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Our Children’s Place

Burbank Cooperative Playschool

Est. 1992

 

Job Posting: Teacher/Director March 2021

 

Our Children’s Place is seeking a Teacher/Director who LOVES TO PLAY! 

The ideal candidate will provide opportunities for our children to learn and grow together, prioritizing social-emotional development and good citizenship through our part-time parent participatory program. 

 

About Our Children’s Place: 

Our Children’s Place, (OCP) is a parent participation cooperative nursery school located in Burbank, California. In this special environment, parents work along with the Teacher/Director to provide a warm and supportive first school experience for our children and their families. We give children the opportunity to learn through play, as we nurture each child’s individuality, development, and growth. Our school offers a true play-based program for children age 2 years and 9 months old through age 5.  Our Children’s Place operates at a City of Burbank owned facility at Pacific Park.

 

Before the COVID-19 2020 crisis we offered member families a 2-day and 3-day program Monday - Friday  9:00 am to 12:00 pm with a maximum daily class size of 13, with a teacher and three parents working alongside one another. OCP’s yearly calendar closely followed Burbank Unified School District’s calendar. We offered a pre-Kindergarten program for eligible play-schoolers Tuesday and Thursday 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm. At this time our school is closed, with plans to re-open as soon as safely possible and potentially continue into the summer. 

 

If the school can reopen in the Spring, Teacher/Director will work approximately 12-15 hours per week with the goal of operating at a regular schedule in the Fall. During normal operation of the school, Teacher/Director will work approximately 25-28 hours per week plus monthly Board meetings, quarterly Membership meetings and fundraisers (5 per year).


 

The Teacher/Director will be responsible for the following: 

 

  • Develop the Pre-K curriculum for each month and produce any needed paperwork for all students.

  • Plan activities for the children each week. Collect necessary supplies from OCP or coordinate the procurement of needed supplies with the Parents.

  • Arrive at school 15/20 minutes prior to the start of school to set up any supplies or activities, disinfect as needed, and set up any other supplies needed (for handwashing/bathroom etc.)

  • With the assistance of the designated Working Parent(s), clean up area, disinfect and put away all supplies.

  • Communicate with all parents the activities for the week, any needed supplies and any other information necessary for the operation of the school.

  • Communicate any behavior issues with Parents. For issues between students, coordinate meetings between parents.

  • Assign responsibilities / jobs to parents as needed to assist with the operation of the school (i.e. supply coordinator, setup/cleanup coordinator etc.).

  • Attend monthly Board meetings, report on issues at the school, make recommendations each month to the Board on how the school can improve.

  • Attend orientation, quarterly membership meetings and parent enrichment events.

  • Assist in the recruitment and training of new families.

 

Requirements:

  • Work at a preschool or childcare facility preferred

  • Degree or coursework in early childhood development preferred

  • Stand, walk and bend continuously for up to 7 hours

  • Lift, push, pull up to 50 pounds

  • First Aid and CPR certification 

  • Applicants must undergo full background check and screening

  • Applicant must provide references

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