Early Childhood Teacher – Pre-Primary (4-5 years old)

Faculty / Full-Time

Moses Brown School, Providence, RI

Founded in 1784, Moses Brown School has been a leader in education for over 235 years. We have a proven tradition of academic excellence, a commitment to great teaching, and a dedication to fostering character and confidence in young people. Our stunning 33-acre campus—formerly the farm of 18th-century Quaker abolitionist leader Moses Brown—provides expansive academic, artistic, and athletic facilities right in the heart of Providence. 

We are a Quaker school, one of the oldest and largest of a network of 80 Friends schools in the U.S. While each is independent, we all share the same essential mission: to nurture and celebrate each child’s special gifts, talents, and identities—what Quakers refer to as their Inner Light. Rooted in the Quaker values of simplicity and integrity, community and equality, care and peace, we apply these values every day to create an academic culture of deep reflection, expansive curiosity, and spirited inquiry. 

At Moses Brown School, 100 faculty members serve nearly 800 students ages 3-18, with a student-to-teacher ratio of 8:1. Our lower and middle school programs offer a rigorous and balanced approach to academics, social-emotional learning, and student skills in a well-coordinated structure that promotes and enhances the learning process through close personal contact between students and teachers.

The student experience is incredibly varied, including 17 musical and performance groups across the school, 50 clubs and activities, and 63 athletic teams competing in 17 different sports. And while individual achievement is celebrated, learning at Moses Brown is a shared enterprise. We foster a close sense of community, evident in collaborative relationships between students and teachers and in our weekly meeting for worship.

Our diverse community is strong enough to hold hundreds of brilliant, unique, independent-minded people. With $7 million awarded annually in need-based financial aid, Moses Brown partners with many families to make a shared investment in bright, caring, and thoughtful children from all socioeconomic backgrounds. And with 28% of our student body being people of color, our community reflects the demographics of our drawing area. Ours is an education that is time-tested, fully immersive, and ever more relevant to today’s world. To learn more about Moses Brown School, please visit www.mosesbrown.org.

The Early Childhood program nurtures the social, emotional, and academic development of each child existing between our Nursery and Kindergarten programs.. A team of two co-teachers leads the pre-primary classroom; instructional groups are flexible and dynamic. A desire to work in a team-based collaborative classroom is essential. This position offers an opportunity to collaborate daily in a team-based classroom, facilitating learning in a community that prioritizes the following:


Commitment to Co-Teaching and Collaboration

  • Demonstrates cultural competency skills by embracing the vitality of a diverse community and fostering an environment of respect and inclusion, while actively working to build an equitable school community grounded in our Quaker values;
  • Fosters a culture of learning that supports regular, meaningful growth opportunities for both students and teachers.


Collegiality and Professionalism

  • Engages families as partners in a student’s success while recognizing and respecting differences in family backgrounds, structures, and cultures;
  • Engages meaningfully in school professional growth opportunities and enhances professional growth by giving and seeking assistance from other team members.


Teaching and Learning

  • Uses a variety of tools to make instructional decisions, monitor student learning, differentiate instruction based on students and integrate multi-sensory approaches to learning in their practice. in a play-based learning environment.
  • Creates a classroom in which students are engaged; pedagogy is student-centered
  • Uses opportunities throughout the day and year to weave issues of social justice and inclusion into conversations and learning experiences.
  • Values play and social-emotional education as the pillars to all other learning. 


Candidates should have experience:

  • Assessing student work through various modalities,one-on-one work, and small and large group observations; 
  • Teaching early math concepts, such as one-to-one correspondence, conservation of numbers, ten frames, and number recognition; 
  • Teaching phonological and phonemic awareness;
  • Understanding of age-appropriate developmental milestones for young children in a variety of areas, including motor, speech and language, math, and social-emotional development.
  • Utilizes play-based approaches to student learning.  


In addition to a broad range of teaching responsibilities, teachers are expected to serve on committees, attend school meetings, and engage in yearly co-curricular responsibilities. Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from a four-year accredited institution. Two to five years of teaching experience is preferred, although not a requirement for application. A Master’s degree, early childhood certification, or a teaching credential is desirable. We are seeking candidates who are passionate about their desire to teach, eager to embrace and support the Quaker mission of the school, and able to contribute to a teaching partnership and to the direction of the school. Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential. 


Compensation is competitive, and the school offers excellent benefits. Moses Brown is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds. 


To apply:  To apply, please visit the Moses Brown employment page at www.mosesbrown.org. Please submit a resume, cover letter that serves as a statement of interest, and the names and contact information for 3 references.  Once we have read and discussed applications, we will be in touch with select candidates to arrange interviews.

Moses Brown School

Providence, RI
Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School, High School
All Gender