Job Opening – April 2017

Job Title: Preschool Teacher

Compensation: $13 – $18 Hourly

Benefits Offered: Vision, Medical, Dental, 401K

Employment Type: Full-Time

Palm Academy is seeking for a few fantastic candidates for our learning center. The ideal candidate is enthusiastic, dedicated and passionate about making a difference. We want teachers that are hands-on and loves working with children. We have a fun and rewarding work environment which includes a competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits package.

Responsibilities and Activities:

  • Work collaboratively with family members, Teachers and other staff to achieve positive outcomes for children of all abilities.
  • Establish and maintain a safe, healthy learning environment, including full supervision of children at all times, in accordance to childcare licensing requirements.
  • Provide classroom experiences that are developmentally, linguistically, culturally and age-appropriate for the children served.
  • Ensure classroom arrangement, materials and displays are organized and conducive to children’s learning.
  • Document children’s progress through ongoing observation and direct assessment activities; use that data to plan and individualize curriculum.
  • Collaborate with Family Services staff to support families as they implement sound family life practices, extend learning into the home, and meet attendance expectations.

Minimum requirements:

  • Minimum of 24 semester units of Early Childhood Education
  • Minimum of 2 years classroom experience teaching young children
  • 3-semester unit course in Infant Care and Development a plus
  • Site supervisory permit a plus
  • Must have excellent communication skills
  • Follows direction well and works cooperatively with co-workers

Palm Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/H/V. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, military or veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law..

PALM ACADEMY, www.palmacademy.com, located at 2856 Washington Boulevard, Fremont, CA 94539

About Palm Academy: Since 2006, Palm Academy has been working with the families in the Fremont community to bring up healthy, happy children. Our childcare professionals are passionate about maintaining the highest standards of education and care so that each child, from 6 weeks to 18 years, is given the best possible opportunity for success. Our daycare programs are designed to include every member of your family so that you only have one stop you need to make for all of your childcare needs. We care about helping you save time and money while also helping your children grow into the adults you want them to be. Contact us today to learn more!


Job Opening – October 2017

Job Title: Infant/Toddler Teacher

Compensation: $13 – $18 Hourly

Benefits Offered: Vision, Medical, Dental, 401K

Employment Type: Full-Time

Palm Academy is looking for a qualified Infant/Toddler Teacher to prepare small children for kindergarten by easing them into organized education. Provide infants and toddlers with experiences and opportunities that allow for the development of curiosity, initiative, problem-solving, and creativity, as well as a sense of self and a feeling of belonging to a group. Teachers must have a great love and patience for children. Qualifications needed to teach them effectively include knowledge of best practices and preschool educational methods as well as the ability to engage them and earn their trust and attention. The goal is to contribute to the healthy mental and emotional development of the child so they can more easily acclimate in the next level of education.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plans and executes a developmentally appropriate child-centered day which promotes total development of each child, and applies knowledge of various development stages of infants/toddlers
  • Prepare and provide materials that are concrete and relevant to the children’s interests and culture to meet their individual needs
  • Respond quickly to children’s different and personal needs (verbal and non-verbal cues), temperament styles, abilities, and cultures.
  • Prepare the infant/toddler learning environment for children to learn through active exploration and interaction with adult caregivers.
  • Administer and accurately document initial and ongoing development using screening and assessment tools at established intervals.
  • Review and carry out health plans for special diets, allergies, medication administration, etc.
  • Partner with parents to develop educational and family goals and update regularly.
  • Assist with transition into the program and exiting out of the program.
  • Participate in regularly scheduled staff meetings, parent meetings, parent-teacher conferences, in-service training, Organization Quality Improvement process, etc.
  • Adheres to policies and procedures pertaining to code of ethics, sanitary and cleanliness of classroom and children
  • Participates in required training programs, conferences, courses or other aspects of professional growth and attends all faculty meetings
  • Serves as mandated reporter and reports any suspicion of child abuse or neglect to the appropriate channels

Requirements:

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED).
  • CPR and First Aid certification
  • Qualified by the Office of Child Care Services
  • Minimum 1-2 years of experience as a preschool or infant/toddler teacher or caregiver
  • Minimum of 24 completed ECE/CD units with at least three (3) units in infant/toddler care. AA/AS degree or higher in psychology, sociology, home economics, human development or a California State issued child development teacher permit or higher. Six (6) infant/toddler course units.
  • Experience with infants/toddlers in a group setting and/or training in Resources for Infant Educators (RIE), or in Program for Infant Toddler Caregivers (PITC).

Qualifications:

  • Language Ability: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
  • Math Ability: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
  • Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Physical Environment:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands; reach with hands and arms; climb and balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl; talk and hear and taste and smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Palm Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/H/V. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, military or veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law..

PALM ACADEMY, www.palmacademy.com, located at 2856 Washington Boulevard, Fremont, CA 94539

About Palm Academy: Since 2006, Palm Academy has been working with the families in the Fremont community to bring up healthy, happy children. Our childcare professionals are passionate about maintaining the highest standards of education and care so that each child, from 6 weeks to 18 years, is given the best possible opportunity for success. Our daycare programs are designed to include every member of your family so that you only have one stop you need to make for all of your childcare needs. We care about helping you save time and money while also helping your children grow into the adults you want them to be. Contact us today to learn more!


Job Opening – October 2017

Job Title: Teacher Early Preschool

Compensation: $13 – $18 Hourly

Benefits Offered: Vision, Medical, Dental, 401K

Employment Type: Full-Time

Palm Academy’s qualified Early Preschool Teacher will help prepare small children for kindergarten by easing them into organized education. You will teach them essential elements that they will encounter soon after they enter school life. A preschool teacher must have a great love and patience for children. Qualifications needed to teach them effectively include knowledge of best practices and preschool educational methods as well as the ability to engage them and earn their trust and attention. The goal is to contribute to the healthy mental and emotional development of the child so they can more easily acclimate in the next level of education. Ultimately carries out mission, vision, and values established by the Academy.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Employ a variety of educational techniques (storytelling, educational play, media etc.) to teach children
  • Encourage children to interact with each other and resolve occasional arguments
  • Guide children to develop their artistic and practical capabilities through a carefully constructed curriculum (identify shapes, numbers or colors, do crafts etc.)
  • Plan and implement a developmentally appropriate and individualized development plan for each child; taking care to include parents in the planning process.
  • Work and communicate with parents to increase their understanding of child development, including but not limited to developmental stages, developmental appropriateness, early literacy, and parental involvement.
  • Collaborate with other educators/teachers on pertinent information, updates and recommendation continuously
  • Observe and monitor each child to ensure their social competencies, interactions and cleanliness throughout each day
  • Prepares, executes and discusses early preschool feeding routines with parents/guardians to meet individual needs and
  • Adhere to company policies and procedures to ensure and maintain a clean and tidy classroom consistent with health and safety standards
  • Ability to observe, assess and report any suspicion of child abuse or neglect to the appropriate channels
  • May perform other related duties

Requirements:

  • Minimum of 12 semester units of Early Childhood Education including core courses in Child/Human Growth and Development; Child, Family and
  • Community and Program/Curriculum.
  • Partially qualified preschool teacher – 6 ECE units completed and enrolled in at least 2 semester units of ECE each semester
  • Proof of valid Child Development Permit & Qualified by the Office of Child Care Services
  • CPR and First Aid Certification
  • Participates in required training programs, conferences, and training

Qualifications:

  • Ability to read, write, and interpret documents and reports relating to safety rules, operating, instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of an organization.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Physical Environment:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands; reach with hands and arms; climb and balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl; talk and hear and taste and smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

PALM ACADEMY, www.palmacademy.com, located at 2856 Washington Boulevard, Fremont, CA 94539

About Palm Academy: Since 2006, Palm Academy has been working with the families in the Fremont community to bring up healthy, happy children. Our childcare professionals are passionate about maintaining the highest standards of education and care so that each child, from 6 weeks to 18 years, is given the best possible opportunity for success. Our daycare programs are designed to include every member of your family so that you only have one stop you need to make for all of your childcare needs. We care about helping you save time and money while also helping your children grow into the adults you want them to be. Contact us today to learn more!