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Pilgrim Preschool is a secular, non-profit, part-day early childhood education program for children ages 2-1/2 through 5 years old. Occupying only a few hours of a child’s week, preschool education is planned as a supplement to a child’s home experience—not as a substitute for it. The objective of our program is the development of the whole child: emotionally, physically, socially, and cognitively. Pilgrim Preschool is conducted in a relaxed and loving atmosphere which encourages children to participate and interact in group activities as well as independent play. Days are planned around themes. Materials used for teaching invite children to learn through multisensory exploration. Children are also encouraged to ask questions, share observations and ideas and find joy through learning. Pilgrim Preschool stresses the importance of active learning and the development of the child through positive social/emotional experiences.

Open Positions


Preschool Director (Part-time, School Year, with reduced summer hours)

Pilgrim Preschool, Bozeman, MT
pilgrimpreschoolmt.org - 406-586-6060

Description

The Director is responsible for managing all aspects of Pilgrim Preschool: financial oversight; enrollment forecasting and marketing; administrative duties; supervision and guidance of children and teacher aides; parent relationships and involvement; classroom curriculum planning and implementation; classroom environment; safety and health standards; Board of Directors relations.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage all aspects of the preschool:
    • Supervise work of the teacher and teacher aides;
    • Carry out all policies and procedures of Pilgrim Preschool;
    • Manage all administrative tasks, including bill payment, rental communications, Board of Directors relations, and enrollment/tuition maintenance.
  • Plan and implement classroom activities:

    • Plan and implement curriculum;
    • Inspect classroom and outdoor environment daily for safety and sanitation and take steps to make corrections where necessary;
    • Supervise and care for children;
    • Actively support inclusion of children of all abilities;
    • Engage children in active, meaningful, developmentally appropriate learning experiences.
  • Maintain effective communication with families:

    • Meet with families before the child enrolls to develop a positive relationship and learn about family background;
    • Communicate with parents/guardians on a daily basis;
    • Conduct parent/teacher conferences;
    • Use newsletters, email, and face-to-face conversations to inform families of current and future events and to encourage parent involvement.

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, or related field.
  • Minimum three years of experience teaching preschool/kindergarten.
  • Demonstrated excellence in communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated strong organizational skills.
  • Must be able to physically assist children both in the classroom and outdoors.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience as a preschool Director.
  • Previous supervisory experience.

This is a part-time position. Pilgrim Preschool operates September-May, 8:30-11:30am Monday-Friday. The Director is expected to be at the school from 8:00am-12:00pm on school days and work on administrative tasks outside of these hours, and also has reduced duties over the summer months. Salary $17-$19 per hour DOE, with school breaks off and additional accrued paid leave.

Email cover letter addressing your interest and relevant experience, along with resume and 3 references, to pilgrimpreschoolmt@gmail.com.


Preschool Teacher (Part-time, School Year)

Pilgrim Preschool, Bozeman, MT
pilgrimpreschoolmt.org - 406-586-6060

Description

The Teacher is responsible for teaching in accordance with the philosophy of Pilgrim Preschool; supervision and guidance of children; parent relationships and involvement; classroom curriculum planning and implementation; classroom environment; safety and health standards.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plan and implement classroom activities:
    • Supervise and care for children;
    • Plan and implement curriculum;
    • Prepare materials for activities;
    • Set up and clean up classroom daily;
    • Inspect classroom and outdoor environment daily for safety and sanitation and take steps to make corrections where necessary;
    • Participate in teacher planning meetings;
    • Actively support inclusion of children of all abilities;
    • Engage children in active, meaningful, developmentally appropriate learning experiences.
  • Maintain effective communication with families:
    • Communicate with parents/guardians on a daily basis;
    • Discuss concerns and needs of children with the Director, and be present to assist in family conversations;
    • Contribute to parent/teacher conferences.

Required Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree or certificate in any field.
  • Must be able to physically assist children both in the classroom and outdoors.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree or certificate in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, or related field.
  • Previous experience teaching preschool/kindergarten.

This is a part-time position. Pilgrim Preschool operates September-May, 8:30-11:30am Monday-Friday. The teacher is expected to be at school 8:00am-12:00pm on school days. Salary $12-$14 per hour DOE, with school breaks off and additional accrued leave.

Email cover letter addressing your interest and relevant experience, along with resume and 3 references, to pilgrimpreschoolmt@gmail.com.

Updates

  • The school year is going very well. Both classes are enjoying their time together learning, playing and becoming great friends. Applications for enrollment for the 2018-19 school year are now being accepted. Please download an application or call the school at 406-586-6060 for more information or to set a time to visit the school.
  • If you would like to set up a time to visit the school, please give the school a call at 406-586-6060. We have a couple openings in our Tu/Th (3 and young 4 year old class) for the 2017-18 school year. Applications are available on the website. Our Tuesday only class (children that are 2 1/2 by September 2017) and our MWF (pre-k class) are currently full for this current school year. We can add your child's name to a wait list if you wish.