Teacher Assistant with Astor Head Start

This opportunity is available during the Fall 2022 semester. This is an in person position.


Astor Services for Children & Families is a community-based non-profit organization that provides children’s mental health services, child welfare services, and early childhood development services. Astor serves children and families in New York State’s Mid-Hudson Valley region and the Bronx. Astor Services is committed to supporting families to ensure each child has a healthy and happy childhood.

Location: 50 Delafield St, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Position Description:

Head Start is a federally funded preschool program serving low-income children and children with disabilities. Head Start is free to children who qualify.  The goals:

  • Help development social and emotional competence of young children
  • Implement strategies that promote school readiness
  • Provide comprehensive family engagement services
  • Promote health, mental health support, and development screenings
  • Collaborate with community resources to support the families and program
  • The student will be paired with a teacher in one of the 11 classrooms
  • Assist with instruction, classroom management
  • Get to know student families
  • Interns will receive an orientation

Hours: Students can register for either 0.5 unit or 1.0 unit of credit ( min. 40 hrs with org over the semester for + 30 hrs of academic work OR min. 80 hr over the semester with org  + 60 hours of academic work)


  • Background check, fingerprinting

To Apply:  Please email a statement of interest and your resume to OCELapplication@Vassar.edu

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