Early Childhood Pre-K Head Teacher

Early Childhood Head Teacher:
The Leonard and Syril Rubin Nursery School at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades is looking for a creative, enthusiastic, and dedicated early childhood head teacher to create a loving, nurturing, and safe learning environment for children and their families. Our teachers have the qualifications, dispositions, knowledge, dedication to learning, and professional commitment necessary to support children and their families through their experiences at our school. Our school is open year-round, and is comprised of 20 plus classrooms with students ranging from three months old through five years old.
Plan, supervise, and implement developmentally appropriate experiences for the class according to the child centered, constructivist, and emergent curriculum and philosophy of the school.
Ability to work effectively, individually and as part of a teaching team, including the supervision of two or three assistant teachers.
Develop a positive relationship with each child, through observation and learning experience, helping to enhance his/her development and growth.
Maintain a safe, inviting, and appropriate classroom environment.
Create a learning environment that provides emotional, cognitive, social, and physical growth in children.
Communicate regularly with parents through daily interactions, weekly electronic newsletters and photos, emails, and bi-annual Parent Teacher conferences.
Attend and participate in all staff meetings, including age level meetings, teaching team meetings, head teacher meetings, and full staff meetings
Minimum Qualifications:
Must hold either a Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education or a Related Degree with experience.
Experience teaching in an Early Childhood Setting
Knowledge of growth and development of young children including developmentally appropriate practice, emergent curriculum, and constructivist learning preferred.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Judaic background preferred
The classroom is a fast paced environment and teachers should have the ability to actively participate in children's play and care, including high mobility, standing, walking, bending, and sitting on the floor. Must be able to lift and carry young children.
Salary is commensurate with previous Early Childhood experience and educational background. Hiring is subject to completion of a background check, fingerprinting, criminal history record information, and child abuse record information check.
Please send cover letter and resume to Devin Zukofsky.
Agency Information:
The Kaplen JCC on the Palisades is a 501c3 not for profit social service agency serving Tenafly, NJ and surrounding areas.Among the largest JCCs in North America with an operating budget of $20 million, 150 full time and 300+ part time staff, the Kaplen JCC operates 22 business units and offers over 350 activities weekly serving more than 5,000 people per day.Deeply rooted in Jewish values and tradition, the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades is a vibrant home for the Jewish People that welcomes all and cultivates the social, intellectual, physical and spiritual well-being of the entire community. Our 185,000 square foot building plus acres of outside grounds feature two fitness centers, an indoor and outdoor aquatics center, group exercise, spin and pilates studios, two gymnasiums, tennis and racquet courts, indoor track, a luxurious spa, multiple playgrounds and fields and so much more. The JCC is proud to offer extensive, high quality programs and services to youth and adults of all ages and of all needs.

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