Why work at BDN?
Friendly, professional and supportive team-oriented atmosphere
Very low-cost medical insurance with dental benefits (participating employees pay $20 per pay period for health insurance)
- Supplemental insurance options available (Life, Disability, Accidents, etc.)
- A superior Paid Time Off (PTO) policy - employees earn 4 weeks of PTO annually. After 2 years of service, employees earn 5 weeks of PTO annually. After 5 years of service, employees earn 6 weeks of PTO annually.
- 10 paid holidays every year. That's an additional 2 weeks of paid holidays!
- Paid staff development, including 4 paid in-service days without kids.
- Tuition reimbursement for continuing education
- RTD EcoPass and Downtown area business discounts
- Discounted child care
- Teacher-driven staff wellness program
- Paid time to plan and collaborate with fellow teachers outside the classroom
- Average workday is 7.5 hours
- Free breakfast, lunch and snacks
Teacher Job Opening
Job Title Teacher
Hours of Work Full-time, Non-exempt (40 hours per week)
Reports to Lead Teacher
General Statement of Duties A BDN Teacher is responsible for the academic, social-emotional growth and development of all children in their care, which may include infants, toddlers and/or preschool age children; develops relationships with birth parents/child’s caregivers to engage and encourage parent participation in program. Teacher adheres to the Rules and Regulations for Child Care Facilities as issued by the The Division of Early Care and Learning; and works collegially with other BDN staff members.
Provides care and supervision for assigned children, maintaining a safe and healthy environment by adhering to guidelines for cleanliness, hygiene, universal precautions etc.
Plans with Lead Teacher and other Teachers to implement a daily program that meets the needs of the children, consistent with BDN’s Early Childhood program.
Assists children in learning to cope with and adapt to real-life situations and develop self-help skills as may be developmentally appropriate for each child.
Communicates with parents, ensuring that they are fully informed of daily classroom activities. Participate in parent meetings and parent/teacher conferences as requested.
Makes daily observations related to children's health and reports situations needing attention to Lead Teacher and/or Program Director.
Writes progress evaluations and any observed difficulties or accomplishments children experiences as requested.
Works with Early Childhood Consultant, provides input and feedback regarding children and carries out directives of ECC.
Works with Lead Teacher, Program and Executive Directors to coordinate and train volunteers for various classroom activities.
Performs other related duties as assigned by Lead Teacher, Program or Executive Director.
- Evidence of qualifications for Early Childhood Teacher (ECT), or willingness to attain ECT Certification.
- Experience working with children.
- Excellent people skills; works well as a leader/member of a team.
- May be required to repeatedly lift children up to 40 pounds and push/pull up to 70 pounds.
- Passionate about the BDN mission.
Salary commensurate with skills and experience. Full-time employees are eligible for BDN’s benefits package. Job offer contingent upon completion of background and reference checks. Interested applicants should send resume and cover letter to the Program Director at email@example.com
WORK-STUDY CLASSROOM AIDE POSITION
Job Title Work-Study Classroom Aide
Hours of Work Part-time, Non-exempt
Reports to Lead Teacher
General Statement of Duties Work-Study Aides support the teaching staff in providing a stimulating and complete learning environment and supervision for the children served. Work-study Aides work alongside BDN teachers to support the academic, social-emotional growth and development of all children in their care, which may include infants, toddlers and/or preschool age children. Work-Study Aides adhere to the Rules and Regulations for Child Care Facilities as issued by the The Division of Early Care and Learning; and works collegially with other BDN staff members and aides.
Play with children and have fun.
Provide care and supervision for children in the classroom. Ensure the safety of the children at all times.
Treat all children with dignity and respect; consider the individual needs of the children.
Help teachers implement a daily program that meets the developmental, social and emotional needs of the children in the classroom.
Assist children with learning to cope with and adapt to real-life situations and develop self-help skills as may be developmentally appropriate for each child.
Make daily observations related to children’s health and reports situations needing attention to teachers.
Help teachers prepare for curriculum activities, crafts and class materials prior to class/activities.
Help teachers implement the curriculum.
Help teachers implement developmentally appropriate literacy activities which may include reading with small groups of children.
Supervise playground activities.
Participate in field trips.
Help prepare, serve and clean up snacks.
Assist with daily recordkeeping as needed or directed by teachers.
Report damaged toys/equipment or safety hazards to teachers.
In the Infant Room, feed babies and help put them down for naps.
Assist teachers as needed with other activities. Follow teacher direction concerning children.
Experience working with children and/or pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Education.
Excellent people skills; works well as a leader/member of a team.
May be required to repeatedly lift children up to 40 pounds and push/pull up to 70 pounds.
Passionate about the BDN mission.
Job offer contingent upon completion of background and reference checks. Interested applicants should send resume and cover letter to the Program Director at firstname.lastname@example.org