Early Childhood Center Assistant (F/T)

Ohr Chadash Academy

Ohr Chadash Academy (OCA) is a Torah-driven Orthodox Jewish day school for boys and girls in early childhood through 8th grade, where the divine spark and unique worth of each individual is celebrated. OCA, with approximately 325 students and over 65 faculty members in preschool through 8th grade, is known for its strong sense of community and joyful approach to learning. There is a tangible sense of warmth and care among our students, faculty, and staff. OCA is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunity. It is our policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote individuals, as well as administer any and all personnel actions, without regard to race, color, religion (except where there is a bona fide requirement for the position), creed, age, sex, national origin or ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as a disabled or other eligible veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other category covered by applicable law. OCA now offers a range of employment benefits for qualified employees.

About the Position

The mission of the Ohr Chadash Early Childhood Center (ECC) is to support the individual development of each child through a Torah-driven, developmentally appropriate, child-directed approach. Attentive to each individual child’s different abilities, interests, and needs, we use a variety of multisensory teaching tools and materials to ensure that our environment is stimulating and relevant to the growth and potential of each child. Our classrooms are equipped with centers and materials that encourage open-ended exploration within an integrated Judaic and general studies curriculum. Embracing empirically-based teaching strategies and experiential learning opportunities, our program supports children’s growth through play and small/large group activities.


High School Diploma
Experience as an assistant teacher in early childhood a plus
90-Hour Child Care Certification, to be completed within first year
Basic Health and Safety, CPR/First Aid Certification, COVID Training
Medical Clearance and Immunization Records


Assist lead teacher in preparing an environment conducive to learning and child-centered exploration
Assist lead teacher in creating developmentally-appropriate learning activities
Assume teacher responsibilities if the lead teacher is absent
Maintain ongoing dialogue with other teachers, substitutes, and parent volunteers
Work with individual children to gauge abilities and work towards developing their abilities
Create a calm and quiet learning environment
Use various assessment tools to evaluate each student’s capabilities within the classroom
Maintain classroom supplies, inventory and materials
Support children during toilet learning
Supports and maintains classroom cleanliness and organization

The successful candidate will possess:

Warm, nurturing, flexible, and joyful approach to working with young children
Passion for helping nurture children’s curiosity and love of learning
Ability to work well both independently and with direction
Interest in learning and growing
Ability to skillfully balance an array of responsibilities in a busy school environment
Strong organizational skills
Have the physical capacity to work with toddlers and preschoolers
Ability to lift and or move up to 50 pounds as well as sit, stand, walk, climb or balance; kneel, crouch, bend, twist and reach with hands and arms

Location: Baltimore, MD

For More Information, please contact Dr. Deborah Rapoport at 4109992200 or employment@ocabaltimore.org