The Early Childhood Teacher position at Bowdoin College
offers early childcare professionals a
dynamic opportunity to work in a college campus center with staff
who provide care to children in a professional atmosphere. The
climate at the Children’s Center leads our staff toward calm,
organized, and engaged work with children and each other.
Our teams work collaboratively and in consort with each other
meeting weekly to discuss practices and concerns as well as meeting
weekly to plan curriculum for the children. Our practices are
driven by training on addressing children’s emotional needs to
bring learning and growth through attachment and secure
relationships. Our nature-based programs focus on generous amounts
of uninterrupted outside time for children to play, explore, and
experiment. All of this work is in the context of a NAEYC
accredited center that is deeply and actively engaged in anti-bias
and anti-racist work offered by consultants and professional
development trainings throughout the year to support our growth as
individuals and a staff.
The Early Childhood Teacher holds responsibility of ensuring the
safety and well-being of all the children in the program and
supporting the mission and
of the Center, while participating in providing a
nurturing environment and developmentally appropriate curriculum
that meets the needs of young children in all domains. Our
educators are mentored and guided by the co-lead educators to
prepare them to step into a co-lead educator role should they be
interested. In the infant and toddler program we practice
continuity of care for the first three years of a child’s life.
This entails building relationships with families as well as
children that will be sustained for this three-year journey.
COVID -19 Considerations for The Children’s Center: Bowdoin College
is committed to keeping our team members and the children in our
care as safe as possible. Learn more about all of our important
safety measures here:
- This is a full time, benefit eligible position.
- $500 Sign-Bonus – ½ paid at first check and ½ paid after 90
days, if eligibility requirements are met.
- Starting rate is $19.50/hour
- Associate Degree in early childhood education, or a related
field required, and a minimum of 2 years’ experience working with
children birth – 8 years, preferably in an accredited child care
- Bachelors degree and working toward a Master’s degree in early
childhood education, or a related field, with experience in
practicum settings and/or summer employment in working with
children birth – 8 years.
Experience Requirements and/or Equivalents
- Current CPR /First Aid certification. Must sign a Child Abuse
Policy statement, complete the College’s OSHA blood borne pathogen
training and show proof of Hepatitis B vaccination (or submit a
written declination statement).
- A willingness to be mentored and learn excellent professional
interpersonal skills as well as oral and written communication
skills; computer proficiency (Outlook, Word and internet research
required); ability and willingness to learn additional programs
required; and a genuine commitment to the field of early childhood
- Experience working with emergent curriculum or Reggio Emilia
inspired programs as well as an interest in working in play-based
and nature-based environments is highly desirable.
Standard Work Days and Hours
20 hours/week, year round between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5:45
Bowdoin embraces diversity in all forms, and the College is home to
talented students, faculty and staff—with a variety of racial,
ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds; religious beliefs;
and gender identities, among other factors.
We encourage applications from candidates committed to the support
of an inclusive campus community and those who will enrich and
contribute to the College’s multifaceted diversity. We value a
community in which individuals of all backgrounds are warmly
welcomed and encouraged to succeed.
Founded in 1794, Bowdoin has maintained its commitment to the
liberal arts for well over 200 years. Bowdoin’s reputation as a
preeminent liberal arts college rests on the excellence of its
faculty, students, and staff; intimate size; strong sense of
community; and connections to the people, history, and natural
beauty of Maine.
Bowdoin’s campus is situated in a beautiful natural setting.
Located in Brunswick, Maine, a town of approximately 20,000, the
College is a short drive from the Maine coast, twenty-five miles
from Portland and 120 miles from Boston.
Part Time Year Round
Background Check Package Requirements
Support Staff + MVR
Is driving a vehicle (e.g. Bowdoin vehicle or off road vehicle,
rental car, personal car) an essential function of this job?
Is a pre-placement physical required for this position?
Applications Accepted Until
Open Until Filled
Type of Posting
Special Instructions to Applicants
Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and
state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment,
admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular
programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color,
ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital
status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or
against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities
on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected
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