Classroom Assistant/Aftercare Lead Teacher

School, College or Department: Kaplen JCC on Palisades
Date Posted: July 3, 2018
Reports To: Early Childhood Program Supervisor
Location: Taub Campus, 411 E. Clinton Avenue\nTenafly, NJ 07670

The responsibilities of an Aftercare Lead Teacher are:

  • Plan, supervise, and implement developmentally appropriate experiences for the aftercare class aligning to the child centered, emergent, and constructivist philosophy of our school.
  • Submit weekly lesson plans to Aftercare supervisor.
  • Work effectively, individually and as part of a teaching team, including 1 part time assistant teacher.
  • Develop a positive relationship with each child, through observation and learning experience, helping to enhance his/her development and growth.
  • Maintain a safe, inviting, and appropriate classroom environment.
  • Create a learning environment that provides emotional, cognitive, social, and physical growth in children.
  • Communicate regularly with parents through daily interactions at pick-up time and email/Kaymbu communications about the aftercare portion of the day.


  • Knowledge and understanding in implementing a constructivist learning, and/or developmentally appropriate practice preferred.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Judaic knowledge preferred

The classroom is a fast paced environment and the position requires high mobility, standing, walking, bending, and sitting on the floor. Must be able to lift and carry young children.

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