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LEAD TEACHER (Pre-school)

Southeast Bronx Neighborhood Centers, Inc.
Date Posted: 11/04/2021
Salary / Wage: $34k to $68.5k
Location: Bronx, New York
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We are seeking a full-time Lead Teacher (pre-school) to work in our Early Learn program.  The Lead Teacher is responsible for overseeing the academic and emotional development of children aged 2.9 to 4 years; as well as, designing and implementing Early Education curricula in basic subjects such as pre-reading readiness and early math experiences.  The Lead Teacher will supervise, train and mentor the teaching staff.


The essential responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Supervise the educational, social, development, health and individual needs of a given group of children; as well as, ensure the curricula and program meets all agency, city, state and federal policies and regulations.
  • Engage children in activities and play that stimulates their development and assist them with daily life activities (eating, holding books, writing, restroom use, hand washing, etc.).
  • Responsible for creating and maintaining an environment that is clean, organized and safe for all children.
  • Conduct child assessments and facilitate parent-teacher conferences.
  • Responsible for ensuring appropriate record keeping and weekly data entry of children observations into Teaching Strategies Gold data base.
  • Promote and encourage the professional growth of classroom associates (assistant teachers, teacher aides, substitute teachers, student teachers, student nurses, volunteers, and any other personnel working within the classroom on a regular basis).
  • Responsible for promoting sound parent relationships by ensuring that information concerning the children and program is appropriately and confidentially shared with parents by classroom associates.


Master’s degree in early childhood education/child development and NYS Provisional Certification with 1-2 years of work experience as a teacher.                                                                                             OR

Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education/child development with 1-2 years of work experience as a teacher.  Must be working toward a Master’s degree and NYS Provisional Certification.   


Associate degree in early childhood education/child development with 1-2 years of work experience as a teacher or assistant teacher.  Must be working toward a Bachelor’s degree, NYS Initial Certification and must have 90 or more undergraduate college credits and one year classroom experience teaching children in pre-kindergarten, kindergarten or grades 1-2.

Must be trained in: Child Abuse/Maltreatment, MAT certification, First Aid/CPR ad AED, Mental Health First Aid for children, Infectious Disease Control, Foundations of Health and Safety and Epinephrine auto-injector.  15 hours of training is required every 24 months pursuant to the NYS Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

Ability to maintain accurate records and strict confidentiality.  Ability to work in a team setting.  Ability to relate to families of diverse low income and homeless populations preferred.

Bilingual (English/Spanish) a plus.

Physical Abilities

See at normal distance; hear normal conversations & sounds; bend, squat, sit on floor, climb stairs, skip & run.  Use hands & fingers to fill out required forms on paper and use computer keyboard & office equipment. Safely lift or assist children weighing up to 60 lbs. as needed.

Other Requirements

Must submit to job-pertinent examinations including tuberculosis test and criminal record background checks. Employment is conditional pending satisfactory results of required tests, etc.

Application Instructions:

How to Apply

  • Email your resume with cover letter to: Kitcha Nofleet-Brown,
  • Only candidates being considered for an interview will be contacted.

Additional Information:

Salary Range & Benefits:  $34k to $68.5k annually.  SEBNC offers a benefits package that includes: paid holidays, PTO (vacation, personal, sick); health, dental & vision and pension plan.

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