Early Childhood Center Lead Teacher (F/T)

Ohr Chadash Academy

Ohr Chadash Academy (OCA) is a Torah-driven Orthodox Jewish day school for boys and girls in early childhood through 8th grade, where the divine spark and unique worth of each individual is celebrated. OCA, with approximately 325 students and over 65 faculty members in preschool through 8th grade, is known for its strong sense of community and joyful approach to learning. There is a tangible sense of warmth and care among our students, faculty, and staff. OCA now offers a range of employment benefits for qualified employees.

About the Position

Position Overview:
The mission of the Ohr Chadash Early Childhood Center (ECC) is to support the individual development of each child through a Torah-driven, developmentally appropriate, child-directed approach. Attentive to each individual child’s different abilities, interests, and needs, we use a variety of multisensory teaching tools and materials to ensure that our environment is stimulating and relevant to the growth and potential of each child. Our classrooms are equipped with centers and materials that encourage open-ended exploration within an integrated Judaic and general studies curriculum. Embracing empirically-based teaching strategies and experiential learning opportunities, our program supports children’s growth through play and small/large group activities.

Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education or content-related skills, preferred
Five years early childhood teaching experience required
Warm, nurturing, flexible, and joyful approach to teaching
Ability to integrate age-appropriate Torah-based Judaic and general studies content and skill building into a play-based classroom
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
Excellent written and oral communications
90-Hour Child Care Certification, to be completed within first yea
Basic Health and Safety, CPR/First Aid Certification, COVID Training
Design and implement interdisciplinary instructional units and daily lesson plans following the Creative Curriculum
Differentiate instruction to meet the needs of a range of learners
Use various assessment tools to evaluate each student’s capabilities within the classroom
Support children in developing age-appropriate cognitive, physical, and social-emotional skills and skills of independence
Establish a positive relationship with parents by providing regular and positive communication
The successful candidate will possess:
A reflective, growth mindset with an interest in professional growth
Sincere passion for early childhood education
Strong leadership and classroom management skills
Collaborative approach to decision making
Passion for helping nurture children’s curiosity and love of learning
Ability to skillfully balance an array of responsibilities in a busy school environment
Engage in ongoing professional development

Location: Baltimore, MD

For More Information, please contact Rachel Langer at 4109992200 or employment@ocabaltimore.org