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Assistant Teacher, Lower School (3 to 6-year-olds; nursery to kindergarten)

Children's Programs - School for Children

Start Date: Sep 01, 2018
Salary: Commensurate with experience

Position Vacancy – Assistant Teacher, Lower School (3 to 6-year-olds; nursery to kindergarten)


1. Must be enrolled as a graduate student at Bank Street College for the 2018-19 school year.
2. Bachelor’s degree
3. Experience teaching children 3 to 6-year-olds preferred


The assistant teacher will:
● Support the curriculum plans of the cooperating teacher, have opportunities to initiate and implement parts of the curriculum, and gradually assume increased responsibilities
● Help build a collaborative, cooperative, and reflective approach to working as a classroom teaching team
● Participate in the use of observing and recording methods, assessment practices, and management supports as related to individual children, small groups, and the whole class
● Gain skills and understanding of progressive education approaches supporting the social, emotional, cognitive, and physical growth and development of particular age groups
● Develop skills and confidence in working with families, including aspects of home-school communication through emails, conferences, and report writing
● Attend and participate in weekly age-level planning meetings, support meetings, and faculty meetings after school
● Help design, organize, and maintain a materials-based classroom that reflects the curriculum and current work of the children. This includes daily classroom morning set-up and evening clean-up.

Bank Street College of Education is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, national origin, ethnic origin, citizenship status, disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law in its employment policies and other college administered programs.  In addition, Bank Street College of Education will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

Bank Street has been recognized as a leader in education, and strives to have its faculty and student body reflect the diversity of the society in which they exist. Candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

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