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Pre-School Self-Contained Teacher

Colegio Hacienda Los Alcaparros
La Calera, Colombia, South America
Housing allowance for international teachers
Airfare at the beginning and at the end of the final contract
Start date
Start August 2023
1 year
  • Early Childhood, Elementary
  • Licensed Teacher, ESL Instructor
  • Bachelor
  • 3 years of teaching experience
  • Early Education
  • Teaching Credential/License
    Other Certification


  • Proven experience as a Preschool Teacher
  • Excellent level of English
  • Excellent understanding of the principles of child development and preschool educational methods
  • Excellent communication and instructional skills
  • Ability to act as a mediator between children
  • Cool-tempered, friendly, and reliable
  • Creative and resourceful
  • BSc/BA in education or relevant field


  • Knowledge of the High Scope approach
  • Knowledge of the Reggio Emilia approach
  • 1 or 2-year contract (with possible extensions) in a prestigious private school
  • Monthly salary
  • Accommodation for the first two weeks
  • Visa sponsorship
  • Airport pickup and transfers to a residence in Bogota
  • Country and city orientation and Spanish language support
  • Lunch and snacks provided at school
  • Bonus upon completion of the contract
  • Monthly salary
  • Healthcare
  • Accommodation allowance
  • Visa sponsorship
  • Airport pickup and transfers to a residence in Bogota
  • Country and city orientation and Spanish crash course
  • Transportation to and from the school
  • Lunch/Snack- Monday to Friday
  • Bonus upon completion of the contract

We are looking for experienced preschool teachers to join our bright team. If you love early education and can reach children with patience, tact, and love, let’s meet.

Your main goal will be to create a supportive learning environment that will help your students in their learning and socio-emotional development. We are looking for someone with active, interesting, and diverse methods of teaching young children.


  • Develop a careful and creative program suitable for preschool children
  • Employ a variety of educational techniques (storytelling, educational play, music, STEAM) to teach children in a second language (English)
  • Observe each child to help them improve their social competencies
  • Encourage children to interact with each other and resolve conflicts
  • Guide children to develop their learning capabilities
  • Supervise children to ensure they are safe at all times
  • Track children’s learning process and report to parents
  • Communicate with parents regularly to understand the children’s background
  • Collaborate with other members of the preschool team
  • Maintain a clean and safe learning environment conducive to learning
This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job

From the onset Colegio Hacienda Los Alcaparros had a special mission: to teach and educate through an approach that envisions education as an ethical, scientific, and aesthetic practice. The Alcaparros approach also includes respect for differences and for the individual process of learning that is unique to each person. Students are active participants in this ongoing educational project that is based on promoting personal development while encouraging conflict resolution.

This innovative method is aimed at forming global citizens. Alcaparros students are aware, knowledgeable, and committed to ecology and large-scale global issues. Aside from what is taught in the classroom students gain knowledge through participation at an international level in conferences and enrich their educational experience through interdisciplinary project-based learning and cultural exchanges.

Pedagocial Principles

One sole philosophy permeates the educational project; however, the school is made up of four different schools whereby each has been specifically designed to meet the needs of the various age groups.

Each of the four schools is jointly coordinated by the Academic and Human Development Departments. The purpose of this co-work is to balance both perspectives to fulfill our mission of educating children within high standards of academic rigor, emotional stability, autonomy, and responsibility.

True to our principles of inclusion and respect for individual differences, the Human Development Department focuses its work on the individual. To do this, it is integrated into the curricular programs that encourage assuming clear, appreciative, and responsible positions regarding each student’s self-development and that of others. Likewise, the Department carries out programs aimed at developing social skills, conflict resolution strategies, substance abuse prevention, responsible sexuality, ethical growth, and each individual's life project, amongst others.

The Academic Development Department, on the other hand, is in charge of academics and curriculum design. The Department decides what is taught in each subject area, its scope and sequence, and the type of work required by students to reach desired standards and objectives.

Since its origin in 1992, Alcaparros has consolidated itself as bilingual with high academic achievements as reflected in national and international standardized test scores. Furthermore, we are pioneers in our internationally recognized theatrical performances and musical and instrumental programs.

Because we believe in the importance of learning by doing, we have designed an innovative curriculum in which formal pedagogical practices go hand-in-hand with recent educational research.

Our educational program is designed to promote each student’s potential, social responsibility, and appreciation for learning.

This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job
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