Early Childhood Toddler Room Head Teacher

JCCs of North America Tenafly, NJ
Early Childhood Teacher:

The Leonard and Syril Rubin Nursery School at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades is looking for flexible, creative, enthusiastic and dedicated early childhood toddler head teachers to create a loving, nurturing, and safe learning environment for young children and their families. Our teachers have the qualifications, dispositions, knowledge, dedication to learning, and professional commitment necessary to support children and their families through their experiences at our school. Our school is open year-round, and is comprised of 20 plus classrooms with students ranging from three months old through five years olds.


* Plan, supervise, and implement developmentally appropriate experiences for the class according to the child centered, constructivist, and emergent curriculum and philosophy of the school.

* Ability to work effectively, individually and as part of a teaching team, including the supervision of two or three assistant teachers.

* Develop a positive relationship with each child, through observation and learning experience, helping to enhance his/her development and growth.

* Maintain a safe, inviting, and appropriate classroom environment.

* Create a learning environment that provides emotional, cognitive, social, and physical growth in children.

* Communicate regularly with parents through daily interactions, weekly electronic newsletters and photos, emails, and bi-annual Parent Teacher conferences.

* Attend and participate in all staff meetings, including age level meetings, teaching team meetings, head teacher meetings, and full staff meetings

Minimum Qualifications:


* Must hold either a Bachelors or Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education or a Related Degree with experience.

* Knowledge of growth and development of young children including developmentally appropriate practice, emergent curriculum, and constructivist learning preferred.

* Strong oral and written communication skills.

* Judaic background preferred

The classroom is a fast paced environment and teachers should have the ability to actively participate in childrens play and care, including high mobility, standing, walking, bending, and sitting on the floor. Must be able to lift and carry young children.

Agency Information:

Kaplen JCC On The Palisades is a welcoming home away from home for all who pass through its front doors. Our 185,000 square foot building plus acres of outside grounds feature 2 fitness centers, an indoor and outdoor aquatics center, group exercise, spin and pilates studios, 2 gymnasiums, tennis and racquet courts, indoor track, a luxurious spa, multiple playgrounds and fields and so much more. The JCC is home to the renowned Thurnauer School of Music, Leonard and Syril Rubin Nursery School, Neil Klatskin Day Camp, and the JCC Dance and Drama Schools. The JCC is also proud to offer extensive, high quality programs and services to adults of all ages, as well as to seniors and individuals with special needs.


Our vision is to be the center point of Jewish life in our community and to engage all generations in our mission and values.


Deeply rooted in Jewish values and tradition, the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades is a vibrant home for the Jewish People that welcomes all and cultivates the social, intellectual, physical and spiritual well-being of the entire community.


We are committed to demonstrating the following values and ask respect for these values from those with whom we interact:








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