Grand Street Settlement: UPK Assistant Teacher – New York, NY

This position serves as an Assistant Teacher for a Grand Street Settlement Early Childhood classroom. The UPK Assistant Teacher will work collaboratively with the Teacher to ensure the successful operation of a classroom with a total of 15-20 children. The Assistant Teacher also works with a team of other classroom teachers and family members to implement the curriculum to achieve outcomes for children of all abilities.


The Assistant Teacher’s responsibilities chiefly fall within the following core functions, although s/he may perform other tasks as needed:

  • Child Growth & Development: Implements a child-centered curriculum and learning environment that encourages positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation to promote the development in all domains for children of all abilities.
  • Planning: Responsible for collaborating with the Lead Teacher in the preparation of daily lesson plans
  • Program Implementation: Provide positive guidance and discipline supporting children as they acquire readiness skills for kindergarten and beyond
  • Family Partnerships: Encourage parent participation in staff-parent conferences and home visits discussing their child’s development and education
  • Communication and Service Coordination: Maintain regular contact with parents and complete appropriate documentation; Direct developmental concerns to the Health, Nutrition and
  • Disabilities Coordinator
  • Record Keeping and Reporting: Request supplies as needed and participate in classroom/program inventory as requested
  • On-going Monitoring and Self-Assessment: Work with the teaching team to analyze child outcomes on a classroom basis twice yearly

UPK Assistant Teacher Requirements:

  • Child Development Associate Certificate (CDA) in Early Childhood Education or AAS in Early
  • Childhood Education; BA/BS in Early Childhood Education preferred.
  • Minimum two years of previous teaching experience
  • Basic computer literacy in email, Microsoft Office.
  • Department of Education Fingerprint Clearance and DOI Fingerprints
  • Mandated Reporter Training Certificate
  • Obtain CPR and First Aid certification within the first year of employment.

Job Detail

  • DEPARTMENT: Early Childhood Services
  • UPK Assistant Teacher SALARY RANGE: $25,195-$28,362, plus excellent benefits
  • REPORTS TO Site Coordinator

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