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Wonders teachers guide children in their discoveries and foster the skills of life-long learning. 
We invite you to join us in this important work.

Current Opportunities

Extended Day Teacher - Part Time - Multiple locations

 
Are you excited about being a changemaker? The Extended Day Teacher position is a unique opportunity to build connections with children in an out-of-school time environment.  This position is perfect for someone who understands that children learn by observing and engaging in positive, respectful, and reciprocal interactions.
 
The Extended Day Teacher is a positive model, and stimulates creative thought processes, provides hands-on experiences, and promotes emotional development for children. This role plays a critical role at Wonders Learning by providing high-quality opportunities for fun and learning through play and experiences.  
 
This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:
  • Dependable — more reliable than spontaneous
  • People-oriented — enjoys interacting with people and working on group projects
  • Adaptable/flexible — enjoys doing work that requires frequent shifts in direction
  • Detail-oriented — would rather focus on the details of work than the bigger picture
  • Achievement-oriented — enjoys taking on challenges, even if they might fail
  • Innovative — prefers working in unconventional ways or on tasks that require creativity
  • High-stress tolerance — thrives in a high-pressure environment
 
This is a part-time 10-month (school year) position.
 

Early Learning Teacher - Infants/Toddlers - Bethesda, MD

 
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.
 
This 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 includes: 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.
 
Qualifications
  • Minimum of AA in Early Childhood Education, or 90-hour Infant/Toddler Course (if the degree is not in ECE), or CDA credential
  • 9-hour Communication course (if a 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
 
This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:
  • Dependable — more reliable than spontaneous
  • People-oriented — enjoys interacting with people and working on group projects
  • Adaptable/flexible — enjoys doing work that requires frequent shifts in direction
  • This is a full-time, 12-month position.

Early Learning Floating Teacher - Bethesda, MD

 
The Early Learning Floating Teacher role is responsible for ensuring that program 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 learning areas. Attention is given to the children’s ideas and curiosities in influencing the direction of daily activities.

 
Qualifications and Requirements
  • Minimum of Maryland State 90 clock hours certificate of approved infant/toddler and preschool coursework
  • College coursework in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Child Development, or a related field is preferred
  • Minimum of 1-year experience working with children in an educational, recreational, or camp setting
  • Creative, nurturing, dependable, and fun

Substitute Teacher - Early Learning + Extended Day Openings

 
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 in one of our school-age distance learning hubs in Bethesda and Chevy Chase. 
  • Hours vary based on need
  • Hourly pay commensurate with education, qualifications, and experience
Curious about the qualifications required for a particular position and wondering if it’s a good fit? Complete an application and we will carefully review your qualifications and experience. Professional growth is integral to our work!

Wonders Staff Benefits

  • Competitive salary – approximately 80% of the Wonders annual budget is dedicated to staff compensation and benefits.
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Care – enrollment options to meet your needs. Wonders pays 50% of an employee’s premium for most plans, increasing to 90% of the medical insurance premium with tenure.
  • Flex Spending Plan – employees may elect to use pre-tax earnings to cover medical, transportation, and dependent care costs
  • Paid time off (PTO) – starting at 15 days per year and increasing to 25 days per year. PTO may be used for vacation, sick, or personal leave.
  • Paid Holidays
  • Birthday leave – because everyone needs time to celebrate their day!
  • Family leave – three weeks of paid leave for the birth or adoption of a child
  • Basic Life Insurance, Short and Long Term Disability Plans – optional benefit available to employees
  • Retirement Plan – after one year of employment, Wonders will match an employee’s contribution up to 5% of their salary.
  • Employee wellness programs
  • Wonders Tuition Discount – 35%-50% tuition discount offered at all Wonders programs. We want our employees’ children to benefit from the rich learning environment that they help to create!
  • Professional Development – Wonders supports all staff in their professional development goals. Costs for all workshops and most courses are paid by Wonders.

Application and Onboarding

The Wonders Mentor Program

The Wonders Mentor Program, a part of our Professional Development Consortium, focuses on modeling, coaching, and reflection. Liza Pringle, former Wonders headteacher and assistant director, leads the early childhood education mentor program, working directly with teachers and mentoring in the classrooms to further advance our teaching practices. The school-age mentor program takes advantage of the expertise of Wonders program directors who have recently participated in training on the facilitation of the professional development learning process. As with our professional development coursework, our mentor program integrates reflective learning practices.

How to Apply

To apply for a position, email the following documents to [email protected]

  • Resume
  • Wonders Employment Application (Download Wonders Employment Application Here)

Once You’re Hired

Here is what’s next in our onboarding process:
  • Fingerprinting and Background Check
  • TB Testing and Emergency Medical Form completed by a healthcare professional 
  • Requirements vary by program location. For more information, contact our team. 
*As part of our commitment to employee and child well-being, Wonders Learning requires all employees to be fully vaccinated with booster against COVID-19 and undergo weekly testing for COVID-19.* 
Saba Ahmed
Talent + Professional Development Manager
Contact Us
Questions about a career opportunity or about working with Wonders?
Contact Saba Ahmed, Talent + Professional Development Manager
[email protected]
301-654-5339 x7004
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