Category: Part Time;
Position Title: Co-Head Preschool Teacher: French Immersion Program
Start Date: 08/23/2024
End Date: 06/17/2025
Location: Cambridge-Ellis School, 80 Trowbridge St, Cambridge, MA -2138
The Cambridge-Ellis School, Cambridge, MA is seeking a Preschool Teacher for our French Immersion classroom.
We believe that a child’s work is play; We offer a child centered approach with an emphasis on emergent curriculum
We believe that the school’s foundation is its highly trained teachers and staff, innovative curriculum, commitment to parent involvement, and dedication to a diverse community
We strive for an unwavering commitment to the work of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice; We acknowledge that we are a work in progress and that seeking equity is ongoing work
We believe that a strong connection with nature and outdoor learning are essential components of a child’s development and building blocks of our social justice work
Role and Responsibilities:
All Head teachers are considered models of best practice in early childhood education, and as such bear responsibility for leadership among their peers and mentors for their team members
Responsible for facilitating team development and implementation of room design, set up, curriculum planning, and documentation
Provide and supervise activities that promote healthy social, emotional, intellectual, and physical development of each child
Engage collaboratively in weekly team planning meetings and staff meetings
Create narrative growth reports that highlight the development and learning of children through classroom observations and student work
Goals of this Positions:
Design child centered curriculum that addresses topics of social justice, environmental conservation, and community engagement
Work collaboratively on school committees to further the growth and advancement of our school community
Mon-Fri from 12:30-6:15pm
Mondays from 7-8pm for staff meetings (via zoom)
Participate in out of school hours events as described in the Employee Handbook
CES is a non-profit, NAEYC accredited school serving children ages 2-6 years old. We provide a warm, nurturing, and stimulating learning environment through emergent curriculum planning and by using an inquiry-based approach for teaching and learning. Our unique after-school Language Program offers mixed-age immersion language classes in Mandarin, French, or Spanish for preschoolers ages 3-6.
The Cambridge-Ellis School community intentionally and continuously fosters an environment in which children of all backgrounds, abilities, and interests can learn and thrive. We are firmly committed to anti-racist education, examining our assumptions and biases, and actively cultivating a sense of belonging.
We can only achieve this if all children and adults feel affirmed and accepted for their various identities. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. We offer a professional work environment dedicated to working with young children and their families, and we support continuous professional growth.
CES offers a competitive and generous compensation package. Our school year runs from September through early June. Teachers have the opportunity to work in our summer program in addition to the school year, which offers a full day language immersion program.
Qualifications: The ideal candidate is native French speaking and has strong conversational and written English skills. Candidates with C2 level fluency in French will also be considered. Candidates should have teaching experience, preferably with young children.
Contact Name: Elisabeth Guenette
Contact email for questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Application Instructions: To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to the attention of the Language Program Coordinator, Elisabeth Guenette (email@example.com).