Early Childhood Education Teacher

Beth El Early Childhood Programs at Federal Hill

Beth El Early Childhood Education Programs at Federal Hill provides children two through five years of age a nurturing, innovative, Jewish environment and educational experiences that stimulate exploration, creativity, and community. We facilitate children’s growth as curious, competent, responsible and caring individuals. Through observation and documentation, we empower and encourage young children to be competent, responsible and caring individuals and learners. We partner with our families to create a warm, caring and supportive community where everyone is respected and valued. We believe that children have the ability and true potential as active learners in the world, community we live in secularly and Judaically. Our educational philosophy is built upon constructivist, problem-based learning and Reggio-inspired learning theories coupled with best practices for children's learning. Children learn through explorations in a child- centered and play-based environment. Our program provides educational experiences that focus on multiple areas of development – cognitive, social-emotional, physical, language and literacy, science and math, social studies, and spiritual development. We encourage children’s independence, problem solving, critical thinking skills and personal reflection. We use Creative Curriculum, a Maryland State Department of Education sanctioned curriculum. We recognize that children enter the program with varied experiences and that children have different learning styles and different interests. Teacher observation, monitoring and documentation of children’s growth are a significant part of the curriculum as we strive to meet the developmental needs of every child.

About the Position

The Preschool Teacher will be expected to create a democratic, creative environment in which meaningful learning and personal growth are fostered through a variety of creative and Judaic learning experiences in our two, three, four year old classrooms. We use a team teaching model in which both teachers contribute fully to the development of the classroom environment, observations, planning and implementation of project work for both secular and non-secular curriculum.

Job duties include but are not limited to:

Collaborate with teaching team to develop project work arising out of thoughtful reflection on student interest and work.

Establish and communicate clear expectations for students inclusive of respect, collaboration, participation , community-building and problem-solving.

Work with students in a democratic fashion modeling good citizenship, critical and creative thinking and responsibility as a classroom and school community member.

Provide opportunities for individual and small group investigation and skill-building

Demonstrate working knowledge of child development ages and stages relevant to students in grade level.

Communicate well with parents

Identify student needs and cooperates with other professional staff members in assessing and helping students solve health, attitude and learning problems.

Create an effective environment for learning through daily provocations and invitations, intentional presentation of materials centered around hands-on learning opportunities, and documentation.

Applicants must have a least 12 units in ECE/CD; 24 units is preferred.
An AA or BA is preferred in early childhood, human development or related field
2 years of teaching experience preferred (but not required)

Location: Baltimore, MD
Salary: commensurate with experience and expertise

For More Information, please contact Stephanie Ziman at 4105286001 or sziman@bethelbalto.com