Head PKA Teacher

City College, Manhattan, NY

Become the Teacher You Imagine You Can Be! 

Join the teaching team at Imagine Early Learning Centers.

Salary: $64,000 to $68,000 commensurate with credentials and experience.

In conjunction with NYC Department of Education

$500 Sign on Taxable Bonus Currently available for COVID. Paid after 3 months completion of successful employment.

Safely operating with extensive Covid-19 protocols.

Position: Head 3k & 4K Teacher

Location: City College, Manhattan, NY

Imagine Early Learning Centers seeks a Full-time Lead Teacher for our 3K & 4K ages classroom at our City College location in Manhattan, NY. Our center is a safe, nurturing, fun and friendly environment

We are seeking an experienced, energetic, and creative professional looking to join a team providing the highest quality childcare for working families. While you will primarily serve as a PKA teacher and work in the classroom, this position is perfect for someone looking to move up and develop expertise in education administration. New York State Teacher Certification Birth-2 years, or in progress, is required for the position.

Responsibilities include: 

  • Participating in planning and implementing developmentally appropriate curriculum

  • Effective communication with families and co-teachers

  • Ability to adhere to licensing and NAEYC guidelines

  • Effective written communication skills

  • Ability to meet physical requirements of position which include lifting children, pushing strollers/buggies, sitting on the floor and year-round daily outdoor activities.

Competitive salaries and benefits including:

  • $500 Sign on Taxable Bonus Currently available for COVID. Paid after 3 months completion of successful employment. 

  • ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership qualified retirement plan)

  • Paid Vacation and Sick Time

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage

  • Supplemental Insurance (NY Life, Aflac)

  • Commuter Benefit

  • Tuition Reimbursement/Degree Incentive Reward

  • Educational support programs available

  • Childcare Discount where available

  • Professional Development

In 2018 Imagine officially became an employee owned company through the creation of an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan). What this means is not only do we value and possess an ownership culture, all qualified employees at Imagine receive a retirement benefit without paying any contributions to the fund themselves. 


  • Minimum of BA in Early Childhood, Elementary, Special Education or related field

  • NY State B-2 Certification, or in progress

  • MA in Early Childhood, Elementary, Special Education or related field, a plus

  • Previous experience teaching children in an Early Childhood program

  • Previous experience with NAEYC standards and the accreditation process a plus

Who We Are:  

Imagine Early Learning Centers, an employee owned (ESOP) child care management company, operates ten high quality, full day licensed and NAEYC accredited Early Childhood centers in the NY metro area for children 6 weeks to 5-years-old. With state of the art facilities, professional development opportunities for promotion, a teamwork approach to classroom and center management, and a creative and rewarding work environment, Imagine maintains a satisfied and talented teacher staff. At Imagine, we know children, as well as staff and families, thrive in a stimulating and nurturing environment. Staff, children and families alike are valued as individuals and as members of our diverse community.

JOB CODE: Head 3K & 4K Teacher