Barrow Street Nursery School seeks a Full-Time Early Childhood teacher for the 2021 – 2022 school year.
Students are between the ages of 2 years and 5 years at the start of the school year in September.
2s/3s and 3s/4s teach 2 separate groups of students; One group attends from 9:00 - 12:00 (M-F) and a separate group attends from 1:00 - 4:00 (M-F).
4s/5s teach one group of students from 9:00 - 3:00 (M-F).
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.
Barrow Street Nursery School builds the foundation for life-long enjoyment of learning, appreciation for the arts, and care for the community and environment. Our progressive approach is centered on collaboratively designed learning experiences.
Children play an active role in co-constructing an emergent curriculum that nurtures their growing sense of identity, agency, and belonging.
Teachers engage in ongoing observation, reflection and critical thinking to bring breadth and depth to learning experiences.
Family partnerships are encouraged through meaningful dialogue, authentic interaction and mutual support.
Our community draws strength from the diverse perspectives and backgrounds of our joyful children, dedicated teachers and engaged families.
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 ongoing written portfolio pieces on students throughout the year
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.
Master’s degree in early childhood education
Must be certified in Early Childhood Education (Birth-Grade 2), or in the process of certification, by NY State
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
Background or experience in special education is a plus
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.
Send a resume and cover letter to Nicole Pappas Ferrin, Director, email@example.com
Include a documentation or writing sample (if available)
In the body of your email, please indicate that you found this listing through the NAIS website and that you are applying for the lead position
Additional Salary Information: Additional salary can be earned by working our summer program (9:00 - 1:00 for 3 weeks in June and 3 weeks in July). Barrow Street also has a strong emphasis on professional development endeavors for teachers and allocates funds for conferences, graduate level classes, and workshops teachers may be interested in.