Teach 3-K for All or Pre-K for All in New York City

Job Type

Full Time




New York
New York
United States


Spark Wonder. Ignite Learning. Invest in your Community.

Teach 3-K for All or Pre-K for All in New York City


Every student in New York City deserves the opportunity to acquire the foundation of skills, knowledge, and approaches to learning needed to be ready for school and ultimately, college and careers.

3-K for All and Pre-K for All believe that free, full-day, high-quality early childhood lays a critical foundation for children to thrive in school and life. This investment in our youngest learners is an investment in the future of New York City.


As we head into the fifth year of the historic Pre-K for All expansion, and the second year of the 3-K for All initiative, the New York City Department of Education is seeking enthusiastic and effective teachers to staff early childhood classrooms for the 2018 - 2019 school year.


With early childhood offered in over 1,800 programs and every neighborhood in NYC, you will be able to choose the environment that is the best fit for you as a teacher and aligns with your educational philosophy. 


How to apply


Certified teachers:

  • You can apply to teach 3-K and pre-K in New York City public schools or New York City Early Education Centers (NYCEECs) if you hold, or are on track to obtain by September 2018, a NY State Early Childhood Teaching Certification (Birth – Grade 2, SWD Birth – Grade 2).

Apply today by visiting teachnycprek.org. Apply early to get access to the latest job postings and engagement opportunities. 

Not-yet-certified teachers:

  • You can apply to teach 3-K or pre-K at a New York City Early Education Center (NYCEEC) and serve as a Lead Teacher or Assistant Teacher. Lead teachers must have a Bachelor’s degree, some early childhood education coursework or work experience, and a commitment to obtain a NY State Early Childhood Teaching Certification.


Check back soon with teachnycprek.org for the not-yet-certified teacher application. For now, feel free to complete an Express Interest survey to receive the latest updates and learn more about our not-yet-certified teacher application, launching in Spring 2018.

Questions? Email us at teachnycprek@schools.nyc.gov

Professional Level

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Minimum Education Required

No requirement