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Goddard School Childcare Center Education Coordinator- Preschool/PreK in Watertown, Massachusetts

Overview:

Do you want to wake up every morning and love your job? Are you ready to be a role model and make a difference in the lives of children? Are you compassionate & collaborative and looking to form lasting relations with children, colleagues and families? If so, The Goddard School, Watertown MA could be the right fit for you. We are currently looking for full time and part time infant, toddler, pre-school and pre-k lead teachers who will encourage children to be lifelong learners by creating meaningful experiences that will foster their curiosity, and development from a young age.

Our school:

The Goddard School of Watertown is a premier early childhood center that offers the best preparation for social, physical and academic success for children 6 weeks to 6 years.  Our renowned curriculum and philosophy is inspired by Piaget and Erikson and focuses on play based learning.  We want to attract and retain the best educators by providing them a supportive & collaborative culture and the tools they need to be successful in their respective roles.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and support teachers in the program in developing and implementing core and enrichment curriculum
  • Support and/or create class and enrichment schedules and maintain appropriate staffing levels per school & state policies
  • Leading and/or supporting with teacher observations, training, coaching and orientation
  • Advancing physical and intellectual competence by adapting program activities to meet the individual needs of the children
  • Communicating appropriately and professionally with both parents and fellow staff members
  • Providing positive guidance by supporting social and emotional development
  • Establishing positive and productive relationships with families
  • Understanding and implementing Goddard’s Health & Safety procedures
  • Participating in recommended training programs, conferences and other aspects of professional development
  • Overseeing and managing program compliance to Goddard QA
  • Overseeing and supporting classroom functions and operations including daily reports, Tadpoles, Teaching Strategies Gold, Portfolios, etc.
  • Other tasks and projects as assigned  

Requirements:

  • A 2 or 4 year degree in Early Childhood Education or related field (will consider current enrollment in pursuit of a degree)
  • Minimum of 18 ECE credits
  • EEC Certification for the age group
  • Must be able to work between the hours of 7:00AM – 6:00PM
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills  

General Qualifications:

Meet the state qualifications and those set forth in the national hiring standards including-

  • Ability to hear the conversational voice, with or without a hearing aid
  • Ability to see and read newsprint, with or without corrective lenses
  • Ability to speak and be understood under normal circumstances
  • Ability to lift and carry children and other items weighing up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to use arms, hands, legs, and feet, with or without corrective devices; this includes the ability to evacuate the building during emergencies
  • Ability to handle crisis situations, especially where children are involved
  • Ability to respond immediately to emergency situations  

Benefits:

The Goddard School of Watertown offers full time employees competitive wages and a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • PTO
  • 401K
  • Education Reimbursement
  • Career Advancement and Coaching
  • Other  

The Goddard School of Watertown is an EOE

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