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Posting Summary: The Hollingworth Preschool at Teachers College, Columbia University seeks a Part Time Assistant Preschool Teacher to join our on campus in person preschool team. The incumbent will demonstrate a desire to learn pedagogical methodology in the early childhood classroom, the cross domain development of very young children, and the support of a play based curriculum.
Job Summary/Basic Function:
The Part Time Assistant Preschool Teacher will work under the direction of the center director and preschool director and collaboratively with the preschool staff to provide high-quality preschool education for young children and their families.
Teaching and Curriculum Design
Support the creation of and maintaining an inclusive, caring, respectful, positive classroom community on campus and virtually as needed for children
Participate and support the design, develop, and integrate child led and interdisciplinary curriculum
Individualize the curriculum and learning experiences to ensure the development of each child's potential
Document and display children's work virtually and on campus
Observe and document each child's development
Participate in the analysis of each child's development and learn appropriate responses to ensure each child reaches full potential
Participate in special events for children, parents, and members of the community
Participate in parent/teacher conferences with parents throughout the year
Attend meetings and talks for parents
Attend and participate in weekly staff meetings, planning meetings, and curriculum designing meetings
Attend and participate in professional learning sessions
Other duties as assigned
MA in progress or commencing September 2022
One year of experience with young children in a formal or informal setting or as a caregiver in a home
Ability to comply with the Teachers College Minors on Campus Policies as well as New York City Bureau of Child Care requirements including all mandatory trainings
Ability to work collaboratively within a team setting
Ability to adhere to the highest standards of confidentiality
Ability to attend to all responsibilities with respect, initiative, attention to detail, organization, and independent follow through
One year commitment required for AY 22 - 23
Start date mid to late August
Preferred Qualifications: Teachers College Graduate Student
About Hollingworth Preschool Hollingworth Preschool is a program of The Hollingworth Center with the Department of Curriculum and Teaching at TC. Hollingworth Preschool is rooted in the ethos of Teachers College and grounded in the theories of John Dewey and Maxine Greene. As such, the preschool honors the capacity of each child, facilitates immersive learning as students create meaning, engenders social imagination, nurtures aesthetics, and is rooted in principles of social justice. Early Childhood Educators at Hollingworth Preschool are committed to the following practices:
Teachers College, Columbia University, is the oldest and largest graduate school of education in the United States, and also perennially ranked among the nation's best. Its name notwithstanding, the College is committed to a vision of education writ large, encompassing our four core areas of expertise: health, education, leadership and psychology.