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POSITION:  EDUCATIONAL DIRECTOR

LOCATION:  HARLEM

 

East Harlem Block Nursery, Inc. – Early Childhood Education Program

East Harlem Block Nursery, Inc. day care centers provide a warm and safe environment that supports and enhances the social, physical, intellectual, creative and emotional development of young children. Teachers implement the Creative Curriculum, which fosters the development of a positive self-concept and cognitive skills, with a focus on the creative process, integrating music, movement, drama, and arts and crafts. Our centers are licensed by the New York City Department of Health and meet the requirements of all regulatory agencies. This position reports to the Executive Director.


Position Summary
We are seeking a dynamic and committed early childhood educator and administrator to be the Educational Director at East Harlem Block Nursery in Harlem. The ideal candidate should possess a passion for building a quality early education program and display a demonstrated level of management skills to supervise teaching staff and direct the overall program. Additionally, the ideal candidate can ensure classroom safety and prepare and evaluate the curriculum for children to be kindergarten-ready.

Duties and Responsibilities

Responsible for Facilities Management, Staffing Management, Program Administration and Parental Communication and Involvement. Ability to build rapport with teachers, parents, and center staff is integral to the success of this role.

  • Facilities Management- Work with teachers to ensure that all classrooms are safe, attractive, and developmentally appropriate.
  • Staffing Management - Supervise the overall program including: center office manager, teachers, teaching assistants, family workers, janitors, and cook.
  • Program Administration - Ensure compliance with all state and local licensing regulations.
  • Parental Communication and Involvement - Familiarize parents with school policies and provide new parents with orientation. Assist parents to plan, facilitate, and coordinate services for children with disabilities and behavioral needs.

 

Position Requirements

Education:

Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or related field (MA/MS preferred);

NYS Certification (Birth to Grade 2)

Experience:

  • Minimum: Three (3) years of supervisory experience in an early child development-related organization.  Preferred: Three - Five years in a successful management role with at least three years of preschool teaching experience.
  • Familiarity with Early Childhood Education assessment and evaluation tools as well as national accredited curriculums.
  • Knowledgeable in Early Childhood Education Objectives and Standards.

Additional Requirement:
Extensive experience navigating complex local, state, and federal funding agencies’ procedures and processes, specifically ACS, DOHMH, and DOE. 

Please submit cover letter and resume to: ehbn@ehbn.org. No phone calls please.

 

 

POSITIONS:            UPK/ Certified GROUP TEACHER

LOCATION:             HARLEM
 

East Harlem Block Nursery, Inc. – Early Childhood Education Program

East Harlem Block Nursery, Inc. day care centers provide a warm and safe environment that supports and enhances the social, physical, intellectual, creative and emotional development of young children. Teachers implement the Creative Curriculum, which fosters the development of a positive self-concept and cognitive skills, with a focus on the creative process, integrating music, movement, drama, and arts and crafts. Our centers are licensed by the New York City Department of Health and meet the requirements of all regulatory agencies. This position reports to the Educational Director.

Job Description
We are currently seeking committed early childhood educators to fill full time Certified Group Teacher position at our early childhood education centers. In this role, the Group Teacher will be responsible for leading teachers in the three or four-year olds’ classrooms and implement the Creative Curriculum with weekly lesson plans that meet the children’s individual needs. 

Responsibilities

  • ​Maintain a safe and nurturing classroom environment.
  • Develop and implement weekly lesson plans that are both consistent with the Creative Curriculum and developmentally appropriate for each child.
  • Evaluate the progress and assessment of the children on an ongoing basis and implement the necessary modifications.
  • Ensure that all required documentation is completed and complies with the standards set by Creative Curriculum and the Standards of the program.

Professional Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or related field
  • NYS Certification for Early Childhood Education (Birth to Grade 2)

 

Please submit cover letter and resume to: hr@ehbn.org. No phone calls please.