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Boston University TODDLER 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 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 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 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, PowerPoint, 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

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

Please note all newly hired staff and faculty will need to be in compliance with Boston University’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster Requirement ( within 30 days of date of hire. You must upload your vaccine documentation or request a medical or religious exemption ( instructions ( ). For further information on the University’s response to COVID-19, please visit the COVID-19 Resources ( site.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, 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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