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Classroom Teacher

Barnard College, Columbia University
Date Posted: 06/14/2022
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Location: New York, New York
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The Classroom Teacher is responsible for all aspects of overseeing the toddler classroom both within the classroom and administrative tasks


Primary teacher in toddler classroom; may be co-teaching

  • Work with Associate Director in the supervision of teaching team – including assistant teachers, student teachers, and HS interns, including classroom supervision, feedback, evaluation and assisting with debriefing sessions.
  • Work with Associate Director to implement and revise curriculum to meet individual needs of children, including developmental delays; identifying and developing plans to meet special needs; supervision of teaching team to implement plans, in consultation with the Director and Associate Director.
  • Ongoing documentation of child observation, including assisting with student and assistant teachers’ observation records; developing full observation narratives for each child based on daily records in order to create full descriptions of each child.
  • Communication with parents, including parent-teacher conferences.
  • Assisting with toddlers during the caregiver series sessions.

Serves as co-teacher for afternoon classes.

Administrative responsibilities include:

  • Write letters of recommendation for toddlers as needed
  • Participating in protocols necessary for licensure, including attendance and fire safety.
  • Assisting with ongoing maintenance of classroom.
  • Participating in the annual review and revision of documentation and debriefing procedures.
  • Participating in required workshops and conferences for DOH licensure.

Research, Seminar and Outreach responsibilities include:

  • Participate in research protocols, including completion of questionnaires, toddler research paradigms, recording of specific observations, and collecting parental research forms.
  • Attend weekly Toddler Center seminar and work with students in the class
  • Interact with outside agencies as needed.

Performs additional duties and responsibilities as needed.



  • M.A. in Early Childhood Education or related field; preferably licensure in early childhood; or 18 or more credits towards master’s degree and ongoing progress toward completion of master’s degree
  • Minimum of 5 years experience direct work with young children in group setting; at least 3 years with toddler age.
  • Prefer licensure in early childhood

Physical Demand:

  • High activity level
  • Ability to lift child up to 50 pounds
  • Repeated movements from sitting to standing up; bending down to child level

Application Instructions:

Please apply to our online portal with resume and cover letter.

Additional Information:

Additional information about the Toddler Center can be found at:

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