Transitional Kindergarten/Kindergarten Co-teacher 

Teaching: Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten

Job Type: Full-Time/Part-Time

Job Summary:

At Blue Ribbon Academy, it is our goal to encourage a love of learning in children by thoughtfully designing and implementing developmentally appropriate, child-led activities that encourage children to ask questions, to ponder, to experiment, to dissect and to explore their world on a daily basis. We utilize constructivist theory and best practices from progressive curriculums like Piaget, Reggio Emilia, and Montessori, to inform our curriculum development and to guide our practice.

 

Ideal candidates have experience planning innovative activities that are interesting, child-led, and consistent with the inquiry generated in the classroom. Ideal candidates are also able to establish a non-punitive method of classroom discipline, seeking positive rather than negative methods to correct student behavior.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Plan activities that are innovative, interesting, child-led and consistent with the inquiry generated in the classroom

  • Responsible for the ordered arrangement, appearance, and décor of the classroom environment. This will include sharing the joint housekeeping responsibilities of the staff.

  • Maintain the Reggio-inspired environment that our philosophy fosters

  • Communicate effectively with parents during daily interactions, parent-teacher conferences and through written communication.

  • Regularly maintain displays of student artwork. Ensuring that art is current and represents what students are currently studying

  • Monitor and assess student progress.

  • Maintain close communication with the director and parent regarding student issues, conferencing as deemed necessary.

  • Establish a non-punitive method of classroom discipline, seeking positive rather than negative methods to correct student behavior.

  • Maintain a structure in the classroom that fosters positive classroom management

  • Participate in team meetings, staff meeting as and professional development.

Desired Qualification:

  • Minimum 12 core Early Childhood Education college credits/units required as a fully-qualified teacher. Transcripts will be required.

  • Minimum 2 or more years teaching experience with 4-5 years old

  • TB Test, CPR Certificate (Adult / Pediatrics / First-Aid), Live Scan clearance required prior hiring

  • Bilingual preferred (knowledge of Spanish or Chinese)

  • Be of good character and reputation

  • Must be able to lift up to 40lbs, stand 95% of the day, stoop/bend down to a child's level, as well as perform all other typical physical activity required while caring for young children

  • Possess skills, attributes, and characteristics conducive to and suitable for dealing with children

  • Must have reliable transportation

If you are interested in working with us, Please:

Send your resumé and Early Childhood Education college transcripts in form of an email to: info@blueribboneducation.org

If you want to apply in person, please bring the same documents to our education center.

 

We look forward to meeting you!