The Johns Hopkins University School of Education is launching a search for outstanding and passionate educators to join its founding education team.
At the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Early Childhood Center (ECC), team teachers will work alongside the lead teacher, assistant teacher, and mentor teacher to support personalized learning plans for children ages six weeks through three years and their families; implementing a full day, full year, early childhood care and learning program.
Team Teachers have at least one year of experience as an assistant teacher, aide or intern in an early childhood or child care center setting, have knowledge of infant-toddler with a track record of positive collegial collaboration. Team Teachers are reliable and energetic, and committed to the rigor of working in a high-quality learning center for young children.
ABOUT THE HARRY and JEANNETTE WEINBERG EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER
The Harry and Jeannette Weinberg Early Childhood Center (ECC) at the Henderson-Hopkins Campus is a unique university-assisted community partnership operated by the Johns Hopkins University School of Education (SOE) to serve young children of families who live and work in the EBDI community; to ensure, from the prenatal period through pre-kindergarten, that all children are healthy, supported and ready to succeed in school. With the extraordinary potential to create a high-performing early learning site, the new Early Childhood Center, will serve a diverse, mixed-income community of over 170 students and their families.
Through the nurturing and sustenance of a state-of-the-art early childhood facility, highly -trained faculty and staff, a rigorous curriculum, an exceptional adjacent K-8 community school, health suite, auditorium, gymnasium and family resource center, the ECC will pursue the latest, most effective research-based approaches to meet the needs of all students, their families and a revitalized East Baltimore community.
Using a blended funding model to achieve mixed-income goals to promote maximum diversity, the young learner population of the Early Childhood Center will include families from federally subsidized Early Head Start and Head Start, as well as families paying market-rate tuition.
Key features of the nearly 30,000 sq. ft. early childhood facility include:
Dedicated indoor/outdoor common areas for Gross Motor Play and Project learning
Large group activity areas for music and story-telling experiences
Protected playground space
Teacher suites that promote a team-based work environment and along with a space for designed for teacher training and development.
A 5,000 sq. ft. Family Resource Center
Access to a 3,000 sq. ft. school, family and community library
Purposeful Planning and Instruction
Assists the teaching team in teaching and planning high-quality infant-toddler learning environment using a responsive relationship approach to learning that incorporates research-based experiences in early language acquisition, numeracy, science, social-emotional development, and creative expression, problem-solving and physical development.
Collaborates with teaching staff a nurturing environment, create personalized learning plans, and identify best practice teaching strategies to maximize learning for all infants.
Assists with the implementation of the Creative Curriculum for Infants, Toddlers and Twos, along with other intentional classroom activities that are child-centered, developmentally appropriate, open-ended and process oriented.
Meets with the Lead Teacher on a regular basis to review classroom and child data, develop action plans that support goal achievement.
Collaborates with the classroom teachers and mentor teacher to support the process to implement individual goals for children and their families. Participate in a system of reciprocal, regular data feedback and utilization for individualized planning for children and families and continuous program improvement.
Collaborates with the Lead Teacher and other teaching staff to provide input on and implement purposeful experiences, personalized learning plans, and best practice teaching strategies to maximize learning for all children.
Implements intentional classroom activities that are child-centered, developmentally appropriate, open-ended and process oriented.
Effective Learning Environment
Contributes to the creation of a nurturing environment that is child centered and responsive to the individual needs of each child and family.
Promotes a stimulating learning environment through active engagement with children during routine care and provides planned experiences enhancing cognitive, social and physical development of infants and toddlers.
Provides an appropriate climate to establish and reinforce acceptable child behaviors, attitudes, and social skills.
Family and Community Partnership
Actively supports effective partnerships with families by:
Maintaining open communication
Remaining sensitive to different families' cultures, values and needs; and encouraging their input into the educational program.
Actively participates in scheduled trainings, parent meetings and individual coaching sessions, and the development of a personal professional learning plan.
Collaborates with and supports the lead teacher and other colleagues in achieving professional goals.
Meets professional expectations as outlined in the staff handbook (i.e. prompt completion of tasks, dress, maintaining confidentiality, communication).
Appropriately represents the ECC externally.
High school diploma/GED and a current Infant-Toddler CDA credential required. AA degree in early childhood education (preferred) and may be substituted for the current Infant-Toddler CDA credential.
At least one year of supervised classroom experience in an early childhood setting with children age 0 to 3.
An approved MSDE 45 hour Infant-Toddler CDA certification preferred.
Completed all regulatory documents for State Child Care Licensing including current Infant, child and adult CPR and First Aid certification.
Experience working with a diverse population in an urban setting preferred.
Successful completion of physical examination, diagnostic tests, and successful clearance of background checks and fingerprinting as required by local, state and federal regulations.
Physical examinations, drug screening and TB test are required as a condition of continual employment.
Johns Hopkins University remains committed to its founding principle, that education for all students should be grounded in exploration and discovery. Hopkins students are challenged not just to learn but also to advance learning itself. Critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, and entrepreneurship are all encouraged and nourished in this unique educational environment. After more than 130... years, Johns Hopkins remains a world leader in both teaching and research. Faculty members and their research colleagues at the university's Applied Physics Laboratory have each year since 1979 won Johns Hopkins more federal research and development funding than any other university. The university has nine academic divisions and campuses throughout the Baltimore-Washington area. The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the Whiting School of Engineering, the School of Education and the Carey Business School are based at the Homewood campus in northern Baltimore. The schools of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing share a campus in east Baltimore with The Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Peabody Institute, a leading professional school of music, is located on Mount Vernon Place in downtown Baltimore. The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies is located in Washington's Dupont Circle area.