Our Preschool & Daycare is growing and has open enrollment for new students, but we need to hire new Teachers and Teacher Assistants.  If you wish to apply please review the job description and requirements below:  

Please contact us at:

Beth Buckmir

Director of Stratford United Methodist Preschool

2600 Main St. Stratford CT 06615

Phone:203-386-1818 Fax 203-375-6890

preschool@sumcct.org

TEACHERS: Job Description

The Teacher is responsible for developing a cohesive teaching team, coordinating the curriculum, and managing the day-to-day operational activities of the classroom. Teachers must understand children's cognitive, social, emotional and physical development in order to ensure a safe and stimulating classroom environment where children are actively engaged and encouraged to succeed. The Teacher must be skilled in communicating with both children and adults in order to meet the needs of the children, effectively guide teacher assistants, and resolve parental concerns.Excellent leadership, organizational, and interpersonal skills.

Teacher Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 2 years of professional child care experience.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills and basic computer skills.

  • High energy and the ability to work well with others (staff, children, and parents) and to foster a team environment.

  • A strong understanding of child development.

  • Infant/child CPR and First Aid certification.

  • Must clear full background check and must pass health screening.

  • Associate's Degree in early childhood education or related field of study with a minimum of 30 Credits in ECE.

  • Requirements include the ability to take frequent walks, use hands and fingers, handle objects, tools or controls, talk to and hear voices at many levels. May also be required to kneel, bend, squat or crawl. 

  • A specific vision ability will be required including the ability to see up close and up to a certain distance, to see colors, have peripheral vision and depth perception. 

TEACHER ASSISTANTS: Job Description

The Teacher Assistant supports the Teachers and the Director by helping to create a caring and safe environment for the children and assisting in activities to improve the overall care and quality of education. S/he must be able to communicate, listen and work well with others in a team environment. Assisting the staff in implementing a quality educational program and in developing positive relationships with the children and their parents. Teacher Assistant are responsible for implementing developmentally appropriate activities based on children's interests and needs under the direction of the Teacher and the Director. 

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 1-2 years of professional childcare experience.

  • High energy.

  • Ability to work well with others.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills. .

  • An understanding of child development.

  • Excellent leadership, organizational, and interpersonal skills.

  • Infant/child CPR and First Aid certification.

  • Must clear full background check and must pass health screening.

We are an equal opportunity employer.