonstrated professional behavior, including discretion, judgment and integrity.
Woodland School is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from candidates who reflect such diversity. All prospective employees must be able to clear a background check, LiveScan fingerprinting, and TB screening.
Overview of Early Childhood Center
The Woodland Early Childhood Center serves a diverse community of 45 children, ages 3-5. Using emergent curricular and project-based approaches, our program leverages topics of student interest to create robust units of inquiry. We believe strongly in the importance of ongoing embedded professional development and offer regular coaching and mentoring, in addition to providing access to a variety of external learning opportunities. We have a strong collaborative culture and deeply value teamwork. The Early Childhood Center program runs from 8:30am - 3:30pm with Extended Care offered from 7:30am-8:30am and 3:30pm- 6:00pm Monday through Friday. We follow Woodland’s academic calendar, are a 10-month program, with a 5-week summer school option for students. Teaching during the 5-week session is optional. This is a salaried 10-month position which includes a variety of wonderful benefits, such as paid Thanksgiving Break, Spring Break, Winter Break, and President’s Week Break. Woodland offers a very competitive health care plan.
Overview of Woodland School
Located just west of Stanford University, Woodland is an independent day school that offers a joyful approach to learning in a diverse, respectful, and inclusive environment for approximately 300 students in early childhood through eighth-grade. We have two sections of each grade level K- 8 with class sizes that average from 14-18 per class.
Woodland School specializes in education that inspires students by nurturing each individual’s voice, intellect, and character. With rich content and an emphasis on inquiry-based and student-driven projects, students are empowered and encouraged to be active and engaged learners.
Our students’ innate sense of wonder is the foundation of learning at Woodland School. Teachers craft meaningful, mult-isensory learning experiences which enable creativity, ingenuity, and deep interdisciplinary connections. Students explore and develop complex understandings that engender a sense of self and purpose in the world.
Woodland School’s faculty create a school environment that is as supportive and nurturing as it is challenging, and they embody the core values of the school—stewardship, integrity, curiosity, resilience, equity, and respect. Our teachers apply best practices through collaboration, integrated curriculum, brain-based teaching and learning methods, and continued professional development. Our teachers are themselves learners, constantly searching for ways to improve their practice. A robust professional development program supports our faculty by connecting them to the best practices in pedagogy, curriculum development, educational technology, and student assessment.
Woodland School is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from candidates who reflect such diversity.
About Woodland School
Woodland School is a 270 student PS-8th grade independent school located in the beautiful hills of Portola Valley just west of Stanford University. Rooted in the philosophy of a well-balanced education that values both the good student and good person in each child, Woodland enrolls children from a wide range of Silicon Valley families.