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HERC PreKindergarten Teacher in Hempstead, New York

Eight (8) Prekindergarten Teachers will work 25 hours per week in a Universal Prekindergarten program, teaching children in collaboration with Hofstra’s School of Education and a Long Island Public School District. The Position is a 10 month position (August 26, 2019 - June 30, 2020). Successful candidates will be drawn from Hofstra Early Childhood Education Program graduates who hold NYS Early Childhood Teacher Certification (Birth-Grade 6) and will receive mentoring during their teaching year.

Responsibilities include: coordinate with Hofstra University faculty to plan and implement a play-based children’s program that values quality teacher interaction and discourse in a curriculum rich environment. Teachers will promote and support development of children’s learning, confidence, curiosity and creativity as well as children’s self-control communication and meaning-making while meeting NYS PreK Foundation for the Common Core standards. The teachers will develop materials and curriculum themes and maintain a classroom environment that is clean, safe, stimulating, well organized and appropriate for young children. Teachers are also expected to familiarize themselves with school procedures as well as safety/emergency practices. Successful candidates are expected to attend pre-service and post service meetings, regularly scheduled staff meetings, and parent meetings both at the school site and on the Hofstra campus. Reflective activities will be expected. Persons hired for this position will maintain children’s records, submit records as directed and plan and implement activities that will aid all development domains and document children’s physical, social, emotional and cognitive development through authentic and research-based assessments as well as ongoing observation. Home-school communication and sensitivity to cultural differences will be expected and all activities will be mentored on site as well as through other communication.

Salary will be $23.50 per hour for 5 hours per day.