Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan
  • New York, NY, USA
  • 35-48
  • Hourly
  • Part Time



JOB TITLE: Head Teacher, Pre-Nursery

Department: Center for Family Life

Reports To: Yael Kahn Pinto

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Date: 3/15/2023


The Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan seeks a part-time Head Teacher for our Turning 2s, Shabbat Together, and My Little Clubhouse pre-nursery programs. The position is available for September - June with the potential to continue next summer. Turning 2s is designed to be a young child's first drop-off experience in a classroom setting. My Little Clubhouse is designed to be a toddler's first classroom experience with their grown-up by their side.

Our pre-nursery programs are play-based, open-ended classes that encourage 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.


  • At least 3 years experience in a classroom setting with two-year olds or an advanced degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field is required.
  • Knowledge of Shabbat and Jewish holidays is preferred.


  • Collaborate with co-teachers to:
    • Communicate with families through reflection emails, posts, etc.
    • Organize and maintain a classroom.
    • Maintain the safety, happiness, and growth of children in classes
    • Plan innovative, open-ended, developmentally appropriate, child-centered curriculum.
  • Ability to work collaboratively on a teaching team to execute successful classroom curriculum.
  • A kind, warm, welcoming, and reflective demeanor.
  • Additional time for team planning, supervisory, and full staff meetings.
  • Excellent ability to interact, communicate, and build relationships with parents and caregivers.


  • Knowledge of development and learning for children under 3.
  • Proactive, open to learning and growing with mentoring from supervisors and co-teachers.
  • Familiarity with Reggio Emilia, play-based and child-centered learning a plus.
  • Knowledge of Shabbat, Jewish holidays, and values a plus.
  • Certification in infant/child CPR and First Aid a plus.

Rate: $35 - 48/hour


  • Monday-Thursday 8:30-11:30 am (class time is 9:00-11:00 am)
  • Possibility to also work on Fridays 8:30 -11:30 am (class time is 9:00-11:00am)Possibility for additional hours throughout the year
  • Possibility for additional hours throughout the year

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