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Blue Leaf School
Berkeley, CA, USA
Job Posted:
30+ days ago


Childcare (Daycare) / Preschool Teacher/Forest School Teacher

Do you love working with children and love nature? Blue Leaf School, licensed family childcare serving infants and toddlers (newborn to 5 years), is hiring for both our daycare and our Forest School! We are looking for full-time teachers as well as part-time and substitute teachers to provide loving and engaging care.

We are a play-based, Reggio and RIE® inspired program. We believe that young children, including infants, are competent, curious scientists who learn by playing and doing. We set up the environment and activities/projects that allow children to explore and take the lead in their learning.

Open Monday to Friday year-round, with breaks around all major holidays. Blue Leaf is headquartered near Grizzly Peak and Wildcat Canyon with easy access to public transportation.

A great team player
A communicative person who is flexible and takes initiative
Someone energetic, responsible, and punctual
Someone who loves working with young children
Knowledge of child development (and interest in deepening understanding via on the job training and/or Child Development classes)
Enjoys spending time outdoors

Setting up, facilitating, and cleaning up for playtime and projects
Participates in planning and implementation of emergent curriculum (based on children’s interests)
Records observations and communicates developmental information to parents and other teachers
Maintains a clean and safe environment (including cleaning and sterilizing toys)
Open to providing care and teaching in the spirit of a play-based program

Ideal candidate loves preschool aged children
Prior work or volunteer (or other) experience with children 0 years to 5 years
High school degree, some Child Development credits preferred
Fluent in English
Negative TB Test, and Fingerprint Clearance, as well as willingness to be tested for COVID-19 and follow current safety guidelines.
Infant/Pediatric CPR/First Aid training (can get this after hire date)
Willing to play on the floor/ground, inside and outside, and lift up to 50 lbs
Smartphone preferred to help with an app for parent notifications and communication

Based on experience
Position accrues sick time (1 hour for every 30 hours worked)
Potential for a yearly stipend for training or education
Please send your resume and email cover letter with the subject line “Childcare Teacher” to ------------

Forest School, preschool