Assistant Teacher for Early Childhood Education

Position Summary:

Phipps Community Development Corporation is seeking a qualified Assistant Teacher for Early Childhood Education. This person should be an effective addition to the classroom leadership with the ability to heavily support the lead teacher in implementing curriculum, organizing and maintaining healthy academic environment and a healthy interaction and management preschool-age children.


Job Duties and Responsibilities


  • Assists the teacher in planning and maintaining a safe, clean, learning environment and

assuring the well-being and safety of the children in his/her care.

  • Follows the Head Start Program Performance Standards as well as Department of Education Common Core Standards related to Universal Pre-Kindergarten.
  • Exhibits a genuine nurturing, caring attitude to all children.
  • Maintains a cooperative attitude of working together with the teacher, volunteers, parents, and

program specialists in planning and implementing activities

  • Assists teacher to implement the developmental assessment for each child to determine the

child’s strengths and areas in which each child may need help

  • Plans with and assists the teacher in preparing materials and supplies in advance for activities
  • Shares in the development and implementation of written lesson plans with the teacher


  • Works with the teacher and Family Community Coordinator to encourage the active participation of all parents in the program
  • Assists the teacher in with keeping accurate attendance records
  • Becomes familiar with the teachers daily processes, procedures and duties
  • Assumes the teacher’s role in leading selected activities during designated parts of the class-day
  • Assumes the teacher’s full role in the absence of the teacher and supervises the trained

substitute who will act as the teacher assistant during that period

  • Assists the teacher in safeguarding all classroom supplies and equipment
  • Attend required trainings, staff meetings, and professional development opportunities as needed




  • Bachelors or Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field preferred. High School Diploma or GED required
  • Must have 1-3 years experience working with children of preschool age
  • Obtained or currently working towards Child Development Associate (CDA) certification
  • Obtained or currently working towards Infectious Disease, CPR and First Aid, MAT, Food Handling and other required certifications
  • Must be able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to assist the teacher in planning and implementing activities with children ages

three and fours years, consistent with the curriculum guide, resources and training provided as well as managing a healthy learning environment that boost outcomes in comprehensive programs to meet educational, emotional, social, health, nutritional, and

psychological needs of children

  • Ability to follow basic principles of early childhood development as defined in the Head Start Performance Standards and/or Department of Education Common Core Standards related to Universal Pre-Kindergarten
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective, working relationships with children, parents, staff, and program specialists
  • Willingness to work above and beyond to maintain the reputation of PCDC’s Early Childhood Education Programs, maintain a positive attitude and eagerness that encourages learning and growth as well as have a great sense of humor!


How to apply

To apply, send resume and coverletter to

Bronx, New York
Phipps Community Development Corporation

1035 East 179th Street, Bronx, NY, 10460, US