Do you remember the first time you ever saw a butterfly crawl out of its chrysalis? How about the first time you ever heard someone sing while playing a guitar — their fingers dancing over the strings and frets, making music? Adults may take these things for granted, but for a young child — each day is a day of discovery and wonder.
As a preschool teacher and aide at Loudoun County’s Department of Parks, Recreation, and Community Services (PRCS), you get to experience moments like these and see the world anew through the eyes of children experiencing them for the first time. And the department is actively hiring right now.
“It’s rewarding to see the children grow over time and know that as a teacher, you can help support the children to see themselves as thinkers and problem-solvers,” said Amy Young, an Early Childhood Specialist with PRCS. “You can see how their curiosity about the world around them generates inquiry, excitement, and exploration.”
PRCS is unique because it values the voices of the staff. For example, when adopting a new curriculum recently, the staff were given the opportunity to lead work groups, collaborate with colleagues, and cast their vote on the best ways to proceed.
“It was nice to receive positive feedback on what we do in the classroom,” said preschool teacher Kim Harp. “I look forward to more of that as we move through the process.”
This opportunity to be a part of something bigger than just the classroom continues to grow and evolve, and staff are continually recognized for their efforts and support.
Preschool teachers and aides receive a lot of support and are offered opportunities to grow through professional learning communities, coaching, professional development training, and peer collaboration. The preschool teacher and aide roles part-time roles.
For more information on how to join the amazing team of preschool teachers and preschool aide teachers at PRCS, visit the official website for PRCS here: https://www.loudoun.gov/prcsjobs.
(This is a sponsored story on behalf of Loudoun County PRCS.)