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Lead Preschool Teacher (2s) - New York, NY

Vivvi Early Learning
Date Posted: 10/11/2021
Salary / Wage: Based on years of experience, degree type, and certification status
Location: New York City, New York
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Description:

Vivvi is seeking a talented and passionate early childhood educator to join our team as a lead preschool teacher supporting the development and well being of children who are 2 years old.

You will work alongside world-class educators to implement an inquiry-based curriculum guided by children’s developmental needs and interests. In our brand new, state-of-the-art classrooms, you will dream up rich, thematic units that foster children’s curiosity and help them achieve key individual and age-appropriate milestones. You will be supported every step of the way by caring colleagues and knowledgeable school leaders who are committed to your growth and happiness.

If you truly enjoy and appreciate working with young learners, see every child as infinitely capable, and believe every family deserves access to world-class child care that meets their needs, join us! 

Responsibilities: 

  • Lead planning and implementation of activities and curriculum tailored towards children’s developmental growth
  • Engage with children in age-appropriate ways using enriching, positive language, loving care, and interactive play
  • Ensure children’s health and safety at all times through close supervision and adherence to a robust set of daily protocols
  • Proactively communicate with parents regarding their children’s development and growth

Qualifications:

  • At least 3-5 years of experience working with 2 years old
  • A Master’s Degree in early childhood or child development with New York State Initial or Permanent Early Childhood Certification in N-6 or B-2 or
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in early childhood education or related field with New York State Early Childhood Initial or Permanent Certification or in a work study program 
  • CPR and First Aid certification or willingness to obtain

Benefits:

  • Full-time, salaried role
  • Investment in your growth and skill development as an educator
  • Being a part of a wide network of educators who embody the same educational spirit and mindset
  • Competitive pay, including stock options
  • Comprehensive benefits package (medical, dental, vision, etc.)
  • Paid time off

Start date is November 2021.

To be considered, applicants must be based or willing to relocate to NY. Candidates must also be legally authorized to work in the US or possess independent work authorization.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion or religious creed, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, military or veteran status, or other characteristics protected by state or federal law or local ordinance.

One of Vivvi’s values is to treat each other with honor for the whole person (not just the roles we fulfill). This means we acknowledge each others’ rich experience, cultures, backgrounds, perspectives, and skills to reach the best outcomes. Applicants from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Questions? Reach out to us at hr@vivvi.co and include your resume. We look forward to receiving your application!


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