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Head Teacher

Supervisor: Educational Director

Overview: Creative Steps is a private early childhood program offering a school day preschool program (9am-3pm), a part-day UPK program, after-school (3-6 pm), as well as a holiday and summer camp program. Located on NYU's campus in one of the residential complexes near Washington Square Park, the early care and education program enrolls community children ages 12 months through 4 years using a play-based and child-centered curriculum with additional enrichment programming such as music, movement, and art.


  • Implement curriculum to provide positive learning experiences for children.
  • Implement lesson plans that are sensitive to children's social, emotional and cognitive development.
  • Supervise Assistant Teachers and volunteers/interns.
  • Plan and conduct daily classroom plans, maintain observation logs & other documentation.
  • Attend and participate in staff meetings and Staff Development training/workshops.
  • Participate in planning and implementation of field trips.
  • Assess the developmental needs of the children on a timely basis and plan activities to meet their individual needs.
  • Work with Education Director to ensure equipment and supplies are in good condition.
  • Participate in Parent Orientation and Parent-Teacher Conferences.
  • Assist with implementation of the program evaluation process.
  • Plan and use community resources that enrich the educational content of the program.
  • Promote sound parent relationships.
  • Work with children with special needs; attend case conferences and follow-up services.
  • Maintain good working relationships with supervisors and peers.
  • Work with supervisor in completing annual job performance evaluation of self and staff.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education or other related field required
  • Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education or other related field 
  • One year teaching experience working with children (age 2-5)
  • New York State Teaching Certificate
  • Bilingual English/Spanish or other languages a plus

Hours: 35 hours per week

Salary: 40k to 50k depending on education credentials

Contact: Submit cover letter and resume to: APPLY 

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