Teacher - Early Learning Program

Washington, District of Columbia, United States Full-time

The Board of Child Care provides quality child care services for children, ages 6 weeks to 5 years, at our Early Learning Program in Washington, DC.  Our dedicated staff provide compassionate, professional, attentive care to children enrolled in the program. 

This is an excellent chance to join a friendly, vibrant and dynamic team environment. Recent early childhood graduates are encouraged to apply.

JOB LOCATION

  • Board of Child Care - Early Learning Program - 308 15th Street, SE, Washington, DC

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Care for and/or teach a child or group of children at appropriate developmental levels.
  • Maintain weekly lesson plans clearly defining efforts to provide for individual development.
  • Establish and maintain a safe physical environment conducive to learning.
  • Plan and execute enrichment experiences, such as field trips.
  • Write required reports/keep accurate and orderly records.
  • Work effectively with parents, other staff and colleagues.
  • Participate effectively in all professional meetings including admission, review, parent conferences and in-service training programs as required.
  • Provide guidance and direction to assigned Assistant Teacher(s), and/or Volunteer(s) to ensure ensure that they are participating with their assigned group of children.
  • Establish primary care groups within the classroom and complete developmental screenings.
  • Keep supervisor informed of classroom activity through informal conversation and formal reports.
  • Perform other duties, as requested, to achieve BCC's goals.
  • Implement positive discipline policy. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Demonstrate applied knowledge of curriculum and the fundamental principles of early childhood care and education.
  • Demonstrate familiarity with cultural patterns existing within a community, which may affect the behavior of children.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish relationships with children on a group and individual basis, gaining their confidence and trust and imparting a sense of security.
  • Able to work cooperatively with others.
  • Work flexible hours including some evenings and weekends as needed.
  • Travel out of state occasionally, at times including overnight assignments.
  • Travel to community-based meetings.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • At least a CDA with Infant/Toddler credential
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university preferred
  • Two years related experience.

To apply, please submit your resume (required) and cover letter (required) using the application buttons below. 

To view a summary of employee benefits and learn more about our company culture, visit www.boardofchildcare.org/careers.  

The Board of Child Care is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity. All eligible candidates, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply for vacancies as appropriate.