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Columbia University Lead Teacher Preschool Classroom (Summer Program) in New York, New York

  • Work in classroom with 1 or 2 Associate Teachers, and 15 - 20 students

  • Supervise student teachers and college student assistants

  • Facilitate developmentally appropriate experiences and caregiving

  • Support pedagogical plan for play-based learning

  • Articulate developmentally-based philosophy and play-based curriculum

  • Support maintenance of partnership with parents via newsletters, meetings and conversations as needed

  • Prepare presentations for classroom parent meetings and assist with student reports

  • Co-lead parent-teacher conferences

  • Attend monthly staff development

Minimum Qualifications

  • BA degree in Early Childhood Education, with an Initial License and the following NYS Teacher Certification tests must be in progress: AlST, EAS, CST, and edTPA.

  • At least 2 years experience working with young children under the age of 5 years. Must be comfortable and experienced leading groups of children out of the school setting.

  • Candidates submit cover letter and resume

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters degree in Early Childhood Education

  • Ability to speak a language other than English, such as Spanish or Mandarin

  • Background in the arts, whether visual, musical or dance

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran