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Preschool Teacher- 60% Time
Grace Neighborhood Nursery School
3400 Dupont Avenue S., Minneapolis, MN 55408
Apply: Email resume, cover letter and references to: firstname.lastname@example.org OR send to: Barb Murphy, Director at address above.
Grace Neighborhood Nursery School is a small, nonprofit, half-day preschool that has been serving the South Minneapolis community for 61 years. GNNS is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against an employee or applicant based on race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or marital status.
Co-Lead Preschool Teacher for a 5-day morning class of 15, three, four and five-year-old children in a play-based preschool program, which operates on an academic calendar
(9 months; September - June). Teachers are expected to develop and implement interactive learning programs designed to engage and educate young children using our “Big Idea” Emergent Curriculum, the Work Sampling assessment tool and the Encouraging Classroom behavior guidance approach. Supervise one group of children during lunch time.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Create and maintain a welcoming, organized classroom where the environment is considered the third teacher. Follow all DHS guidelines for cleaning and sanitation.
Plan and implement a developmentally appropriate, culturally relevant, anti-bias curriculum on a weekly or bi-weekly basis.
Establish a warm, supportive classroom community where children grow in their ability to relate to their peers, manage their own behavior, and believe in themselves as thinkers and learners.
Maintain open communication with parents through weekly emails, classroom newsletters, phone calls, 1-1 conversations and/or written communications.
Track children’s progress in all areas of development and communicate this progress to parents twice per year at a parent conference using Work Sampling as a guide.
Complete required training and continuing education as specified by DHS.
BS/BA in education or relevant field and 5+ years of teaching experience
Excellent understanding of the principles of child development and preschool educational methods.
Additional Job Details:
Benefits: Health, Dental and Life insurance available to employees who work 24 hours or more per week. Paid Holidays, Winter & Spring breaks. Paid PTO and Sick time.
Highly professional colleagues have a range of 10-20 years of company longevity as well as early childhood education and experience averaging 15-20 plus years.
Expected Hiring Date: August 29, 2022. Hours: M-F - 8:30 – 1:30
Salary: $18.00 – $21.00 per hour - depending on experience and education
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