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Growing Place


Employment type
about 1 month ago
Los Angeles

Status: Full time, Monday - Friday.
Compensation: Based on education and experience, range $18-$25

Growing Place in Santa Monica, CA seeks a full-time early childhood teacher who can
passionately support children’s play, exploration, inquiry, and creative/critical thinking. The positionis working with preschoolers.

About Us
Growing Place is a Reggio Inspired early education center. Our non-profit school is committed to
providing quality education and childcare to full-time working parents. Our philosophy for early
education is built on the principle that children are our youngest citizens and need the tools and skills
to help them succeed and participate in the world they inherit.

The teacher is a partner in learning alongside children.

  • Collaborate to develop large and small group investigations arising out of thoughtful reflection of children’s interest and work.
  • Contribute to observations, planning and implementation of small group work and other curriculum.
  • Promote opportunities for creative thinking, skill-building, playful experiences, and meaningful relationships.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of child development ages and stages and constructivist theories.
  • Communicate effectively and openly with parents, administration and colleagues.
  • Create an effective environment for learning through daily provocations, invitations and intentional presentation of materials.
  • Advocate for the learning , theories and ideas of young children and yourself as a teacher through documentation, display, and presentation.



  • BA in ECE or related field OR
  • BA + 12 ECE units
  • 2 years minimum experience teaching in a quality center with young children
  • Positive attitude and participation in professional development opportunities, desire to grow and learn
  • Genuinely enjoys children and families and being engaged with mindful educators


  • Dental, medical and vision insurance
  • 403b retirement plan
  • Annual professional development opportunities


To apply

Submit cover letter and resume to [email protected]
In your cover letter please respond to:
What qualifications would you bring to this position and our organization?
Please describe your educational philosophy.