Brooklyn Schoolhouse is founded on the conviction that children have an innate desire to explore, play, and learn. It’s easy to see if we look. Think of how they study the way kitchen magnets stick, problem solve to climb trees or instinctively collect rainwater. Children are naturally competent and capable learners. This is why we are a place of engagement, discovery, wonderment, and aliveness. We aim to foster global citizens – ones who embrace co-existence and are inspired to fulfill their dreams and take responsibility for the sustainability of the planet. (All while splish-splashing in the water buckets they fill!)
We believe in inquiry-based learning. (“I just saw an ant. Where do ants live?”) In this style of learning, each curriculum emerges from the children’s interests and questions. Rather than teaching children about subjects, we help children experience the joy and satisfaction that come with learning. (Big grins upon hearing how an ant can carry 50x its body weight – like a child carrying a cow or bear!) Curricula and projects emerge from children's interests and are developed and deepened with the teachers' guidance. The goal is that children experience the exciting and empowering process of discovery and learning and develop a love of learning.
As each curriculum evolves, we encourage children to think creatively, investigate their questions, and build new understandings.
This kind of education builds collaboration skills and social responsibility and fosters creativity and ingenuity. These are the skills that will empower young people to fulfill their dreams and take responsibility for the sustainability and improvement of the world.
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We are seeking a warm, patient, collaborative individual to join our small but mighty team of early childhood educators. At Brooklyn Schoolhouse, the Associate Teacher assists the Lead Teacher in planning, organizing and implementing an appropriate instructional and experiential learning program consistent with a play-based approach to education. The Associate Teacher is responsible for creating a warm and nurturing relationship with each child.
Paid vacation according the the School Year Calendar