Now in our 33rd year, the Barnert Temple Preschool is known throughout the Bergen County area as the preeminent Jewish early childhood center which strives to create an environment that respects and encourages the development of each of our students, and each member of our teaching staff.
We are fortunate to be able to focus on nature and the environment, utilizing our gorgeous wooded area as our outdoor classroom. Our staff consists of highly committed women and men, the majority of whom have been with us for over ten years. We push one another to explore and utilize the best methods and practices in Early Childhood Education, including Reggio Emilia, Loose Parts and emergent curriculum. Our staff loves to learn and to collaborate with ECE experts around the world.
Our school is enjoying a growth spurt, so seek assistant teachers to work with various aged classes, five full or half days a week. We also need people who can work extended days, until 5pm. The ideal candidates have experience in early childhood education, understand the unique developmental needs of this age group, are creative and hard working, and excited by all the things preschoolers "produce". You wake up everyday feeling energetic and happy to be able to work with small children and are ready to be outside regularly, to get wet and dirty in the pursuit of "awe", while working with - and supporting - a Head Teacher to maintain a clean and engaging classroom.
All Assistant Teachers work from 8:45-3:00 pm, with a mandatory monthly zoom staff meetings.
We are also looking for substitute teachers who can be available with short term notice.