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Position Title:
Early Childhood Educator- Nature Preschool
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Brief Overview:
The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, a leading environmental education provider for the Philadelphia region, seeks a passionate and energetic early childhood educator to engage our Nature Preschool children through meaningful and innovative learning experiences in nature. The ideal candidate will have experience teaching in a progressive preschool as well as experience in, and a passion for, using nature as a context for learning. This is a full time position for 40 hours per week from late August through mid-June.

The Teacher is responsible for developing a cohesive teaching team, coordinating the curriculum, and managing the day-to-day operational activities of the classroom. Teachers must understand children’s cognitive, social, emotional and physical development in order to ensure a safe and stimulating classroom environment where children are actively engaged and encouraged to succeed. The Teacher must be skilled in communicating with both children and adults in order to meet the needs of the children, and resolve parental concerns.
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Duties and Responsibilities
- Coordinate and implement emergent curriculum by developing classroom activities based on developmentally appropriate practices and PA Early Learning Standards.
- Lead by example; encourage teaching team success through modeling and coaching.
- Maintain frequent communications with parents through informal discussions, progress reports, and parent-teacher conferences. Keep the director informed and involved in these communications.
- Actively engage in activities; manage cleanliness, order, and availability of classroom materials.
- Organize indoor and outdoor spaces daily to keep the environment safe, clean, and accessible for children to use independently.
- Ensure all center policies and state regulations are met.
- Maintain accurate records, forms and files
- Complete the required training, professional development, and paperwork in a timely manner.

Expected Competencies
- Minimum of 2 years of professional teaching or child care experience.
- A strong understanding of early childhood development, the different stages of growth, and an awareness of young children’s needs.
- Desire and ability to engage children in learning experiences using developmentally appropriate pedagogy and group management techniques, and the ability to employ redirection and positive behavior modification strategies when confronted with challenging behaviors
- Interest in the natural sciences, local flora and fauna, and outdoor-based education.
- High energy and the ability to work well with others (staff, children, and parents) and to foster a team environment.
- Strong work ethic and personal integrity displaying initiative and ownership
- Adapt and be flexible with quickly changing environments
- Team-oriented with strong interpersonal skills; work collaboratively with fellow staff and ability to communicate in a timely and respectful manner
- Strong oral and written communication skills and basic computer skills.
- Must clear a full background check.
- Must provide current documentation of a health screening and TB test.
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Required Experience
2-5 years
Required Studies:
Bachelors Degree
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Salary Requirements:
Salary is commensurate with experience
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The Schuylkill Center offers a full range of benefits, including vacation, health, dental, vision, and retirement
Expected Start/End Time:
8:30 am-4:30 pm
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Minimum Number of ECE Credits Required:
30 credit hours
Minimum Career Lattice Level:
Not Applicable
Required Experience:
2-5 years
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8480 Hagys Mill Rd

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