Early Childhood Teacher Full Time

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To provide an age-appropriate program for preschool children competently over 12 months.

Qualifications & Requirements:

  • At least 18 years old
  • High school education or equivalent
  • 80 working days as full-time or 120 working days half-time as child care assistant
  • License from DPI as a preschool teacher
    •  or 2 years of higher education with 3 credits in early childhood
    • or 2 courses for credit in early childhood from an institute of higher education
    • or Associate degree in early childhood from an institute of higher education
    • or 2 non-credit, department-approved courses in early childhood/infant toddler Credentials if assigned to that age group
  • Registry certification within 3 months unless holding a current teaching license
  • CPR certification within 3 months of hire
  • SBS (Shaken Baby Syndrome) course completed prior to working with children

General Responsibilities:

  • Offers a program that meets the emotional, physical, intellectual, social, and spiritual needs of both the individual and the group
  • Interprets and shares Christian Education curriculum and values with children
  • Interacts with the children and encourages their involvement in activities
  • Provides daily interest centers as part of programming
  • Helps children develop self-help skills
  • Allows time for socialization
  • Plans large group and small group activities
  • Plans and participates in outdoor recess/gym time
  • Oversees and participates in class field trips
  • Uses appropriate and positive child management techniques
  • Supervises appropriate hand-washing techniques
  • Maintains a system to ensure knowledge of child location and number of children in care at all times.
  • Participates in future planning – i.e. for events or changes in curriculum
  • Prepares a safe environment that is orderly, clean, and appealing which permits the child to grow and explore
  • Maintains room and storage areas in a neat and orderly manner
  • Keeps accurate accounting of materials from Resource Room/room inventory
  • Participates in yearly inventory
  • Performs classroom-related maintenance duties, i.e. disinfects tables, sweeps floors after snack, cleans toys as directed
  • Setting out cots and washing sheets may be assigned
  • Keeps parents informed as to daily programming
  • Holds regular parent/teacher conferences
  • Encourages parent involvement in school activities whenever possible
  • Handles parent concerns in a timely manner
  • Maintains knowledge of attendance records as requested
  • Keeps individual records for each child as to developmental progress (emotionally, physically, socially, intellectually)
  • Observes children daily regarding health and physical well-being and reports any condition requiring attention.
  • Prepares student evaluations
  • Develops lesson plans and implements them
  • Participates in in-service training and staff meetings as required
  • Maintains the required number of continuing education hours
  • Serves on school committees when assigned
  • Serves as a mentor for new staff
  • May be assigned:
    • Classroom nap times/lunchtime/playground supervision
    • Early morning hours (opening rooms) or late-day scheduling
    • Works with summer programming and staff
  • Must have prior permission to:
    • Refer parent to outside resources
    • Change program emphasis

Employment Information:

This position is full-time, hourly and classified as non-exempt

Salary – dependent on experience, skills & education

Benefit Package:

This position is eligible for all benefits associated with full-time employment including medical, dental, vision and life insurance.  Refer to the Staff Handbook and information provided by Elmbrook’s insurance vendors for specific details.

Paid Time Off (PTO) – Full time employees are eligible to earn PTO.  PTO is accrued on a calendar year basis.  Refer to the Staff Handbook for specific details.

403b – Employees are eligible to participate in the 403b pension plan if they are scheduled to work 20 or more hours per week.  Entry dates for the 403b plan is the first of the month following the date of hire.  On an employee’s first anniversary, Elmbrook will match up to 2%.

Holidays – Full-time employees are eligible for holiday pay.  Refer to the Staff Handbook for specific details.

Reports to:

ECCEC Director and ECCEC Assistant Director

Works closely with team members

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