Early Childhood Assistant Teacher - Two and Three year olds

Job Type

Full Time Contract




123 East 55th Street
New York
New York
United States


Our Vision at the May Family Nursery School

Early childhood is a magical time of discovery for children and their parents. At Central Synagogue, one of the largest Reform congregations in North America located in Midtown Manhattan, we provide children with rich learning and growth experiences that establish them as lifelong learners and celebratory experiences that connect them to the joys of Judaism through an exploration of values, traditions, and rituals.



The Assistant Teacher is a member of the Central Synagogue May Family Nursery School teaching team who shares in the education, care, and well-being of his or her assigned group of students. Under the guidance of the Nursery School administration, the Assistant Teacher is required to implement planned curriculum, participate in team meetings and to uphold the objectives and overall philosophy of the Central Synagogue May Family Nursery School. The Assistant Teacher works closely with the Head Teacher/s and reports to the Early Childhood Director.


Reports To                      Director of Early Childhood


Department                   Hours

                                           Full-time, Exempt and not eligible for OT

Your hours of employment will be as follows: Monday through Thursday 8:15 AM – 3:30 PM and until 2:30 PM on Friday.



·        Manage all aspects of daily classroom life, including health and safety of all students, establishment of comfortable classroom routines and transitions, and implementation of child-centered, developmentally appropriate, emergent curriculum that excites children about learning and prepares them for the next step in their education.

·        Plan and implement activities to support and foster positive self-esteem, social skills, developmental growth, and independence for all students.

·        Observe and record children’s progress, behavior, growth, and development on a regular and ongoing basis.

·        Work collaboratively with teaching team, administrators, specialists, and consultants.

·        Incorporate Shabbat, Jewish holiday celebrations, and Jewish values, customs, traditions, and rituals into the classroom.

·        Actively participate in all team meetings, staff meetings, professional development days, teacher trainings, and workshops.


Contractual Agreement

-         Full time, 10-month position.

-         Salary commensurate with experience.

-         Benefits include: paid vacation time in correspondence with school and religious holidays, paid sick and personal days, medical coverage, paid Maternal/Paternal leave, retirement plans, and group life insurance.

-         Learning/growth opportunities.



Ability to maintain privacy and confidentiality. Requires excellent oral and written communication skills.



·        Bachelor’s degree required; major in education or related field desirable

·        Teaching experience in early childhood classrooms or other settings with young children

·        Meet standards for licensing requirements (finger printing, child abuse and other relevant training, etc.)




Vacation, Sick Leave, Parental Leave, Medical, Dental, Vision, Retirement Plans, Life Insurance

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, writing sample, New York State Teacher certification documentation (where applicable), and three references addressed to Cindy Grebow, Early Childhood Director, at educationjobs@censyn.org.

Please reference the job title, Assistant Teacher, in the subject line of your email. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.