Springfield, MA

Are you passionate about teaching young children? Would you love a work environment that is positive and energetic? A place where your time, enthusiasm, and skills are appreciated? The Early Learning Center at the Springfield JCC is now hiring full-time lead teachers in our infant, toddler, and preschool programs. Our classrooms are developmentally appropriate learning environments that align with the National Association for the Education of Young Children standards and the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) regulations.

Salary: $37,000-$44,700 ($17.75-$21.50/per hour)

Plus up to $2,000 sign-on bonus!

Full-time Employee benefits include:

  • Complimentary JCC Family Membership (includes gym membership)
  • JCC program discounts (includes child care and summer camp)
  • Professional Development opportunities, including support for further certification
  • Up to 21 paid holidays per calendar year (includes Jewish and national holidays)
  • 403B retirement plan with employer sponsorship
  • Life insurance
  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Pet Insurance

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Using knowledge of child development and learning in context to create a caring community of learners that is centered on the children
  • Engaging in reciprocal partnerships with families/caretakers and fostering community connections
  • Observing, documenting, and assessing children’s development and learning
  • Teaching to enhance each child’s development and learning
  • Understanding and using content areas to plan and implement an engaging curriculum designed to meet goals that are important and meaningful for children, families, and the community in the present as well as the future
  • Making decisions as an early childhood professional that exemplify ethical, intentional, and reflective judgment and practice

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be EEC-certified. 
  • Applicants from all faiths are invited to apply