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Green Mountain Children's Center

Green Mountain Children’s Center is hiring!

Directors, Master Teachers, Associate and Assistant Teachers

Full and Part Time Positions available in our early care and after school programs

Great Pay and Benefits!

Green Mountain Children’s Center offers high quality child care and after school programs at our campuses in Hartford, VT, and Claremont, NH.

This institution is an equal opertunity provider.

Lending a hand in our community since 1989

Job Title:        Associate Teacher       

Reports to:      Site Director                                                                            

Department:   Classroom Education                                      

Date:               July 20, 2017

FLSA Status:  Nonexempt

Job Summary:  This position assists in providing appropriate classroom experiences in a manner that follows all GMCC policies and procedures and all NH/VT child care licensing regulations. Models appropriate, professional behavior.

Duties:    The primary duties of this position include supervision of children and appropriate assistance to Lead Teachers in the management of assigned classrooms.  GMCC and its affiliates reserve the right to assign other duties to any employee at any time depending upon business needs. 

Essential duties/functions are identified with an asterisk (*).

Classroom Management

*    Assists in the creation and maintenance of an attractive and well-organized classroom, assuring arrangements are functional for children’s use and encourage creativity and exploration

*    Assists children with transitions from home to school, maintains awareness of the whereabouts of each child, establishes behavior guidelines and follows through with appropriate expectations for children’s behavior

*    Enables children to resolve their own conflicts and assists them in managing their feelings positively

*    Teaches and models empathy

*    Verifies individuals other than parents/guardians are authorized to pick up children

*    Ensures that children are signed in and out.

*    Responsible for daily cleaning of classroom

Curriculum and Teaching

*    Helps to provide a developmentally appropriate program

*    Meets the social, emotional, physical and cognitive needs of each child

*    Assists with the planning, adaptation, and scheduling of age-appropriate curriculum involving various activities that stimulate children’s cognitive skills, abilities, and development based on individual needs and interests

*    Interacts with children during activities to support learning, and provides materials and ideas to extend play

*    Records daily observations of children’s behavior and activities, monitoring behavioral patterns and developing assessments and profiles

Health and Safety

*    Ensures the safety and well-being of children at all times, and implements the health policies of the Center, including good hygiene, hand washing, toileting and diapering procedures

*    Reports accidents and injuries to parents and the Site Director, administers first aid as needed, and documents incidents using appropriate forms

*    Dispenses and stores medicine in accordance with GMCC and affiliate policies

*    Models good eating habits and manners and promotes a relaxing mealtime environment

*    Reports any suspected abuse to Site Director or direct supervisor

Family Relationships

*    Maintains daily open communication with families

*    May provide suggestions and literature in response to family requests or concerns

*    Maintains confidentiality regarding children and families

*    Assists with communication through bulletin boards, newsletters, written notes, and other means, and posting of lesson plans for families

*    Helps arrange events and activities for children and families

*    Contributes to progress reports shared with parents through bi-annual parent-teacher conferences

Center-wide Responsibilities

*    Collaborates with other classrooms on activities and events

*    Assists in maintaining shared spaces

*    Pursues on-going professional development

*    Participates in children’s IEP, IRSP, and other meetings as appropriate

*    Participates in the maintenance of equipment and supplies and informs the Site Director of needs

*    Works with other staff members on Center development and on resolution of Center issues

*    Maintains current knowledge in the field of Early Childhood Education and needs to obtain any necessary annual continuing education training as outlined by the site director, state licensing and/or NAEYC

*    Participates in team meetings


*    Assists in the supervision of substitute teachers and Child Care Assistants

Other Duties

      *    Backup to administrative staff for phone answering

      *    Other duties as assigned or required


Education/Experience:  High school diploma, or equivalent, required, plus a minimum of 18 ECE credits, including one three-credit course in Child Growth and Development.  Associates degree in Early Childhood Education preferred.   One year of experience in early childhood setting required.  Must complete required First Aid and CPR training.

Language Ability:  Appropriate level of ability based on required education.  Must have good communication skills, particularly in relation to young children and their families.

Math Ability: Appropriate level of ability based on required education.

Reasoning Ability: Appropriate level of ability based on required education.

Other Skills/Abilities:  Must possess warm, friendly demeanor and understanding of children’s needs and how they may be appropriately met.  Ability to effectively supervise temporary staff required.  Must have commitment to diversity and serving the needs of a diverse community.

Computer Skills: Basic skills required, including familiarity with MS Word and Excel.

Certificates/Licenses:  None required

Work Environment: Must be dependable and able to work a flexible schedule in a classroom environment.

Physical Demands: Must be able to meet health criteria as defined by state licensing and NAEYC, and have the physical ability to move quickly to supervise children, lift, carry and physically assist children, sit on the floor and child-sized furniture, and see and hear at a distance and at close range.

It is the policy of Green Mountain Children’s Center and its affiliates (GMCC) to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons.  GMCC will not discriminate, or tolerate discrimination, against any employee in any manner prohibited by law.

How to Apply:

Send resume and cover letter to or call 802.296.2296 for more information. 


Job Location:

White River Junction, VT

Date Added: July 21, 2017

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