Preschool PreK Teacher

Temple Beth Shalom Early Childhood Center | Hastings On Hudson, NY, United States

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Posted Date 5/01/2023

Temple Beth Shalom Nursery School Pre-K Team Leader

Temple Beth Shalom Early Childhood Center is a vibrant, creative and nurturing program in the heart of Hastings on Hudson, NY. Our Nursery School is an incredibly important piece of our congregation’s history and future, as it is our belief that supporting children and families in today’s world will lead to stronger communities.

All of our teachers are highly engaged, committed and passionate about working with children. As a faculty, we are dedicated life-long learners, focused on continued education and evolving our program to meet the needs of our children. Our program supports a Team Teaching model, which means all of our teachers are collaborators and enjoy working closely with others. Our classrooms feature one of the best student to teacher ratios in the area, making our school an incredibly rewarding and inspiring place to work. .

We are proud of our organizational culture; the right applicant will read this and think “that’s me!”...

  •  Dedicated to working with children, connecting with children, and committed to their social-emotional growth and development.

  •  Believe in whole family systems and supporting families through their children.

  •  Comfortable communicating and developing relationships with parents.

  •  Enjoys working in a team setting, requiring collaboration, communication

    and respect (no job too big, or too small!)

  •  Design engaging and innovative plans/curriculum that are consistent with

    the most up-to-date research on early childhood development, with awareness of school readiness, early literacy, language development and number concepts in both child-led and teacher-led interactions.

  •  Interest in nature play and gardening.

  • Have Special Education knowledge and background, be comfortable

    attending EI, CPSE, CSE meetings with our families when needed and collaborate with service providers within the classroom to implement strategies.

  • Have a love and respect of Jewish culture by developing curricula that creates age-appropriate awareness of Jewish holidays and traditions.

  • Tech-savvy and able to manage our parent communication app, Bloomz, create Google sign-ups and spreadsheets, explore new avenues for communication, and manage media and photos of the classroom (assist in photo/video editing a plus).

  • Be excited about designing a culminating Aliyah program for our “graduating” students, incorporating families, art, music and celebration.



  • At least 5 years in a classroom setting; experience with PreK programs

    during that time required.

  • Strong background in creating and implementing lesson plans and


  • Demonstrated knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices for 4 &

    5 year olds.

  • A degree in Early Childhood or a related field; Graduate level preferred.

  • Demonstrated commitment to continuing education.

  • Special Education background or experience with CPSE systems.

  • Strong knowledge and understanding of OCFS regulations, safety and


  • Available M-F, 8:00 am - 2:30 pm, plus any school events (back to school

    night, parent evenings, etc which would be announced in advance).

  • Able to perform all physical tasks, including moving from the floor to

    standing, lifting objects, cleaning/disinfecting materials and setting up classrooms, moving light furniture and actively monitoring classrooms and outdoor spaces.

  • Fingerprints, background check, references, New York State paperwork and 5 hours of mandatory training before start date.

    $34,500 - $38,500 per year

    Interested applicants should forward a cover letter explaining your interest in early childhood, resume (including professional development completed), and if available, samples of class communications (parent newsletter, email updates, wall displays, etc.) to [email protected] Following interviews with the Director, qualified applicants may be asked to meet with teachers and conduct a lesson within our classroom setting.

    Temple Beth Shalom is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, creed (religion), color, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, age, disability or marital status.

Salary34,500.00 - 38,500.00 Annual
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Early Childhood Lead Teacher | Early Childhood Teacher | Preschool Teacher
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