The Grinnell College Preschool provides a high-quality preschool program for the greater Grinnell community and a research space for Grinnell college students and faculty. Grinnell College Preschool partners with families to develop each child’s optimal learning in a safe, supportive, and nurturing environment, where children construct their own knowledge through play, build community, respect, diversity, solve problems, and develop school readiness skills.
Reporting to the Preschool’s Director/Lead Teacher, the role of the Teacher is vital to the Preschool fulfilling its mission within the college and greater community. The ideal candidate will be passionate about early childhood education and be able to effectively customize, plan and implement a guided-play curriculum for 3-, 4-, and 5-year-old children. To be successful, this candidate will need to effectively communicate, partner, and collaborate with faculty, staff, and college students, with families of the enrolled preschool children, and with other members of the greater Grinnell community. The candidate will need to effectively supervise and mentor college student teaching assistants. The candidate will be responsible for completing school administrative tasks and ensuring that school is maintaining the health and safety standards as established by Grinnell College and the Iowa Department of Human Services.