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Early Childhood Head Teacher
Riverdale YM-YWHA
5625 Arlington Ave
Bronx, NY 10471

Principal Responsibilities:

We are looking for an Early Childhood Head Teacher for the 2-4 year-old age group to play a key role in aiding the growth of our Early Childhood Center. A Head Teacher in the Riverdale YM-YWHA Early Childhood Center is responsible for the day to day program in his/her assigned classroom and for providing a warm, nurturing, safe and developmentally sensitive environment. He/she will translate the schools philosophy and goals into effective curriculum and programs which meet the needs of students and families in the community. These will be stated in the Early Childhood Teacher handbook, and will be distributed annually. We are looking for a team player to be part of a growing program.

This position reports to the Early Childhood Center (ECC) Director.

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Physical Demands

While performing the duties of the job, the employee may be regularly required to use office equipment and communicate and move around the building, classroom, deck and playground. Due to the nature of the job, it is necessary to be able to sit on early childhood equipment, including the floor and rug. It also may be necessary, in emergency or other situations, to pick up a 45 pound child. Teachers may need to change diapers.

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About the Riverdale Y

The Riverdale Y is a 75,000 sq. ft. Jewish Community Center that provides educational, recreational, cultural, and wellness programs for children and adults of all ages and backgrounds. The Y features an early childhood center; summer camps; large after school program; senior center; performing arts center featuring theater, dance and music schools; and a health & wellness center that includes cardio and free weight studios, group exercise classes, gymnasium, swimming pool, steam room, sauna and massage therapy.

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