Why Work At BlueSkies?

Why work at BlueSkies?

  • Competitive salaries
  • Support for professional and educational growth
  • Health (including vision) and dental insurance
  • Paid sick and vacation leave
  • Employer matched IRA
  • Tuition assistance for children of employees (space permitting)

Teachers at BlueSkies...

  • Create a classroom setting where children’s social and emotional growth are supported
  • Provide balanced programs that are nurturing and enriching, and are based on principles of respect for:
  • Children’s unfolding growth process
  • Children’s individual temperament
  • Proven principles of early childhood development
  • The needs of an individual as part of a society
  • Are supported in their professional growth and expanding their careers in Early Childhood Education

Grow in your career

  • Identify skills you have and get support to strengthen them
  • Identify skills you want to achieve and get support to build them
  • Continue your education and get support including paid time in classrooms and tuition assistance

 

Current Openings

Open Position: Head Teacher – Children 0 to 5 years old

BlueSkies for Children is a national model for early care and education, and is the only child care center in Oakland accredited by NAEYC, providing a balanced, play-based program of nurturing and enrichment all day and all year for children from infancy through age five.  We hope to find committed teachers who are looking for an environment where they:

  • Model appropriate interaction and respect for each child, including setting limits with the goal of helping children internalize self-regulation and control
  • Provide a developmentally appropriate, stimulating, balanced program for children in full day care, ensuring consistency and continuity with program-wide procedures and routines
  • Maintain a healthy, interesting and safe environment; assess health of the children
  • Connect parents to the daily lives of their children
  • Supervise and coordinate an effective classroom teaching team of Teachers, Assistant Teachers, and Aides; take responsibility for the success of the program, work proactively to avert problems, and take initiative to solve problems
  • Are supported in their professional growth and expanding their careers in Early Childhood Education

BlueSkies offers employees:

  • Competitive salaries
  • Support for professional and educational growth
  • Health (including vision) and dental insurance
  • Paid sick and vacation leave
  • Employer matched IRA
  • Tuition assistance for children of employees (space permitting)

Ideal candidates will have:

  • B.A. required (Early Childhood Education preferred, M.A. preferred) . Required 12 units of ECE classes including 3 units Child Development class, 3 units Home, School and Community, 3 units Pre-School Curriculum, 3 units Infant/Toddler;
  • 5 years of experience in a child-initiated classroom generally, with some experience working with babies under 12 months, preferred
  • Experience working in a play-based program
  • Commitment to the BlueSkies philosophy and approach
  • Ability to work in a flexible and creative way, adapting to changes
  • Strong communication skills
  • Proven track record of reliable leadership, supporting a collaborative teaching team

BlueSkies is a multicultural community, welcoming applicants of all backgrounds and beliefs.

 

To apply, please e-mail a resume and cover letter to: jobs@blueskies4children.org.  Please put “HeadTeacher” in the subject line.