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Goddard School Childcare Lead Preschool Teacher in Watertown, Massachusetts

Overview:

Are you passionate about working with young children and helping them learn, explore, develop and achieve their maximum potential? Do you want to join a team of motivated educators and want to play a critical role in nurturing children and preparing them in becoming lifelong learners?  Are you compassionate & collaborative and are looking to form lasting relations with children, colleagues and families? If so, The Goddard School, Watertown, MA could be the right fit for you.

 

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:

  • Planning and implementing developmentally appropriate curriculum
  • 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
  • Ensuring a well-run program by developing lesson plans and building teamwork
  • Understanding and implementing Goddard’s Health & Safety procedures
  • Arriving each day with a positive outlook and a great sense of humor  

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 preferred (will work with you to get certified)
  • 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  

The Goddard School of Watertown is an EOE

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