Jewish Community Center Preschool Teachers (Full-Time) in Springfield, Massachusetts

JCC Info:

The Springfield Jewish Community Center is located in Springfield, Massachusetts on a beautiful 20 acre campus. The Center builds community and nurture wellness through physical, intellectual, social and spiritual means in an inclusive environment defined by Jewish values and culture. Participation in JCC programs and services is open to all ages, faiths and abilities.

Principal Responsibilities:

The Springfield JCC is seeking two full-time teachers for our award-winning early learning center. Come join an excellent team of caring and skilled educators. This is a full-time position with excellent benefits, including a membership to our JCC Health and Wellness Center.

Position Summary: Early Childhood Educator prepared to team teach within a Play based Developmentally Appropriate Academic Curriculum. Will develop and facilitate daily lesson plans and incorporate the value system put forth through the ELC values based programs of An Ethical Start and The Leader In Me. The ELC welcomes all children and families to grow and learn under our umbrella of Jewish values.

Essential Functions:

  • Developing academic and social developmentally appropriate activities,
  • The personal care, hygiene, and discipline of the children under his/her care
  • Maintaining classroom records
  • Maintaining Portfolios
  • Developing and facilitation of Leader In Me activities
  • Developing and facilitating An Ethical Start Activities
  • Developing and facilitating daily lesson plans
  • Writing and sending home weekly calendars and monthly newsletters
  • Preparing progress reports for each child twice a year
  • Meeting with individual parent(s) twice a year to discuss each childs classroom progress
  • Maintaining the cleanliness and organization of classroom and storage areas, sweeping floors, cleaning tables
  • Each teacher must be appropriately qualified for the assigned age group through training, experience, and personal qualities according to the State Licensing Requirements (EEC Certification)
  • The Teacher must maintain the ongoing inservice or training required by the State

1.Professional Characteristics

  • The Teacher displays a knowledge of current State regulations
  • The Teacher has current First Aid and CPR training

2.Personal Characteristics

  • The Teacher displays respect for others, both children and adults
  • The Teacher adapts to changing situations and accepts constructive criticism

3.Program Implementation

  • The Teacher prepares and submits weekly plan and activities for the developmental stage of each child
  • The Teacher provides the appropriate number of learning areas and uses a variety of materials and resources to enrich these areas

4.Classroom Management/Organization

  • The Teacher maintains a Parent Bulletin Board to include weekly plans, daily schedule, EEC forms and policy, and any other pertinent classroom information
  • The Teacher gathers and prepares in advance, sufficient supplies and equipment for each day's use
  • The Teacher maintains a classroom that is safe, neat, clean attractive, and ready for the children

Minimum Qualifications:

Physical Requirements:

  • lift children, 30 plus pounds, as needed onto and off of changing tables
  • lift children into and out of Buggies
  • get up and down easily to participate in the childrens floor time activities
  • stand and supervisor children in outdoor playgrounds
  • supervise children in the swimming pool
  • move about the classroom during classroom activities
  • move quickly to respond to an emergency situation



  • Associates Degree
  • Demonstrated effective communication skills both verbally and written
  • Competent in speaking and writing the English language
  • Ability to multi-task effectively under pressure
  • Manage emergency situations

Specialized knowledge, licenses, etc.:


  • EEC Certification
  • First Aid and CPR

Working Conditions:**


  • Work in a team within the classroom as well as the ELC and JCC staff in general

Date Posted: 04/12/2017

Title: Preschool Teachers (Full-Time)

JCC: Springfield JCC

Location: Springfield, MA