The Children’s Center (TCC) employs some of the finest early childhood educators around. Lead Teachers must hold a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field. Afternoon Teachers must hold a minimum of an Associate’s Degree or be working towards a degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field. The Children’s Center has a high teacher retention rate and our model classrooms are used as apprenticeship and practicum sites for students from Southern Maine Community College and the University of Southern Maine. Teachers engage in regular professional development in order to stay current on best practices in the early education field. Most importantly, teachers at The Children’s Center are warm, nurturing professionals who care deeply about young children and their development.
Those interested in becoming part of The Children’s Center staff are invited to contact the Executive Director ("> ) by submitting a letter of interest for available positions and a current resume.
Available positions below:
Lead Teacher–Full-Time (40 hours)
The successful candidate will have an affinity for teaching young children in group settings. He/she will be willing to work on a team. Having knowledge of Project Approach, Reggio Emilia philosophy, Developmentally Appropriate Practices is preferred. The candidate will have strong collaborative skills and an understanding of observation, assessment, and documentation in order to make sound curricular decisions.
Lead Teacher Job Description
Afternoon Teacher–Part-Time (30+ hours)
The successful candidate will have an affinity for teaching young children in group settings. He/she will be willing to work on a team. Having knowledge of Project Approach, Reggio Emilia philosophy, Developmentally Appropriate Practice is preferred. The candidate will have strong collaborative skills and an understanding of observation, assessment, and documentation in order to make sound curriculum decisions. Job Requirements: Associates Degree or higher in Early Childhood Education or related field and having earned or be eligible for level 4 Maine Roads to Quality career lattice certificate preferred.
Substitute — Part-Time
Substitutes at The Children’s Center perform related duties of a teacher in order to provide continuity in the day-to-day absence of a staff member. Our substitutes provide a nurturing, safe, developmentally appropriate environment for children by:
- Interacting with children;
- Assisting with supervision inside and outside of the classroom;
- Following all Maine child care licensing regulations;
- Maintaining and understanding the use of developmentally appropriate curriculum;
- Ensuring a safe and healthy environment;
- And assisting in maintaining the daily schedule and routine.
Substitutes should have experience in the field of education and, preferably, early childhood education, i.e., from birth to five years of age. Substitutes are employed on an on-call or as-needed basis. There are no benefits associated with substitute employees.