Pando Little School
The best Reggio Emilia preschool in new mexico

Expansion

Growing bigger, getting better

 
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RSVP for our Expansion Open House

It’s an exciting time here at Pando Little School. Our cozy, little school is ready to spread its wings - just a bit - and expand into a new location a stone’s throw away. From our new digs, we’ll be able to expand our hours, welcome younger students, and create a more supportive work environment for our staff. Learn more at one of our Open Houses!

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How will the expansion improve Pando?

What’s New

Our Hours

7:30am to 5pm

Our Enrollment Options

All students will participate in our Core Hours, 8:30am to 1:00pm, 5 days a week. Families can then add additional care depending on their childcare needs:

AM Enrichment, 7:30am to 8:30am
PM Enrichment, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Extended Day, 7:30am to 5:00pm

All current families will have the option to re-enroll with these new options, or retain their current enrollment plan through the end of the 2020 school year.

Our Classrooms

We will have two classrooms; The Big Room for our older students, and The Little Room for our younger students. There won’t be any hard and fast age-based line between these two rooms. We’ll take a close, holistic look at each child and determine which room will best support their success.

What’s the same

Our Philosophy

We’re still the same program we’ve always been - committed to creating a small, vibrant community of learners where children have a right to compelling, real-world learning experiences.

Our Core Team

Melissa, Micci, Megan, and Jen all continue to be the heart and soul of our school - shaping not only children’s experiences, but the school’s culture and future. Even Kristi comes by now and again :)

Our relationship with The Source

Though we won’t be in The Source, we’re just a hop and skip away so we’ll continue to visit the pond, the garden, and the Blue Room.

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We’re Hiring!

We are looking for passionate, hard working teachers who share our school’s vision for early childhood education. All positions begin as soon as December 2019, or in early 2020. Pay is competitive and commensurate with experience and credentials.

Little Room Co-Teacher

As a Co-Teacher in our “Little Room,” you will facilitate a Reggio Emilia inspired curriculum with a co-teacher and ample support from your colleagues.  Your students will be between 2- and 4- years old. Our ratios are low, the environment new, and you’ll have lots of creative freedom to build curriculum and design your classroom.

This position is a good fit for teachers who…

  • Have prior knowledge of the Reggio Emilia approach

  • Are passionate about working with children 18 to 36 months.

  • Look forward to working collaboratively with children, parents, teachers, school administrators, and the wider ECE community.

  • Feel confident giving and receiving feedback in a supportive atmosphere

  • Want to take on additional responsibilities outside of direct work with children.

  • Consider themselves career early childhood educators who are dedicated to the field.

Our Co-Teachers work M-F, 8:15-1:15, followed by 1 hour of paid, collaborative planning time.

Co-Teachers are also expected to participate in paid professional development and community involvement for up to 5 hours per month. These hours often fall on evenings and weekends.


Enrichment Teacher

You will be responsible for our school’s morning and/or afternoon programming, working between 10 and 33 hours a week, depending on your precise role.

This position is a good fit for teachers who…

  • See young children as capable, worthy of respect, and a source of joy and inspiration.

  • Like to explore nature and the outdoors with their students.

  • Value art education.

  • Believe early childhood education should be inclusive and diverse.

  • Enjoy working collaboratively with children, parents, teachers, school administrators, and the wider ECE community.

  • Feel confident giving and receiving feedback in a supportive atmosphere

  • Want to take on additional responsibilities outside of direct work with children.

  • Are pursuing a career in early childhood education or a related field.


Possible shifts may include

M-F, 7-9am
M-F, 12:30-5:30pm
M-F, 7-9am and 12:30-5:30pm

Please submit your resume, brief cover letter, and two references to Melissa at melissa@pandoschool.com.