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Princeton, New Jersey, United States

Job Summary

Occupation Education and Training
Specialty Teacher
Location 08540, Princeton, New Jersey, United States
Visa Sponsorship No

Job Description

Last Update: 1/11/24
Position Summary:

The Lead Teacher responsible for the general supervision and management of a classroom of children between the ages of 4-8 years old. The Lead Teacher must be prepared as a teacher of young children with the ability to be sensitive and mature and have the ability to relate well to both children and adults. Must have the personality, patience, creativity and the ability to provide stability for program continuity and must be flexible to work between the hours of 8am-4pm.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

A. Plan, supervise and implement the EXPRESS YOURSELF Curriculum (Art, Music & Dance for children ages 4-8 yr. old) daily in accordance with the philosophy and policies of the YWCA Princeton. Plans weekly lessons. Keeps track of supply levels, uses supplies safely & efficiently.

· Arrange and plan the program according to EXPRESS YOURSELF Curriculum to the needs of the individual children, recognizing their differences, special interests, needs, abilities and styles and pace of learning socialization skills.

· Document attendance, accident/incident reports, in compliance with the YWCA Princeton and licensing regulations

· Treat all children at all times with dignity and respect, recognizing that each has his/her unique qualities, gifts and needs. Giving special personal attention to each child in the room each day, at the childs eye level and with a pleasant tone

· Interact with each child on their eye level and height level, using calm, natural and respectful tones of voice.

· Greet every child, parent, staff member and visitor with a smile and friendliness.

· Assure safe and sanitary use and maintenance of all classroom equipment and supplies.

· Participate in daily cleaning routines in accordance with NJ Licensing requirements. In collaboration with the Director of Childcare, Operations and Facilities, ensure that facilities for the area are safe, clean, attractive, and meet the state and local health and safety regulations for a childcare center. Maintain safe and sanitary use of all classroom equipment and supplies.

· Maintain effective communication lines with the children, parents, fellow staff and Director

· Attend all staff meetings and required training sessions.

· Assume any other duties as requested by professional staff at the YWCA Princeton

· Model values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

· Function as a cooperative, productive member of the YWCA Princeton staff team

Skills and Requirements:

Must have Associates degree in Education or related field.
Minimum 2 year of experience working with children in an early childhood program ( including art music, dance)
Strong interpersonal and organizational skills required
Ability to prioritize, be self-directed and work independently
Ability to work flexibly with a collaborative team of staff members and volunteers
Ability to work within procedures efficiently and handle several tasks concurrently to meet deadlines
Must be willing to work with all persons without regard to race, religion, ethnic origin, socioeconomic status or disability and sexual orientation


· Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate computer keyboard and other office equipment.

· Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person or on the telephone.

· Seeing to read, prepare and review a variety of materials.

· Bending at the waist, kneeling or crouching.

· Sitting for extended periods.

I have read this job description and I certify that I meet all of the qualification. I understand the mental and physical environmental demands of the position, and I can perform all of the essential functions of the position unaided or with accommodation.

Job Type: Part-time


8 hour shift
Monday to Friday

COVID-19 considerations:
All staff, children, parents and vendors are required to wear masks.

Work Location: One location