Childcare Preschool Teacher
Apr. 1 2024

Childcare Preschool Teacher

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere


Full-time position with excellent benefits package. A Preschool Childcare Teacher position is available at our 615 Mary St. site in Utica, NY. 40.0 hours per week; Monday through Friday; Day-time work schedule with flexibility needed as necessary. Shift is: 7:30am-4:30pm.


JOB DESCRIPTION: Under the direction of the Child Care Site Director, the child care teacher is responsible for planning and implementing a program for social, emotional, cognitive and physical development of children 6 weeks to 12 years of age. A Child Care Teacher is responsible for the daily provision of activities and routine for a group of children in the child care program. He/she leads the child care room staff in providing daily age appropriate activities and overseeing the safety and overall quality of the classroom environment.


  • Responsible for the preparation, implementation and evaluation of classroom activities and curriculum as a whole as well as specific activities.
  • Assumes direct leadership in carrying out classroom activities including those that are consistently of a very active nature.
  • Cares for children’s physical needs, which may involve the regular lifting and carrying of young children.
  • Maintain an environment that is safe, healthy, orderly and appealing.
  • Alerts site director to children with special needs, to problems, incidents and emergencies to ensure appropriate intervention is taken.
  • Develops and maintains a cooperative working relationship with child care parents and guardians, conducts at least two (2) parent /teacher conferences per year.
  • Assists in planning and implementing educational and recreational family activities that meet varying client needs.
  • Responsible for the upkeep of current records of children’s development, including growth charts, developmental records, anecdotal records, medication logs and reports.
  • Apprise site supervisor of the need for supplies, materials, equipment and repairs.
  • Assists in the supervision and evaluation of teacher assistants, interns and volunteers as assigned.
  • Fulfills all training requirements of funding, licensing and regulatory offices.
  • Participates effectively in supervisory conferences and staff meetings.
  • Assist with other related responsibilities as assigned.
  • Maintains self in professional manner at all times and adheres to The Neighborhood Center policy, procedures and Agency Mission Statement.


  • Experience working with children in a child care setting.
  • Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships with clients.
  • Ability to prepare accurate and timely reports and records.

Must possess an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood, Child Development or related field and one (1) year experience related to caring for infants and toddlers


Preschool Child Care and Education credential; or Preschool Child Development Associate Credential; or other OCFS office-recognized credential specific to the infant/toddler developmental period AND two (2) years of experience related to caring for children


Child Development Associate Credential AND two (2) years of experience caring for children, one (1) of which must be related to caring for preschool aged children 3-5 years old.


Nine (9) college credits in Early Childhood, Child Development or a related field, with a plan of study leading to:

· Preschool Child Care and Education Credential; or

· Preschool Child Development Associate credential; or

· Other OCFS Office-recognized credential specific to the preschool development period

At The Neighborhood Center, Inc, we are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

We believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to the success of our organization and are dedicated to creating a workplace that welcomes and values all individuals. We strive to create a culture that fosters respect, openness, and understanding, and we encourage people from all backgrounds to apply for open positions.

Our commitment to equal opportunity employment applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, hiring, promotion, transfer, compensation, benefits, training, and termination. We are committed to creating a work environment that is free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, and we expect all employees to share in this commitment.

If you are passionate about our mission and believe that you would be a good fit for our organization, we encourage you to apply for any open positions that match your qualifications and experience. We look forward to reviewing your application and getting to know you better.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $16.50 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Vision insurance



  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday



  • caring for children: 2 years (Required)
  • working with preschool aged children: 1 year (Required)


Work Location: In person

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