Working at ChildVentures, there is never a dull moment. We are always engaging the children in creative thinking, inquiry play, and noting each child's milestones. We go to Specialty Rooms which are rooms that are not held within our normal classroom (i.e.Gym, Drama, Music) for new scenery for the children and more accessible materials. We specialize in three different philosophies: Montessori, High Scope, and Core Knowledge. With these three philosophies, children grow and develop into well rounded young people.
The hardest part of the job is learning the philosophies while still doing it "The CV way". However, once you get the hang of it, it becomes routine.
The workplace culture is generally positive, but only if you really get along with co-workers. It does have the aire of negativity and it is always noticed if you don't uphold your responsibilities. Typically, the day starts off in an opening room, moves to your regular classroom where there is 1 hour of curriculum, then a half hour of specialty rooms, then return for morning snack in your own classroom. Following that, we transition outside, then either switch classrooms and return to the Teacher's home room for lunch. Nap follows lunch, but for the JK/SK kids, they return outdoors immiediately after. After Nap, snack is had for the infants to preschoolers, but the JK/SK go to a different specialty room at this time. Then infants/toddlers/preschoolers have outdoor time or specialty time (classroom depending) while JK/SK has their classroom and snack time at the end of the day.
Full Benefits, Positive Environment, Professional Learning/Growth opportunities
Specific order and methodologies, can be demanding, negative attitude towards co-worker relationships