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Join Our Team

The Fishtown School is hiring for all positions to start in September 2021 in our brand new beautiful daycare facility. The goal of our program is to instill a lifelong love of learning in our students. We are a small boutique daycare center (23 children total) and are seeking loving and dedicated teachers who can understand and embrace each child’s needs and will help foster their individual growth. Our teachers must be highly qualified childhood educators who use their creativity to design unique lesson plans to be implemented in the classrooms in fun and imaginative ways. We are seeking three full-time head teachers and three full-time assistant teachers that will bring their creative and professional interpersonal skills to the children, families, and staff as part of our team. We are also seeking a daycare director who is a committed individual who wants to make a difference in the lives of our young students and their families, while effectively and efficiently running the school’s operations.

This is your chance to make a difference in our students’ lives and set a standard of excellence in early childhood education!

The Center Director

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The Fishtown School is seeking a daycare director to start in our brand new beautiful facility in Philadelphia.

We are searching for a committed individual who wants to make a difference in the lives of our young students and their families, while effectively and efficiently running the school’s operations.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Ensure full implementation of all aspects of our learning methodology and systems of recordkeeping, reporting, and ongoing monitoring. 

  • Provide teachers with training, coaching, and monitoring to help them successfully fulfill all aspects of their role, including but not limited to effective practices in the following:

– Teacher-child interactions

– Learning environments

– Routines, transitions, and responsive caregiving 

– Curriculum planning and implementation 

– Child assessment

– Meeting all children's needs

– Working with families

– Professional growth and collaboration

  • Facilitate professional learning communities with teaching staff to support curriculum planning and implementation as well as child assessment data analysis and application of data to individualized learning plans.

  • Assist in the recruitment, interviewing, on-boarding, coaching, supervising, and training of teaching staff.

  • Provide coverage for the classroom when needed.

  • Serve as operational lead for the School, ensuring compliance with all program policies and procedures, state licensing, and other regulations.

  • Serve as education lead for the School, overseeing implementation of all aspects of education services and providing teachers with coaching, training, and monitoring.

  • Work with teachers to reliably implement, analyze, and apply child assessment and learning outcome data; use data to implement individualized learning plans.

  • Participate in leadership activities and meetings as appropriate.

  • Recognize that the job description is service area specific and that a successful employee upholds the overall employment standards outlined in the employee handbook, specifically, but not limited to: confidentiality, child abuse reporting, attendance and dependability, appropriate dress, customer service and support to all families, prudent use of program resources, and promoting and maintaining safe environment for all children, families, and staff.

  • Written evaluation of staff persons on a regular basis, a minimum of one evaluation every 12 months.

  • Ensure a safe, happy, and stimulating environment for children.

  • Responsible for the general management of the facility.

  • Manage and coordinate a curriculum program with staff that complies with state and federal requirements.

  • Ensure that center facilities are safe for children and comply with laws and regulations.

  • Evaluate and purchase materials, equipment, and supplies.

  • Complete ongoing training and courses to remain up to date on daycare standards and procedures.

  • Communicate and meet with parents regarding their children and the center’s policies.

  • Meet with parents and teachers to keep parents up-to-date on child’s development and progress, including discussing ways to address learning or behavioral issues.

  • Develop and facilitate a marketing and communications plan.

  • Develop programs to promote social, physical, and intellectual growth of our students.

  •  Promote a positive and professional image of The Fishtown School.

Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in early childhood education, child development, special education, elementary education, or the human services field and one year of experience with children.

or

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, including 30 credit hours in early childhood education, child development, special education, elementary education, or the human services field and two years of experience with children.

or

  • An associate’s degree from an accredited college or university in early childhood education, child development, special education, elementary education, or the human services field and 3 years of experience with children.

  • Knowledge of infants through preschool curriculum and implementation, classroom management

  • Supervisory experience

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate with all staff, parents, and children

  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong time management and organizational skills

  • Strong computer skills (Procare software proficiency preferred)

  • Knowledge of Pennsylvania licensing requirements

Benefits:

  • Paid time off

  • Paid vacation

  • Dental insurance

  • Life insurance

  • Short term disability insurance

  • Professional development assistance

  • Referral bonus

Schedule:

  • Full-time Shift

  • Monday-Friday

Head Teacher

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Daily Duties:

  • Arrive each day with a positive and enthusiastic attitude.

  • Implement school programs and policies as well as state licensing requirements.

  • Establish and maintain a safe, healthy, and nurturing learning environment.

  • Write and implement daily age-appropriate lesson plans.

  • Support social and emotional development and provide positive guidance.

  • Establish and maintain positive open communication with families as well as fellow teachers.

  • Commitment to professionalism.

  • Participate in staff and training meetings.

  • Recognize and embrace serving as a role model to our young students.

  • Consistent communication with teachers and parents to ensure consistent, high-quality care.

  • Keep records of each child’s progress, interests, and any problems that may occur.

  • Help ensure smooth, daily transition from home to daycare center. 

  • Respond quickly and effectively to children’s needs. 

  • Clean interactive areas throughout the day.

  • Discuss pupils’ academic and behavioral attitudes and achievements with the Director and participate in parent conferences.

  • May assist with field trips.

  • Organize mealtime and snack time for children.

  • Review and carry out health plans as needed for dietary needs, allergies, etc. 

  • Diaper changing of infants and toddlers as well as toilet training support, as needed.

  • Maintain frequent communications with parents through informal discussions and progress reports.

  • Encourage self-help and good hygiene through behavior modeling.

  • Maintain a personal professional development plan to ensure continuous quality improvement.

Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in early childhood education, child development, special education, elementary education, or the human services field.

or

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, including 30 credit hours in early childhood education, child development, special education, elementary education, or the human services field, and one year of experience with children.

or

  • An associate’s degree from an accredited college or university in early childhood education, child development, special education, elementary education, or the human services field, and two years of experience with children.

or

  • An associate’s degree from an accredited college or university, including 30 credit hours in early childhood education, child development, special education, elementary education, or the human services field, and three years of experience with children.

Benefits:

  • Paid time off

  • Paid holidays

  • One week paid vacation

  • Dental insurance

  • Professional development assistance

  • Referral bonus

  • Life Insurance

  • Short term disability insurance

Schedule:

  • Full-time shift

  • Monday through Friday

Assistant Teacher

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Daily Duties:

  • Arrive each day with a positive and enthusiastic attitude.

  • Implement school programs and policies as well as state licensing requirements.

  • Establish and maintain a safe, healthy, and nurturing learning environment.

  • Support social and emotional development and provide positive guidance.

  • Establish and maintain positive open communication with families as well as fellow teachers.

  • Commitment to professionalism.

  • Participate in staff and training meetings.

  • Recognize and embrace serving as a role model to our young students.

  • Consistent communication with teachers and parents to ensure consistent, high-quality care.

  • Keep records of each child’s progress, interests, and any problems that may occur.

  • Help ensure smooth, daily transition from home to the daycare center. 

  • Respond quickly and effectively to children’s needs. 

  • Clean interactive areas throughout the day.

  • May assist with field trips.

  • Organize mealtime and snack time for children.

  • Review and carry out health plans as needed for dietary needs, allergies, etc. 

  • Diaper changing of infants and toddlers as well as toilet training support, as needed.

  • Maintain frequent communications with parents through informal discussions and progress reports.

  • Encourage self-help and good hygiene through behavior modeling.

  • Maintain a personal professional development plan to ensure continuous quality improvement.

Qualifications:

  • A high school diploma or a general educational development certificate and 30 credit hours from an accredited college or university in early childhood education, child development, special education, elementary education, or the human services field.

or

  • A high school diploma or a general educational development certificate, including 600 or more hours of secondary training described in § 3270.31(c) (relating to age and training).

or

  • A high school diploma or a general educational development certificate; 15 credit hours from an accredited college or university in early childhood education, child development, special education, elementary education, or the human services field; and one year of experience with children.

or

  • A high school diploma or a general education development certificate and completion of a post-secondary training curriculum described in § 3270.31(c).

or

  • A high school diploma or a general educational development certificate and two years of experience with children.

Benefits:

  • Paid time off

  • Paid holidays

  • One week paid vacation

  • Dental insurance

  • Professional development assistance

  • Referral bonus

  • Life Insurance

  • Short term disability insurance

 

Schedule:

  • Full-time shift

  • Monday through Friday