Position: Preschool Teacher(s)
Program: Various age groups from 6 weeks to School Age may be available, depending on openings
Location: Locations depends upon openings, NBCC has 15 sites throughout Marin and Sonoma Counties.
Status: Non-Exempt, Full-time and Part-time positions may be available
Reports to: Head Teacher & Site Supervisor
Compensation: Competitive and DOE
Are you a passionate teacher who wants to inspire and lead a preschool, toddler or infant classroom? We want to hear from you! North Bay Children's Center offers a competitive starting wage, $250 signing bonus, professional development incentives, abundant classroom resources, health benefits and much, much more.
ABOUT US: North Bay Children's Center (NBCC) is a nonprofit that provides early childhood care to families to more than 680 children daily at 15 centers throughout Sonoma and Northern Marin Counties. NBCC was among the first early childhood education providers to recognize that nutrition education has a place in the daily curriculum of a child care environment; our award-winning Garden of Eatin' nutrition curriculum is designed to instill healthy habits and weave a culture of health and wellness throughout our classrooms. Learn more about the Garden of Eatin' at www.nbcc.net/garden-of-eatin!
OUR MISSION: to ensure that all children and families, regardless of race, socio-economic standing, and/or resource, are provided with an equal opportunity for early education.
We are currently seeking Preschool Teachers in Healdsburg, Santa Rosa, Petaluma, and Novato. We also have openings for a Site Supervisor/Head Teacher and Area Director. Visit nbcc.net/careers for a full list of sites and openings.
Preschool Teachers, Full Time, Part Time, Floats and Substitutes
* Child Development Associate Teacher Permit or higher with 1 year teaching experience OR
* Qualify with a minimum of 12 Early Childhood/Child Development CORE units with at least a 1 year teaching experience. Individuals who do not possess but qualify, must obtain a Child Development Associate Teacher Permit, or higher, within 6 months of NBCC employment.
* Solid working knowledge of Community Care Licensing requirements, California Department of Education requirements and of Industry "Best Practices".
* Obtain and maintain certification of Pediatric First Aid and Pediatric CPR as required by California State Licensing.
* Proficient in written and spoken Spanish desired, but not required.
In cooperation with teaching team, plan and implement a variety of diverse, age appropriate activities consistent with the philosophies of NBCC and industry "best practices". All activities and environmental set-up must meet the children's individual developmental needs in their entirety (including social-emotional, cognitive, fine motor, gross motor and physical development - including health and nutrition objectives as defined by NBCC's Culture of Health). In accordance with the Fair Labor Standards Act, this position is Full-Time non-exempt compensation. Teachers must demonstrate the ability to work as a collegial team member with respect, trust and professionalism with co-workers. This position is aligned with NBCC's goals, philosophy and agency objectives.
* Maintain a safe, orderly and inviting arrangement in all classrooms (including outside play areas) which complies with NBCC's best practices for classroom environments. Includes the daily set-up of all classrooms and outdoor environment.
* In cooperation with the teaching team, maintain general housekeeping tasks (to provide and orderly, professional environment and atmosphere).
* Engage in regular self-assessment/goal setting and participate in timely evaluation of job performance with the Head Teacher and/or Site Supervisor.
* In cooperation with the Head Teacher, staff and/or Site Supervisor, obtain appropriate substitutes when ill, for vacation, and any other time off site for any reason.
* Attend all scheduled NBCC Staff Development Days.
* Attend and participate in regular staff meetings, planning meeting with Head Teacher and/or Site Supervisor.
* Participate in workshops, conferences and other training sessions which are deemed beneficial to professional goals and position.
* Conduct ongoing Desired Results Developmental Assessments (DRDP) on children in cooperation with the teaching team.
* In cooperation with the Head Teacher and/or Site Supervisor, conduct and participate in semi-annual parent/teacher conferences.
* Demonstrate professional demeanor at all times.
* In collaboration with the Head Teacher, and/or Site Supervisor and teaching team, implement specific child behavior plans, intervention and resource referrals.
* Recognize and consider each child in relationship to cultural and / ethnic background, as well as respond to each unique individual child with dignity and respect. Foster positive self-esteem through respectful interactions with children and staff.