As a part of Bank Street College of Education, Bank Street Head Start is a free preschool program offering educational, nutritional, and mental health and social services to 68 families each year. The primary goal is to prepare children for lifelong success by providing the social-emotional support they need to help them develop a positive feeling about learning and attending school.
The Pre-School Assistant Teacher will assist in implementing a developmentally appropriate, child-centered curriculum which encourages learning through exploration and discovery. The Assistant Teacher will work with children, parents, and staff within the Bank Street Head Start program. All practices the Assistant Teacher uses must be consistent with guidelines put forth by Bank Street Head Start, the New York City Department of Health and the New York City Department of Education.
• Work with a group of 2 to 5-year-olds in an inclusionary setting. Help create a well-balanced daily lesson plan that supports each child's individual needs. • Assess and support children's cognitive, social-emotional, language and physical development. • Ensure the health, safety and well-being of children by providing close supervision of children during all activities. • Participate in the ongoing observation, assessment and recording of data utilizing a variety of instruments including attendance, Work Sampling checklists, CACFP, and other monitoring reports. • Participate in two case conferences, two home visits per year and ongoing daily communication with parents, in addition to occasional parent meetings. • Promote and support parent involvement and working with parent volunteers in the classroom to explore and use their skills. • Provide a model for best practice and help plan curriculum and developmental activities appropriate for children. • Meet with the Head Teacher for supervision; participate in staff development and various meetings. • Model a developmentally appropriate environment conducive to the growth of children and their families. • Demonstrate knowledge and an understanding of the individual needs of young children. A multi-cultural, anti- bias understanding must be reflected in the curriculum. • Maintain a well-organized, clean and safe environment; reporting any safety issues in the classroom to the Director and competing safety check lists. • Attend and staff special events including Open Houses, Socialization Groups, staff trainings/orientations, Home Visits, Parent Teacher Conferences, Family Events, and to provide coverage for other staff members or teams attending such activities at the request of the Director. • Additional responsibilities and opportunists may arise based upon student enrollment or changes in the structure of the program.
Employment in any position at Bank Street Head Start is contingent upon continued sufficient funding of the program’s operations by the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) and the New York City Department of Education.
Per the DC1707 Local 95 Collective Bargaining Agreement the management reserves the right to: “establish and/or change hours of work, including work schedules, and to determine and establish shift coverage, including as to vacation, scheduling and leaves.”
Qualifications, compensation and benefits are specified by HSPS (Head Start Performance Standards),ACF (Administration for Children and Families), NYC ACS (New York City Administration for Children’s Services), DOH&MH (New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene/Article 47), Bank Street College of Education and the current DC 1707 Local 95 Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Internal Number: 913
About Bank Street College of Education
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.