The Early Childhood Teacher’s Assistant is a member of the Early Childhood team and works with the team to support the operations of the early childhood mixed-age program and the delivery of a developmentally appropriate, 21st century skill-based curriculum. The Teacher’s Assistant supports special projects and activities. The Teacher’s Assistant also supports the school’s behavior management system and partners with the teachers and parents to promote and develop the social, academic and emotional development of the young children.
In addition, the Teacher’s Assistant will:
Provide clerical and instructional support to the team; set up and prepare materials for instruction
Support and assist children in learning by providing students with individualized attention
Provide regular feedback on student progress and behavior to Lead Teacher
Participate in the Early Childhood teachers’ meetings
Be aware of current early childhood research through professional periodicals, professional development, and participation in conferences
While the Teacher’s Assistant works with and is supervised by the Lead Teacher and Director, he/she is directly responsible to the Director of Lower School.
A BS or BA degree in Childhood Education is preferred. Experience working with students in an independent school setting is helpful. An energetic team player with effective oral and written communication skills.
Friends Academy is fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty and student body and is eager to consider applications from traditionally underrepresented groups.
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter (please reference the NAIS posting), resume and three references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friends Academy is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to hiring exceptional, dedicated teachers of diverse backgrounds. We consider qualified individuals for employment with the School regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability or any other state or federally protected classification.
About Friends Academy
Founded in 1876, Friends Academy is an independent Quaker college-preparatory private school located in Long Island, serving Early Childhood through 12th grade.