Canterbury School provides an excellent professional work climate with selective student enrollment, small class sizes, considerable faculty input into course and curriculum development, supportive parents, a friendly environment, and a strong commitment to professional growth and development.
Supervisor: Early Childhood Division Director
Start Date: August, 2019
Canterbury School is seeking a dynamic, creative and experienced Early Childhood Assistant Teacher who has a thorough understanding of child development to join our dedicated faculty. Assistant teachers usually support two half-day classes per day.
- Supporting Canterbury School’s Mission to “promote the total development of each child in his or her intellectual, physical, social and spiritual growth.”
- Implementing lesson plans effectively, following teacher-designed plans and goals, anticipating needs, and setting up materials for lessons, as instructed by the lead teacher.
- Guiding and redirecting children in their interactions with adults and peers, as appropriate.
- Monitoring classroom activities at all times, and addressing needs as they arise.
- Supervising indoor and outdoor play and other activities, independently or as directed by the lead teacher.
- Interacting appropriately with parents, addressing issues that the teaching assistant is able to address, while referring their questions and concerns regarding their children to the teacher, as appropriate.
- Ensuring that the safety, immediate physical needs, and bathroom needs are addressed.
- Participating actively in activities and events designed to enhance the children’s enjoyment and educational experience.
- Attending school, professional development and faculty meetings.
- Assisting with arrival, dismissal, beginning and end of school activities as well as special events.
- Bachelor’s Degree (in Child Psychology, Child Development, Early Childhood or Elementary Education preferred).
- Significant classroom teaching experience; 5 year minimum preferred.
- Excellent verbal communication skills and organizational skills.
- Outstanding written skills for communication and documentation.
- Knowledge about and experience with developmental, social, emotional and cognitive needs of the early childhood years.
- Experience with early reading and mathematical instructional strategies.
- Experience in and commitment to developing one’s own cultural competency and seeking, continually, greater levels of diversity, equity and inclusion in practices and curricula.
- Ability to work successfully with colleagues on a team.
- Flexibility, tact and grace in talking with parents.
- Ability to integrate subject matter.
To apply, submit an online application, along with your cover letter and resume, by May 1, 2019.