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Summer Positions

Camp CDS is seeking part-time summer camp teachers for the 2017 summer season. Our camp runs 6 weeks from June 19-July 28, 2017, and camp staff must attend an orientation meeting, CPR/first aid training if not already held, and help set up their classrooms the week before camp begins. Camp counselors will be paired with experienced Early Childhood teachers familiar with the Country Day School facilities and philosophy. This is a great chance for college or high school students to gain field experience in a nurturing, play-based setting at a NAEYC accredited preschool, and for professionals to share their talents with our campers. Our camp program incorporates daily swimming in our on campus pool and water play depending on age, outdoor play on our 3 acres of grounds, exciting summer fun such as pony rides and moon bounce visits, and much more.

Openings include camp teachers of 2-year-olds (Mon-Thu), 3-year-olds (Mon-Fri), and 4-year olds (Mon-Fri) in morning classes, hours approx. 8am-12pm or 1pm, perfect for those taking summer classes. Salary commensurate with experience. If interested in learning more or applying contact Mary Franklin (mfranklin@countryday.org).

School Year Positions

  • We are currently seeking a full time classroom teacher and experienced individuals to substitute.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Credentials will be reviewed as they are received. Email your letter of interest, resume, salary requirements, and names and contact information for three references to Diane Dunne, ddunne@countryday.org.

The ideal candidate is an experienced early childhood educator with a natural ability to engage and support young learners. This candidate has strong classroom management skills, proven interpersonal relations skills, excellent oral and written communication, computer literate, exceptional organizational skills and a propensity for working collaboratively with faculty and families. Experience with integrating out-of-doors learning activities into the curriculum is a must and prior teaching experience in an NAEYC accredited program is valuable.

Duties include planning and implementing high quality curriculum that is child-centered, developmentally appropriate, and process oriented. Teachers manage the classroom effectively with compassion, high energy, attention to detail, organization and problem solving strategies. Teachers design and sustain an engaging learning environment that encourages children’s independence and self-selection of activities, and supports children’s ideas, initiatives, and creativity. Teachers develop individual prescriptive programming for each child based upon child observation and assessment. Regular communication with parents is by means of meetings, newsletters, home visits, phone calls, email and individual parent conferences.

Requirements for the job include a minimum of a degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or related fields with a minimum of 12 credits completed in Early Childhood Education. Transcripts and diploma/s need to be made available upon hiring.

The Country Day School is a NAEYC accredited independent school which offers developmentally appropriate educational programs and summer camp for up to 270 young children from 2 through 6 years old. The campus, with two historic education buildings, is located on four wooded acres with multiple playgrounds in McLean, Virginia. The Country Day School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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