Kindergarten Lead Teachers

The Wellesley Community Children’s Center (WCCC) After School Program seeks qualified lead teachers to staff a new kindergarten program!

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
  • Possess patience, empathy and a supportive attitude toward children and their families
  • Have strong communication and collaboration skills
  • Have experience developing, implementing, and adapting curriculum based on the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks
  • Can create and implement emergent curriculum and individualize learning
  • Are flexible and able to adapt to program and schedule changes
    • Ideal candidates are able to switch between in-person and remote instruction as needed and are experienced with remote/hybrid learning and online platforms such as SeeSaw, Google Classroom, and Zoom.
  • Possess strong classroom management skills
  • Work well as a part of a team
  • Are able to work summers in the Early Childhood Program (preferred but not required)

Job Responsibilities include:

  • Classroom supervision and management
  • Observation and assessment of young children
  • Curriculum planning and implementation
  • Design and upkeep of the classroom environment
  • Strong writing skills—conference reports, parent communication and newsletters
  • Supervision and training of assistant teachers and classroom teacher
  • Following cleaning and sanitizing procedures

Other Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required (Early Education or Elementary Education preferred)
  • Meet EEC preschool lead teacher requirements
    • Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) Early Childhood licensure a plus (pre-kindergarten through second grade)
  • Have experience working with kindergarten-age children
  • Minimum of one year teaching experience, former kindergarten teaching experience a plus
  • Are experienced with Teaching Strategies Gold (preferred)
  • 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
  • Experience supervising teachers/assistant teachers

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and the needs of WCCC.

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

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