Substitute Teacher, Early Childhood

Job Type

Full Time Temporary


Details: Based on Experience



Application Deadline:



241 Water Street
New York
United States


About Us

Blue School is an independent school in the South Street Seaport that serves children from age 2 through 8th grade. Blue School seeks to both practice and model a dynamic balance between creative thinking, academic mastery and self and social learning, and to educate irrepressible innovators, and adaptable problem solvers. Please learn more about us at

Blue School is looking for a substitute teacher to work in the Pre-Primary program with children ages 2-5. Candidates should bring a fascination with and strong developmental understanding of the early childhood years and a desire to learn and evolve within the context of a vital, growing learning community. Blue School’s Pre-primary Program is committed to child-centered learning based on careful observation and documentation of children’s work and play, grounded in caring and respectful relationships among children, teachers and families.



-Strong understanding of two to five year olds

-Ability to model language, strategies and approach to support the growth of the child

-Capable and invested in building a classroom community of learners

-Excellent communication skills

-Collaborative and team-oriented

-Sense of humor

-Interested in thinking creatively and playfully about materials and the classroom environment

-Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education required - or working towards a Master's degree in Early Childhood Education

-Must be available to work between the hours of 8:30 and 4:30.

-Must be responsive to short notice calls/texts from teachers in the morning

Blue School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Email Ciara Hedderman with Pre-Primary Substitute as the subject line and attach the following:

-     Your Resume

-     Cover Letter