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2s/3s, 3s/4s, or 4s/5s Assistant Teacher

Barrow Street Nursery School
Date Posted: 02/08/2021
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Location: , New York
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Barrow Street Nursery School seeks a Full-Time Early Childhood Assistant Teacher for the 2021 – 2022 school year.

  • Students are between the ages of 2 years and 5 years at the start of the school year in September.

  • 2s/3s and 3s/4s teach 2 separate groups of students; One group attends from 9:00 - 12:00 (M-F) and a separate group attends from 1:00 - 4:00 (M-F).

  • 4s/5s teach one group of students from 9:00 - 3:00 (M-F)

Teachers at Barrow Street are practitioners of progressive education within the context of a social studies based program and a mission driven school derived from a Reggio Emilia and Bank Street inspired pedagogy.


  • Supporting the lead classroom teacher with students and curriculum

  • Collaborating with extension (art, movement, music, science and pottery) teachers.

  • Meeting with your teaching team, age-level colleagues, and administrators on a regular basis to plan and work together, discuss students and supports, and hone curriculum.

  • Fostering positive social/emotional growth through an environment where the balance of play and developmentally appropriate academic concepts are an essential component

  • Creating ongoing written portfolio pieces on students throughout the school year


  • Pedagogy should be student-centered and practiced in differentiated instruction.

  • Bachelor's degree

  • Experience working with young children

  • Comfort, skill, and enjoyment in the writing process

  • Strong oral communication skills and ability to work with parents

  • A questioning stance and curious mind with a high tolerance for ambiguity

  • An ability to observe carefully and think inductively

  • Background or experience in special education is a plus

  • Demonstrated history of being a lifelong learner who continues their own growth through professional development.

  • Successful Barrow Street teachers are reflective about their practice and avail themselves of professional development and leadership opportunities.

Application Instructions:

  • ·  Send a resume and cover letter to Nicole Pappas Ferrin, Director,

  • ·  Include a documentation or writing sample (if available)

  • ·  In the body of your email, please indicate that you found this listing through the NYSAIS website