GCS, a non-sectarian preschool in Brooklyn Heights, has an opening for full-time Associate Teachers in our PreKindergarten programs for the 2019-2020 school year. Grace Church School has approximately 160 children from toddlers to five-year-olds. We are a learning community that adheres to a developmental approach and our classrooms provide a variety of sensory, hands-on, child-centered activities.
The foundation of our practice begins with the philosophy that children are more apt to ask questions and approach challenges in a classroom where they feel safe and nurtured. The teachers at GCS are deeply committed to ensuring that every child feels respected and valued, with the understanding that a child’s first school experience can set the stage for a love of learning that continues beyond preschool.
Encouraging parent participation and building a bridge between home and school is essential to our program’s goals. Supporting strong teacher-parent relationships enhances and extends our understanding of the children in our program.
Mentored by a Head Teacher, Associate Teachers participate in all aspects of classroom life. This is an ideal position for a graduate student, recent graduate or career-changer.
Applicants for Associate Teachers are required to have a BA/BS preferably in Early Childhood Education or related field. Graduate students or applicants with a graduate degree in ECE are preferred. New graduate students are welcome to apply.
Experience with preschoolers and their parents/caregivers is necessary as is the desire to continue to learn about the developmental needs of young children. Warmth, patience and a sense of humor are essential.
Additional Salary Information: GCS offers a generous benefits package. The school covers 100% of Health Insurance for the employee and offers a Flexible Spending Plan. In the second year of employment, GCS contributes to a 403b retirement savings plan. Early Childhood Education graduate tuition is reimbursed at the CUNY rate beginning the 2nd year of employment.
About Grace Church School
As the oldest preschool in Brooklyn, we are a learning community that embraces our traditions and at the same time, we are informed and guided by current research regarding best practice in the 21st century.
The foundation of our practice begins with the philosophy that children are more apt to ask questions and approach challenges in a classroom where they feel safe and nurtured. The teachers at GCS are deeply committed to ensuring that every child feels respected and valued with the understanding that a child’s first school experience can set the stage for a love of learning that continues beyond preschool.
GCS is non-sectarian and welcomes teachers & children from all cultural and religious backgrounds.