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Nursery School Teaching Assistant

B'nai Israel Congregation - Nursery School

North Bethesda | Education | Entry-level | Part-time
Date posted: 08-06-19

B’nai Israel Schilit Nursery School offers the very best in early childhood education. Our program respects the uniqueness of each child and is designed to provide young children with a warm environment that promotes optimal learning and development.

And we hire professionals that support this approach. Our Assistant Teachers receive competitive pay and paid time off, and this includes our PT staff.

As an Assistant Teacher, you will be expected to:

  • Review daily lesson plans and utilize online communication tools to review classroom information including but not limited to the weekly “Peek at the Week” (description of weekly classroom activities).
  • Participate in the planning of Nursery School activities and in the implementation of the curriculum. Prepare instructional material and other related tasks, when called upon to do so by the Teacher and/or Nursery School Director.
  • Prepare, attend and participate in parent-teacher conferences for each student and provide alternative conferences when personal conference cannot be scheduled.
  • Attend Faculty Orientation, Training Sessions, Monthly Staff Meetings, Open Classrooms, Back-to-School Night and Professional Days.
  • Consult with parents and/or the Nursery School Director regarding the progress of students.
  • Take part in celebrations and other functions arranged by the Nursery School administration.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education
    3-5 years of experience working in a preschool or nursery school environment
  • Prior experience working as a teacher, counselor or individual responsible for Jewish learning strongly desired
  • Knowledge of best practices in early childhood education
  • Ability to lift a child and supervise children well


  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and a collaborative, team-oriented style.
  • Love and respect for children
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Deep appreciation and knowledge of Jewish values, culture, and tradition a plus.
  • A commitment to continued education in Early Childhood development
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