Pre-School Teacher (Part-Time)

Dean College
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Sep 16, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Other Education, Jobs Outside Academe, Educational Service Providers
Employment Level
Employment Type
Part Time
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Company Description:

Dean College is an exciting place to work, learn, and grow! Dean ranked 23rd in the 2019 U.S. News & World Report for BEST REGIONAL COLLEGE - North category, the eighth year in a row of being ranked. Dean also ranked 12th in same report for Best Value Schools. In addition, Dean has been nationally recognized as a College of Distinction based on four distinctions - engaged students, great teaching, vibrant community, and successful outcomes.

Dean College is a private, residential New England college grounded in a culture and tradition in which all students deserve the opportunity for academic and personal success. A uniquely supportive community for 153 years, Dean has woven together extensive student support and engagement with exceptional teaching and innovative campus activities. Our graduates are lifetime learners who thrive in their careers, embrace social responsibility, and demonstrate leadership. This is The Dean Difference.

Dean serves close to 1,200 full-time students and close to 400 part-time students, offering bachelor's and associate degrees as well as a robust selection of certificate and short-term credential programs.

Dean College is situated in Franklin, Massachusetts, which is conveniently located between Boston and Providence. Approximately 90 percent of the College's student population lives on campus in one of 13 residence halls.

Dean provides a supportive academic environment that thrives on student engagement and exceptional teaching. The Dean Difference is exemplified through each student's commitment to their professional futures, social responsibility, and leadership. Outside of the classroom, students participate in 15 varsity sports and more than 40 on-campus groups and organizations.

Ninety-six percent of our bachelor's degree students are employed or enrolled in graduate school within 12 months of graduation. Alumni are hard at work in top-ranked graduate programs and are employed by organizations such as Universal Studios, Dell Technologies, Liberty Mutual, Kraft Sports Entertainment, the Boston Ballet, and more.

Job Description:

The Preschool Teacher of the Children's Center will support the development and implementation of a quality early childhood program including: the design of age appropriate curriculum, organization and maintenance of the classroom environment.  This is a part-time teaching position and includes attending Monday afternoon staff and curriculum planning meetings.


  • Assist in the administration and operation of the Children's Center in accordance with the regulations of the Department of Early Education and Care (DEEC), and the accreditation standards established by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC);
  • Work effectively as part of a teaching team alongside other teachers and lead teachers in the program;
  • Collaborate with teaching teams to support the development and implementation of age-appropriate curriculum that meets the individual ability, interests, and needs of children two years nine months to six years of age;
  • Assist in organizing and maintaining a classroom that is challenging, clean, orderly, and safe. Work with the teaching team to ensure the aesthetics of the physical space and the learning center activities invite exploration and participation. Replenish and/or rotate supplies and materials as needed meeting the needs of all children;
  • Contribute to an effective communication model with parents, to include regular consultations and at least one parent conference on each child every six months as assigned by the assistant director;
  • Provide assessment data and documentation that contributes to the preparation of at least one written progress report on each child every six months, as assigned by the assistant director and/or director;
  • Complete developmental checklists, prepare conference written reports, and maintain individual portfolios;
  • Assist in maintaining accurate records of children's attendance, and ensure that they are accurate at all times;
  • Model early childhood best practice as you train, evaluate, and work with student teachers, work study students, interns, and volunteers;
  • Act as a resource to and work effectively with college students from various departments fulfilling course requirements;
  • Assist in the development of educational goals and behavior management strategies for individual children;
  • Participate in staff meetings, curriculum planning meetings, and after school events such as parent meetings, workshops, and family events;
  • Keep abreast of current research and trends in early childhood by actively seeking opportunities for professional development;
  • Keep records documenting a minimum of 12 hours per year of training (part-time) or 20 hours per year (full-time) as required by the Department of Early Education and Care;
  • Responsible for keeping personal health information current, PQ Registry, as well as other records required by the Department of Early Education and Care;
  • Maintain current first aid and CPR certification as required by DEEC;
  • Responsible for coordinating positioning both indoors and outside with teammates to maximize supervision and ensure that the team knows the whereabouts and activities of all the children in their care at all times;
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • A bachelor's degree in early childhood education or a related field, including four courses in early childhood education from an accredited institution, required;
  • Preschool teacher qualified by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (DEEC), required;
  • Preschool lead teacher qualified by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care, preferred;
  • COVID-19 Vaccination, required.


Additional Information:

Dean College is an equal-opportunity, Title IX institution and pledges to recruit, select and promote diversity by providing equality of opportunity in higher education for all persons, including faculty and staff with respect to hiring, continuation, promotion, and applicants for admission, enrolled students and graduates without discrimination or segregation.

The College is interested in candidates who have the communication skills and cross-cultural abilities to maximize their effectiveness with diverse groups of colleagues, students, faculty, and community members. All employment decisions are made on a non-discriminatory basis. Dean College prohibits discrimination and harassment based on sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, citizenship, pregnancy or maternity, protected veteran status, work-related injury or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state or local law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in College programs, services, and activities. A pre-employment background screen is required for all employees and the College participates in the Federally-mandated E-Verify program.

The Assistant Dean of Students, located on the second floor of the Campus Center, telephone 508-541-1841, coordinates the college's compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 Act. 

The Director of Human Resources on the first floor of Dean Hall, telephone, 508-541-1681 coordinates the college's compliance with titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act and amendments, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.

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The Dean College Athletics Department is a Provisional Division III member of the NCAA and competes as a member of the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC), Eastern Collegiate Football Conference (ECFC), and the USCAA and complies with all NCAA Division III Rules and Regulations.

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