Albany Community Action Partnership (ACAP) is a source of direct support for families who live in poverty in Albany, New York. The majority of program participants are from economically vulnerable families with incomes below 100% of the federal poverty threshold (or $21,960 for a family of three - the average family size of ACAP’s customer population). For 50 years ACAP has been providing a network of programs that serve the needs of children and families living in poverty.
The Head Start and Early Head Start Teacher Assistants work closely with the classroom teacher in a team approach to plan and implement activities for classroom programs. Teacher Assistants promote a safe, nurturing, and healthy environment in compliance with all Early Childhood Education Performance Standards and NYS – OCFS Day Care Licensing Regulations.
The Head Start and Early Head Start Teacher Assistants work with the teacher to create positive relationships with children and their families. They assist in completing child record documents and ensure adequate staff coverage for all classrooms and program activities.