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Assistant Teacher

Date Posted: 09/22/2020
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Location: New York, New York
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WE ARE The First Presbyterian Church Nursery School. Established in 1952 as a community mission of The First Presbyterian Church of New York, the school currently serves over 100 students aged 2-5 years of age. Pedagogically rooted in play-based instruction the FPCNS curriculum is inspired by the project based emergent philosophy of the Reggio Emilia schools of Italy.


This is a 10- month full time position. The ideal candidate will provide support in the following areas: student engagement and interaction, especially through the separation process; classroom observations and documentation; curriculum development; professional dialogue and engagement with families through ongoing communications. Other functions also include, but are not limited to, maintaining student health and safety standards consistently; and contributing to the preparation and care of the classroom environment.


  • Must possess valid NYS certification (B-2 or N-6) or be enrolled in a program that leads to NYS certification

  • Bachelors degree in ECE or a related field

  • Experience working with young children; professional experience in an Early Childhood


  • Documentation to fulfill mandatory DOH requirements

Application Instructions:

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a cover letter, resume and three letters of reference to the attention of Kathleen Cook, Director. All resumes must be submitted to No paper resumes will be considered. No telephone calls, please. The position will remain open until filled.

Additional Information:

  • Experience and enthusiasm in working with 3 and 4-year-old children

  • Experience in guiding young children through the separation process

  • Strong collaboration skills to assist in organizing, developing, and implementing anemergent, play based Reggio Emilia inspired educational program

  • Strong communication skills and the ability to contribute to verbal and written observations of young children

  • Experience with technology including, but not limited to, G Suite, Microsoft Office, iMovie Quicktime, Instagram and/or Brightwheel

  • Warm, nurturing demeanor with an ability to connect with young children and their families

  • Flexibility and a positive and collaborative professional disposition

  • Willingness to participate in ongoing professional development