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Preschool Assistant Teacher

Head Start of Eastern Orange County
Date Posted: 06/01/2022
Salary / Wage: Competitive
Location: Newburgh, New York
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The successful candidate must possess a high level of energy, passion, creativity, flexibility, organizational and communication skills. Must have experience in an early childhood setting and ability to actively assist in planning, organizing and implementing a stimulating and challenging program for diverse learners ages 3-5. Occasional evening hours and outdoor work/play a must.


  • Ensuring compliance with state & federal/ Head Start licensing/regulations
  • Learning all aspects of & implementing the curriculum with fidelity– which is play based/hands on learning, learning in a natural environment (vs rote learning), supporting children to be leaders & decision makers
  • Ongoing trainings for compliance and curriculum – staying up to date on your trainings (Aspire, etc.)
  • Being a partner in play: consistently working with children on their level (rug, etc),
  • Outdoors play in winter, hands on learning,
  • Cleaning & sanitizing children’s toys & other small tasks
  • Being coachable, flexible & a team player, supporting other teachers in classroom & following lead teacher’s lead
  • Helping to support positive guidance & conflict resolution
  • Helping to plan and implement lessons,
  • Assessing children: observing, writing/typing, scoring anecdotal notes for the children in a timely fashion
  • Helping with a variety of classroom duties including PTC, talking to families, attending meetings & if applicable virtual learning & teaching
  • Home visits & helping connect the bridge between school & home
  • At times taking the lead -------------------   


Early Childhood Experience; Child Development Credential or college level course work in Early Childhood Development preferred. Familiarity with computers, Outlook 365 and bi-lingual Spanish a plus.

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