Pre-K Teacher for Early Learning Center
Meeting Street, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing services to children and families in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, is seeking a motivated team player to serve as the Pre-K Teacher in the Early Learning Center. The position reports to the Early Learning Center Manager. This is a great opportunity to join Meeting Street where individuals of all abilities learn, play, work and live together.
Meeting Street respects and celebrates the diversity that contributes to a healthy, caring community. Meeting Street believes the dignity of each person is paramount. We recognize that our community’s future strength rests firmly on our commitment to our values of respect, compassion, integrity, inclusivity and excellence.
As the Pre-K Teacher you will facilitate interaction among children to provide opportunities for emotional, social, and cognitive growth. You will monitor the developmental progress of each child through observation and data collection using Teaching Strategies Gold or other data collecting software as necessary. Using such data to inform and develop curriculum. You will actively participate in and supports efforts to maintain NAEYC accreditation, Brightstars quality rating, RI DCYF and RI Department of Education licensing regulations. You will demonstrate positive guidance techniques with children including redirection, modeling appropriate behavior and praise. You will foster the development of age-appropriate self-help skills in children (diapering/ toileting/ feeding/dressing). You will create and implement a curriculum that promotes active learning by providing a variety of developmentally appropriate learning experiences, making appropriate accommodations and modifications as necessary using RI Early Learning Development Standards as guidance. You will partner with families to ensure high quality care and education for children.
Meeting Street is currently offering a four-step $2,500 bonus to new employees for full-time, benefit eligible positions.
Full-time employees at Meeting Street enjoy low cost benefits package that includes medical and dental insurance plans (BCBSRI), vision insurance (VSP), employer-paid life insurance and long term disability, optional employee and dependent life insurance, voluntary medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts, up to 5% company matching 403(b) retirement plan, paid time-off that includes vacation/holidays/personal days, BCBS Wellness Program, mileage reimbursement, tuition reimbursement, employee assistance program and much more!
We do not discriminate in services or employment based on ethnicity, race, age, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, national origin, economic background/circumstances, physical and/or mental abilities, veteran status, marital status, or resident immigration status. To uphold these commitments, we expect all employees to recognize and properly respond to racism and other forms of injustice.
This position requires that you have a Bachelor’s degree in either Early Childhood Education, child development or related field. You will need to have a current RIDE teacher certification in Early Childhood Education (PK -2). A special education certification (early childhood) is preferred. As well as RIELDS Foundations of Early Education and Implementing a Standards-Based Classroom (formerly RIELS level 2 or 3). This position also requires a valid CPR and First Aid training/certification. COVID-19 vaccination is required.