Educational Alliance, Inc. After School Pre K Teaching Assistant in New York, New York

Educational Alliance, a 128 year old New York institution, is a vibrant, dynamic organization serving New Yorkers from all walks of life. We serve everyone regardless of the language they speak, where they come from, or their socioeconomic status. We believe that everyone should have a chance to live a better life and that arts and culture, education, health and wellness, and social services can help lay that foundation.

EdAlliance “Perks”

  • Competitive Hourly Salary

  • Paid sick days

  • Discounts to programs at Educational Alliance

  • Free Gym Membership to our 14th Street Y Gym

JOB PURPOSE

Create a safe learning environment for the children in the preschool afterschool program that fosters inquiry, exploration, learning and respect.

Assist Lead Teacher in creating lesson plans and projects that reflect the Reggio Emilia approach to teaching.

Pick up PreK children from school and bring them to the Y for afterschool

SCOPE OF INFLUENCE

  • Assist the lead/group teacher through daily activities.

  • Communicate with families about the children’s progress and behavior.

  • Partner with teaching staff and AFS director in overall philosophy and direction of the preschool afterschool program.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES

Planning, Preparation + Curriculum Development

  • Co constructing curriculum based on children’s interests.

  • Share in documenting, analyzing and planning from observations.

  • Monthly planning meetings with teaching team.

Classroom Environment

  • Assist in planning and creating a classroom environment with inquiry, exploration, learning and respect in mind.

  • Create a warm inclusive environment where children and families feel welcome.

  • Share in the creating visual evidence of the narratives and curriculum in occurring in your classroom.

Interactions with Children

  • Speaking and listening to children with respect and mindfulness.

  • Assist in managing the whole group, while giving individual attention.

  • Engage students in exploration and learning, curious about the children’s perspective.

  • Translating and coaching children through conflicts with problem solving.

Relationships with Families

  • Building respectful and reciprocal relationships with families.

  • Communicating intermittently with families.

Professional Responsibilities

  • Share in documenting of children’s work, development and progress.

  • Collaborative and professional relationships with colleagues.

  • Reflective, asks questions, willingness to talk risks and make mistakes

  • Participate in weekly professional learning meetings as whole staff

  • Showing professionalism including integrity, ethical conduct and decision making.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Required Knowledge

  • High School Diploma

  • AA Degree in early childhood preferred

  • Experience working with young children, either informal or formal environments.

  • Strong oral and written communication with families, children and co-workers.

EEO Info

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. Educational Alliance takes affirmative action in support of its policy to employ and advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.