Blossom at The Discovery Center

Preschool Teaching Assistant

Position Description/Responsibilities

The position of teaching assistant provides aide and support to the preschool teacher to provide a high quality program for children ages 3-5.


  • Provides additional oversight of pre-school age children by assisting teachers with classroom and outdoor activities
  • Assure that all children are monitored consistently for safety purposes.
  • Aide in curriculum development and education program planning along with teacher and Education Director as necessary.
  • Complete classroom paperwork as necessary
  • Maintaining compliance with all Office of Child and Service regulations

Education Requirements

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Prior experience working with children in a classroom environment helpful

Essential Skills

  • Creative and fun loving
  • Ability to multitask in a fast paced environment
  • Patience and understanding of issues that may arise with small children


  • $13.50/ hour base wage


  • One position 30-35 hours a week; One position part time with the availability for more hours
  • One position 8AM – 3PM; one position 2:30PM – 6PM
  • This position reports directly to the Education Director

Please send an updated resume, cover letter, and three (3) professional references to Director of Education, Kristy Wales at


The Discovery Center of the Southern Tier


Monday – Friday: 10AM – 3PM
Saturday: 10AM – 5PM
Sunday: 1:30PM – 5PM
1st & 3rd Fridays: 4PM – 7PM

The Story Garden is open everyday from dawn to dusk.


60 Morgan Road
Binghamton, NY 13903

Phone: 607-773-8661
Fax: 607-773-8019

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