Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan
  • New York, NY, USA
  • $30.00 - $40.00/hr
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

JCC Harlem is seeking a head teacher for our early childhood, separation program for the 2021 school year (June 28, 2021 - indefinitely). Harlem Sprouts is designed to be children's first school-like experience. Our goal is to create a play-based, open-ended class that encourages exploration, growth and discovery. We strive to create inclusive and engaging environments where children and families can become part of a community and develop lasting connections.

Job requirements:

  • Experience with children under 4 in a classroom setting
  • Knowledge of developmentally appropriate curriculum and learning for children under 4
  • Ability to work collaboratively on a teaching team to execute successful classroom curriculum
  • A kind, warm, welcoming and reflective demeanor
  • Excellent ability to interact, communicate, and build relationships with parents and caregivers
  • Ability to think creatively and plan innovative curriculum
  • Master's Degree (completed or enrolled in) in Early Childhood Education, General Education, Special Education, Arts Education, Social Work or another related field a plus
  • Familiarity with Reggio Emilia and child-directed learning a plus
  • Basic knowledge of Jewish holidays a plus
  • Certification in infant/child CPR and first aid a plus

Expectations and Responsibilities:

  • Hours: Commit to roughly Monday - Thursdays 8:30-12 pm (class time is 9:15-11:15 am)
  • Dedicate additional time to prepping, planning, set-up and clean up as needed
  • Attend team supervisory meetings
  • Communicate with families in the form of classroom reflections and check-ins
  • Organize and maintain a classroom
  • Maintain the safety, happiness, and growth of children in classes
  • Collaborate on a team and with administration to plan innovative, open-ended, developmentally appropriate, child-centered curriculum

To apply please submit a resume and cover letter to

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