Preschool Teacher (Full-Time)


Elizabeth Peabody House

Job Title:          Preschool Teacher

Reports to:        Program Director

Department:      Preschool Program

Schedule:         37.5 hours per week, varies

Pay Range:       $12.00 – $13.00 per hour


The Elizabeth Peabody House (EPH), a community-based nonprofit that provides quality child care and other services to residents of Somerville and beyond, is seeking experienced, qualified teachers for full-time positions in its Preschool program.


About the Program

EPH preschool provides a developmentally appropriate preschool experience where children are encouraged to make choices and grow in a safe, supportive, and nurturing environment. The program provides a developmentally appropriate curriculum based on the needs and interests of the children with an emphasis on developing language, literacy and social emotional skills. The interest areas provide children with the opportunity to make choices and learn through play: block area, dramatic play area, language/literacy areas, writing center, science area, math area, gross motor area, and art area. The teaching staff supports the child’s play and development through creative and emergent curriculum. The program is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.


Program Goals

The EPH Preschool provides a quality program to preschool children by offering developmentally appropriate activities and experiences. Children develop self-esteem, social skills, emotional skills, language skills, literacy skills, cognitive skills, motor skills, self-help skills, school readiness skills and other life skills. The program seeks to meet the needs of the children and their families by developing continuity of care between school and home.


Job description

  • Provide a warm, nurturing, safe, and child-focused environment where children are encouraged to develop developmentally appropriate skills.
  • Engage children in structured and unstructured skill-building activities
  • Spend majority of teaching time interacting with children on their level
  • Demonstrates effective communication skills
  • Demonstrate an ability towork with a team, toward the program goals of the EPH Preschool
  • Demonstrate excellent teaching skills through the implementation of curriculum
  • Participate in curriculum development
  • Contribute to monthly classroom newsletter
  • Assist with meal times and other care-taking responsibilities
  • Insure that all DEEC, NAEYC, state, local and agency regulations, policies, philosophy and procedures are implemented and followed.
  • Assist with maintaining all program records, files, logs and documentation
  • Other responsibilities as required



  • Must be EEC Preschool Teacher Certified. CDA preferred.
  • A BA in teaching, child development or other applicable field or AA in ECE preferred
  • Previous experience working with the preschool population
  • An interest in pursuing a career in child development
  • Knowledge of the Teaching Strategies Gold online evaluation system preferred but not required
  • An understanding of cultural competence issues as relevant to childcare beliefs and practices of various immigrant populations desired
  • Must possess a love for children, patience, and a sense of humor
  • A belief in and passion for the work and mission of EPH
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs.


Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Sheri Rios, Preschool Program Director, at