Lead Teacher 3yr olds

SCO Family of Services FirstStepNYC
Date Posted: 07/26/2017
Salary / Wage:
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Job Type: Teacher


FirstStepNYC @P.S./I.S. 41:

FirstStepNYC at P.S/I.S. 41 is a high quality, state of the art birth-5 early childhood center collocated at P.S./I.S.41, a K-8 elementary school in one of the most at-risk neighborhoods - Brownsville, Brooklyn. The model affords an exceptional, groundbreaking opportunity to change the life paths of New York City’s most vulnerable, at-risk children and tackle the achievement gap before it begins.  This unique public-private partnership brings together the NYC Department of Education (DOE), NYC Administration for Children Services (ACS), SCO Family of Services, and a wide range of local organizations.  FirstStepNYC, a demonstration project with an emphasis on both early childhood and adult leadership development, will advance citywide efforts to ensure all children enter kindergarten on a path to be college and career ready by the time they graduate our schools. 

FirstStepNYC is seeking a full-time lead teacher for our 3 yr old EarlyLearn classroom.  The lead teacher will be working on a teaching team with one assistant teacher and one teacher aide. 



  • Provide high-quality early learning program that incorporates evidence-based curriculum and instructional activities
  • Provide early learning experiences in social-emotional, literacy, language, mathematics, sciences, social studies, physical education, fine arts, foreign language development, and other subject matter suited to the needs of children
  • Develop and implement individual educational plans for children, which supports their development socially, intellectually, linguistically, physically, and emotionally in a manner appropriate to their age and stage of development
  • Establish a developmentally appropriate classroom environment favorable to the development and personal growth of children
  • Provide ongoing observation and authentic assessment of children and maintain documentation of each child's progress and growth
  • Regularly meet with teaching assistant and the Master Teacher to review classroom and child data, develop action plans, and support goal achievement through active collaboration
  • Collaborate with the family engagement specialist and other FirstStepNYC personnel to promote individual children's goals relating to communication skills, health habits, physical skills, development of self-awareness, and early literacy
  • Work with parents directly and as a member of an interdisciplinary team; develop activities for parents that promote parent participation and involvement in education activities for their children
  • Facilitate reflective supervision, as both a participant and through utilization in managing classroom staff and volunteers
  • Implement all programming requirements in adherence to all performance outcome standards as prescribed by the multiple funding and model requirements
  • Maintain a safe and healthy classroom environment; conduct daily health and environment checks; ensure that classroom equipment, furniture, materials, and supplies are properly maintained and stored
  • Perform other duties as assigned



  • Bachelor’s degree (required) or Master’s Degree (preferred) in early childhood education or an early childhood related field
  • B-2 Certification preferred
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of early childhood education and family involvement
  • Early childhood program and/or policy experience 
  • Experience with staff training, management and evaluation preferred
  • Ability to utilize and provide reflective supervision
  • Ability to communicate in a manner that demonstrates and fosters cooperation, respect, concern and openness to change
  • Advanced command of the English language and grammar, both verbal and written
  • Ability to meet deadlines, stay well organized and work under pressure.  Ability to prioritize
  • Experience working successfully in multi-cultural environments serving vulnerable or underserved populations
  • Proficiency in multiple software applications, including most Microsoft Office products.
  • Commitment to the mission and programs of SCO Family of Services
  • Possess a strong belief in people’s ability to grow and change; forge a mutually respectful partnership with persons served and their families
  • Team player

Application Instructions:

Interested applicants should send resume and cover letter to the program director Jenna Pettinicchi, jpettinicchi@sco.org. While every application will be reviewed, only applicants being considered for the next step in the recruitment process will be contacted.  No phone calls please. 

Additional Information:

SCO Family of Services offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package.