Fessenden Children’s Center provides childcare for children 12 weeks to 5 years-old. We are located in West Newton, MA on the campus of the Fessenden School. We are committed to foster social-emotional, physical, cognitive, and developmental growth through thoughtful, integrated curriculum within a safe and nurturing environment. Through interpersonal relationships between teachers, children, and their families, we ensure that each child’s individual needs are met.
Fessenden Children’s Center is looking for a Toddler Teacher to join our team. You will plan and implement daily activities that assist the children with mastery of age-appropriate developmental milestones. A teacher must have great love and patience for children. Qualifications needed to teach them effectively include knowledge of best practices and developmental milestones as well as the ability to engage them and earn their love and trust.
The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:
Develop a nurturing and creative program suitable for toddlers
Employ a variety of educational techniques (tummy time, sensory exploration, music, and stories) to facilitate achievement of age-appropriate developmental milestones
Observe and document each child's growth and development and report to parents
Organize nap and snack hours and supervise children to ensure they are safe at all times
Communicate with parents daily to build compassionate and trusting partnerships
Collaborate with other educators; a team player
Maintain a clean and tidy classroom consistent with health and safety regulations as required by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC)Skills
Performing other duties as assigned.
Familiarity with EEC safety and sanitation guidelines for classrooms
Certification in first aid, CPR and AED
Valid EEC Infant / Toddler Teacher certification
Excellent understanding of the principles of toddler development and educational methods
Excellent communication and instructional skills
Proficient in speaking, reading, and writing in English
Cool-tempered, friendly, reliable and flexible
A balance between a creative mind and a practical acumen
Critical thinking skills and the ability to problem solve
Excellent accuracy, attention to detail, and customer service
Ability to work independently
Strong organizational skills; ability to establish and manage multiple priorities
High school diploma or equivalent
Successful criminal background check including CORI/SORI/DCF and fingerprinting background records check
Physical Demands and Work Environment
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. The requirements for performing the duties of this position include:
Sitting on the floor
Pushing and maneuvering a stroller with up to four children
Cleaning and disposing of bodily waste and fluids
Submit an application through Fessenden’s Career Site.
About Fessenden Children's Center
The Fessenden School
250 Waltham Street, West Newton, Massachusetts 02465
The Fessenden School (525 students, Pre-K through 9th Grade) located ten miles west of Boston, Massachusetts, is the oldest all boys, junior boarding school in the country.
The Fessenden School’s mission is to cultivate each boy's talents and develop in balance his character, mind, and body in an inclusive and joyful community.
For more than 100 years we have been committed to the education of boys and our facilities, curriculum, and programs are designed with the necessities of boys in mind. Faculty programs include ongoing professional development relating to the education of boys, cultural competency, project-based learning, academic technology, and differentiated learning.