Barrow Street Nursery School seeks a Full-Time Early Childhood teacher for the 2018 – 2019 school year for our 3s/4s classroom.
Students are between the ages of 3 years 3 months and 4 yrs 3 mo at the start of the school year in September.
2 groups of 12-14 students (Group 1: 9:00 - 12:00, Group 2: 1:00 - 4:00).
This is a full-time position.
There are 12 students in each group and three teachers in this classroom.
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 pedagogy.
The 3s/4s Lead teacher is responsible for:
His/her students and curriculum
Working with parents through the separation process
Mentoring 2 other teachers and collaborating with extension (art, movement, music, science and pottery) teachers.
Teachers come together on a regular basis to plan and work together, discuss students, and hone curriculum.
Fostering positive social/emotional growth through an environment where the balance of play and developmentally appropriate academic concepts are essential component
Creating written portfolio pieces on students
Barrow Street Nursery School believes the early years are the most productive of a child's life and we challenge our students to excel in ways that fit their own unique development. We guide the critical first steps which lead to a lifelong enthusiasm for learning, appreciation of the arts, and care for the community and environment. While teaching the skills necessary for future academic success, we engage each child’s individual learning style by anchoring their day-to-day experiences.
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.
Candidate’s pedagogy should be student-centered and practiced in differentiated instruction.
Masters degree in early childhood education
Candidate must have at least 3 years of successful experience as a teacher, ideally 5 years and experience as a lead teacher
Certified by NY State in Early Childhood (Birth - 2nd Grade)
Comfort and skill in writing and an enjoyment of 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
Background or experience in special education is a plus
Successful Barrow Street teachers are lifelong learners who are reflective about their practice and avail themselves of professional development and leadership opportunities.