HighScope occupies a unique position and legacy in the early childhood field - at the intersections of research and practice; local and global; and the nonprofit, public, and private sectors. Today, HighScope has a strong presence in multiple states and 10 countries around the globe. As we expand our Ypsilanti campus and Demonstration Preschool, we are seeking a Demonstration Preschool Teacher who will be responsible for the daily operation of the preschool. With the support and collaboration from co-teachers, this individual will develop and demonstrate best practices in the HighScope curriculum based on current research in the early childhood field.
Conduct the HighScope Demonstration Preschool program in accordance with state licensing regulations and the Great Start Readiness Program guidelines during regular scheduled hours. Occasional afternoon and evenings hours will be required
Demonstrate high quality curriculum practices and explain the curriculum to HighScope Foundation visitors
Collaborate and coordinate with EC Applied Practice and Research departments to support curriculum development and research in the demonstration classroom (e.g., try out activities in the classroom, provide feedback, coordinate videotaping and photo shoots)
Plan and conduct monthly family involvement activities and informational meetings centered around the HighScope Preschool Curriculum
Conduct family conferences, home visits and field trips.
Maintain family communication via monthly newsletters and social media
Maintain classroom organization including light cleaning
Shop for and/or order preschool supplies, and maintain inventory of preschool materials
Assist HighScope staff across departments in curriculum, professional learning, and research
JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Education/Experience
HighScope Teacher Certification is desired
Bachelor's degree in early childhood education with a valid teaching certificate with an Early Childhood E General and Special Education (ZS) endorsement, or a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education or child development with a specialization in preschool teaching. The transcript will document a major, rather than a minor, in child development or early childhood education
Minimum of 3-5 years of early childhood teaching and working with families
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
Demonstrated knowledge and implementation of the HighScope Preschool Curriculum, philosophy and educational approach
Demonstrates knowledge of early literacy, math, science, child development practices and research-based early childhood quality methods
Ability to produce professional writing including curriculum resources, professional learning, and proposals
Ability to take initiate, prioritize work, meet deadlines, and handle multiple projects
Accountable and achievement-oriented; team player with a positive attitude
Ability to work collaboratively and demonstrate flexibility in team environment
Demonstrate a high level of personal and professional integrity and demeanor
Knowledge of computer applications including e-mail, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
This is a full-year full-time position with a schedule of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Send your resume and cover letter to email@example.com for consideration.