Under the direction of the teacher, the associate teacher will assist in implementing developmentally appropriate, child-centered curriculum which encourages learning through exploration and discovery and promotes the development of a positive self-image. The associate teacher will model positive social interactions and language. The associate teacher will implement positive class management techniques and strategies. All practices the associate teacher uses must be consistent with guidelines put forth by Bank Street College and the New York City Department of Health /Bureau of Day Care.
Ensure the health, safety and well-being of children in the program by providing close supervision of children during all activities.
Assist in the planning and implementing of a developmentally appropriate curriculum that supports and stimulates each child’s individual development.
Assist in carrying out stimulating lesson plans promoting exploration, creativity, and discovery.
Assist in working with parents to promote understanding of growth and development of their child.
Effectively communicate with parents, verbally, and in writing, throughout the year.
Assist in writing classroom blogs/newsletters, parent/teacher conference reports and daily notes.
Assist in documenting and maintaining student records including, but not limited to, reports about areas of development and growth, and areas of concerns, if applicable.
Attend all required trainings, supervisory meetings and other professional development workshops.
Engage in reflective supervision with the lead teacher and, when appropriate, support the building of a collaborative relationship between the lead teacher and faculty advisor.
Participate in parent/teacher conferences and parent meetings both during regular working hours and, at times, before and after regular working hours.
Assist in maintaining a clean and safe classroom environment.
Work cooperatively with other teachers, therapists and administrators.
Ensure that all Bank Street College and NYC Department of Health/Bureau of Day Care guidelines are followed.
Other duties as assigned by Director.
Must be working towards or have earned a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education
Must qualify for New York State Education Department Assistant Teacher Certification
Strong interpersonal skills
Strong organizational skills
Bank Street College of Education is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, sex, gender identity or expression, religion, or disability in its employment policies and other college administered programs.
The mission of Bank Street College is to improve the education of children and their teachers by applying to the educational process all available knowledge about learning and growth, and by connecting teaching and learning meaningfully to the outside world. In so doing, we seek to strengthen not only individuals, but the community as well, including family, school, and the larger society in which adults and children, in all their diversity, interact and learn. We see in education the opportunity to build a better society.