We are proud of the teachers at Wonders who are highly qualified and come from diverse cultural backgrounds and varied work experiences.


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Our teachers are creative, mindful, and energetic. Each are required to participate in professional development through the Wonders Professional Development Consortium. Many are also pursuing advanced child development and education degrees. We recognize their dedication to professionalism by providing a stimulating working environment with competitive salary and benefits packages. Our commitment to the quality of our team has resulted in a highly satisfied staff and low turnover.


Current Opportunities

 

Early Learning Floating Teacher – Full-Time OR Part-Time options available

The Early Learning Floating Teacher plays a crucial role at Wonders Early Learning + Extended Day in providing quality childcare services in our early learning programs. 

The Early Learning Floating Teacher role is responsible for program spaces and must ensure that the spaces are safe, interesting, engaging, and reflect the diversity of our society. The  Early Learning Floating Teacher participates in implementing learning activities that are balanced in all areas and include: active/quiet, long/short, group/individual, cognitive/physical, large group/small group and child-initiated/teacher-directed.  Attention is given to the children’s ideas and curiosities in influencing the direction of daily activities.

Responsibilities

  • Actively participate, contribute and cooperate in planning and implementation of activities that are age-appropriate, process-oriented, and encourage divergent thinking, creativity, and problem-solving, based on Wonders curriculum, philosophy and mission
  • Maintain open communication with Program Director regarding children, families, and team members
  • Stay involved with program activities and remain aware of all spaces and areas
  • Plan and participate in special events for children and families
  • Treat all children, families and staff with respect and professionalism
  • Establish and nurture partnerships with families.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of age-appropriate behavior and promote positive guidance in behavior management
  • Respond to directions with a positive attitude and complete tasks promptly and efficiently
  • Attend a minimum of 18 hours of staff training yearly (MSDE/OCC approved for MD staff)
  • Become familiar with and abide by all Wonders Early Learning + Extended Day policies, including those in the staff handbook, parent handbook, and terms of employment.
  • Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Minimum of a high school diploma. College coursework in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Child Development, Psychology, Parks & Recreation or related field OR successful completion of 90 clock hours of approved infant/toddler and preschool coursework is strongly preferred. 
  • Minimum 2 years experience working with children in an educational, recreational, or camp setting
  • Creative, nurturing, dependable, and fun
  • MUST have your own, reliable transportation 

Compensation

Commensurate with education and experience.

 

Extended Day Teacher

The Extended Day Teacher plays a dynamic role at Wonders Early Learning + Extended Day in providing quality opportunities for play and experience based learning in our school-age programs. The Extended Day Teacher is a positive model, and stimulates creative thought processes, provides hands-­on experiences, and promotes emotional development for children.

The Extended Day Teacher is responsible for ensuring that program spaces are safe, interesting, engaging, and reflect the diversity of our society. The Extended Day Teacher actively plans learning activities that are balanced in all areas and include: active/quiet, long/short, group/individual, cognitive/physical, large group/small group and child initiated/teacher directed. Attention is given to the children’s ideas and curiosities in influencing the direction of daily activities.

Teamwork is a critical component of the Extended Day Teacher position. Extended Day Teachers regularly meet with their team, other staff and Program Director to develop programs that follow the Wonders Extended Day Curriculum and promote the Wonders philosophy and ideals.

Qualifications

  • BA or AA in Education or a related field preferred, minimum of high school diploma, certificate of high school equivalency, or successful completion of college courses for credit.
    • Coursework must include minimum of 6 semester or 90 clock hours or equivalent of approved school­-age coursework in child development and curriculum planning
    • If no college courses taken for credit, at least 9 clock hours of approved training in communicating with staff, parents and the public
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience working with children in an educational, recreational, or camp setting
  • Creative, nurturing, dependable, and fun

Compensation

Starting salary is $15/hr, based on meeting minimum qualification of holding a 90hour certificate and/or qualifying college course credits

 

Substitute Teacher

Be a part of the Wonders family of caring, nurturing and fun teachers. Join our substitute teaching team! Wonders Early Learning + Extended Day believes children develop and learn through guided play in a nurturing and diverse community. We know that substantive enrichment and fun are inseparable in quality programming. Every day we need enthusiastic, energetic and experienced individuals to work when needed, to fill in for our regular staff when they are not able to work. Here are some details about our substitute teaching positions:

  • This position is an on-call, as-needed position, working in either one of our 2 Early Childhood programs in Bethesda/Chevy Chase or one of 7 School Age programs in Bethesda/Chevy Chase and NW DC depending on experience, interest, and qualifications
  • The Early Childhood programs are open 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • The School Age programs have before school sessions from approx. 7:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. and after school sessions from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Hourly pay commensurate with education, qualifications, and experience.

 

Pre-K Teacher

The Pre-K Teacher plays a crucial role at Wonders Early Learning + Extended Day in providing quality child care services in our early learning programs.

The Pre-K  Teacher role is responsible for program spaces, and must ensure that the spaces are safe, interesting, engaging, and reflect the diversity of our society. The Pre-K Teacher participates in implementing learning activities that are balanced in all areas and include: active/quiet, long/short, group/individual, cognitive/physical, large group/small group and child initiated/teacher directed. Attention is given to the children’s ideas and curiosities in influencing the direction of daily activities.

Teamwork and flexibility is a critical component for this role.

This is a 9:30 – 6:30 position – full time.

Wonders Early Learning + Extended Day actively supports the career and professional advancement of Pre-K Teacher through continuing education.

Responsibilities

  • Actively participate, contribute and cooperate in planning and implementation of activities that are age appropriate, process oriented, and encourage divergent thinking, creativity, and problem solving, based on Wonders curriculum, philosophy and mission
  • Maintain open communication with Program Director regarding children, families, and team members
  • Stay involved with program activities and remain aware of all spaces and areas
  • Plan and participate in special events for children and families
  • Treat all children, families and staff with respect and professionalism
  • Establish and nurture partnerships with families.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of age appropriate behavior and promote positive guidance in behavior management
  • Respond to directions with a positive attitude and complete tasks promptly and efficiently
  • Attend a minimum of 24 hours of staff training yearly (MSDE/OCC approved for MD staff)
  • Become familiar with and abide by all Wonders Early Learning + Extended Day policies, including those in the staff handbook, parent handbook, and terms of employment.
  • Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Must be preschool teacher qualified in the state of Maryland. College coursework in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Child Development, Psychology, Parks & Recreation or related field OR successful completion of 90 clock hours of approved  preschool coursework is preferred.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience working with children in an educational, recreational, or camp setting
  • Creative, nurturing, dependable, and fun

Compensation

Salary ranges from $15.50 – $21.50/hour commensurate with education and experience.

 

Early Learning Teacher

The Early Learning Teacher plays a dynamic role at Wonders Early Learning + Extended Day in providing high-quality, play-based learning opportunities and experiences in our programs. The Teacher is responsible for helping to create a developmentally appropriate learning environment that stimulates, nurtures and leads children’s’ social, emotional, physical and academic growth.

The Teacher, along with the Lead Teacher, is responsible for program spaces and must ensure that the spaces are safe, interesting, engaging, and reflect the diversity of our society. The Teacher participates in planning learning activities that are balanced in all areas and include: active/quiet, long/short, group/individual, cognitive/physical, large group/small group and child initiated/teacher-directed. Attention is given to the children’s ideas and curiosities in influencing the direction of daily activities.

The Teacher, as part of a team, implements Wonders Early Learning + Extended Day policies, procedures and practices in an organized and thorough manner. Teamwork is a critical component of the Teacher position. Lead Teachers regularly meet with their team, other staff and Program Director to develop programs that follow the Wonders Early Learning Curriculum and promote the Wonders philosophy and ideals.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of AA in Early Childhood Education, or 90-hour Infant/Toddler Course (if degree is not in ECE), or CDA credential
  • 9 hour Communication course (if candidate does not have a college degree or college units)
  • Must qualify as Maryland State Senior Staff
  • A minimum of 1 year of classroom experience with children
  • Strong communication skills
  • Creative, nurturing, dependable, and fun

Compensation

Commensurate with education and experience.

 

How to Apply

To apply for a position fill out the Wonders Employment Application and Reference Forms and email to careers@wonderslearning.org

 

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