Early Childhood Leaders

The work of early childhood educators is absolutely crucial for the future of our society. You are literally building brains every day! Education is physically, emotionally, and often socially exhausting. We are so full with rich relationships and yet often so alone as teachers. The Our Neighborhood Community is dedicated to supporting the early child profession. We hope you will join with us in our many initiatives for early childhood educators.

join the team

Our Neighborhood is always looking for dedicated early childhood educators interested in joining our team.

Our Neighborhood happily invites early childhood educators visit to Our Neighborhood Child Development Center for tours, observation, and work together.

study tours

We are opening our doors for educators to see our space, learn from our team, and participate in reflective dialogue around our work. We hope you will join us.

Our Neighborhood facilitates quarterly work with small groups of teachers who engage deeply in reflective practice through observation and documentation.

study tours
bring educators to you

Our Neighborhood team members speak on many topics relating to early childhood education. We are happy to speak to teachers, administrators, community activists, and any other early childhood leaders.

Our Initiatives

Our Neighborhood is passionate about participating in the early childhood community. We invite you to join us in celebrating!

Week of the Young Child™, sponsored by NAEYC, is an opportunity for early childhood programs across the country to hold activities bringing awareness to the needs of young children.

International Mud Day (IMD) is a day that encourages kids, families, and teachers worldwide to get outside and get dirty.  IMD takes place each year on June 29

Each May 1st, we pause to take the opportunity to advocate for a worthy wage for early educators.

Our Neighborhood actively participates in bringing high quality professional learning experiences to Charlottesville teachers.

Though we advertise our Saturday classes for parents our teachers regularly participate to deepen their practice. Parenting classes are an affordable way to learn with us and we happily provide professional development hours for teachers participating.