The Blaustein Early Childhood Center is looking for a warm, nurturing, excited, engaging, and enthusiastic teacher to lead the Infant/Toddler room. This teacher will work from 7-3 or 7:30-3:30, five days a week, 12 months a year. Vacation time, personal time, and paid professional development time is included.
We are located in Bridgewater, NJ within a larger Jewish Community Center facility. Our school nurtures children as young as six weeks old all the way through kindergarten through the use of Creative Curriculum.
As a lead teacher, you will work with three assistant teacher to help provide a quality educational program based on the understanding that children learn by interacting with others in a setting that contains open-ended activities and materials. Teamwork and good interpersonal skills are valued as necessary components for this school.
Full time employees are eligible for health insurance, dental insurance, 401K, and JCC membership among other discounts.
Degree in Early Childhood Education (associate's, bachelor's or master's degree)
Experience working with children in a classroom setting
Familiarity with or willingness to learn Creative Curriculum
Willingness to learn from, work with, and as a mentor to colleagues
Strong communication and organizational skills
Ability to relate well to both children and adults
Working knowledge of the growth and development of young children
Desire to continue professional growth and development of teaching skills
Judaic knowledge or willingness to learn
CPR certification or willingness to learn
Willingness to change diapers, assist with toileting, and lift up to 50lbs.
About Blaustein Early Childhood Center
The Blaustein Early Childhood Center is an inclusive, dynamic and loving early childhood center that welcomes all types of families. We are located in Bridgewater, NJ within the Sara and Shimon Birnbaum Jewish Community Center. Our mission is to create a safe and loving environment that allows all students — whatever their perceived strengths and weaknesses, whatever their personal likes and dislikes —to explore the world around them and to become the best versions of themselves. As they work to navigate what it means to be a part of a classroom and a broader school community, we want them to try new things; to experiment; to succeed; and, even to fail (and learn how to pick themselves back up). We want them to learn to respect each other, to be empathetic and to value each other’s unique attributes and contributions.Our thoughtfully prepared learning environments and teacher involvement reflect the children’s interests and promote the development of social, emotional, and physical skills. A love of learning flourishes in a welcoming and inviting setting that is safe, nurturing, and stimulating.