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Boston University INFANT/TODDLER LEAD TEACHER, Children's Center in BOSTON, Massachusetts




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Grade 45

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Job Description

The Boston University Children’s Center is expanding and moving into a newly renovated beautiful historic home in the Cottage Farm neighborhood of Brookline.  The new Center will serve 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 to take a virtual tour of some of the classroom spaces.    

Center Philosophy

The Children’s Center’s 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.

Summary Description

The Lead Teacher role has the primary responsibility of ensuring the safety and well-being of all the children in their classroom. In addition, the Lead Teacher’s 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 co-teaching team, and take part in continuous professional development. The Lead Teacher must abide by all EEC licensing standards, and all policies and procedures set forth in the employee handbook.

Required Skills

  • Lead 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 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

  • Attentive to confidentiality of records and other information

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.