The Elisabeth Morrow School, an independent twos - through-eighth grade school in Englewood, NJ, is seeking a 2s Head Teacher for its new 2s program. The position is full-time, Monday through Friday, 7:45 am - 3:45 pm, with an expectation to work until 5:00 pm on certain Mondays for professional development and faculty meetings. Occasional attendance at school-related functions that take place outside of regular work hours will be expected.
Early Childhood / 2s Program Head Teacher - Job Description
The 2s Head Teacher will provide a developmentally appropriate, caring and supportive early childhood classroom to members of The Elisabeth Morrow School community. In our 2s program, we recognize that all children will not develop at the same pace. We respect each child’s rate of growth, and activities will be individualized to ensure student engagement and achievement. The transition to a school environment is guided by strong collaboration between families and the school which includes frequent communication and parent education. This position reports to the Director of Early Childhood and Kindergarten Programs.
Plan, execute and assess developmentally appropriate activities and experiences in harmony with the school’s philosophy and mission
Individualize curriculum to meet the academic, social and emotional needs of each child
Skillfully balance restorative learning time and active learning time
Encourage positive behaviors to promote self-awareness and healthy social interactions
Ensure that the learning environment is conducive to productivity, and is safe and healthy
Ensure positive communication with family members
Establish teacher / child relationships and expectations that are nurturing, understanding and developmentally appropriate
Contribute to the ongoing operations of the school by carrying out additional responsibilities as assigned
Utilize behavior management strategies that are reasonable, sensitive and differentiated
Encourage self-regulation and empowerment through modeling and choices
Work effectively in a collaborative learning community
Promote the school within the larger community
The successful candidate will have the following credentials:
At least three years working with toddlers in a school setting
An advanced degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Child Psychology or related field, or at least 50% completion in a Masters program
Ability to lift up to 40 pounds
Ability to move efficiently from floor-seated to standing position
How to Apply
Please send your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
With an enrollment of 63% students of color, The Elisabeth Morrow School is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to sex, race, color, religion, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or marital status. We seek candidates who will add to the diversity of our school community. The Elisabeth Morrow School is located 10 minutes from Manhattan.
About The Elisabeth Morrow School
The Elisabeth Morrow School’s shared purpose is to provide exemplary academics and character development in a diverse and inclusive child-centered community, inspiring students to become curious scholars, ethical leaders, and global citizens.