Cambridge-Ellis School, Cambridge, MA
Accredited by NAEYC
The Cambridge-Ellis School, Cambridge, MA is seeking a Preschool Teacher for our afternoon Mandarin Immersion classroom. The ideal candidate is a native Mandarin speaker, fluent in English, with a minimum of 3 years teaching experience with young children. EEC preschool teacher certification is preferred.
This teacher will:
- Be both literate and fluent in Mandarin
- Have excellent communication skills with both children and adults
- Have a warm and energetic personality and a good sense of humor
Responsibilities will include:
- Contributing to the development of young language learners
- Developing culturally authentic, play-based preschool curriculum
- Working collaboratively with 2 other Mandarin teachers
- Attending weekly team meetings
CES is a non-profit, NAEYC accredited school serving children ages 2-6 years old. We provide a warm, nurturing and stimulating learning environment through emergent curriculum planning and by using an inquiry-based approach for teaching and learning. Our unique Preschool Language Program offers immersion language classes in Mandarin, French, and Spanish for preschoolers. The school draws inspiration from the philosophy of John Dewey, the Reggio-Emilia approach to learning, and the pedagogy of Frances and David Hawkins.
We are committed to creating an equitable community and offering a culturally sensitive curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. We offer a professional work environment dedicated to the task of educating young children and their families. We encourage continuous professional growth and provide support for adult learning.
CES offers a competitive and generous compensation package. Our school year runs from September through early June. Teachers have the opportunity to work in our 8-week summer program in addition to the school year.