News & Announcements
APRIL 30, 2016 | SATURDAY SCHOOL TOUR
Join us on April 30th from 9:30-11:30am for a special Saturday Morning School Tour at 99 John Street!
Families interested in our Infant, Toddler and Preschool programs are invited to tour our classrooms and meet our Financial District Director and Assistant Director. RSVP required. Email to reserve your spot today!
APRIL 28 & MAY 5 | JOB FAIR
APRIL 18, 2016 | SMARTER TODDLER TO OPEN ITS DOORS MAY 2016
New York, NY - Smarter Toddler Nursery & Preschool® announced today the highly anticipated Spring 2016 opening of two brand-new locations in Manhattan’s Financial District and Williamsburg. Both locations house state-of-the-art facilities designed to provide children ages 3 months to 5 years a supportive, engaging environment that stimulates learning, discovery and social confidence. The enriching Smarter Toddler curriculum incorporates literacy, visual arts, music and creative movement, while our highly trained and dedicated teaching staff provides children with guidance and encouragement. This dynamic combination fosters the development of the whole child and organically promotes cognitive, physical, social and emotional growth.
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APRIL 12, 2016 | SEEKING DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION FOR SMARTER TODDLER WILLIAMSBURG
Smarter Toddler Nursery & Preschool® is seeking to fill the Director of Education position at our Williamsburg, Brooklyn location. Learn More & Apply>>
APRIL 11, 2016 | THE HELLER ORGANIZATION REPRESENTS SMARTER TODDLER NURSERY & PRESCHOOL® IN MULTI-YEAR RETAIL LEASE AT 99 JOHN STREET
New York, NY - Smarter Toddler Nursery & Preschool® announced today their multi-year lease with Rockrose to secure its new Financial District location opening next month. The 14-year-old childcare and early childhood education provider occupies 8,200 square feet of ground retail space at Rockrose’s 99 John Deco Loft condominium at the corner of John and Cliff Street. The space represents Smarter Toddler’s third Manhattan location and demonstrates the school’s initiative to further expand its presence and enrollment capacity in the New York metropolitan area. Read Full Press Release>>
APRIL 4, 2016 | SMARTER TODDLER® BEGINS COMPETITIVE HIRING PROCESS FOR TEACHERS
Smarter Toddler Nursery and Preschool® announced that it will begin hiring to fill teaching and faculty positions for its two brand-new locations in Financial District and Williamsburg. Opening spring 2016, the intensive hiring plan will create career opportunities for New York City’s brightest and best educators.
Lisa Alvarez, Smarter Toddler’s Education Director, is leading the school’s hiring and expansion efforts. In regards to what characteristics and qualifications Smarter Toddler® teachers should possess, Ms. Alvarez said, “Teaching is both an art and a science. The first thing I look for in any teacher is passion. A great teacher brings not only their talent and experience to the classroom, but more importantly, their joy of teaching. Every teacher has their own teaching style that contributes to the diversity in our schools, creating a thriving supportive community of parents, educators and children.” Read Full Press Release>>
MARCH 31, 2016 | SMARTER TODDLER® CELEBRATES 14 YEARS OF INSTILLING A LOVE OF ART, MUSIC & LEARNING IN NYC CHILDREN
Fourteen years ago, two New York artists and parents pioneered an innovative arts-based program for families of infants and toddlers. With a unique curriculum supporting every child’s natural artistic abilities and providing developmentally stimulating music experiences, Smarter Toddler saw rapid growth while serving hundreds of families throughout New York City. Read Full Press Release>>
JANUARY 18, 2016 | FAQ
Smarter Toddler FAQ’s / Frequently Asked Questions page is updated. To view our Frequently Asked Questions Click Here >>
JANUARY 11, 2016 | NOW ENROLLING
Smarter Toddler has begun enrollment for both Williamsburg and Financial District locations. We accept children from infant/3 months to 5 years. Please send your name, email and child’s age to Contact Us to receive an enrollment package. We look forward to meeting your family!
JANUARY 4, 2016 | CAREERS
At Smarter Toddler, we take care of you first and foremost so that you can focus on the children, our community and each other. After all, teamwork makes the dream work, right? Our life’s work may be play, but we also take time out to play hard too, with annual company events, Team Appreciation Week, teacher socials, and so much more. We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.
Working in Early Childhood Education is challenging but personally rewarding work. Beyond the fulfillment that comes with helping to shape young minds, Smarter Toddler employees are offered benefits such as:
· Health, vision and dental insurance, as well as pre-tax health and child care spending accounts
· Flexible work arrangements, allowing you to balance work/life/continuing education
· A minimum of 15 sick/vacation days, 16 paid holidays per year
If you’re a committed, passionate and loving educator ready to do your life’s work, you’re in the right place. We’ve been waiting for you.
Please email your cover letter and resume. We look forward to working with you!