National Child Research Center is a diverse, vibrant community that challenges our students to be curious, compassionate, and confident. The school is committed to employing faculty, staff, and administrators who lead by example in our community by striving to uphold the school’s mission. Our staff and faculty arrive each day eager to learn and to teach, bringing their broad experiences and professional expertise with them.

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Current Openings

Admissions Associate(December-April)

National Child Research Center (NCRC), a co-ed independent preschool (enrollment:
180) located in the historic district of Cleveland Park in Washington, DC, seeks an
entrepreneurial and engaging Admissions Associate to support the Admissions Office
and the Director of Admissions.

The Admissions Associate reports to the Director of Enrollment Management and Admissions
and the Head of School.

This is a part-time position December 2019 – April 2020.

Job Summary

NCRC’s Admissions Associate is responsible for helping implement and manage facets of the Admissions process in the school’s effort to attract, select, enroll, and retain an inclusive, diverse and dynamic population of students and families in line with the mission of the school.  The Admissions Associate promotes, both externally and internally, the school’s mission of Inclusion, Community and Diversity.  The Associate contributes to the mission and standards of the school by helping in the recruitment and retention of students and families who will benefit from the school’s unique culture and programmatic offerings and contribute to the school community.


The Admissions Associate promotes positive internal and external relationships at all times with the constituents with whom the Admissions Team works including parents (current, alum and prospective), students, applicants and NCRC faculty/ staff. 


The Admissions Associate reports to the Director of Enrollment Management and Admissions and the Head of School. This is a part-time position December - April.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The Admissions Associate provides support for the Admissions Department as outlined below.


  • Oversees Admissions Events: Develop, coordinate, plan, implement and manage events hosted by the Admissions Department for prospective families.
    • Events include, but are not limited to: Applicant Play Sessions, Welcome to NCRC! Events, New Student Parent Reception, and Playground Playdates
    • Update Event User Guides for each event
    • Implement events as outlined in Event User Guides to include: Marketing; Internal & External Communications; Staffing; Logistical Support; Material Support; Database Training as required; Program Content; Promotional Materials; Event Follow-Up
    • Attends Admissions events (may fall outside of school hours) 
    • Provides logistical support and administrative follow-up for Admissions Tours
  • Promotes positive Relationships and pro-active Communications with Prospective Parents
    • Includes helping in the Admissions team’s timely response to phone calls, inquiries, emails and other communications 
  • Provides Administrative Support needed to internally process Admissions Applications and supports administrative needs of the Admissions Department
    • Reviews and compiles student admission applications and related documents. 
    • Includes accessing information and reporting in Admissions databases
  • May serve as a member of the Applicant Review Team
  • Helps produce materials related to the issuance of notifications to families including mailed materials and email communications
  • Works in Admissions related databases and platforms including Ravenna and Senior Systems (Radius)
  • Conducts basic research on demographics and other trends that may impact enrollment
  • Works closely with the Director of Admissions to support additional facets of Admissions’ goals as needed


This is a temporary and part-time position (December-April) with hours and salary to be discussed depending on experience and availability.


Interested candidates should submit – as a single document - the NCRC Application for Employment, a letter of interest, your resume and references to: with ADMISSIONS ASSOCIATE in the subject line.




Substitute Teacher (19-20 School Year)

The National Child Research Center (NCRC) seeks Substitute Teachers to work in our world-class preschool. Located in the historic district of Cleveland Park in Washington DC, NCRC’s highly trained faculty is committed to creating a preschool environment that nurtures the whole child while celebrating their uniqueness in a warm, supportive environment. Committed to the inclusion of children with special needs and typically developing children, NCRC provides small classes and an enriched learning environment within a collaborative, committed, and dynamic professional learning community. NCRC actively supports and encourages diversity among the staff and families that we serve.

The ideal candidate will be committed to inclusive education and have an interest in early childhood. He/she will enjoy, and have experience in, working with young children and/or children with special needs. Substitute teacher candidates will need to exhibit flexibility both in terms of scheduling, and with regards to classroom assignments, age of children supervised, and range of responsibilities assigned.

Although not a guaranteed full time position, we anticipate heavy demand and a very full schedule.

Competitive salaries, benefits, and professional development opportunities are available.

Interested candidates should submit the NCRC Application for Employment, a letter of interest, resume, references, and educational philosophy to Please list the Position Title in the subject line of your email.

Equal Opportunity Policy

NCRC believes that each individual is entitled to equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions, or breastfeeding), marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, or political affiliation of any individual or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or local anti-discrimination laws. The school's equal employment opportunity practices extend to recruitment, hiring, selection, compensation, benefits, transfer, promotion, training, discipline, and all other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment. All employees are responsible for complying with the school's equal employment opportunity policy.