Infant Lead Teacher


Infant Lead Teacher

Drew University’s Acorn Academy is accepting applications for a Lead Teacher in our Infant classroom. Acorn Academy is Drew University’s childcare center, located next to Drew University’s campus at the rear of the United Methodist Church. This position will serve children 10 weeks to18 months of age. This position involves lifting infants weighing between 5 – 20 pounds. It also requires frequent bending, standing, and being down on your hands and knees.

This position is for 35 hours a week, 12 months a year.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure the safety of each child enrolled in the class, whether in the classroom, on the playground, or in common areas
  • Maintain regular observation and evaluation of children’s development and progress directed by administration
  • Maintain portfolio for each student using – ASQ-3 and GOLD (Acorn’s assessment program)
  • Complete weekly lesson plans, goals, and newsletter
  • Accept and maintain responsibility on a daily basis for the arrangement, appearance, decor, and cleanliness of the learning environment of the classroom, following ITERS-3  guidelines
  • Plan and implement age and developmentally appropriate classroom practices that will include the areas of physical, emotional, social and cognitive needs of young children following the Creative Curriculum 
  • Serve as a role model for the children in the areas of attitude, speech and actions on a daily basis
  • Treat each child with dignity and respect for his/her cultural background
  • Encourage children’s development 
  • Interact with each child on a daily basis through personal care, meals, free play, etc…

Desired Qualifications

  • BA degree in Child Development or Education field or an Infant/Toddler Teaching Certificate (or years of experience in conjunction with educational credentials as outlined in the Manual of Requirements for Child Care Centers)
  • First Aid Training, CPR
  • Minimum 2-3 years; preferred work experience 3-5 years


To apply, submit the following materials to Please do not contact the school directly. Please include your name in the subject of your submission. Posting is open until position is filled.

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Contact info for 3 references

About Drew University:
Drew University, located on a beautiful, wooded,186-acre campus in Madison, New Jersey, includes the College of Liberal Arts, the Theological School and the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies. It has a total enrollment of more than 2,100 students with 145 full-time faculty members. Over 35% of our undergraduate students are from underrepresented groups, and we were recently ranked 19th among baccalaureate institutions for the number of international students enrolled. The Theological and Caspersen Schools offer master’s and doctoral degrees, and the College confers bachelor’s degrees in 32 disciplines.

Drew is dedicated to exceptional faculty mentorship and hands-on learning that successfully prepares students for their futures. Students regularly connect with local communities, and because of our proximity to New York City, we are home to multiple New York Semester experiences for our undergraduate students: Wall Street, United Nations, Contemporary Art, Communications and Media, Social Entrepreneurship, and New York Theatre. The University also houses the Charles A. Dana Research Institute for Scientists Emeriti, the Center for Global Education, the Center for Civic Engagement, the Center on Religion, Culture & Conflict, and the United Methodist Archives and History Center. Drew also recently received a multi-year grant to transform teaching and learning in the humanities by incorporating emerging digital technologies, methods, and pedagogies.

To enrich education through diversity, Drew University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with Department of Homeland Security regulations, a successful candidate must be authorized to work in the United States. These positions are subject to a background check.