The Goddard School® of Columbia, MD, an early childhood education center, is currently seeking a qualified
Preschool Teacher for an immediate opening.
The Goddard School® is a renowned program with a Piaget (Learning through Play) based foundation and a leader in the franchised preschool industry which is growing and continues to set the standard for excellence. The focus of the program is to provide a life-long love of learning. Our staff is made of loving and dedicated teachers who understand each child’s needs. They are highly qualified childhood educators who are able to use their creativity and the Goddard Developmental Guidelines as the basis for unique lesson plans that are brought to life in a fun and imaginative way.
Our Lead and Assistant Teachers work together:
§ Developing lesson plans.
§ Meeting the individual's needs of the children
§ Parent communication.
§ Participation in staff and training meetings.
§ Designing an appropriate room arrangement to support the goals and developmental level of the children in the classroom.
§ Interacting with the children to support play, exploration, and learning.
§ Presenting expectations that are appropriate to the child’s age and developmental level.
§ Planning and implementing activities that develop self-esteem and social skills.
§ Communicating appropriately and professionally with parents and fellow staff.
§ Building teamwork.
§ Using assessment tools.
§ Committing to continuing education.
Lead Teachers are responsible for ensuring compliance with Goddard's industry-leading Quality Assurance standards. Lead Teachers write and implement their own lesson plans based on Goddard Developmental Guidelines and monthly school themes. Most importantly, they create a positive learning environment in their classroom.
§ College Degree in Early Childhood Development or related field (Lead Teacher)
§ High school diploma or GED (Assistant Teacher) and 90 hour certification or CDA (or willing to pursue either)
§ Minimum of 18 years of age
§ Prior experience preferred
The Goddard School offers competitive compensation and benefits based on experience, education and certifications and is an Equal Opportunity Employer
We provide outstanding opportunities including:
§ Competitive salary
§ Vacation (PTO)
§ Closed for Most Major Holidays