Hourly rate based on education and experience. This can go beyond the range depending on qualifications. Qualified candidates could be eligible for a VQB5 stipend.
We are expanding our program at Falls Church McLean Children's Center. We are currently seeking a preschool teacher.
We serve children ages 2-4 in our preschool program, and elementary aged children in our aftercare program. FCMLCC provides a comprehensive, high-quality, early childhood program designed to give all young children, regardless of their family's economic resources, a strong foundation on which to build the rest of their lives. The ideal candidates are experienced early childhood teachers with an educational vision, a natural ability to engage and support young learners, proven classroom management skills, strong interpersonal relations skills, excellent oral and written communication and computer skills, and a willingness to work collaboratively with faculty and families. Prior teaching experience in a NAEYC accredited program is valuable.
During the 2022-2023 school year, Falls Church McLean Children's Center became the first preschool in the nation to participate in the ERAFANS (Eastern Region Association of Forest and Nature Schools) Forest Days program. An individual who understands the importance of learning outside is essential.
Falls Church McLean Children's Center recently was awarded the Social Justice Award from Temple Rodef Shalom and was a finalist for Non-Profit of the Year through the Falls Church Chamber of Commerce.
FCMLCC is an equal opportunity provider.
Duties include planning and implementing a high-quality curriculum that is child-centered, developmentally appropriate, open-ended, and process-oriented. Teachers manage the classroom effectively with compassion, high energy, attention to detail, and problem-solving strategies. Teachers develop an engaging environment (classroom, outdoor play area, and field trips) that encourages children's independence and self-selection of activities and supports children's ideas, initiatives, and creativity. Teachers provide ongoing assessments, develop individual goals for children and facilitate transition into kindergarten. Regular communication with parents using meetings, newsletters, phone calls, digital communication, and individual parent conferences.
Willing to obtain CPR/First Aid certification
Comfortable using technology in various ways such as emails, apps, and curriculum software
Passionate about working with diverse children in an inclusive environment
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Co-teach children in a play-based environment with low teacher-student ratios following the Creative Curriculum.
Observe and document children using Teaching Strategies Gold
Establish and maintain positive relationships with co-teachers, administration, students, and parents
Communicate with parents on students' growth and progress
Maintain the health and safety of all students
Schedule may vary but typical hours are 9:30 am-6:00 pm with one hour for lunch. Thirty minutes of your lunch is paid for by the center.
Tuition Reimbursement, Grants for tuition assistance available
12 hours of educational leave
Generous sick and annual leave
Paid snow days
Three teachers per classroom
CDA, Early Childhood Development Career Studies Certificate or degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, or related fields with a minimum of 12 credits completed in Early Childhood Education preferred. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Credentials will be reviewed as they are received.
The Falls Church - McLean Children’s Center’s mission is to provide a comprehensive, high quality early childhood program designed to give all young children, regardless of their family’s economic resources, a strong foundation on which to build the rest of their lives. The Center serves a linguistically and culturally diverse group of children ages two to five. Educators at the Center strive to create a safe, nurturing, and stimulating environment that supports children as they learn and grow at their own pace through play-based and child-centered experiences.