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2020-2021 Early Childhood Teacher Express Interest Form

Additional Information for Certified Candidates

3-K For All and Pre-K for All continue to seek enthusiastic and high-quality teachers for our classrooms across all five boroughs. If you are interested in joining our network of early childhood educators, please fill out the “Express Interest” form below to receive important updates about mid-year openings and application deadlines. Please note that this is not the application.

The NYC online certified teacher application for NYS certified early childhood teachers is now open! If you currently hold, or are on track to possessing, a New York State teaching certification by September 2021, you should apply through the NYC Online Certified Teacher Application for Pre-K for All and 3-K for All  opportunities now. 

The not-yet-certified application for lead teachers on a study plan and assistant teachers will open in spring 2021. We will email you when the application launches.
First, tell us a little bit about yourself and how we can get in touch with you.
This question requires a valid email address.
5. What is the best way to reach you: *This question is required.
8. Do you currently possess, or are you on track to obtain by September 2021, a New York State Early Childhood Teacher Certification? 
Certifications include: Early Childhood Education Birth-2 (B-2), Students with Disabilities Birth-2 (SWD B-2), Birth-6 (N-6), Prekindergarten-6 (PK-6) *This question is required.
Great!  As someone who is certified in early childhood education, or on track to certification, you still have the opportunity to apply through the certified teacher application online at:
Great!  As someone who is not-yet-certified in early childhood education, you still have multiple options for teaching positions. You may qualify to be a lead teacher on a study plan, an assistant teacher or a teacher's aide. Study plan lead teacher candidates are individuals who plan to pursue their teacher certification in early childhood education (within three years) while working as a lead teacher in our New York City Early Education Centers (NYCEECs).  

NYCEECs are community-based, independent organizations that contract with the DOE to provide free, high-quality early childhood programming: There are 1,200 NYCEEC sites that offer diverse options for families across all five boroughs.  The majority of new teaching positions are in NYCEECs. Please note that as a not-yet-certified candidate, you are only eligible to work in a NYCEEC setting and not in a district school. For more information, please visit our website at

Please let us know a little more about you so we can help provide you with relevant updates and opportunities.
Which of the following profiles describes you? (check all that apply) *This question is required.
Do you have an Assistant Teacher Certification and/or CDA? *This question is required.
Do you have experience working in early childhood education? *This question is required.
Have you completed any early childhood education post-secondary coursework? *This question is required.
Please indicate any NY State certification exams that you have taken and passed.
Check all that apply.
Do you have proficiency in a language other than English?  If so, please indicate which languages below (check all that apply)
Are you interested in NYC Men Teach (NYCMT) services? NYCMT unites Black, Latino and Asian men committed to educating today's diverse student population; supporting each other's professional and leadership development; and empowering the communities they serve. If you are interested in becoming part of this initiative, and therefore receiving additional hiring support, teaching support, and mentorship, please indicate that by selecting "Yes".

EEOC Statement
It is the policy of the New York City Department of Education to provide equal educational and employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, creed, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, age, marital status, partnership status, disability, sexual orientation, gender (sex), military status, prior record of arrest or conviction (except as permitted by law), predisposing genetic characteristics, or status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual offenses or stalking, to maintain an environment free of harassment on any of the above-noted grounds, including sexual harassment or retaliation, and to comply with all laws and provisions in the Department collective bargaining agreements prohibiting discrimination.

*This question is required.
We anticipate some mid-year openings in NYCEECs (between November 1 and March 1).  Would you be available and interested in potential opportunities?
Please check your age group of interest.  *This question is required.
We anticipate some short and long-term substitute teacher opportunities in NYCEECs (between November 1 and March 1).  Would you be available and interested in potential opportunities?
If you select "yes," we will make your information available to those in need of short- and long-term substitute teachers. You may be called by a hiring manager who is looking for a substitute in their NYCEEC. 
Please attach your resume so we can learn more about you. Note that if you are available for mid-year openings, your resume will be provided to hiring managers. We will not be able to share your information with hiring managers if you do not include an up-to-date resume.  *This question is required.