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2 Teacher Positions Needed- Required 12 - 20 hours , respectively, each week in 1- 3 day 3 class or 1 5 Day 3 class.

St. James Preschool is a 501c(3) nonprofit institution in Atlanta, Georgia. Located on St. James United Methodist's beautiful Brookhaven campus, St. James is an independent, faith based school for children 6 weeks through 6 years-old. We are committed to nurturing the whole child in preparation for the most distinguished public and private primary schools in Atlanta. The Preschool has been fully accredited for many years, first by the National Association for Education of Young Children (NAEYC)  and by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)/AdvancED (most recently renamed Cognia) since 2010. These distinctions ensure that our school meets certain qualifications and the highest standards of childhood education.

The Teacher must meet the following minimum requirements: Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS) in Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Human Development, Elementary Education or related field. Georgia Teaching Certificate preferred OR  6 postsecondary semester or equivalent quarter units, Or Associates Degree in early childhood education or child development completed, with passing grades and at least 1 years’ work experience in a licensed and nationally accredited preschool program. Twelve of the required units shall include courses that cover the general areas of child growth and development; child, family and community, or child, family, community and program/curriculum; or, a Child Development Associate (CDA) Certification of 120 hours.

  • Plan, supervise and implement the program for the class in accordance with the policies and philosophy of St. James Preschool
  • Plan daily schedules and long term projects of study in accordance with a developmentally appropriate balance of play/center based activities and materials to meet the needs of the whole child; the social, emotional, cognitive, motor, academic readiness, approaches to learning and spiritual growth and development according Georgia Early Learning and Development Standards
  • Keep the staff, administration and the families apprised of these plans through the various systems of planning, implementing and documentation
  • Gear the program to the needs of the individual child with concern for their interests, special needs and talents, and individual style and pace of learning within the context of typical expectations and development
  • Consider the individual child in relationship to their cultural and socio-economic background and treat all equally with respect and consideration
  • Ensure that children are supervised at all times
  • Treat each child with respect and affection, in a friendly, courteous, loving and respectful manner
  • Encourage each child in his/her spiritual growth and development. Help them learn to know God as a friend; a personal, loving Creator that created each of them with inherent value, significance, and individual worth
  • Encourage each child in a positive, loving relationship with their families.
  • Help each child become aware of their role as an integral member of a group
  • Encourage teamwork and conversation, cooperation, taking turns, and helping one another
  • Encourage independence in children
  • Use positive approaches to help children behave constructively
  • Encourage and demonstrate sound health, safety and nutritional practices
  • Encourage physical development, both small and large muscle use
  • Encourage children to think, reason, question, experiment and to learn through discovery
  • Encourage creative expression through art, drama, language, movement and music on a daily basis
  • Encourage children to use and further develop their language skills and comprehension
  • With the rest of the faculty, help plan and implement special events and celebrations

 

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Trusted And Loved By Atlanta’s Parents

As a former elementary school assistant principal and teacher, it was important for me to find a preschool for my own child that had an enriching curriculum and a nurturing community. When we found St. James, we feel like we hit the jack pot! The school has a close-knit feel; the director knows the name of EVERY student. And for the academics, the research-based phonics and handwriting instruction ensures high levels of learning for all students.

Pam Padak

Our family has been at St James Preschool for many years, and it has been such an incredible experience for our children and for us as parents. We’ve watched our kids fall in love with learning and develop what will no doubt be lifelong friendships. Throughout their time at the preschool, our children have been surrounded by teachers and staff who put so much effort in getting to know and care for each child who walks through the doors. St James Preschool will forever hold a special place in our hearts!

Ryan & Melissa Briley

The moment we walked through St. James we knew that this was the school for our girls. Having just moved to the Atlanta, St. James gave us the sense of community that we needed. We are now going on year 4, and at the end of each year we are so happy to know that it was not yet our last. We love everything about St. James - the staff, the curriculum, the beautiful playground, the welcoming classrooms, and the families. St. James is truly wonderful! 

Danielle Nolte

St. James Preschool is more than just a school, it’s a community filled with love and compassion for growing our children! This is seen through the simple yet intentional acts of each teacher and staff, starting from knowing all kids’ names during carpool to genuinely investing in your family (even after they graduate from the school!) Each year as we progress into a different class, I think to myself this can’t top last year and then somehow it does. We truly feel blessed to have the teachers, staff, and other families at St. James as part of our extended family and know they are all having a positive impact on our children.

Keri Kanitz