Little Folks School, an independent preschool in Northwest, Georgetown in Washington, DC, is seeking an Assistant Teacher for our youngest learners, ranging from 2.5-5 years of age for the 2019-2020 school year.
At Little Folks School, we create an environment for your child to learn through active exploration and interaction with teachers, other children, and the physical world around them. We approach the whole child: developing the social, the cognitive, the physical and the aesthetic. www.littlefolks.org
You would be responsible for
Working closely with other teachers to ensure the safety and responsibility of our students
Develop and implement a developmentally age-appropriate program
Maintain program administration, including daily activity plans and student files
Expectations of leadership, patience, dependability, and maintaining positive attitude is a must
Communicating thoughtfully and intentionally with parents and other members of our school community, and serving as a role model within our school.
If you are interested in employment opportunities, please contact us at email@example.com with a cover letter and resume, or any inquiries regarding the position.
Degree in Early Childhood Education, CDA (Child Development Associate), Early Childhood Development, Child & Family Studies, or closely related field
Additional Salary Information: Competitive salaries, benefits, and professional development opportunities are available
About Little Folks School
At Little Folks School we create an environment for your child to learn through active exploration and interaction with teachers, other children, and the physical world around them. We approach the whole child: developing the social, the cognitive, the physical and the aesthetic.
Our program is “play-based” with significant portions of the day devoted to self-directed, imaginary play. Our goal is to support and encourage activities initiated by the young child. Time spent in this way has great purpose and significance for the child; these activities are not random and have a pattern and organization in keeping with the child’s level of mental ability. Allowing the child time and freedom to complete these activities to his or her personal satisfaction nourishes that child’s powers of concentration and attention. At Little Folks, we respect and value the self-initiated play of young children.
Socialization: Children are provided many opportunities to develop social skills such as cooperating, helping, negotiating, and talking with others to solve interpersonal problems. Our daily routine includes a scheduled playtime where dress-up and dramatic play provide the proper setting f...or these skills to emerge.
Cognitive Development: Children develop understanding of concepts about themselves, others and the world around them through observation, interacting with people and real objects, and seeking solutions to concrete problems. Because the materials developed by Maria Montessori so aptly incorporate this approach, we make important use of these materials.
These toys help to develop the pre-academic skills necessary for later acquisition of reading, writing and math skills. In addition to this approach to cognitive development, children have the opportunity to select many of their own activities from a variety of learning areas the teacher prepares, including puzzles, games, books, manipulative toys and art materials.
Physical Development: Children have daily opportunities to develop motor skills: running, jumping, climbing, balancing, and skipping, both indoors and outdoors. Each Wednesday includes a special Gym Class with aerobics, exercises, and games. Small motor skills are developed through play activities such as pegboards and puzzles, stringing beads and sewing, and our treasured daily art activities which include painting, drawing, gluing, cutting, and sticker art.
Aesthetic Development: There are many moments for aesthetic expression and appreciation through Art and Music. Children experiment with and enjoy many forms of music during the special weekly music class. A variety of art media is available for creative expression. Music and Art are a very important component of the Little Folks School Program.