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Preschool Teacher

Company: Oshman Family JCC
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

About the OFJCC:The Oshman Family Jewish Community Center (OFJCC) on the Taube Koret Campus for Jewish Life is one of the most exciting and innovative non-profit organizations in Silicon Valley. Collaborating with tech companies, national organizations and local non-profits, the OFJCC is reinventing what it means to enrich lives, build community and inspire Jewish journeys. Our vision is to be the architects of the Jewish future, and we are executing our mission by creating meaningful, inclusive and joyful experiences for everyone in the South Peninsula (and beyond) through educational, social, cultural, spiritual, fitness, and other wellness programs. Our diverse and passionate staff works hand-in-hand with hundreds of committed volunteers to make our modern 8.5-acre campus a truly special place for the 25,000+ visitors every week. For more information, visit www.paloaltojcc.org or call 650.223.8600.About the Leslie Family Preschool: As a Preschool teacher a the OFJCC Leslie Family Preschool you will create and implement programs and promote learning in a licensed, Reggio -inspired, play based, constructivist preschool program serving children ages 18 months to 5 years in accordance with our guiding principles and values:Children as Constructivist Learners: We believe children are innately curious and filled with wonder, and are deserving of opportunities such as independence, risk taking, and social emotional strategies and resilience that help foster 21st century skills. We honor children's capabilities and competencies by enabling them to investigate, explore and serve as caretakers of the world as they grow in their journey.Early Childhood Educators as Professionals: We value our early childhood educators and the important role they play by providing an environment that values life-long learning and respects their knowledge through ongoing professional development/opportunities for growth, competitive compensation and visionary leadership. We strive to support our educators as they build emotionally responsive relationships with children, families and one another and recognize the children's unique and infinite capabilities for co-constructing their own knowledge.Environments as Inspiration for Inquiry: We value the diversity that exists in the community of the Leslie Family Preschool at the OFJCC and in the spirit of The Image of the Child, depend on the unique contributions that are made by each community member in order to create a welcoming and peaceful space that inspires Jewish values and journeys. We believe in the power of the environment to inspire explorations and facilitate inquiry and dialogue.Families as Engaged Partners: We believe through open communication and a culture of trust, our Parent-School Partnership will reflect the values of Repair the World (Tikkun Olam), Respect (Kavod), Community (Kehillah), and Shared Learning (D'rash). We believe parents are engaged advocates for their children and we partner with them to create a community that supports child growth, parental confidence, thriving families, and life-long friendships.Why work for us?* Our community. Our educators, staff, families and children... everyone needs a community to hold them up and share joy. Ours is incredible.* Our campus. It's amazing... 14 relatively new classrooms, four spacious and creative play yards, TWO full and bountiful gardens AND an orchard!* Our team. 60 talented and committed educators including a gardening, outdoor classroom, movement and music specialist all on staff full time. Learn with the best.* Our ratios. Lower ratios and more support.* Our organization. We are a mission based, non-profit and exist to enhance the lives of our community. Feels pretty darn good to work here.* Our benefits. Competitive salary; professional development; health/dental/vision; 403B; approx. 4 weeks paid vacation AND holiday pay (secular and Jewish holidays); full fitness membership; tuition assistance. We'll take care of you.Who are you?* 12 or more ECE units (AA and/or BA degree in ECE or related field & teacher permit preferred) We will continue to learn together.* At least 1 year of experience working with children in a licensed child care/educational environment.* Knowledge of Constructivist/Reggio Emilia Approach to teaching and learning desirable* Knowledge of Jewish values, customs, holidays and traditions desirable. BTW, you don't need to be Jewish to work with us.* Flexible and enthusiastic. Love what you do... seriously, like REALLY love it.* Friendly, warm and nurturing. Be a nice person & work well in a team.* Be able to work full time ... 8:15-4:00pm or 10:00am -6:00pm* Have some other interesting interests or skills... cooking, dancing, music, woodworking, juggling, origami, etc. What can we learn from YOU?* Write well and be comfortable speaking to parents...both when its easy AND when it's not so easy.* Think teachers are heroes and children will save the world.* Comparable experience and willingness to enroll in ECE classes will be consideredPowered by JazzHROFDjsH9Yrn

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