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*WCCC does not discriminate in providing services to children and their families, or in its employment practices, on the basis of race, religion, cultural heritage, sexual orientation, disability, political beliefs, sex, age, or marital status.*

 

 

 

Early Childhood Program

1) Infant Teacher   

The Wellesley Community Children’s Center’s (WCCC) Early Childhood is seeking a teacher in our older infant classroom. Known for teacher longevity and high program quality (currently a QRIS Level 3 and seeking Level 4), the center is located on the picturesque campus of Wellesley College.  Founded in 1971, WCCC is a non-profit program run by a board of directors comprised of parents, teachers and members of the community. Our families are members of the Wellesley, Babson, and Olin College and surrounding Wellesley communities.  At the Early Childhood program, we care for and teach 90 infants, toddlers and preschoolers. WCCC’s School Age program serves more than 300 children who attend the Wellesley Public Schools.

WCCC is well known for its caring, committed and talented professional staff and boasts a remarkably high teacher retention rate.  With our emergent curriculum model, we create innovative, dynamic, safe and nurturing classroom communities.

We are looking for a teacher who:

  • Loves babies and is passionate about teaching young children
  • Has strong communication and collaboration skills
  • Possesses patience, empathy and a supportive attitude toward children and their families
  • Is flexible and able to adapt to program and schedule changes
  • Can create and implement emergent curriculum
  • Works well as a part of a team

Job Responsibilities include:

  • Classroom supervision and management
  • Observation and assessment of young children
  • Curriculum planning
  • Design and upkeep of the classroom environment
  • Strong writing skills—conference reports, parent communication and newsletters
  • Supervision and training of Wellesley College students
  • Creating and implementing a Personal Professional Development Plan

Other Qualifications:

  • Have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree
  • Meet EEC teacher or lead teacher requirements
  • Have experience working with young children
  • Must successfully pass a CORI, SORI, DCF, and Fingerprinting Check
  • Must be physically able to perform the role of a teacher of young, active children

Current Position: Infant Two Classroom Teacher

The Infant Two teacher will work as part of a four-person team caring for seven older infants whose ages range from 11-18 months old. Typically, two teachers care for seven children with an additional part-time support staff member to round out the ratios.

Start Date:  January 2019

Hours:  35 hours each week for twelve months.  Most likely, there would be three afternoon shifts from 12:00-6:00 and two morning shifts of 7:30-1:30 and 8:00-2.  WCCC full time teachers receive 5 additional hours of paid planning time each week.

Salary Range:  WCCC offers competitive salaries based on education and experience.

Teacher Benefits:

  • WCCC values work-life balance. It is understood that teachers spend a great deal of time beyond the salaried classroom hours working on programming, consulting with families and charting children’s progress.  In support of those efforts, our teachers work thirty hours in the classroom and receive five hours of paid planning time each week.
  • Days off include the week between Christmas and New Year’s and all legal holidays
  • Teacher receive twenty-six days of paid leave time to cover needed vacation or sick days
  • First year benefits include health (WCCC pays 75% of individual plan for first year teachers and 90% beginning at your second year), dental and disability insurance.
  • Employees can join a Credit Union or sign up for a cafeteria benefits plan.
  • As members of the Wellesley College community, WCCC teachers have access to college facilities and programs.
  • In addition to on-site trainings, first aid & CPR and fingerprinting, WCCC pays for staff to attend conferences and workshops to attain required professional development hours.

Please email your resume and a cover letter to kthompson@wccc.wellesley.edu 

 

2) Floating Infant/Toddler and Preschool Teacher

Wellesley Community Children’s Center

Wellesley, MA

Full Time (35 hours a week)

The Wellesley Community Children’s Center’s (WCCC) Early Childhood Program is looking to hire an infant, toddler and preschool floating teacher.

Known for teacher longevity and high program quality (currently a QRIS Level 3 and seeking Level 4), the center is located on the picturesque campus of Wellesley College. Founded in 1971, WCCC is a non-profit program run by a board of directors comprised of parents, teachers and members of the community. Our families are members of the Wellesley, Babson, and Olin College and surrounding Wellesley communities. At the Early Childhood program, we care for and teach 89 infants, toddlers and preschoolers. WCCC’s School Age program serves more than 300 children who attend the Wellesley Public Schools.

WCCC is well known for its caring, committed and talented professional staff and boasts a remarkably high teacher retention rate. With our emergent curriculum model, we create innovative, dynamic, safe and nurturing classroom communities.

We are looking for teachers who: 

  • Are passionate about teaching young children
  • Have strong communication and collaboration skills
  • Possess patience, empathy and a supportive attitude toward children and their families
  • Are flexible and able to adapt to program and schedule changes
  • Can create and implement emergent curriculum
  • Work well as a part of a team
  • Have experience with preschool/pre-kindergarten instruction or infant/toddler development – experience with both groups a plus!

Job Responsibilities include: 

  • Classroom supervision and management
  • Curriculum implementation
  • Upkeep of the classroom environment
  • Strong writing skills
  • Creating and implementing a Personal Professional Development Plan

Other Qualifications: 

  • Associates Degree or higher
  • Meet EEC teacher or lead teacher requirements
  • Have experience working with young children
  • Must successfully pass a CORI, DCF, SORI and Fingerprinting Check
  • Must be physically able to perform the role of a teacher of young, active children

Teacher Benefits: 

  • WCCC values work-life balance. It is understood that teachers spend a great deal of time beyond the salaried classroom hours working on programming, consulting with families and charting children’s progress. In support of those efforts, our teachers work 30 hours in the classroom and receive 5 hours of paid planning time each week.
  • We offer a competitive salary based on education and experience in the early childhood education field.
  • Full time teachers receive 26 days of paid leave time to cover needed vacation or sick days. In addition, all teachers are off the week between Christmas and New Years and all federal holidays. Teachers can carry over or cash out one week of unused vacation time.
  • First year benefits include health (WCCC pays 75% of individual plan for first year teachers and 90% beginning at your second year), dental and disability insurance.
  • Employees can join a Credit Union or sign up for a cafeteria benefits plan.
  • After a full year of employment, WCCC contributes 5% of an employee’s annual salary into a TIAA-Cref Retirement Fund. In addition, staff may choose to contribute a portion of their salary to their fund.
  • As members of the Wellesley College community, WCCC teachers have access to college facilities and programs such as the indoor pool, fitness center, field house and golf course.
  • In addition to on-site trainings, first aid & CPR, WCCC pays for staff to attend conferences and workshops to attain required professional development hours. WCCC also offers tuition assistance to those furthering their degree in a related field.
  • Reduced tuition for children attending WCCC; free after school vacation camp for school age children.
  • Free life insurance, 1x employee’s salary.
  • Free long-term disability insurance.
  • Pre-tax medical and dependent care plans.
  • Bereavement Days

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • preschool/pre-kindergarten: 1 year (Preferred)
  • infant/toddler: 1 year (Preferred)

Education:

  • Associate’s, Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree required
  • Early Childhood Education degree preferred

License:

  • MA EEC Preschool and/or Infant/Toddler (Preferred)

Apply through Indeed or email your resume to kthompson@wccc.wellesley.edu

 

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