Join the Team

Our Neighborhood is always looking for dedicated early childhood educators interested in joining our team. We are always accepting cover letters and resumes via email, [email protected] If you haven’t seen an active post, you’re welcome to inquire about full-time, part-time, or substitute positions. If you email your cover letter and resume we can keep it on file for future openings.

Disposition of Our Neighborhood Teachers

We are looking first and foremost for candidates who love young children.
We are looking first and foremost for candidates who love young children.
We work diligently to reflect on how we can better support children, families, and colleagues.
We work diligently to reflect on how we can better support children, families, and colleagues.
A great Our Neighborhood teacher is passionate about learning, especially learning about children.
A great Our Neighborhood teacher is passionate about learning, especially learning about children.
Working as an early childhood educator is demanding physically and emotionally.
Working as an early childhood educator is demanding physically and emotionally.
Our teachers are reflective practitioners, dedicated to self-improvement and in all ways being a model for the children.
Our teachers are reflective practitioners, dedicated to self-improvement and in all ways being a model for the children.
We welcome teachers who are seasoned teaching veterans looking to learn more about the Our Neighborhood Way and beginners eager to dive into the early childhood classroom.
We welcome teachers who are seasoned teaching veterans looking to learn more about the Our Neighborhood Way and beginners eager to dive into the early childhood classroom.
Continuity of Care

Three Year Cycle of Continuity of Care

Our Neighborhood practices continuity of care in which a teacher stays with a small group of children from infancy through age three. The majority of our teachers are family links, meaning they will practice continuity of care for a three year period with a small group of children and families.

We are looking for candidates willing to commit to spending at least three years on our teaching team. Many teachers, especially those new to teaching, will join the Our Neighborhood team in a co-teaching role that is not a family link role. This ensures that the new teacher will have an opportunity to learn the Our Neighborhood Way for a few months, before beginning a continuity of care cycle.

A Few Practical Details

  • Our Neighborhood is open and our teachers work year round.
  • The majority of our teachers work a standard forty hour work week though we do have some part-time and substitute roles.
  • As a part of our first meeting, candidates will receive a guided tour of the child development center.
  • We track all candidates digitally so we need an emailed copy of your resume.
  • Our Neighborhood teachers all work in a co-teaching team. We do not have a hierarchy of teachers. Collaboration and team working skills are essential.
  • Our strongest inspirations come from the Schools of Reggio Emilia, Resources for Infant Educarers (RIE), Conscious Discipline by Dr. Becky Bailey, and the works of Margie Carter and Deb Curtis. Reading information about these inspirations on our website and from other sources will help to prepare you for your interview.