Looking To Hire A Lead Teacher

Published on March 11, 2020, 12:00 am
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For 45 years, Kingsbridge Heights Community Center (KHCC) has provided resources to empower Bronx residents from cradle to career to advance education and well being for a vibrant community. Please visit our website here to find out more about our individual programs.

Position: Lead Teacher, Union
Reports to: Education Site Supervisor/Director
Hours: 35 hours per week, Mon. – Fri. 8:00 a.m. – 04:00 p.m.
Classification: Exempt

Position Statement

The Lead Teacher is accountable for ensuring that the Early Childhood Services program is a warm, nurturing, safe and loving environment for each child, where safe concepts are enhanced, independence is encouraged and individually respected. The Lead Teacher will function as a team-leader, responsible for guiding and coaching Teacher Assistants and Teacher Aides.


  • has thorough understanding of Head Start Performance Standards;
  • sets up/maintains an appropriate classroom environment for preschool children;
  • plans and implements a curriculum of developmentally appropriate activities for the children using the Creative Curriculum;
  • assesses individual children’s strengths and areas in need of improvement (daily observation notes, formal assessments 3 times yearly) using Teaching Strategies Gold;
  • incorporates parent involvement through monthly class meetings, and parent;
  • conferences/home visits twice annually;
  • adapts and incorporates curriculum for children with special needs in coordination with written IEP’s, team planning and parental input, as well as referral out for evaluations;
  • attends team meetings monthly;
  • attends regular supervision meetings with supervisor;
  • participates in available training opportunities (in-service, conferences);
  • any other duties as assigned by the Supervisor or Director.


  • Bachelors or Masters degree in Early Childhood Education;
  • New York State Teacher Certification B-2 or N-6;
  • bilingual English/Spanish a plus;
  • Mandated Reporter Certification a plus;
  • experience working with children 3 – 5 years;.
  • will be required to obtain fingerprints and background check prior to employment.

Compensation Package

Exempt status. Salary based on DC 1707 Union Contract. Generous health insurance contributions and employer- paid pension, life & disability insurance. Great work life balance; 20 vacation days, 12 sick days option to convert to PTO and 12 paid holidays.

Job type: Full-time
Experience: childcare, 3 years (required)
License: Teacher Certification (birth – 2) (required)
Language: Spanish (preferred)
Work location: multiple locations

To apply, please visit here.

Kingsbridge Heights Community Center is an equal opportunity employer.

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