Teacher- Early Head Start

Job Type

Full Time




184 Eldridge Street
New York
United States


Program Description: University Settlement is one of New York City's most dynamic social justice institutions, with an impressive legacy as the first settlement house in the nation. For 130 years, University Settlement has been an anchor in the low-income and immigrant communities where we work, offering pioneering programs in early childhood care and education, youth development, eviction prevention, literacy, theater and visual arts, senior services, and mental health. Each year, we engage over 40,000 New Yorkers through our network of 31 sites in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Our mission is to empower the individuals we serve through comprehensive, quality services that strengthen families and meet the current needs of the community.

Early Head Start offers comprehensive child development services, family support services and advocacy to low income pregnant women and families with children under three years of age. The program provides developmentally appropriate care and home visits to families in the Lower East Side, NY.


  • Lead classroom sessions
  • Provide educational support to classroom staff
  • Develop and implement an engaging, challenging and playful classroom curriculum 
  • Administer developmental assessment on children
  • Develop consistent, stable and supportive relationships with families and children
  • Develop goals for children in the classroom based on developmental assessment 
  • Maintain written observation of the children’s experience in the classroom
  • Assist in identifying children with special needs and facilitate referrals
  • Purchase and maintain appropriate materials in the classroom
  • Provide guidance and training to program staff and help mentor the assistant teachers.
  • Develop knowledge of services available to families in the community
  • Maintain proper documentation on program activities
  • Other duties as requested by supervisor to fulfill job responsibilities
  • Make home visits to each child’s home at least twice per program year


  • NYS Certification in Early Childhood Education required 
  • Master's or Bachelor’s degree required 
  • Bi-lingual skills in English/Chinese or English/Spanish strongly preferred
  • Two to three years experience working with toddlers and preschoolers in a classroom setting 
  • Must have at least one to two years of experience supervising classroom staff 
  • Must have good organization, communication and writing skills

Hours: 35 hours per week

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

Master's degree

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