posted

8 days ago

Location

New Orleans, LA

Description

Green Trees is the early childhood division within Isidore Newman School. The school offers full-day and half-day programs for children ages six weeks to four-years-old from August through May, with summer camp options available in June and July. We strive to develop children's ability to think critically and creatively in a safe, stimulating, and rigorous learning environment. A Green Trees education fosters both cognitive and social-emotional learning that is developmentally appropriate for the child.

The important qualifications include:

  • 2+ years teaching experience in a highly rated early childhood education program
  • A reflective practice, committed to a continuous process of self-improvement and lifelong learning
  • Ability to facilitate learning and maintain a developmentally appropriate and cognitively engaging classroom environment
  • Commitment to learn and use technology for teamwork and communicating with colleagues and families
  • Meets and maintains any and all federal, state and local requirements to work in an educational childcare setting

The significant responsibilities include:

Professional Responsibilities

  • Conduct self in a professional manner as a representative of Green Trees and Newman
  • Maintain a safe environment and adhere to state licensing guidelines
  • Adhere to the expectations and routines of daily life at Green Trees
  • Attend and actively participate in school-wide and divisional meetings
  • Engage in a variety of professional development opportunities both required and self-initiated

Classroom Responsibilities

  • Ensure that children are safe, well cared for, and supported in their growth
  • Engage and be fully present with children throughout the day
  • Work with team to design and facilitate an enriching classroom environment that is age appropriate, inclusive, beautiful, inspiring, and reflects the work of the child
  • Support with establishing and leading a flow of the day embedded with routines and rituals that build classroom community throughout the school day and extended care
  • Reflect on written observations and documentation to collaboratively plan an intentional and meaningful classroom curriculum centered around the interests and developmental needs of the class
  • Assist with conducting informal assessments to inform curriculum planning, student support, narratives, conferences and family communications
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with families in order to enrich the learning and development of their children

Assistant Responsibilities

  • Learn and use best practices that exemplify the philosophy of Green Trees
  • Maintain respectful and productive relationships with teammates by utilizing clear and effective communication
  • Set and work towards goals with the support of the Mentor teacher
  • Lead Later Gators, extended care program

Community Engagement (primarily outside of the classroom)

  • Create opportunities for learning by seeking out and utilizing partnerships with families and resources from community at large
  • Collaborate with colleagues to support one another, spur new ideas, and foster experiences
  • Lean into civil discourse by engaging in dialogue that demonstrates awareness of intent and impact