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Early Childhood Lead Teacher

We are seeking a dedicated full-time Teacher who displays our shared passion for children and families, values and work ethic.

We recognize the importance of responsible, educated and creative teachers in our classrooms in order to maintain the high quality programs we have worked so hard to achieve.  As teachers with SJJCC, your days will include working directly with children in classrooms. You’ll assist the Early Childhood Director in establishing and maintaining a safe, healthy learning environment by planning and implementing high quality learning experiences to advance the development of the whole child in partnership with families and other classroom staff. This position is in Nassau County, (East Hills) Long Island.

How You’ll Help Us Be Successful:

  • Perform duties as planned under the leadership of the Early Childhood Director
  • Lead, coach, and mentor students; model appropriate behaviors and provide appropriate feedback to children and parent
    • Encourage children to participate
    • Play with the children, including getting down on the floor to interact with them
    • Support the social and emotional development of children
  • Implement SJJCC’s curriculum in a way that is consistent with the unique needs of each child
    • Daily planning and execution of all classroom and outdoor activities that encourage curiosity, exploration, and problem-solving; appropriate to the developmental levels of the children
    • Create a classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate to the physical, social, and emotional development of children, with an emphasis on language development and emergent literacy skills
  • Partner and communicate with parents, with a shared desire to provide the best care and education for their children
    • Maintain open, friendly, and cooperative relationships with each child’s family, and encourage their involvement in the program
  • Collaborate with Early Childhood staff and leadership to achieve program goals and create a safe, nurturing environment where children can play and learn
    • Assist in the selection of books, equipment, and other instructional materials appropriate to the developmental levels of the children
  • Cultivate positive relationships with families, teachers, state licensing authorities, and the community as a whole
  • Additional duties as assigned by supervisor

What You’ll Need To Be Successful:

  • BA in Early Childhood/MS in Education is preferred
  • New York State Certification in Early Childhood/Elementary Education
  • Basic knowledge of Jewish holidays and values is a plus
  • Ability to work cooperatively within a team environment
  • Strong communication skills
  • 2-3 years Early Childhood Education Experience (preferred)
  • Outstanding customer service skills, strong organizational skills, and the ability to multi-task and manage multiple situations effectively
  • A love for children and a strong desire to make a difference every day
  • Ability to build relationships with families and coworkers and create a dynamic environment where play and learning happens
  • CPR and First Aid Certification or willingness to obtain

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