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Caregiver, Carriage House Child Care Program

Company: Greenwich Country Day School
Location: Greenwich
Posted on: January 8, 2022

Job Description:

Greenwich Country Day School (GCDS) is an independent, co-educational day school with a current enrollment of 1375 students in grades N-12, and a faculty and staff of 350. The original Old Church Road campus is home to grades N-8 and the new Upper School campus (9-12,) is located less than two miles away on Stanwich Road. Founded in 1926, Greenwich Country Day School is a family school where innovative teaching is encouraged as teachers model and foster a love of learning, challenge and inspire children toward academic excellence, and cultivate students' interests and talents outside of the classroom. We value purposeful and personal learning in a joyful environment, with emphasis on the development of character, creativity, and a sense of personal value along with strong academic skill. GCDS is committed to graduating ethical, confident leaders who possess a strong sense of purpose.

GCDS is fortunate to have built a large endowment which helps to fund competitive salaries and benefits, including reimbursement for graduate school tuition. GCDS offers a substantial need-based financial aid program to support students from a range of socio-economic backgrounds. Diversity is a core value at GCDS, and we seek candidates who demonstrate a commitment to equity and inclusion. Candidates from underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Greenwich Country Day School seeks a Caregiver for our Carriage House Child Care Program, to start immediately. The Carriage House is a multi-age, child centered, open classroom providing care for infants and toddlers from 8 weeks to 3 years of age. The program is open to children of GCDS faculty and staff.

At The Carriage House we believe that play is learning for young children and offer many developmental opportunities for exploration. In addition to the nurturing care provided by our program, an emergent curriculum helps lay the foundation for future growth and learning. The ideal candidate will possess prior experience working with this age group and draw upon this background to work as part of a cohesive teaching team in a creative, open concept program, to develop and implement our curriculum while providing direct care for infants and toddlers. This is a full-time, 10-month/year position with a Monday-Friday 7:15am-4:30pm schedule.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Team teaching of established curriculum
  • Supervision of children
  • Provision of a safe, joyful, and inclusive environment
  • Regular communication with program administrators and parents regarding children's daily routines

    Required Qualifications:
    • CDA, Bachelors or Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field
    • Prior experience and demonstrated ability to work with infants and toddlers
    • Working knowledge of current child development, ECE theories and practices
    • Solid knowledge of the domains of development (physical, intellectual, social and emotional development as it pertains to stages within the first three years of life)
    • Knowledge of infant & toddler sign language and ASL
    • Open to new philosophies and standards of care
    • Familiar with NAEYC's Developmentally Appropriate Practices
    • A passion for celebrating and educating young children
    • Demonstrated success operating in a manner which promotes a healthy, safe environment
    • Respectful, consistent, loving, compassionate, patient manner
    • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
    • Some technological proficiency including familiarity with smartphone applications, iPad, laptop and desktop computers
    • Resilience and ability to work in an established team
    • Certification in Infant & Toddler CPR and first-aid
    • Demonstrated ability using positive discipline methodology
    • Commitment to building a diverse, equitable and inclusive school community
    • Personal traits appropriate for nurturing the growth of children - must be energetic, creative, flexible, patient, and have an inexhaustible sense of humor

      Interested candidates are invited to use the link provided to submit a cover letter and resume to

      Susan Fahey Khanna, Director of Human Resources

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Keywords: Greenwich Country Day School, Greenwich , Caregiver, Carriage House Child Care Program, Healthcare , Greenwich, Connecticut

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