Location and Job Title:
Lead Infant Teacher
JCC of Stamford
1035 Newfield Ave
Stamford, CT 06905
KinderPlace Early Learning Center at the Stamford JCC is currently accepting applications for our Brand NEW Infant Room!! This is the perfect opportunity for an experienced Infant Educator who wants to play an active role in the creation of a new room. You will work with the Director as together we co-create our new Infant Environment.
We are a developmentally based, high quality program which provides a rich early learning experience based on values and traditions.
Every classroom utilizes a play-based and project learning approach in creating and implementing activities that promote constructive learning.
Our Early Childhood Educators value each child and family as individuals. They have the educational qualifications, dispositions, knowledge, dedication to learning, and professional commitment necessary to promote children and their families as they learn and develop. Educators work together with their team to develop, implement, and evaluate the classroom pedagogy, to provide a quality educational program reflecting the goals and values of the school. Educators monitor the development and learning of the children and partner with families in sharing this information.
- Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Psychology, or Sociology; Or Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development;
Or Child Developmental Associate Credential (CDA).
Employees who do not hold these credentials may be asked to pursue education in the field of education or a related field.
- Meet Connecticut Office of Early Childhood requirements for teaching in an Early Childhood Learning Center.
- CPR and First Aid, Administration of Medication and Epi-Pen certification or willingness to acquire it.
- Strong English communication skills: oral, reading and writing.
- Working knowledge of the growth and development of young children and ability to utilize this information in the classroom.
- Ability to supervise volunteers and substitutes and work in a teaching team.
- Ability to relate to young children and adults in an emotionally responsive manner.
- Ability to be sensitive to individual children and their unique perspectives and needs, and be willing to adjust the program to meet those individual needs.
- Competent in various skill areas such as planning, scheduling, record keeping, classroom environmental design and arrangement, classroom management, physical safety of children, and staff and parent communication.
- Be motivated to learn and grow in an educational environment and be willing to continually increase knowledge in the field of Early Childhood Education, including collaboration with specialists , coaches and consultants
- Ability to work in a team environment; willing to collaborate with colleagues and members of the community. Ability to work effectively in teams and individually;
- Ability to exhibit good judgment, maturity and stability.
- Ability to actively participate in children's play and care including frequent reaching, running, and sitting on the floor and in small chairs.
The Stamford Jewish Community Center is a cultural, educational and recreational center, offering exceptional programs, classes and special events designed to enrich the mind, body and spirit. While we are driven by the Jewish values of welcoming guests, kindness, respect, and communal responsibility, we warmly welcome people of all ages, faiths, ethnicities and backgrounds.