At ITC, we know that our staff is our greatest asset.
Over half of our educators have worked with us for more than 10 years, and our annual attrition averages 1-2% (compared to a 30% annual average for early childcare). We offer among the area’s highest non-profit childcare salaries and benefits, and encourage staff to take advantage of a variety of continuing education opportunities.
“There is universal kindness, respect, and flexibility from each and every teacher and staff member.”
— Parent, Preschool I
ITC works to promote a dialogue with other early childhood educators and has created a learning community for early childhood educators. We actively participate in our local early childhood council and are the lead agency for the Community Partnership project (CPC) which sponsors training for early childhood teachers. Whether by joining our staff, attending one of our annual conferences, or an evening CPC workshop, we invite you to become part of the ITC community.
CURRENT OPEN POSITIONS
TRAININGS AND CONFERENCES
INFANT TODDLER WORKSHOP SERIES
Our Sixth Annual Infant Toddler Workshop Series:
Our Focus, Our Work, Our Passion: Really Seeing Every Child in Our Care
For teachers of children from birth to three years old. Held monthly from October 2018 - March 2019.
This year’s series will focus on the power of really seeing the child and what it takes as caregivers to make our spaces and day work for them. When we strive to understand their needs as well as desires we become more intentional in our work. It is with that intention and respect that we become a partner with the child through their discoveries, their milestones and (most importantly) their struggles. That partnership creates a tone of celebration- seeing and honoring each child for their unique gifts. Our role is to create and provide rooms, spaces and a world that work better for them; rather than preparing them for the world. Join us as we explore how intentional, respectful and truly developmentally appropriate spaces support every child in our care.
All workshops will address Diverse Learners/Special Needs.
Training Certificates will be provided.
A look at the session lineup:
Session 1: Universal Classroom: A Room for All Children
Session 2: Let the Kids be Kids: Encouraging and Challenging Children to Take Risks in Today’s World of Worry
Session 3: The Power of Our Words…Partnering with Children
Session 4: Building Connections: A Look at Social and Emotional Development in Infants and Toddlers
Session 5: Inclusive Cooking/Painting: How to Make It Work for Every Child
See attached Packet for detailed descriptions of each program and registration information.
GUIDED VISIT PROGRAM
ITC offers an in-depth observation program for educators. This morning program from 9:30 to 11:30, arranged at a mutually agreeable date, allows educators a chance to tour ITC, to observe in a classroom and to ask questions and discuss issues and ideas. The program includes:
Tour of ITC
Observation time in a classroom
A discussion with an ITC administrator
All visits are $25 per person. To arrange a visit or for more information, contact Kathy Linnane at 978-263-2064 for email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.