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Lead Preschool Teacher
YM & YWHA of Washington Heights & Inwood
54 Nagle Ave
New York, NY 10040

Principal Responsibilities:

The YM and YWHA of Washington Heights and Inwood is seeking a nurturing and creative school year and summer Lead Teacher to work to implement a successful, supportive, play-based preschool and toddler program within our ongoing and thriving nursery school and camp program.

The lead teacher will help to support our program while working with children ages 2 through 5 through the implementation of an enriching summer program within our state-of-the-art indoor and outdoor facilities. The successful candidate will bring great presence and creativity to the position and will collaborate with our teaching teams and with the directors of the program to help develop and implement an emergent, play-based curriculum incorporating exciting units of study.

Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

Minimum Qualifications:


55,000 - 65,000

Agency Information:

The Y was established in 1917 as a multi-service community center, providing educational, recreational, and social services for our families from preschoolers to older adults. Over the last ten years, in particular, we have seen a tremendous growth in the number of families with young children living in the surrounding neighborhood. An expansion of our preschool facility and population reflects the change and growth in the community.

Today the Y Nursery School's collaborative environment fosters children's emotional, social, intellectual, physical, and aesthetic development. Experienced teachers guide children to become critical thinkers and lifelong learners as they make connections, solve problems, and explore their worlds. The Y Nursery School embraces families from diverse backgrounds and cultivates a connection to Jewish values and traditions.