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Teacher Aide

Brooklyn Kindergarten Society
Date Posted: 01/23/2024
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Salary/Wage: $16 an hour
Job Type: Part-time
Work Arrangement: Onsite


Teacher Assistants assist in the implementation of developmentally appropriate curriculum (Creative Curriculum) for the assigned classroom, as provided by classroom lesson plan or team. They are expected to provide consistent and responsive care; create daily routines and meaningful experiences that are responsive to children’s individual strengths, interests and needs and ensure safety and security of all children. Teacher Assistants also assume the role, duties and responsibilities of the Early Childhood Education Teacher when there are vacancies and absences.



  • Assist in the direction of a class of students (maybe mixed age) through daily activities
  • Communicates with families about children’s progress and work



Planning and Program Implementation (50%)

  • Planning (25%)
    • Understand the goals and objectives of BKS
    • Grasp curriculum goals and objectives and articulate what children are learning about each unit
    • Have an understanding of how children will achieve those goals through academic and social activities
    • Identify classroom materials needed to support the implementation of the curriculum towards achieving goals.
  • Program Implementation (25%)
    • Engage in children in conversation
    • Provide positive guidance for children
    • Support in lesson plan implementation
    • Provide assistance during meal times, bathroom breaks, and handwashing breaks.

Additional Educational and non-Educational Duties (35%)


  • Assessment system (15%)
    • Support assistant and group teachers with assessment responsibilities like maintaining observation logs and other running records
    • Navigate systems like Teaching Strategies GOLD online (assessment system).
  • Supervision (10%)
    • Assist to provide consistent supervision that takes into account developmentally appropriate activities and health needs of the group and individual child.
  • Relationship Building (5%)
    • Foster relationships with key stakeholders e.g., teachers, family workers/social workers, parents and guardians for the purposes of school readiness.


  • Promoting professional growth (5%)
    • Assume responsibility for professional performance and self-reflection


Other (15%)


  • Fulfill roles as mandated reporter as stated in Child Abuse and Neglect Polices.
  • Foster relationships with key stakeholders e.g., teachers, family workers/social workers, parents and guardians for the purposes of school readiness.
  • Perform any other work-related duties necessary to the smooth functioning of the facility as requested by the supervisor.




  • Minimum of 6 months experience working with children ages 2-4 years old
  • A 2.5 minimum culminate high school GPA, Associate’s degree preferred
  • CDA in early childhood education preferred
  • Experience working with low income populations and diverse cultures.
Minimum Education Level: Highschool Graduate or GED
Preferred Education Level: Associate's Degree

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