Teacher/ Early Chilhood
Boston College Introduction
Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,150 full-time undergraduates and 4,420 graduate and professional students. Ranked 31 among national universities, Boston College has 758 full-time and 1,096 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $956 million, and an endowment in excess of $2.2 billion.
The Teacher will function in a preschool and an extended day child care program for the children of university personnel, students and neighborhood residents.
Create and implement a play based developmentally appropriate curriculum for assigned class.
Assist the Director the in implementing Center policies and procedures.
Join and support a professional team environment.
Create a safe nurturing environment for all children
Provide required supervision of children and student workers at all times
Work effectively with parents and families to foster each child's growth and development.
Plan and implement developmentally appropriate activities with co-teacher and with a curriculum team.
Use MADOE/MAEEC and NAEYC standards guidelines and criteria for program and curriculum development.
Document curriculum and children¿s learning using varied media such as: planning book, TSG, pictures, posters, books, documentation boards etc.
Observe, assess and individualize programming and document individual children's progress using assessment tool from Teaching Strategies
Gold and a child¿s work portfolio. Report to parents on the assessment ¿fall, spring and as needed.
Assure that activities and materials are anti-biased.
Supervise and direct work study students and pre-practicum students.
Communicate and consult with appropriate Center staff and parents on any concerns.
Attend and participate in Center meetings, events, conferences, etc. including some evening events or meetings.
Abide by the schedules and work rules of the Center and University.
Ability to be flexible and adapt to changes in routine operations.
Ability to lead the class, co teach, and/or support team mates plans for the class.
Ability to participate in required Licensing and Accreditation Portfolio documentation
BA degree in Early Childhood or related education field. Other credentials with classroom experience may be considered as qualifications.
MAEEC Lead Teacher Preschool Certification and at least 1 to 2 years preschool teaching experience. Preference 3+ years preschool teaching experience with 2.9-5 year olds. Some Admin experience a plus.
Compatible philosophy regarding Early Childhood educ. and Center's mission
Knowledge of MADOE/MAEEC and NAEYC standards, guidelines and criteria
Knowledge and ability to plan, implement, document and assess the effectiveness of
Developmentally Appropriate Practice
Understanding of methods derived from Reggio and/or the Project Approach
Ability to work independently and cooperatively
Good communication skills both oral and written
Observation skills for the assessment of children's growth and abilities. Ability to use assessment to inform curriculum.
Positive interpersonal skills with children, adults, and groups
Creative, innovative, and self motivating
Ability to work well within a team and with other teams.
Computer skills in MSOffice, Google Mail/ Apps, Teaching Strategies Gold, Power Point, helpful
Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.
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