SEL Team

We are a program that is approved to provide educational and clinically based services. We are incredibly proud of the work that we do and that we were chosen as one of three programs to be video-taped by the New York State Education Departments Office of Early Learning. The video-tapes are part of the teaching and leadership initiative to support quality practices in early childhood settings.

We provide services to children and families in multiple contexts.

Our staff include New York State Master Cadre, Certified trainers for ACES, Certified trainers for the protective Factors, Certified trainers for Zero to Three’s “The Growing Brain, NYAEYC professional development specialists, leadership coach, and a multitude of other aea’s. We committed to having one of our own become a Mental Health Reflective Supervision specialist and believe that we have to lead with relationship-based and trauma informed practices.

We are committed to the frameworks that NAEYC has provided to ensure that all children have a bright future and are in programs that understand and reflect an environment where children, families and staff are respected and represented.

We humbly acknowledge that learning never stops and that if we do not engage in a constant cycle of reflection and curiosity, we do not belong in classrooms or environments that influence and impact children’s mental health and self esteem.

We create courageous and brave spaces to support the psychological safety of our children and staff and work to understand and implement practices based on scientifically supported research (neuroscience, the science of development and learning etc).

We believe that all educators and clinical practitioners in early childhood deserve to feel joy and we are committed in our fight for early childhood reform.

The services we provide for school districts are dependent on the needs of the district.

We believe that you can have an incredible impact on a child and families future. For children to be supported in classrooms where they are fully represented and their interests drive learning, you have to be supported in your development of reflection and joyous practice as well.

We are part of the State’s leading with racial equity initiative because we believe that change is necessary, that archaic research needs to be retired, that our classrooms need to represent the children, that assessment and evaluations need to be valid and reliable, and that children deserve better from all of us than they are currently receiving, but we have hope for the change we all know is right.

We support the idea that you need to understand why before you can understand the how’s and the what’s. Everything that we do is brain-based and intentional.

Candidate(s) would be part of our Social Emotional Learning Team and Pyramid Leadership Team. Each position supports a varied population as we also work with children who are school-aged. Positions are full time salaried positions eligible for a school calendar with paid vacations. We will also hire part time and/or per diem candidates interested in less than full time.

Depending on the candidate qualifications, they may be part of our evaluation team and provide IEP services, private clinically based service, may lead parent groups, professional learning communities, and will support relationship-based interactions and trauma informed practices in our programs. Candidate will be expected to engage in reflective practices and develop plans for ongoing professional growth.

Candidates must be either a certified school psychologist, licensed psychologist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Licensed Master Social Worker.

Must be ready to support the philosophy that every child is unique and as such deserves to be represented in the classroom and family connections and taught in a way that honors their cultural funds of knowledge as well as their unique strengths and interests.