The Center's goals are to provide children with:
- Empathetic, sensitive awareness of their individual needs for reassurance, comforting, and nurturing;
- Meaningful, educational experiences, allowing ample time for observing, listening, and questioning;
- Enriching sensory and motor experiences;
- Assistance in developing large and small motor skills and hand-eye coordination;
- Encouragement to utilize intellectual and creative abilities; and
- Most importantly, a safe environment in all aspects of learning, play, and rest.
Families are the heart of the Small Savers community. While the children are clearly the focus of our operations, the Center also needs strong parental involvement to carry out its mission. Parents elect volunteers from among themselves to serve on the all-parent Board of Directors; they volunteer to serve on committees that assist the Board in the management of the Center; they offer to serve as room parents, helping to coordinate parental involvement in individual classrooms; and they use their special talents, skills, and interests to help the Center in a variety of other areas. In this way, parents and staff work together to build on the strong foundation begun by the founding parents and the Federal Home Loan Bank Board.
The Board of Directors retains ultimate authority over the decisions and operation of the Center. Working with the Director, the Board provides the Center with timely, efficient, and effective management of staff and facilities and prudent financial decisions. The Board aims to keep parents informed of pending issues and Board decisions. Board meetings are held monthly, and parents and staff are permitted to attend open portions of the meetings.
Here are some additional details about the center:
- Highly trained and experienced staff with Associates degrees, Child Development Associates (CDA), 90 Hours course through the state of Maryland, Masters degrees, as well as degrees in Montessori curriculum
- Fifty two week operating schedule in a secured building from 7:30am to 6:15pm
- Access to underground parking garage for arrivals and departures with children
- Tuition includes a light breakfast, catered hot lunch and diapers; parents provide morning and afternoon snacks on a rotational basis
- Modified Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) montessori preschool curriculum designed to meet each child’s individual needs
- All lead teachers have CDAs
- Playground facilities nearby; daily outside activities and/or field trips
- Gymnastics, dance and yoga classes offered for children 2+ years at additional costs
- The Center is located in a government building, and therefore, operates on the government schedule
About Us - Careers
Small Savers Child Development Center, a non-profit, full-day child care center in downtown Washington, DC, is interviewing candidates for the following positions:
Teacher Assistant/Floater, Substitutes
Small Savers CDC has a modified Montessori curriculum for infants through preschoolers. We are licensed by the Department of Health and are members of the American Montessori Society.
- Essential skills:
- Experience in a childcare facility
- Certification in First Aid, CPR for adult, infant and child, and a TB Test and compliance with other health department rules are required prior to beginning work
- Required Qualifications:
- The candidate should have a CDA, AA, or a 90 hr. certificate from the State of Maryland
- Exceptional attention to detail, organization, and time management
- Candidates must be proficient in speaking and writing English
- Strong written and verbal communication skills, with ability to communicate with external parties
- Growth mindset: a love of brainstorming ideas, collaborating, learning through feedback, always striving for excellence and growth
- Willingness to embrace Montessori philosophy and obtain training
- Competitive salary, commensurate with experience
- 401K- Employer matches up to 5%
- Generous Annual and Sick Leave
- Health Insurance- Employer covers employee/family 100%
- Life Insurance/Retirement Savings Plan
- Educational Assistance Program
- Please submit your resume and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: For more information, contact the Center Assistant Interim Director, Daniel Powell by phone at 202.216.0457 or by email.