The National Child Research Center (NCRC) seeks a skilled and creative Directing (Lead) Teacher for a full-time position, working with 2-5 year olds, for the 2023-2024 school year.
Located in the historic district of Cleveland Park, Washington DC, NCRC is home to a collaborative, committed, and dynamic professional learning community. We utilize an emergent, play-based curriculum and include children who have special needs or benefit from additional support. Our faculty includes a speech pathologist, counselor, occupational therapist, and pedagogista who participate in all aspects of the program. The NCRC faculty, with the support of our director of diversity and community, works thoughtfully and intentionally towards equity; we seek and celebrate the diversity within and beyond our school.
Qualified candidates will have an undergraduate degree in early childhood education, early childhood special education, or in a closely related educational field such as elementary education or child development. A graduate degree in early childhood education, special education, or in a closely related educational field is preferred. They will be committed to inclusive education and have prior experience in working with young children and/or children with special needs.
NCRC offers competitive salaries, generous time off, benefits, and professional development opportunities.
Interested candidates should submit the NCRC Application for Employment, a letter of interest, current resume’, references, and statement of educational philosophy to Jobs@ncrcpreschool.org Please list the position title (Directing Teacher) in the subject line of your email.
About National Child Research Center(NCRC)
Founded in 1928, NCRC is the oldest continuously operating preschool in the District of Columbia. NCRC provides a collaborative approach to preschool education in an environment that nurtures the whole child, fosters partnerships with families, and is committed to the inclusion of children with special needs. For more information about our school, visit www.ncrcpreschool.org
Minimum: BA in early childhood or closely related field, and experience in a play-based, Reggio-inspired classroom
Preferred: MA in early childhood, and/or special education
About National Child Research Center (NCRC Preschool)
National Child Research Center (NCRC), is a co-ed independent preschool located in the historic district of Cleveland Park in Washington, DC. Founded in 1928, NCRC is the oldest continuously operating preschool in the District of Columbia, serving children age 2 through Pre-Kindergarten.
NCRC’s highly skilled faculty uses research-based best practices to lead children in a play-based, emergent curriculum, creating a uniquely enriching and nurturing environment for young children and their families.
NCRC's Mission: National Child Research Center nurtures the whole child - socially, emotionally, and intellectually - toward a lifelong love of learning. Informed by current research and continuing education, NCRC’s exceptional faculty guide each student’s unique development through a play-based, child-centered curriculum in a diverse, family-focused community, with a commitment to the inclusion of children who benefit from additional supports and adaptations.
NCRC is accredited by AIMS, and is a member of AISGW, AIMS, NAIS, NAEYC.
For more information about our school, visit www.ncrcpreschool.org