Essex Junction Recreation and Parks (EJRP) proudly announces the opening of its second full-day preschool classroom. This position begins in early August for the start of the 2014/2015 school year. We are seeking a self-motivated, child-friendly preschool coordinator/head teacher who will be responsible for the planning, development, and implementation of all activities in our 3/4 room. As head teacher, this individual will be responsible for children’s social, physical and academic development in the program. They will lead day-to-day activities and enrichment lessons for our 16-children, schedule and supervise part-time staff and assistants, and conduct ongoing assessments of children. This person will create and implement a curriculum that aligns with the Vermont Early Learning Standards (VELS) and be a STARS accredited program. This person will work with our 4/5 room coordinator to continue our quality, nurturing, and educational program in a fantastic location – Park Street School. Program is Monday through Friday, 7:30a.m.-5:30p.m., year-round. Position is full-time, 40-hours per week. Starting salary is $38K-$42K (commensurate with experience and qualifications), plus a competitive benefits package including family medical and dental insurance, tuition reimbursement, retirement plan with up to 6% employer contribution, and paid leaves. Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or other appropriate discipline plus three years of relevant experience (including experience as a lead preschool teacher) is required. A licensed educator who holds an endorsement in Early Childhood Education (ECE) or Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) is preferred, but not required.
You must provide at least one letter (three maximum) of recommendation and the names of three references.