Teachers and education

Our teachers are the backbone of our organization, and their passion for education allows us to bring innovative and effective practices into our classrooms and out into our students’ communities.

Los Niños Primero teachers must be Georgia-certified teachers, and our classrooms are a student-led environment, which includes STEAM practices (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) and covers Georgia standards for Early Childhood (GELDS) and Elementary (GSE).

Our core curriculum is heavily focused on:

SEE (Social, Emotional, and Ethical) Learning
Developed at Emory University, this program empowers students to engage ethically as part of a global community and provides educators with the tools to support students’ well-being.

Project Based Learning
Project-based learning (PBL) involves students designing, developing, and constructing hands-on solutions to a problem. (Source: Boston University)

Play Based Learning with an Inquiry Mindset
Facilitated and guided by their teachers, Children naturally learn through play by engaging in and making sense of their world. (Source: University of New Hampshire)

Our mission to empower communities through a love of learning is extended to our teachers, who we expect to engage meaningfully with our students and curriculum.

During Spring, we offer educators engaging in our Summer Educational Program professional development opportunities. During these sessions, teachers learn more about our curriculum and how to further enhance their classroom environments. Development opportunities are assessed each year and tailored to fit the needs of the educator community, and culminate in collaboration opportunities. Teachers are able to plan and share ideas with peers across all LNP sites. Educators are invited to tour and learn about teaching sites like the CNC that enhance the learning experience for our students each year.

Summer Training

At Los Niños Primero we believe that empowering teachers empowers students. If you’re currently attending an accredited institution and are pursuing a career in education, we offer an environment of collaboration and innovative teaching practices centered around Finnish pedagogy philosophy, SEE (Social, Emotional, and Ethical) Learning, Project Based Learning, and Play Based Learning with an Inquiry Mindset

If you’re interested in becoming a teacher or training, please send your resume to: jeannie.myers@losninosprimerousa.org