Associate Teacher of Kindergarten

YueCheng Education Management Company LtdBeijing, China

Who We Are

YueCheng Education

The purpose of YueCheng Education (YCE) is to provide a future-oriented education for the children of Chinese and expatriate families living in Beijing. Founded on a passion to challenge and empower young people to live fulfilling and productive lives, YCE opened Beijing City International School (www.bcis.cn) in 2005. With the support of the YueCheng Educational Research Institute (YERI), this innovative school has provided the bedrock for YCE to extend its not-for-profit services to a wider community. The Learning Frontier (www.learningfrontier.cn) provides specialist support for children with learning and developmental needs, and the recently opened Reading Frontier (www.readingfrontier.com) inspires in children a passion for reading for life. YCE has now begun the construction of a network of Frontier Kindergartens, mainly for Chinese children. The strength of YCE lies in the quality of its international and Chinese staff, and the mutual support extended between the different but complementary institutions. YueCheng Education is an equal opportunity employer.

YCCK, YueCheng Courtyard Kindergarten (Opened in September 2019)

The beautiful Courtyard Campus (www.yuechengkg.com) juxtaposes sweeping modern lines with the traditional elegance of an original courtyard palace dating from the early Qing dynasty. Designed by master architect Ma Yansong, the campus is a purposeful metaphor for the education that our new flagship kindergarten will offer. The form of the campus and the philosophy of the educational program are rooted in the efficacy of harmonious relationships: between architecture and nature; old and new; youth and experience; tradition and future; China and the world. 

The mission is ambitious. All children will be empowered to enjoy a positive, purposeful and healthy life, becoming confident and creative learners as they begin their educational journey. 

YCPK, YueCheng Parkside kindergarten (will Open in August 2020)

The YueCheng Parkside kindergarten will be opening its doors in August 2020. All children at Yuecheng Parkside Kindergarten will be empowered to enjoy a positive, purposeful and healthy life, becoming confident and creative learners as they begin their educational journey. 

Yuecheng Parkside Kindergarten is located in the Tongzhou district of Beijing and has been purposefully designed to support and enhance the growing community. The Kindergarten’s location has been carefully positioned to enable the children, parents and the wider community to gain access the master planned facilities and learning opportunities that this precinct has to offer. A distinctive new landmark of this community will be the inspirational and awe-inspiring park that has been planned adjacent to the Kindergarten.

YueCheng Kindergartens have developed a distinctive holistic, child-centred curriculum based on the following foundational principles:

• Planned intergenerational learning opportunities between the children and the citizens of the adjacent retirement community

• Multi-age learning groups, reflecting the relationships and responsibilities of family and the wider community

• Constructivist learning through investigative play

• Open, flowing learning spaces, inside and out, removing the conventional boundaries that constrain opportunities for young children to learn

• No boundaries dual-language learning, enabling children to learn to speak, read, and write in either English or Chinese as appropriate to the context

• Respecting and learning to be the caretakers of our environment

• Understanding cultural identify and China’s place in the world

• Reading as a gateway to life-long learning and pleasure

• Interactive, developmentally appropriate introduction to logical-mathematical thinking skills

• Practical immersion in the arts and the development of a sense of beauty

• The relationship between mind and body and the development of skills for fitness and a healthy lifestyle.

• Investigation of and through technology at appropriate times

• Practical immersion in the arts and the development of a sense of beauty

• The relationship between mind and body and the development of skills for fitness and a healthy lifestyle.

• Investigation of and through technology at appropriate times

Who We Are Looking For

Role description: The Associate Teacher assists the work of the lead teacher and class teachers. This will normally involve working with individuals and small groups of children to inspire and stimulate their learning. A specific goal will be to engage them in English language conversation as they embark on learning their second language with the context of a dual language program. The Associate Teacher will also take part in the children’s social activities including family-style lunch. The Associate Teacher will also lead after-school activities and games as part of the optional program for those children who wish to take part.

Reports to: Lead Teacher

Qualifications sought:

Mother tongue fluency in written and oral English

• Bachelor’s degree completed or in progress

• Desire to contribute to progressive, play-based learning experiences for young children

• Enthusiasm for a hands-on professional learning opportunity overseas 

Responsibilities:

Contribute to fulfilling the school’s mission to empower every child to enjoy a positive and purposeful life

• Support the work of teachers in accordance with the program’s foundational principles (above)

• Maintain high but personalized expectations of students and self

• Promote and support the Kindergarten’s strategic goals

• Contribute to a collaborative and positive working environment

• Contribute to a calm, caring, and appropriately challenging environment for children

• Contribute to ongoing curriculum development

• Keep up to date on readings and research related to best teaching practices for young children

• Engage in professional development

• Engage parents as partners in their children’s learning

• Lead and participate in after-school activities for the children

• Attend staff meetings.

Compensation and Benefits: 

• Competitive salary and benefit package based on experience

• Visa sponsorship for expat employees

• Paid leaves 

• Medical insurance for full time employees

• Multicultural working environment

• Training and career development opportunities

Requirements for applying:

• Resume and Application letter

• Letters of Recommendation/Reference if applicable

• Supportive documents if applicable

Applications can be sent to HR department of Yuecheng Education at career.yce@yuechenggroup.com indicating the position in the email subject. 

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