Barrow Street Nursery School seeks a Full-Time Early Childhood teacher for the 2020 – 2021 school year.
Students are between the ages of 19 months and 2 years 6 months at the start of the school year in September.
Teach separate groups of students; One group attends from 9:00 - 12:00 (MWF & TH) and a separate group attends from 2:00 - 4:00 (MWF & TH).
Teachers at Barrow Street are practitioners of progressive education within the context of a social studies based program and a mission driven school derived from a Reggio Emilia and Bank Street inspired pedagogy.
All Lead Teachers are responsible for:
His/her students and curriculum
Working with parents through the separation process
Mentoring assistant/associate teachers and collaborating with extension (art, movement, music, science and pottery) teachers.
Meeting with your teaching team, age-level colleagues, and administrators on a regular basis to plan and work together, discuss students and supports, and hone curriculum.
Fostering positive social/emotional growth through an environment where the balance of play and developmentally appropriate academic concepts are an essential component
Creating written portfolio pieces on students
We seek a talented teacher who can inspire students, be inspired by our mission, and create a nurturing classroom with high educational expectations. Cultural competence, the ability to work collaboratively, excellent communication skills, and a willingness to work closely with families are essential.
Pedagogy should be student-centered and practiced in differentiated instruction.
Completed or Pursing a Master’s degree in early childhood education
Certified in Early Childhood Education (Birth-Grade 2), or in the process of certification, by NY State is preferred
3 – 5 years of experience as a teacher and ideally experience as a lead teacher
Comfort, skill, and enjoyment in the writing process
Strong oral communication skills and ability to work with parents
A questioning stance and curious mind with a high tolerance for ambiguity
An ability to observe carefully and think inductively
Demonstrated history of being a lifelong learner who continues their own growth through professional development.
Successful Barrow Street teachers are reflective about their practice and avail themselves of professional development and leadership opportunities.
Additional Salary Information: Based on experience and education