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Job Type:
Full Time
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Lower School
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Job Description:

Under the supervision of the Lower School Principal, the Early Childhood Teacher will support the planning and operations of the Early Childhood Program for the students in their first year (age 3) including scheduling, communication with parents, evaluation of students as well as executing developmentally appropriate, 21st-century skills-based curriculum.  The teacher will also implement and coordinate special projects as directed by the Early Childhood Director.

A successful candidate will support the school’s behavior management system and plan for the social-emotional growth of the students. He/she will act as a partner with the other ECH teachers and parents to promote and develop the social, academic and emotional development of the young children.

In addition, the teacher will:

  • Enhance and further develop a multi-cultural curriculum

  • Support and provide daily instruction

  • Support the development of student goals

  • Provide feedback and write student progress reports

  • Collaborate with the lower school faculty and principal to ensure consistent and quality services are provided to all 

  • Participate in the Early Childhood teachers meetings

  • Work closely with admissions and participate in procedures to guide student admissions and retention 

  • Guide student transition into elementary school

  • Be aware of current early childhood research through professional periodicals, professional development, and participation in conferences


Applicant Requirements:

A successful candidate will have a BA degree with an emphasis in early childhood development or early childhood education.  An M.A. is preferred, or a combination of related work experience and education. Three to five years of experience in teaching preferably in independent schools.  Excellent oral and written communication skills.  A demonstrated ability to work as a collaborative member on a team.

Friends Academy is fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty and student body and is eager to consider applications from traditionally underrepresented groups.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter (please reference the FCE posting), resume and three references to

Friends Academy is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to hiring exceptional, dedicated teachers of diverse backgrounds. We consider qualified individuals for employment with the School regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability or any other state or federally protected classification.


Additional Info:
Job Posting Expiration Date: 06/01/2019
Non-discriminatory Statement:
Position Level:
Lower School
School Name:  Friends Academy
Street Address: 270 Duck Pond Road
City: Locust Valley
State: NY
Zip Code: 11560
Phone: 516-676-0393
Fax: 516 393-4276
Head Of School: Andrea Kelly
Founding Date:
Day / Boarding: Day Only
Age / Grade Levels: Preschool (3yrs)-12
Enrollment Size:
Social Media Sites:
Admissions Contact: Nina Waechter
Admissions Email:

01/08/2018 270 Duck Pond Road
Locust Valley, NY 11560

270 Duck Pond Road
Locust Valley, NY 11560 School

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