The Wellesley Community Children’s Center’s (WCCC) Early Childhood Program seeks new preschool teachers for start in December.
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
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 assistant teachers
- Creating and implementing a Personal Professional Development Plan
- Following cleaning and sanitizing procedures
- 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 MA Background Records Check (CORI, SORI, DCF, and Fingerprinting)
- Must be physically able to perform the role of a teacher of young, active children
- 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 typically work thirty hours in the classroom and receive five hours of paid planning time each week.
- Typically, days off include the week between Christmas and New Year’s and all legal holidays. If this changes during the Covid-19 crisis, then teacher paid leave days will be assigned to either match public school vacation weeks or other weeks that will be designated at the start of the year.
- Teachers receive twenty days of paid leave time to cover needed vacation or sick days. One additional vacation day is granted for each subsequent year of employment up to 26 days per school year.
- First year benefits include health (WCCC pays 75% of individual plan), dental and disability insurance.
- Second year benefits include voluntary enrollment into a TIAA retirement plan where WCCC will match 5% of teacher contributions.
- 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, WCCC pays for staff to attend conferences and workshops to attain required professional development hours.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and the needs of WCCC.