Job Description

Early Childhood Lead Teacher

Renbrook School (West Hartford, CT), an independent day school for children age 3 to Grade 8, is seeking an experienced teacher to fill a full-time Preschool or Junior Kindergarten Lead Teaching position in our Beginning School.


  • Nurture the social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development of our youngest students.
  • Design and implement a classroom environment that honors play as the way our youngest children learn about themselves, others, and their world.
  • Collaborate with grade level teachers and specialists around a theme-based curriculum.
  • Foster strong relationships with students, families, and the wider Renbrook Community.
  • Incorporate tinkering, experimenting, and making with a variety of materials to develop a foundational understanding of STEAM concepts (science, technology, engineering, art and math).
  • Embrace the benefits and opportunities of outdoor learning on Renbrook’s campus.
  • Approach students from an asset-based perspective and collect anecdotal information about students’ interests and skills through observation and listening.
  • Update families on their child’s progress and the curriculum through emails, narrative reports, and weekly classroom news postings.
  • Enhance the school’s commitment to diversity and belonging through an early childhood lens to ensure students see themselves reflected in the classroom environment and curriculum.
  • Engage in professional development opportunities to support continued growth in teaching and learning.
  • Bring creativity, joy, and energy to the Beginning School.


  • BA is required, MA is suggested. Five years of teaching experience preferred.
  • Experience with play-based learning and the Responsive Classroom approach are encouraged.
  • Excellent communication skills.

The review of candidates will begin immediately with an expected start date in August 2024.

Please submit cover letter with resume, philosophy of teaching, and three letters of reference included together in one PDF document, to with Early Childhood Teacher in the subject line.

Renbrook School is an affirmative action – equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, ancestry, present or past history of mental disability, intellectual disability, learning disability or physical disability, including but not limited to blindness, veteran status, sexual orientation, and other protected classes.

Renbrook School will make a reasonable accommodation to known disabilities of a qualified applicant or employee, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on its operation.