A Child’s Place School is a school for 3-7 year olds founded in 1974. The school has a rich legacy and is well respected both locally and nationally for its approach in quality progressive learning. The program is innovative with strong teacher team effort using an integrated day and creative problem solving in its approach. Inspiration is drawn from both the progressive tradition and the schools of Reggio Emilia.
Description, Responsibilities and Duties
Current openings include lead and assistant teachers for PK-1st grade. Work to plan and implement a daily program designed to facilitate learning and enhance the development of the individual child according to A Child’s Place policies and philosophy. Other duties include record keeping and preparing individual student reports. Contribute to school-wide cooperative projects and traditions working alongside teachers from all classes.
Regular school year full time schedule Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm (Tuesdays to 5pm for staff meetings). Daily schedule includes planning time, weekly staff meetings and classroom preparation time. Some evenings and occasional Saturday mornings required.
Starting salary dependent on academic training, quality of experience, knowledge of integrated learning in mixed-age settings, training and special talents. Benefits include partial employer-paid medical and dental benefit program and paid sick days after 90 working days; staff development program including at least three paid professional days, training and stipends for personal use. 401k employee pension plan after one year of service with employer contribution. Tuition reimbursement plan after two years of service.
How to Apply
Submit the following documents either by email to [email protected] or by mail for the attention of The Director, A Child’s Place School, 1409 W. Front St., Lincroft, NJ 07738
Cover letter to include the reason for your interest in the position
A list of three references. Referees must be able to attest to the applicant’s character and ability to relate to young children in a responsible manner.
Minimum Qualifications/ Requirements
BA ECE or related fields with Early Childhood certification, PK-3. Include a transcript of undergraduate or graduate work with application.
A team player willing to learn and work hard with a good sense of humor. Must work well with others.
Good general health including negative TB and physical exam documented within 12 months. Position involves physical demands of kneeling, bending, sitting at children’s level, walking, standing, lifting 50lb and handling equipment as well as outdoor physical activities.
Willing to maintain high standards set by NAEYC accreditation including ongoing self-directed professional development as well as fully participate in all ACP development initiatives.
Ability to write effectively to communicate about student work and curriculum to parents.
Computer literate--capable of using digital technology for parent communication and with children. Knowledge of Google Drive and associated applications is an advantage.
Participation in professional development both in house and outside of the school is mandatory.
Arts background is a plus.
Knowledge of the practices of Reggio Emilia and/or Social Constructivism a plus.
About A Child's Place School
A Child’s Place was established in 1974 and is a progressive school for 3-7 year olds with a reputation for excellence in early childhood education. Accredited by NAEYC for over 20 years and inspired by the practices of Reggio Emilia, the school uses an emergent curriculum in three multi-age classrooms. Our teaching staff has many years of experience in the classroom (four of the 11 full-time teachers have served over two decades) and many have presented at national conferences. The unique character of the school is composed of joyful, creative learning experiences, dedicated staff, and annual traditions which take place in an attractive red school house and outside in expansive grounds of natural beauty. With happy childhood memories, alumni are now enrolling their own young children to receive that same foundational experience.