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Head Teacher

As the first settlement house in the nation and for over 130 years, University Settlement has been empowering New York residents by building on their strengths through comprehensive, quality services that meet the current needs of the community; innovation that anticipates future needs; and advocacy to improve the community as a whole.

Park Slope North Child Development Center is in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn serving children from ages 2 to 5 years old. The center serves children from a diverse population of families. It is the ongoing mission of the Park Slope North Child Development Center to support children's development by appreciating individual differences, by helping them to live, learn and work cooperatively and by promoting their self-esteem as members of their families as well as our child care community. Our goal is to provide a comprehensive path to quality of knowledge, with safe, nurturing, educationally and culturally sensitive childcare. As the Head Teacher, you will provide a positive learning experience for children based on their education and developmental needs.

What You Will Be Doing:

  • Plan and conduct daily classroom lessons, maintain observation logs & other documentation
  • Attend and participate in meetings and professional development
  • Evaluate the developmental needs of the children and plan activities to meet their individual needs
  • Collaborate with parents and caregivers to ensure impactful growth
  • Assist with implementation of the program evaluation process
  • Plan and use community resources that enrich the educational content of the program
  • Maintain good working relationships with supervisors and peers
  • Supervise Assistant Teacher, Teacher's Aide, and volunteers/interns
  • Partner with the supervisor in completing annual job performance evaluation of self and staff

What We Are Looking For:

  • You have a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education or other related fields.
  • You have 1+ year teaching children ages 2-5.
  • You have initial ECE certification (birth-2), valid New York State Permanent Certification or an approved study plan working toward certification.
  • You're a leader and mentor able to inspire others.

Why you should join our team:

  • You're part of a mission driven organization that empowers and advocates for the community
  • 15 Vacation; 9 sick days, 10 holidays
  • Comprehensive medical and dental coverage
  • Flexible Spending Account and Pre- Tax Commuter Program
  • Pension Plan through CIRS

Hours: 35 hours per week

Salary: Based on Union Scale and Education credentials.

Contact: Submit cover letter and resume to APPLY


We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive community. We support a broadly diverse team who will contribute to our organization. We are an equal employment opportunity for all regardless of race, color, citizenship, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran or reservist status, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.

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