Nursery School Lead Teacher - FT

Bard College

United States

May 30, 2022


Bard College Nursery School Lead Teacher - FT

Employer Website: https:// Bard College Nursery School and Children's Center is an on-campus early childhood center serving faculty and staff families at Bard college and the surrounding community. The schools house a program for 3s and a PreK for 4 and 5-year olds, and follow a Reggio inspired emergent curriculum, play-based approach to early childhood education. The team teacher will report to work daily from 8 am to 4 pm and be responsible for many aspects of the school day in conjunction with 2 teaching team colleagues. This 10-month position will commence on August 18th. There is a possibility of working in June if desired.

Responsibilities :

  • Collaborate within a 3-person teaching team
  • Attend reflection and planning meetings weekly
  • Plan developmentally appropriate activities following an emergent curriculum model
  • Organize space and materials to maintain beautiful facility and age appropriate space
  • Plan and hold parent teacher conferences
  • Document moments during the school day
  • Assemble children's work samples into portfolios
  • Use documentation to write analysis on children's development
  • Collaborate with team and director on parent communication
  • Help plan events as needed, attend occasional afternoon or evening community events
  • Engage thoughtfully in professional development and exhibit a willingness to grow and learn within the field
  • Qualifications :

  • Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood education or a related field
  • Vision and passion in the field of early childhood
  • Skilled in conflict resolution strategies, social-emotional literacy, developmentally appropriate practice, emergent curriculum
  • Familiarity with Montessori, Reggio, Waldorf and other progressive approaches in Early Childhood
  • Comfortable working outside in all weather, and be able to meet the physical demands that the position requires
  • A positive and resilient attitude, joy in being part of a functional team, excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient in Google suite
  • Successful candidate must have an up to date physical (with TB test) be COVID vaccinated and boosted, undergo a background check and fingerprinting, among other licensing requirements
  • To Apply: Please submit the following on Interfolio by following this link: https://

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Two professional references
  • Brief writing sample (a less than one-page assessment of a child, or excerpt from academic paper).
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Statement Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from those who contribute to our diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, mental, or physical disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, familial status, veteran status, or genetic information.

    Bard is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for all individuals in employment practices, services, programs, and activities


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