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Head Teacher, Early Childhood Education (Full-Time-12 Month Classification)
Sidney Albert Albany JCC
340 Whitehall Rd
Albany, NY 12208

Principal Responsibilities:

We are looking for a responsible and vivacious Head Teacher to join the team. The Early Education Head Teacher is responsible for the academic, social-emotional growth and development of all children in their care, which may include toddlers and/or preschool age children; develops partnerships with birth parents/child's caregivers to engage and encourage parent participation in program. He/She is also responsible for assuring compliance with codes of all State and local governing contracting agencies; and works collegially with other staff members.

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Agency Information:

The Sidney Albert Albany Jewish Community Center provides a nurturing environment where individuals and families can grow and develop in mind, body and spirit. We serve the spectrum of family life, from infants through seniors, through programs related to education, physical fitness, and communal life. Our core values are rooted in Jewish principles, and we welcome members of the community at large, regardless of their faith or background.

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History

  • 1658 - Asher Lev came here as leader of the first Jewish settlers on this continent.
  • 1854 - First YMHA established in Baltimore to provide help for Jewish immigrants
  • 1915 - Founding of the Albany YM-YWHA.
  • 1926 - Incorporation of Albany JCC, located on lower Washington Avenue, in the former home of John Boyd Thacher, Mayor of Albany, New York State Senator, manufacturer, and writer. Notable additions to the home were a gymnasium, swimming pool, exercise rooms, and bowling alleys.
  • 1961 - As populations began to move away from the city's downtown, the need for a new location became clear, and the current center opened on 25 acres of land. Over the years, we've seen many renovations, expansions, and upgrades, including additions to the Early Childhood Center, Main Lobby, and Fitness Center.

At the Raymond & Ruth D. Laven Early Childhood Center, we nurture each child in a loving environment that promotes his or her social, emotional and intellectual well-being. Through developmentally-appropriate activities, we encourage individualization and incorporate Jewish values and traditions. We believe our Center is an important first step in each child's lifelong learning experience!

The Creative Curriculum

At the Laven Early Childhood Center, we use The Creative Curriculum to guide our planning and decision making process for children.
The Creative Curriculum is based on five fundamental principles;

  1. Positive interactions and relationships with adults provide a critical foundation for successful learning.
  2. Social-emotional competence is a significant factor in school success.
  3. Constructive, purposeful play supports essential learning.
  4. The physical environment affects the type and quality of learning interactions.
  5. Teacher-family partnerships promote development and learning.