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Boston University FLOAT TEACHER, HR Children's Center in BOSTON, Massachusetts

The Boston University Children’s Center ( is located in a newly renovated beautiful historic home in the Cottage Farm neighborhood of Brookline.  The Center is open year-round and serves children as young as infants through Pre-Kindergarten in a homelike setting, with an expansive outdoor space for the children to explore.  Please click here ( to learn more about our program and click here ( to see images of our Center and the classroom spaces.

Center Philosophy

The Children's Centers philosophy is based on blending a variety of early childhood educational philosophies and approaches, including Montessori, Reggio Emilia, and Constructivist. Children at the Center are viewed as active participants in their own learning, making choices and seeking out experiences that further their development. Educators at the Center strive to create a safe, nurturing, and stimulating environment that supports children as they learn and grow at their own pace through play-based and child-centered experiences. Educators at the Center believe in viewing each child as an individual, and they understand the importance of getting to know each child and meeting them where they are developmentally.

Position Summary

The Float Teacher role has the primary responsibility, in conjunction with the Lead Teachers, of ensuring the safety and well-being of all the children in each classroom they are working in. In addition, the Float Teachers role is to support the mission and philosophy of the Center, provide a nurturing, consistent, developmentally appropriate environment that meets the cognitive, emotional, social and physical needs of young children, develop and maintain family relationships, collaborate with all of the co-teaching teams, and take part in continuous professional development. The Float Teacher must abide by all Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) licensing standards, and all policies and procedures set forth in the employee handbook.

Required Skills

  • Teacher Certified by MA Department of Early Education and Care (EEC)

  • Bachelor's Degree or Associate's Degree in child development, early childhood education, or a related field

  • Minimum 2 years of experience in an early childhood education setting

  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work cooperatively and communicate well with others

  • Reliable and conscientious

  • Computer skills (MS Word, Power Point, Excel, Outlook, Kaymbu, COR Advantage)

  • Willingness to increase knowledge in the field

  • Certificate of CPR and first aid training (recommended)

  • Organized, ability to multitask

  • Ability to work independently

  • Flexible and able to adapt to various team teaching styles

  • Attentive to confidentiality of records and other information

Please note the Children’s Center is a full-time early childhood educational program that operates year round.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, natural or protective hairstyle, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor .

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