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Early Childhood Leaning Center Teacher
Merage JCC of Orange County
One Federation Way
Suite 200
Irvine, CA 92603

Principal Responsibilities:


To support create and actively promote a comfortable and welcome environment where every member (customer) is treated with dignity and respect, in a friendly, personalized manner.To anticipate and be responsive to member (customer) needs/ requests.


The Early Childhood Center at the Merage JCC operates a school which employs qualified, passionate, creative, individuals, who have knowledge of and a love for early childhood education. The ECLC is the premier early childhood school in Orange County, CA. We utilize an art-based, emergent curriculum, inspired by the schools of Reggio-Emilia, Italy, as well as by the theories and practices Piaget, Gardner, and Dewey. We embrace our Judaism through a cultural celebration of the richness of our traditions.We approach Judaism from a pluralistic perspective, as all are welcome in our school.Jewish values provide us with a foundation for exploring holidays, customs, and rituals, with the intention of creating a foundation for Jewish identity in both our students and families.It is the responsibility of our teachers to provide a rich experience.We believe that relationships are the basis for our community, and have a faculty comprised individuals who are passionate about the work of young children, the work of our community.


To provide exemplary education, provide for the health and safety of, and ensure optimal nurturing and growth for children and families enrolled in our early childhood school.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES for Early Childhood Employees:


Minimum Qualifications:


At no point may you fall out of compliance with the above certifications.

Employees who do not hold the above credentials may be asked to pursue extensive education in the field of education or a related field.

Agency Information:

The Merage Jewish Community Center of Orange County is a 220,000 square-foot facility on 30 acres of land in beautiful Orange County, California where 300 children attend our Preschool .Orange County is home to some 100,000 Jews and sits between Los Angeles and San Diego and in between the Pacific Ocean and the San Bernardino Mountains.