Wellesley, MA, US
Jun 17, 2019
Grade Level
Early Childhood
Wellesley Public Schools
Anticipated Opening

1.0FTE Long-Term Substitute Preschool Teaching Assistant needed beginning August 26, 2019. This is a 1,129 hr./yr. or 31 hr./wk. position. Rate of pay: 152.88/day.
  • (FY20 Rate TBD)
    Position Type: Full-time
    Positions Available: 1
    Welcome to Preschool at Wellesley!
    Program Mission

    The mission of P.A.W.S. is to provide a learning environment that is safe and healthy and supports every child's social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development. The P.A.W.S. preschool classroom is an engaging environment where children learn primarily through developmentally appropriate play experiences. Teachers design a classroom environment that encourages children's active participation in their own learning. Each classroom teaching team works together to foster a social/emotional environment that encourages a sense of community and values the contributions of each individual child within that community.

    The P.A.W.S curriculum and instruction is developmentally appropriate and designed to support what is considered best practice in early childhood education. The teacher bases the curriculum on observations of children's interests and their developmental progress. Learning activities are concrete, real, and relevant for the children. The environment is prepared so that children learn through active exploration and interaction. As children develop greater understanding, the teacher and other staff plan a variety of activities of increasing complexity and challenge.

    All activities are designed to teach the concepts that children will need to become complex thinkers, self-directed learners, skilled communicators, and community contributors. Children's observation skills are nurtured and their powers of curiosity and imagination are developed in order for them to construct their own meaning and to develop the language necessary to express their ideas. Teachers understand that it is through play and exploration and personal relationships that children will develop their understanding of the world around them.

    Children leaving their P.A.W.S. preschool experience are well prepared to make the transition to kindergarten.
    Equal Opportunity Employer
    Wellesley Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws.
    Job Requirements
  • At least 2 years of relevant experience preferred
  • Bachelor degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

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    Contact Information Rebecca Zieminski, Director of Early Childhood
    63 Hastings Street
    Wellesley, Massachusetts 02481
    Phone: 781-446-6222
    Fax: 781-283-5728
    Email: zieminskir@wellesleyps.org

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