Early Childhood Teachers must have...

  • a warm and friendly smile, so that each child feels welcome and special.
  • the ability to laugh at jokes, even if you do not understand the child telling it.
  • be comfortable with announcing to everyone that you will be using the restroom, and then be prepared to not take more than 2 minutes (including proper hand washing)!
  • the ability to sing in front of a crowd - singing in tune is not necessary.
  • a high level of multitasking and be comfortable with everything taking 300% longer.
  • the ability to distribute warm hugs frequently.
  • the ability to count the heads of up to 16 moving small humans quickly and frequently.
  • a level of comfort with entering public places after work with unknown substances on your clothing.
  • a high level of comfort with talking about bodily functions frequently, a strong sense of smell to identify bodily functions quickly, and a strong stomach to respond to bodily functions swiftly.
  • a high level of comfort with talking about bodily functions frequently, a strong sense of smell to identify bodily functions quickly, and a strong stomach to respond to bodily functions swiftly.
  • the ability to prevent the environments from resembling the aftermath of a tornado.
  • the ability to focus in an environment that may be chaotic and noisy.
  • the ability to pretend to eat wooden or felt meals realistically.
  • the ability to memorize the names of 24+ children, their family members, grandparents, pets, and special toys.
  • feel comfortable sitting on furniture to small for all of you.
  • have a high level of comfort with being asked personal questions by the children.
  • be comfortable with the fact that although you may build a strong relationship during the week with each child, they may completely refuse to talk to or acknowledge you in public.
  • have the patients to read a 10 page book with at least one interruption per page.
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DESCRIPTION, RESPONSIBILITIES,

AND DUTIES

ROLES &

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Professional ethics of confidentiality, discretion and good judgment.

  • Work closely with other team members in the development of a comprehensive children’s program in accordance with The Birds Nest, Inc philosophy, policy, and procedures.

  • Provide individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs and interests of each child.

  • Assist in planning and implementing program-sponsored family celebrations and classroom parent meetings.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ability to speak, read, and write the English Language fluently.

  • Knowledge of and sensitivity to the cultural background of the children and families being served.

  • Ability to relate to children and adults in a positive, respectful manner.

  • Ability to lift and/or carry children.

  • Ability to interact at the child's level and move quickly as needed.

  • Ability to work with a staff of varying educational and experiential backgrounds.

SALARY, BENEFITS,

& APPLICATION PROCEDURE

SALARY &

BENEFITS

  • $13.00 - 20.00+/hour and sign on bonuses up to $2000.

  • Growth Opportunities

  • ​Temporary, Part-time, and/or Full-time

  • Paid Time Off (PTO)

  • ​​Daily Planning Time & Paid Lunch Break

  • Paid Training Time/Fees

  • ​​Workers Comp Insurance

  • Flexible Scheduling & Garage Parking

  • Discounted Child Care

  • Student Loan Repayment Assistance

  • Retirement Matching and Health Benefits (coming soon)


*Wages, Bonuses, and Benefits are Based on Qualifying Criteria. 

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The Birds Nest Policies, Principles, Procedures, & Employment Documents are revised regularly.​

Last revised August of 2020 - Corinne Kuntz