FT After School and Preschool Teacher
Family Centers’ Family First in Education (FF) and Early Childhood Education (ECE) seeks a highly qualified, passionate, and professional educators to support two integral school programs.
Family First in Education aims to close the achievement gap in Greenwich by positively impacting family wellness, school and community engagement, academic growth, and social/emotional development. This afterschool program improves family and education outcomes for high-need elementary school students identified by administrators and other families.
Early Childhood Education has three preschools and one infant & toddler center. All four schools are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), a distinction for early care and education programs that provide the highest quality care.
We accept each child as a unique and valuable individual and group member, honoring and respecting family language and cultures. Our curriculum, goals, and objectives guide our staff’s ongoing assessment of children’s progress, while facilitating each child’s individual growth and language acquisition and cognitive, social-emotional, physical, and creative domains.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Family First in Education:
- Work closely with the Program Manager and Academic Advisor to provide academic support in mathematics and reading for children in grades K-5.
- Program operates September to June, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM, Monday through Friday
- Early Childhood Education:
- Responsible for monitoring each child, implementing lesson plans, and providing effective and supportive classroom supervision.
- Program operates September to June with a summer program July and half of August
- Minimum Associates degree in Early Childhood Education (or relevant)
- Experience working with children
- Enthusiasm for learning and a passion for education
- Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education (or relevant)
- At least 12 ECE credits
- Head Teacher Certificate
About Family Centers:
Family Centers is a private, nonprofit organization offering health, education and human service program to children, adults and families in Fairfield County. More than 250 professionals and 1,200 trained volunteers collaborate to provide our communities with a wide range of responsive and innovative services. Through our comprehensive network of services, more than 22,000 children, adults, families and communities receive the care, encouragement and resources needed to realize their potential.
Family Centers is a United Way, Community Fund of Darien and New Canaan Community Foundation partner agency, and is a member of the Connecticut Council of Family Service Agencies and the Alliance for Children and Families. The agency is also accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), The Joint Commission, licensed by the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health, and is a Department of Children and Families-licensed child psychology center.
Salary commensurate with experience. A suite of benefits including generous paid time off, medical, dental, vision, tax-free spending accounts, disability, life and AD&D insurance. Additional benefits include an employee assistance plan, pet insurance, critical accident and illness, wellness services, tuition reimbursement, and retirement savings. The opportunity to work for an employer consistently rated one of the Top Workplaces in Western Connecticut by Hearst Connecticut Media and a perfect 100 Encompass rating by Charity Navigator 10.
For more information, please visit http://www.familycenters.org or our LinkedIn page