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Infant/Toddler Educator

Job Description

The Holway Early Childhood Centers- Barn & Rockwell are located on beautiful 50-acre campus of Lasell University in Newton, MA. Our two centers serve as laboratory schools for the entire university community as a large component of our Connected Learning experience. The centers are open year-round and provide care for children as young as infancy through Pre-Kindergarten.

Holway Early Childhood Centers is currently seeking full-time Infant/Toddler Educators. All educators report to the Executive Director and Associate Director of the centers. Educators will be working in a team-teaching environment with two co-teachers. Additional assistance within the classroom offered by Lasell University teacher assistants and work-study students. Our teaching philosophy focuses on Developmentally Appropriate Practices and Howard Gardner’s theory of Multiple Intelligences.


Center Philosophy

We believe that young children learn through play experiences, intellectual challenges, and their social interaction with both peers and educators*. Young children need to explore at their own pace and in their own style while given ample and appropriate choices and experiences throughout the day.

We strongly believe that children have Multiple Intelligences (Gardner, 83). Children have a natural predisposition to learn in different styles and methods. Some children are visual learners while others are very tactile. Some children are more musically inclined while others are very analytical and mathematical. We strive to present each child with the opportunity to find which intelligence best suites them while challenging them to explore others as well.

The curriculum, therefore, offers a balance between planned and educator-initiated activities. Supervised free play allows children to explore areas that interest them and thus to contribute their ideas to the program. Children can best master and integrate information through direct personal experiences and free play, while using a vast variety of materials.

Children need to be nurtured by warm, responsible adults who are knowledgeable in child development. This allows children to develop as healthy, happy, and competent individuals. Our role as laboratory schools requires a highly educated and experienced staff. In addition, we provide ongoing support for staff development as we encourage educators to continue professional growth through in-service programs, graduate work, workshops, and conferences.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the safety and well-being of all the children in the classroom.
  • Ensure classrooms meet Lasell University and Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care standards and regulations.
  • Plan and implement curriculum to meet the developmental needs of the individual children and the group.
  • Take part in continuous professional development.
  • Continually conduct observations of children and the group using written documentation and assessment tools.
  • Supervise Lasell University students completing practicums/placements.
  • Attend monthly staff meetings, professional development days and community building events.

Qualifications required:

  • Candidates must hold a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education or related field.
  • MA Department of Early Education and Care teacher certification required.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work cooperatively and communicate effectively with others.
  • Computer skills (MS Word and Outlook)
  • Reliable and conscientious
  • Certified in CPR and first aid training.
  • Attentive to confidentiality of records and other information.
  • Willingness to increase knowledge in the field through professional development.
  • Classroom teachers must be able to lift 40lbs.
  • At least 2 years’ experience working in an early childhood education setting.

Lasell University is committed to fostering an intellectually enriching and inclusive educational environment. We are dedicated to enhancing our employees' intercultural competence and sensitivity in fulfilling their roles and interacting with students and employees who are broadly diverse with regard to various aspects of identity, such as race, ethnicity, ability status, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, nationality, and religion.

We seek faculty and staff who appreciate the value diversity brings to a campus community and are eager to foster an inclusive environment here at Lasell. 

Lasell University offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including generous time off benefits, health, dental and vision insurance, benefits for legal domestic partners, tuition benefits and more. 

Interested candidates should upload a letter of interest, resume and the information of three (3) references using the forms below. Review of resumes will begin immediately, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Lasell University is committed to equal opportunity in every aspect of hiring and employment. Lasell proactively reviews its policies and practices to assure that decisions with respect to every dimension of employment are made without regard to age, color of skin, disability, gender expression and identity, genetic predisposition, marital status, national origin, race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran's status, status as a victim of domestic violence, and all other protected groups and classes under Federal and State Laws and executive orders.