Pre School Teacher Job Posting Upper East Side NYC

August 8, 2012 at 8:39 am Leave a comment

Job Posting: Preschool Teacher for Parent Co-op

Organization Description

The Play Area Association (PAA) is a volunteer social organization run by a hardworking group of dedicated parents. The PAA is open to families of The New York Presbyterian Hospital, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Rockefeller University, Weill Cornell Medical Center, their affiliate institutions, and alumni of these training programs. There are more than 150 families and 250 children who benefit from this organization. In addition to maintaining community play spaces, sponsoring field trips and parties, and providing varied enrichment classes for children of all ages, we administer a cooperative pre-school-like program for children aged two to four.

The Play and Learn (PAL) cooperative has a rich history in our community, for providing a warm, open, fun place for children to have their first socialization and school experience.

PAL is currently looking for a new teacher to continue this tradition with her or his own style, experience, and expertise. We are seeking an experienced early-childhood
professional who exudes positive energy and is able to create an experience for children which has them excited to come back to the classroom each day.

Job Description

PAL offers five sessions throughout the week organized by age; each day three classes are taught. There are two Monday-Wednesday-Friday sessions, two Tuesday-Thursday sessions, and one Monday through Friday session. The day runs from 8:30am to 3:00pm; this schedule allots 1 ¾ hours for prep and break time daily. In each class of six to eight students, a rotating parent/caregiver helper acts as a teacher’s assistant.

The teacher’s responsibilities are to plan, implement, and lead classroom activities that promote social, emotional, intellectual, and physical growth of the children.​


Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field


Skills Requirements:

  • At least 1​ year of experience working as a teacher in an early childhood setting
  • Experience preparing developmentally appropriate lessons and ​activities for children aged 20 months to 4 ½ years
  • Ability to create a nurturing environment for all children
  • Enthusiasm and creativity in planning and implementing activities
  • Knowledge, patience, and understanding related to the needs and developmental stages of preschool-aged children
  • Strong communication skills with parents, caregivers, and children
  • Familiarity with effective and gentle classroom and behavior management techniques


Please send cover letter and resume to Laurie Kane at

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