Broadway Housing Communities is seeking a Preschool Teacher for the Dorothy Day Early Childhood Center. The Program provides a full-day preschool program committed to providing individualized, comprehensive educational services for 3-5 year old children and their families in West Harlem. The Center is part of a comprehensive Education Services Department that includes youth mentoring, education advocacy, technology, adult education and cultural arts programs.
The Preschool Teacher manages a classroom in accordance with Program Performance Standards, Board of Directors, Policy Council, and Broadway Housing Communities policies and procedures. Responsibilities include:
Planning and supervising a warm, nurturing developmentally appropriate environment for the development of the whole child while practicing Dorothy Day Early Childhood Center’s high level of care and educational standards.
Facilitating program philosophy and goals with integrated health services, nutrition, social services and parent involvement component goals into the daily program plan.
Designing and maintaining a classroom environment that facilitates active, hands-on learning, group management, self-expression and choice, cultural diversity and inclusion of all children, parents, volunteers and staff.
Minimum qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education or childhood education. Must have NYS teaching certificate or be in the process of obtaining certification. A minimum of two years early childhood experience necessary. Candidate should also possess a firm knowledge and understanding of child development, developmentally appropriate teaching strategies, and Reggio principles, strong verbal and written communication skills, ability to work well with parents and professional peers, leadership skills, supervision skills, and the ability to work and communicate with multi-disciplinary team and with lay persons from a variety of ethnic, educational and socioeconomic backgrounds
Knowledge of Head Start performance standards and DOH regulations, bilingual (Spanish), computer literacy, Master’s degree a plus. Broadway Housing Communities, Inc (BHC) offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefit package.