Employment Opportunities2021-09-23T12:10:10-04:00

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Director New Beginnings Child Care

New Beginnings Child Care is a ministry based child care program looking for a dedicated individual to serve as the Director.  Competitive pay based on education and experience.  Facility is located in Crawfordsville, Indiana.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Director of New Beginnings Child Care is responsible for developing, delivering and managing all child care programs.  They are responsible to ensure that a safe, developmentally appropriate Christian environment is provided for the children.  The Director manages all staff, schedules and record keeping, including but not limited to attendance, medical, legal and developmental records.  The Director is responsible for maintaining positive relationships with the staff, parents and advisory board.

Requirements:

  1. Child Development Associate credential, Early Childhood or equivalent degree
  2. Believer in Jesus Christ
  3. Strong work ethic
  4. Demonstrated ability to develop curriculum
  5. Ability to multi-task and handle stressful situations

Preferences:

  1. Supervisory experience
  2. CPR/First Aid certification
  3. Proficiency with Microsoft Office

To be considered, a resume must be submitted to NBCC.CVille@gmail.com by 7-26-21

Assistant Director Child Care Center – Indianapolis 

$1,500 Sign On Bonus!

The Villages of Indiana, Inc. is seeking a dedicated individual for the position of Assistant Director at Children’s Village Indianapolis, a licensed childcare center.

This position will: 

  • Develop and support a positive and collaborative relationship with families and children while educating parents in understanding the partnership of teacher and parent and how it benefits their child.
  • Maintain records and files for Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) voucher program as well as the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).
  • Complete data entry for staff payroll, timekeeping, parent payment accounts, and child records.  Maintain files and records for required licensing and reporting purposes.
  • Provide excellent and professional customer service, greet parents and children as they arrive, and help children transition to the classroom environment.

This position requires an Associates degree and a minimum of three years office experience including light bookkeeping and data entry. Combination of education and experience may be substituted for degree. Must be at least 21 years old and have (or ability to obtain) Driver’s License Endorsement 2 – For Hire – Non-Commercial.

The Villages of Indiana offers a team-oriented environment with competitive pay, and benefits package.

We are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace for our case managers, social workers, and other child, family, and social service professionals that promote and value diversity. We are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff. The Villages of Indiana, Inc. will honor all experiences, perspectives, and unique identities to create an environment where everyone, from any background, can do their best work. Together, The Villages strives to foster working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable, and welcoming.

The Villages is Indiana’s largest private non-profit provider of Child and Family Services, including foster care and adoption. The Villages champions every child’s right to a safe, permanent, and nurturing home. We are committed to strengthening all families and embracing the dignity and diversity of every child, youth, and family served.

Any resumes and inquiries can be sent to me, Jonathan Krafft, at JKrafft@villages.org. Additionally, they can apply on our website at https://www.villageskids.org/about-us/careers/

Director New Beginnings Child Care

New Beginnings Child Care is a ministry based child care program looking for a dedicated individual to serve as the Director.  Competitive pay based on education and experience.  Facility is located in Crawfordsville, Indiana.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Director of New Beginnings Child Care is responsible for developing, delivering and managing all child care programs.  They are responsible to ensure that a safe, developmentally appropriate Christian environment is provided for the children.  The Director manages all staff, schedules and record keeping, including but not limited to attendance, medical, legal and developmental records.  The Director is responsible for maintaining positive relationships with the staff, parents and advisory board.

Requirements:

  1. Child Development Associate credential, Early Childhood or equivalent degree
  2. Believer in Jesus Christ
  3. Strong work ethic
  4. Demonstrated ability to develop curriculum
  5. Ability to multi-task and handle stressful situations

Preferences:

  1. Supervisory experience
  2. CPR/First Aid certification
  3. Proficiency with Microsoft Office

To be considered, a resume must be submitted to NBCC.CVille@gmail.com by 7-26-21

Ivy Tech Community College – Kokomo has an opening for Faculty/Program Chair – Early Childhood Education. This is a Full-Time Faculty position.

General Description of Position:

Manage all elements of the designated academic program, including enrollment management, program administration, instructional quality, and human resource management ensuring coordination with academic and non-academic departments. Provide quality and engaging instruction in all delivery methods and formats within specific academic programs; provide timely and meaningful feedback to students regarding the mastery of course and program learning outcomes; engage students outside of class in support of the curriculum and co-curriculum; provide institutional support and community service; participate meaningfully in student retention and completion initiatives; support the College’s mission and strategic plan initiatives; conform to regional expectations of faculty performance and engagement.

Major Responsibilities:

INSTRUCTION
1. Deliver assigned classes using pedagogy and technology that best support student learning, and in accordance with college loading policy, course objectives and program learning outcomes.
2. Develop and maintain curriculum and supporting course materials in keeping with and furtherance of course objectives and program learning outcomes.
3. Maintain student records, attendance, grades, and other documentation as required. Manage a classroom environment conducive to student learning and in adherence to federal, state, and college safety standards and practices.
4. Facilitate student achievement of expected program learning outcomes.
5. Use Learning Management System (e.g. Canvas) to facilitate teaching, learning, assessment and communication.

RETENTION AND STUDENT SUCCESS
1. Provide academic-related coaching and academic monitoring to assigned student advisees in partnership with professional academic advising staff.
2. Monitor and document student performance throughout the semester, including use of technology for academic advising alerts; provide necessary interventions to include communication with students, tutoring and other academic supports, and referrals to appropriate college resources.
3. Maintain posted office hours and student engagement hours in accordance with regional expectations and the faculty loading policy in the Academic Support and Operations Manual (ASOM 7.2).
4. Promote and assist in student recruitment, retention, and successful completion of programs, including outreach to students by phone, technology tools, and other electronic means.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
1. Participate in professional development activities that may include scheduled training, time spent onsite in related business and industries, and self-study to advance instructional and technical skills as well as current knowledge within the field of study.
2. Participate in scholarly activities related to the discipline/focus, in fulfillment of annual performance plans, and as required for certification and licensure.
3. Stay current in contemporary pedagogy, digital technology, and other technology related to teaching that best support student learning.

COMMUNITY RELATIONS AND BUSINESS OUTREACH
1. Participate in community service activities on behalf of the college to advance the college’s relationships within its service area as appropriate for department/division/college.
2. Develop community/industry/business contacts to advance college relationships within service area as appropriate in the department and division.

INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT

1. Provide institutional support as requested by college administration such as participation on committees and task forces, projects related to college and program accreditations, and grant-related projects.
2. Support and engage with CCEC and Development (Ivy Tech Foundations).
3. Attend commencement and participate as assigned by regional administration.
4. Participate in college/campus-wide meetings and departmental/division/faculty meetings.
5. Participate in career service and alumni activities.
6. Adhere to college and regional academic policies.

ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT
1. Review and analyze program data as related to completion and retention.
2. Determine and lead action steps positively impacting retention.
3. Support development of student internships and other real-work experiences to support the curriculum and student experiential learning.
4. Assure quality of discipline-specific dual credit courses within the local high schools. See ASOM 4.3 – Credit Transfer Awarding/Dual Credit for listing of specific responsibilities.
5. Create course schedules conducive to student learning and student access, in consideration of the needs of Corporate College; and maximizing utilization of existing classroom and laboratories.

PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION
1. Complete annual Program Review, which includes analysis of trend data and resources.
2. As appropriate, engage internally and externally with employers and other economic sector experts, deans, vice presidents, and as a member of the statewide curriculum committee to ensure alignment of quality, relevant, and market-driven curriculum.
3. Maintain office administrative hours in accordance with the faculty loading guidelines in ASOM 7.2 – Faculty Job Descriptions and Loading.
4. Coordinate program advisory committees and assure broad-based membership and participatory agendas.
5. If applicable, oversee equipment purchases and maintenance and supplies for instructional laboratories.

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
1. Coordinate recruitment, evaluation, and development of full-time and adjunct faculty with Human Resources and the Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs (or designee).
2. Review and respond to faculty, staff and student issues.

Conduct all activities within the established guidelines of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

Must demonstrate ability to promote an inclusive environment that reflects the broad diversity and backgrounds represented by our students and employees and which every individual feels respected and valued.

The above list of duties is not to be construed as an exhaustive list. Other duties logically associated with the position may be assigned.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

Must have strong working knowledge of current technologies appropriate to area of instruction, faculty credentials per ASOM 7.1 for a discipline assigned, academic leadership and management skills.

A qualified faculty member in early childhood education meets the program standard through:

  1. Possesses an earned master’s or higher degree, from a regionally accredited institution, in early childhood education, child development; or
  2. Possesses an earned master’s or higher degree, from a regionally accredited institution with 18 graduate credit hours in courses closely related to early childhood education and development, with academic preparation appropriate to the course and /or specialty being taught; and
  3. Possesses one of the following:
    1. Professional certification in the field; or
    2. Two years of directly related work experience in the field of early childhood – birth through age 8.

ECED 105 Course Standard

A qualified faculty member teaching ECED 105 meets the Early Childhood Education (ECED) program standard and holds a CDA Professional Development Specialist credential

To apply, please visit Details – Faculty/Program Chair – Early Childhood Education – Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana

Manchester Early Learning Center is now accepting applications for its Executive Director position opening. This is a full-time, exempt position in North Manchester, Indiana with competitive pay. The Executive Director will be responsible for the administration of the Manchester Early Learning Center and day-to-day operations, as well as planning for the growth and future of MELC. Minimum qualifications include a B.S. or B.A. in Early Childhood Education (or Elementary Education with a kindergarten endorsement), OR an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education supplemented by a minimum of three years’ experience.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. B.S. or B.A. in Early Childhood Education (or Elementary Education with a kindergarten endorsement), OR an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education supplemented by a minimum of three years’ experience.
  2. Must have a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential or an equivalent or higher credential that addresses comparable competencies, or must begin the credential within 6 months of employment.
  3. Willing to obtain training and experience necessary to develop consistent, stable, and supportive relationships with young children.
  4. Complete all employee records as required.
  5. Pass drug screenings and unlimited criminal history checks.

Knowledge and Skills Required:

  1. Communicate effectively with children, their parents, and staff.
  2. Provide quality, nurturing care to children enrolled in the program.
  3. Demonstrate skills to properly address the developmental needs of young children.
  4. Conduct and document the developmental assessments of children.
  5. Maintain effective, working relationships with children, parents, and staff.
  6. Business management.
  7. Experience in a classroom setting.
  8. Training in first aid.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Maintain an open, friendly, and cooperative relationship with each child and family.
  2. Supervise/maintain staff and staff training.
  3. Manage the facility.
  4. Set and maintain an operational budget
  5. Market the center to attract new enrollments.
  6. Promote feelings of security and trust in children.
  7. Complete timely documentation according to center policies and state regulations.
  8. Maintain a professional code of conduct and work ethic.
  9. Promote early learning in all areas of development.
  10. Maintain a positive attitude during both emergency and stressful situations.

Please see the Manchester Early Learning Center website for more information and to apply (https://www.manchesterearlylearningcenter.org/employment.html).

Finding Me Now on the South Side of Indianapolis has an immediate opening for a Center Director.
 

Job details

Salary: $42,000 – $58,000 a year
Job Type: Full-time

Qualifications

  • Associate (Required)
  • Driver’s License (Required)
  • US work authorization (Required)u
  • Childcare: 3 years (Preferred)
 

Full Job Description

Center Director, Indianapolis

Finding Me Now is part of a small business in Indiana with an opening for the Director position at the South East St child care center on the southside of Indianapolis. The motto of Finding Me Now is “Discovering and Affirming Your Child’s God-Given Uniqueness.” With a heartfelt respect for others and a deep passion for the children we serve, Finding Me Now cultivates a unique atmosphere of positivity, unity, fun, and love! If you are passionate and driven with the ability to create meaningful relationships with staff and families, exciting growth opportunities await you at Finding Me Now! This position will empower you, as an early childhood professional, to spearhead our program and fulfill the vision of our program. The Director is responsible for managing all daily activities to ensure a safe, fun, and inviting environment for children, parents, and staff.

Responsibilities

  • Supervise child care staff, administer all programs, implement policy, and provide ongoing recommendations and feedback to the President.
  • Continuously evaluate the program to establish improvement goals followed by a balance of mentoring and coaching to encourage staff participation.
  • Monitor daily classroom management and curriculum implementation.
  • Hire staff and coordinate training to meet the criteria of state licensing and Paths to Quality.
  • Facilitate the pursuit of NAEYC accreditation.
  • Manage staff scheduling to maintain classroom ratios and provide sufficient planning while maintaining profitability margins.
  • Ensure compliance with all regulations (state licensing, CCDF, CACFP, etc.) and build strong relationships with all authorities.
  • Complete weekly billing, reports, and aging account reconciliation.
  • Coordinate vendor maintenance to ensure safety and compliance with all facilities and vehicles.
  • Actively engage children, parents, staff, and the community to maintain and grow enrollment.
  • Work Schedule: Full-time salaried position with typical hours of 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Qualifications

  • BA/BS ECE (preferred)
  • Other BA/BS or Assoc. ECE will be considered if combined with ECE experience
  • 3+ years experience teaching ECE or equivalent time in management
  • 1+ years experience managing employees
  • Demonstrate skills in management, customer service, conflict resolution, and marketing
  • Ability to succeed in a fast-paced environment with regular pressure
  • Willing and able to lead activities in the classroom, kitchen, or outdoors as necessary
  • Computer skills – Word / Excel / Google Apps / Email / Child Care Manager / CRM / etc.
  • Occasional travel for staff meetings or other development initiatives

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $42,000.00 – $58,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • Employee discount
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Tuition reimbursement

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental Pay:

  • Bonus pay

Application Question(s):

  • The State of Indiana licensing rule requires that a Director must be at least 21 years of age. Please reply “Yes” (not your age) if you meet this requirement.

Education:

  • Associate (Required)

Experience:

  • Childcare: 3 years (Preferred)

License/Certification:

  • Driver’s License (Required)

Work Location:

  • One location

Work Remotely:

  • No
 
 
 
 

TEACHERS

Preschool Co-Lead Teacher: Early Childhood Development Center (ECDC)

Teachers with big hearts and positive energy should apply! Join the amazing ECDC team of early childhood teachers and program staff dedicated to providing young children with a joyful childhood full of friendships, play, art, music, nature, stories & books, creative explorations, and experiences that support learning about our fabulous world. ECDC is a NAEYC Accredited, IN PTQ level 4 and IN licensed early care and education program where children flourish and thrive through love, connections, dynamic experiences, and dedicated teachers!

Teachers work in teams of 3 (one additional teacher in each classroom beyond licensing regulations) planning and facilitating dynamic activities together.

Year-round employment. Available Position: Co-Lead Teacher 4-year-olds 8:00- 5:00 Monday – Friday

Requirements 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Degree/Child Development/Family Studies/related degree, CDA required if in a non-related field.
  • 1 year of experience working with children.

Comprehensive benefits include health, dental and vision insurance, PTO, paid holidays, child tuition remission to attend ECDC, and more!

Please submit your resume and cover letter asap to Kari Alford at kalford@saintmarys.edu. Additional application materials include 3 letters of reference, college transcripts and ECDC employment application found on the ECDC website employment page https://ecdc.nd.edu/employment/

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $15.00 per hour

COVID-19 considerations:
All employees are required to have a COVID vaccine unless they are approved for a medical or religious waiver.

Requirements:

  • Experience teaching in a childcare/preschool program
  • Child Development Associate Certification
  • Familiarity with NAEYC, CCDF, PTQ requirements
  • Current CPR/First Aid certification
  • Yearly 20 hours of early childhood training (IACR, CCRN, etc.)
  • Bachelor’s in early childhood or related field preferred

Hours:

  • 35 hours per week
  • 36 week per school year
  • $15.00/hour

Duties:

  • Assist with recruitment campaign
  • Assist in maintaining childcare facility state requirement application process
  • Engage with parents
  • Assist with Staff recruitment, hiring, monitoring, evaluating
  • Serve as classroom teacher
  • Maintain records of students’ progress
  • Meet CCDF and Paths to Quality staff requirements

To apply for this position please visit Lafayette School Corporation-www.applitrack.com

Compass Early Learning Center is currently hiring a full time teaching assistant. We are seeking engaged, outgoing staff to be part of a dynamic team working to eradicate generational poverty in Monroe County by providing high quality early childhood education (and other services) to all families, regardless of income. Compass Early Learning Center provides quality care to children ages 1 to 5 years old.

Compass Early Learning Center is currently rated Paths to Quality Level 3 and is pursuing national accreditation through the National Accreditation for the Education of Young Children.

Lead teachers manage the classroom, create daily learning experiences, engage with children, and ensure safety and supervision. A lead teacher is part of a three person team including the lead teacher, the assistant, and the support staff. Compass Early Learning Center strives to create a work environment that fosters a positive, collaborative culture.

Requirements:

* High school diploma or equivalent required

* Associate’s degree or Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education preferred (strong preference for those in the education field)

* Drug screen, FBI background check, TB test and health screen required

*Experience with children under the age of 6 in a group setting is strongly preferred

* Full-time lead teachers may be eligible for the T.E.A.C.H. scholarship, which can be used to earn your Child Development Associate credential, your Early Childhood Technical Certificate, or associate’s degree in ECE.

Typical hours are Monday-Friday 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM.

Full-time: $15.50/hour with full benefits

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $15.50 per hour

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Education:

  • Associate (Preferred)

Experience:

  • Childcare: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location

Work Remotely:

  • No

To apply for this position please visit Preschool Lead Teacher – Bloomington, IN 47404 – Indeed.com

Qualifications

  • • Clean Background check
  • • High school or equivalent (Required)
  • • Preschool or Childcare (in a licensed facility): 1 year (Preferred)

Full Job Description

Do you want to LOVE your job and come to work every day with the understanding that you are valued? Do you want to walk in and feel the love teachers have for our families and the care they give to others? Are you ready for belonging, support, and appreciation?

Mount Zion Academy is a faith-based, Level 4 preschool and child care center on the Northwest side of Indianapolis. We are GROWING and are hiring loving, happy, positive people to join our extraordinary team! We love our families and we are looking for individuals who will fit in with our vision to wrap our arms around our families, our children, and our co-workers.

Here is what we are looking for in teachers:

  • Commitment to our professional development program. We pay 100% for the CDA (child development associate) credential, and 90% tuition toward an Associate, Bachelor, or Master‘s degree in early childhood. Loving our families means being able to give our children the BEST care and education.
  • Commitment to the continued improvement of the center overall. Being part of our team means you care about the whole program as well as your own classroom. Being willing to mentor others, take the lead on center project or share ideas and resources that can benefit others are all a BIG part of having the best work environment.

Bachelor and Master Degree Teachers – Teachers who can work in our private program year-round and in our Preschool classrooms during the school year, and want to be part of a mentor program to help other teachers grow. Teachers who have an early childhood or child development/family studies bachelor level degree OR teachers who are within 2 years of receiving this degree are eligible. Hourly pay $14-$16 per hour

Associate Teachers – Teachers who can work in our private program year-round with any age group, and also may qualify as associate teachers in our Great Start Preschool classrooms during the school year and want to be a mentor or part of team for center improvement. Teachers who have an associate degree in early childhood education or a related field or have a CDA will qualify. Pay is $12-$14 per hour

Teachers-in-training and program assistants – Teachers who can work in our private program year-round with any age group and are willing to work toward a CDA (paid for by The Children’s Center) and want to be part of a team for center improvement. Pay is $10-$12

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $10.00 – $16.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • Employee discount
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Tuition reimbursement

Schedule:

  • 8-hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Application Question(s):

  • What is the biggest reason you want to work for Mount Zion Academy?

Education:

  • High school or equivalent (Required)

Experience:

  • Preschool or Childcare (in a licensed facility): 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • Northwest Indianapolis

Work Remotely:

  • No

To apply for this position please visit Mount Zion Academy.

Mitchell Early Childhood and Family Center in Muncie, Indiana, has a full-time opening for an Infant/Toddler Lead Teacher.

POSITION SUMMARY:

This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit, charitable organization committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Lead Teacher at the YMCA of Muncie maintains a supportive, positive atmosphere that welcomes and respects all individuals.  The Lead Teacher instructs children in developmentally appropriate activities designated to promote social, emotional, physical, intellectual and creative growth in the Mitchell Early Childhood and Family Center environment.

OUR CULTURE: 
Our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. In the Y, we strive to live our cause of strengthening communities with purpose and intentionality every day.  We are welcoming: we are open to all. We are a place where you can belong and become. We are genuine: we value you and embrace your individuality. We are hopeful: we believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world. We are nurturing: we support you in your journey to develop your full potential. We are determined: above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger beginning with you.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Provides excellent service to members, guests, and program participants in the Y, contributing to member retention. Be courteous and use individual names when speaking to members.
  2. Maintains cleanliness and organization of the environment.
  3. Develops and maintains positive relationships with volunteers and members and helps members connect with one another and the Y.
  4. Serves others by intentionally welcoming, connecting, and supporting members, and inviting them to get involved and give back to the community.
  5. Handles and resolves concerns and informs supervisor of unusual situations or unresolved issues.
  6. Applies all YMCA policies dealing with member services.
  7. Creates emergent curriculum and provocations in a multi-age classroom based on the Reggio Emilia Approach, focusing on the children’s needs and interest; aligning projected outcomes with the Indiana Learning Foundations.
  8. Arrange and maintain a Reggio inspired learning environment that fosters creative exploration, demonstrates respect for the child’s work, while encouraging communication and relationships.
  9. Maintain all required documentation (children’s assessments, licensing requirements, accreditation, and Paths to Quality requirements).
  10. Implements and adheres to health and safety and all other quality standards set forth by partnering/regulatory agencies (CACFP, NAEYC, PTQ, CCDF, licensing, YMCA, etc…).
  11. Partners with families; through engaging them in the program and connecting families to each other.
  12. Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor or management staff.
  13. Supports Annual Campaign and other fund raising activities.
  14. Upholds guidelines as outlines in the Employee Handbook of the Association.
  15. Attends designated trainings and staff meetings.

 

LEADERSHIP COMPETENCY MODEL:  OUR DISCIPLINES & COMPETENCIES

ADVANCING OUR MISSION AND CAUSE provides visionary leadership to the organization and to ensure that all resources are mobilized to adapt to new challenges and needs in the community

Change Leadership:  Facilitates, co-creates, and implements equitable change for the good of the organization and/or community

Engaging Community:  Builds bridges with others in the community to ensure the Y’s work is community-focused and welcoming of all, providing community benefit

Philanthropy:  Secures resources and support to advance the Y’s work

Volunteerism:  Engages volunteers and promotes social responsibility at all levels of the organization

 

BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS connect people to the Y’s cause, by developing inclusive relationships, partnerships and collaborations so that YMCA can co-create solutions to pressing social needs

Collaboration:  Creates sustainable relationships within the Y and with other organizations in service to the community

Communication & Influence:  Listens and expresses self effectively and in a way that engages, inspires, and builds commitment to the Y’s cause

Inclusion:  Values all people for their unique talents, and takes an active role in promoting practices that support diversity, inclusion, and global work, as well as cultural competence

 

LEADING OPERATIONS ensure relevance, effectiveness, and sustainability of the organization so

that we can continue to fulfill our promise to the community

Critical Thinking & Decision Making:  Makes informed decisions based on logic, data, and sound judgment

Fiscal Management:  Manages the Y’s resources responsibly and sustains the Y’s nonprofit business model

Functional Expertise:  Executes superior technical skills for the role

Innovation:  Creates and implements new and relevant approaches and activities that improve and expand the Y’s work and impact in the community

Program/Project Management:  Ensures program or project goals are met and intended impact occurs

 

DEVELOPING & INSPIRING PEOPLE support the holistic development of self and others so that everyone can

embrace the Y’s cause, sustain the Y’s culture, and inspire others to take individual and collective action to further our impact

Developing Self & Others:  Develops self and supports others (e.g., staff, volunteers, members, program participants), both formally and informally, to achieve their highest potential

Emotional Maturity:  Demonstrates ability to understand and manage emotions effectively in all situations

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Associates Degree in ECE/Child Development or equivalent (minimum of 24 credit hours Early Childhood/Child Development coursework) is required. Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood/Child Development preferred.
  • Adult and Infant CPR/AED and First Aid Certifications required. Must be kept current.
  • Child Abuse Prevention Training, I-Lead Mandatory Modules, Blood Borne Pathogens, and Communicable Disease, Safe Sleep required. Must be kept current. Additional 20 hours of professional development is required yearly.
  • Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.
  • One to three years of previous experience in working with children in a licensed and/or NAEYC accredited center is required. Experience in supervising others preferred.
  • Must hold a valid driver’s license, insurable driver’s record according to the YMCA insurance carriers, and have reliable transportation to travel for business meetings, training events, YMCA site visits, vendors, and suppliers,
  • Computer skills are needed, particularly with Microsoft Office and email applications, along with the ability to learn the internal YMCA software.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • The employee frequently is required to sit, stand, and walk for long periods of time, to talk and hear, to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, to climb or balance, to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, occasional bending, reaching and squatting.
  • The incumbent is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • The employee is required to frequently hear and talk, in person, on the phone, and through electronic devices.
  • Must be able to spend time indoors and outdoors.
  • Must have passed a physical examination conducted within the past 12 months prior to beginning work.

For questions or to apply please contact Kimber Conner, Program Director, Mitchell Early Childhood and Family Center at kconner@muncieymca.org or by phone at 765.285.1987

Carmel and Clay Edu-Care Center in Carmel is looking to fill a Teacher position.  Carmel and Clay Edu-Care Center is affiliated with Carmel Clay Schools.

Job Specifications:

This position entails being a full time employee who is paid at an hourly rate with an annual raise given in January. Benefits are as follows: six sick days per school year, which when not all used within the school year (August to June), they may be carried over into the next school year. Two snow days are paid for only when there is an official snow day closing called by the Superintendent of Carmel Clay Schools. You are paid to attend the mandatory staff meetings and center events.

Registration for Educational workshops is paid for. Scheduled hours for most work weeks are approximately 40 hours weekly.
The scheduled of our closed days off (holidays and summers) are the same as the teacher’s schedule contracted schedule calendar
days. These are non-paid times for all Edu-Care employees. All Edu-Care employees are hired in on a 30 day probationary period.

Job Qualifications:
  • 18 years of age to work with children 1 year and older
  • 21 years of age to work with infants (6 weeks to 1 year)
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Physically able to lift 50 pounds
  • Previous experience working with children
  • Capable of meeting physical demands of the children
  • Must be able to get up and down off the floor so you can interact with the children.
  • Must be able to go outside to supervise children when the wind chill is not below 20 degrees and not raining and during warm spring and summer days.
  • Must be free from any allergy that would affect your performance as a teacher and interrupt the day-to-day operation of the center.
  • Successful completion of CPR and basic first aid
  • Demonstrate knowledge of universal precautions
  • Negative TB test
  • Submit criminal history affidavit (as required by the state and Carmel Clay Schools)
  • Relevant Training (workshops) or CDA Credential or relevant associate degree
Supervision:

Works under close supervision from the lead teacher and the Edu-Care Director. Teacher follows established activity
plan. Creativity must be used in accomplishing this work.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
  1. Collaborate with classroom co-worker on planning of activities, lesson plans, events, etc.
  2. Communicate with all co-workers about the day to day operation of the center and how it affects the parents and children.
  3. Ability to relate well to pre-school children, age 6 weeks to 5 years old.
  4. Demonstrates evidence of sufficient emotional and social maturity and stability to function responsibly in a crisis or stress situation.
  5. Shows sensitivity to children’s individual needs.
  6. Dependability.
  7. Valid driver’s license, if you are interested in part taking in any field trip.
Essential Tasks and Responsibilities:
  1. Visually observes and supervises children’s activities.
  2. Repeatedly lifts children and equipment up to 50 pounds.
  3. Bends and kneels to child’s eye level.
  4. Moves quickly to interfere in dangerous situations.
  5. Communicates openly and positively with children, parents and staff.
  6. Willing to learn how young children learn.
  7. Acts on lesson plans which are prepared weekly for each day.
  8. Helps each child to know, accept and appreciate him/herself as an individual.
  9. Works with a variety of appropriated equipment and activities to promote the physical development of children.
  10. Use lesson plan activities which encourage questioning, probing and problem-solving skills appropriate to the development level of the children.
  11. Helps children acquire and use language as a means of communicating their thoughts and feelings and of understanding others.
  12. Helps each child develop a sense of independence.
  13. Ensures the general safety and well being of assigned children (from the time the children enter the building until they leave).
  14. Maintain your work area at all times (housekeeping duties, restrooms and storage of materials). ALL STAFF MEMBERS SHARE IN THE HOUSEKEEPING AND CLEANING DUTIES.
  15. Responsible for cleanliness of assigned class area (sanitizing cots and tables, chairs, diaper area, etc.).
  16. Aids in providing a safe environment and takes necessary measures to reduce and prevent accidents and illnesses.
  17. Successfully completes first aide training and CPR training.
  18. Attends workshops, mandatory staff meetings, parents conferences (as needed), and any other school related events as assigned by your supervisor. This requirement is considered an integral part of your job.
  19. Confer with parents about child’s progress as needed and by the use of the daily sheets, newsletters, development reports.
  20. Maintains accurate attendance records.
  21. Reinforces children’s social behavior.
  22. Take required training to drive the bus for field trip activities if the class you are working with takes part in field trips.
  23. Fulfills all the requirements that are listed in the packet.
  24. Establishes positive and productive relationships with parents and children.
  25. Other duties as assigned.
Personal Responsibilities:

Appearance:

  1. Dresses appropriately.
  2. Is clean and well-groomed.

Personality:

  1. Is friendly, understanding, and helpful.
  2. Is cooperative.
  3. Has positive attitude.
  4. Is courteous and tactful.
  5. Is emotionally stable.
  6. Exercises self-control.
  7. Is confident and self-assured.

Dependability

  1. Is trustworthy.
  2. Assumes and follows through on tasks.
  3. Attends work regularly.
  4. Arrives a little ahead of their work schedule to be ready to start at the scheduled time.
  5. Provides advance notice of absence.

If you have questions or to apply for this position please contact Karen Kosoglov, Director of Child Care Services at kkosoglo@ccs.k12.in.us

CUMNS Kids is looking to hire a caring, dependable and team oriented individual who is passionate about early childhood education.

Teacher weekly, monthly and quarterly duties include:

  • Developing lesson plans
  • Meeting the individual’s needs of the children
  • Parent communication and Parent-Teacher conferences
  • Participation in staff meetings and training
  • Designing an appropriate room arrangement to support the goals and developmental level of the children in the classroom and to meet NAEYC Standards
  • Interacting with the children to support play, exploration, and learning
  • Presenting expectations that are appropriate to the child’s age and developmental level
  • Planning and implementing activities that develop self-esteem and social skills
  • Communicating appropriately and professionally with parents and fellow staff
  • Building teamwork
  • Committing to continuing education
  • Commitment to learn and appropriately use Conscious Discipline

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $10.00 – $16.00 per hour (pay is dependant on education and experience)

For questions or to apply, please email Yvette Wills at yvettew@cumnskids.com

Growing Together Preschool in Mishawaka has an opening for a Preschool Lead Teacher position in the 3/4 Year old Classroom. This position will work approximately 30 hours per week and offers competitive pay.

Growing Together Preschool is an inclusive preschool set in the School City of Mishawaka system. Growing Together Preschool is looking for dependable, caring, team oriented individuals. Ideal candidates must be able to communicate effectively, follow state and school guidelines, be able to follow the High Scope curriculum, and most importantly like working with preschool aged children. Candidates must possess an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education. Inquiries to this posting can be made here: School City of Mishawaka – Frontline Recruitment (applitrack.com)

Growing Together Preschool in Mishawaka has an opening for a Preschool Lead Teacher position in the 4/5 Year old Classroom. This position will work approximately 30 hours per week and offers competitive pay.

Growing Together Preschool is an inclusive preschool set in the School City of Mishawaka system. Growing Together Preschool is looking for dependable, caring, team oriented individuals. Ideal candidates must be able to communicate effectively, follow state and school guidelines, be able to follow the High Scope curriculum, and most importantly like working with preschool aged children. Candidates must possess an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education. Inquiries to this posting can be made here: School City of Mishawaka – Frontline Recruitment (applitrack.com)

Brown County Schools has open positions for an Early Childhood Education Teacher at their PK-4 Elementary School or the BCS Early Childhood Center.  This is a full-time position working 7.5 hours per day, 180 school days per year. Brown County Schools offers a competitive wage and family health insurance.

SUMMARY

Designs and Implements an appropriate instructional program to meet the individual needs of all students including those with disabilities and second language learning needs.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Plans, develops, and implements instructional, behavioral, and therapeutic activities.
  2. Maintains a professional relationship with all school personnel including other teachers, administrators, and therapists.
  3. Makes effective use of instruction materials and demonstrates effective methods of instruction to ensure that the individual student performance levels, needs, and abilities are addressed.
  4. Conduct oneself in a professional manner and maintain a positive image during the workday and at all work-related activities.
  5. Ability to work with students ranging in ability between 3-4 years of age.
  6. Plans age-appropriate, individual, and group activities to stimulate growth in language, social, and motor skills such as learning to listen to instructions, playing with others, and using play equipment.
  7. Develops and manages an attractive and engaging environment that encourages children’s independence and self-selection of activities.
  8. Promotes communication with parents through progress notes, monthly newsletters, and parent conferences.
  9. Plans and implement hands-on activities that include a balance of child-initiated and teacher-initiated activities.
  10. Alternates periods of strenuous activity with periods of rest or light activity to avoid overstimulation and fatigue.
  11. Helps children develop habits of caring for themselves, their belongings, toys, books, and other classroom materials.
  12. Assesses children’s needs and developmental progress on an ongoing formal and informal basis.
  13. Ensures the daily schedule provides for smooth transitions and consistency in routines, yet is flexible, allowing variations to accommodate the individual needs of children.
  14. Directs the paraprofessionals in the classroom.
  15. Complies with all licensing, accreditation, and other documenting and reporting requirements.
  16. Performs all other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education Preferred. Those with a Childcare Development Associate (CDA) credential in addition to multiple years of experience as a paraprofessional in an early childhood setting may be considered.

Experience: Experience working with young children is preferred.
Other knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  1. Positive work ethic, well-organized, strong communication skills, basic technology skills, and flexibility to work with diverse students and staff.
  2. Ability to provide positive behavioral support to students in a group and in an individual setting.
  3. Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  4. Communication skills – ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, in writing and verbally.
  5. Interpersonal skills – cooperative, courteous, flexible, good-natured, and helpful.
  6. Effective work skills – conscientious, persistent, resourceful, productive, and active.
  7. Assist in the preparation of instructional materials for teaching and for display in the classroom.
  8. Consistently implement universal precautions to assist with maintaining a healthy school environment, personal health, and the health of each student.
  9. Assist paraprofessionals in the implementation of classroom discipline, establishing a positive learning environment, and implementation of students’ behavior plans.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  1. Must have the use of sensory skills in order to effectively communicate and interact with students, other faculty, staff, and parents as normally defined by the ability to see, read, talk, hear, handle, or feel objects and controls.
  2. The position also entails significant walking, bending, standing, stooping, and possible physical interventions in order to maintain a safe learning environment
  3. Assignment may require the ability to physically move students or equipment weighing up to 50 lbs, position students in specialized equipment, and/or change diapers as needed.
  4. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential tasks.

To apply for this position please submit your resume by email to Debbie Harman at dharman@browncountyschools.com

St. Mark’s Nursery School and Kindergarten is hiring a Nursery School teacher for the 2021/22 school year. They are looking for someone to join their team of passionate early childhood educators. St. Mark’s Nursery School and Kindergarten is a NAEYC accredited program that is child-led and play-based.

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to the director Sierra Roussos at director@smnurseryschool.org.

Learn more about St. Mark’s Nursery Schoo and Kindergarden at at www.smnurseryschool.org.

Early Learning Indiana in Indianapolis has an opening for a Child Care Team Lead.

JOB SUMMARY

The Team Lead works collaboratively with school leadership to lead and nurture growth of team members and to improve teacher practice within the school. The Team Lead also serves as a classroom Teacher, planning and implementing lessons to stimulate learning among all developmental domains and utilizing assessment data to drive individualized instruction. As a Teacher, the Team Lead creates a classroom community that allows each child to feel acknowledged, recognized, respected, and secure and partners with families and colleagues to ensure excellent care and education.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support and advance the instructional development of teachers by working in direct consultation with the Practice and Policy team and through modeling, coaching, co-teaching and reflection, providing resources and guidance to improve understanding and application of adopted curricula, assessment tools and Early Learning Indiana’s approach to teaching and learning.
  • Collaborate with school leadership to lead and nurture growth of team members, informing the development of individual coaching plans in order to deepen knowledge, skills, and ability.
  • Contribute to the development systems and structures to improve teacher practice within schools.
  • Plan and facilitate developmentally-appropriate individual and group lessons utilizing adopted curricula to stimulate growth in language, literacy, mathematical, cognitive, physical, and social skills that are responsive to the evolving learning needs of each child.
  • Lead an engaging and inclusive classroom experience that empowers children to develop curiosities, initiative, risk-taking, and a sense of accomplishment by encouraging children to think, reason, question, and experiment, while encouraging children’s independence and self-selection of learning activities.
  • Establish warm and responsive relationships that allow each child to feel recognized, acknowledged, and secure.
  • Create an environment that is safe and nurturing by establishing and implementing a daily schedule, establishing a structured social construct through shared decision-making, and providing support for children to regulate their own behavior.
  • Maintain a healthy, safe and clean environment for children and colleagues.
  • Manage to all regulatory standards, rules, and requirements, including those for NAEYC accreditation, Paths to QUALITY™, CACFP, and Indiana child care center licensing.
  • Conduct and document regular, objective observations of children’s learning, utilizing adopted assessment tools to collect evidence of learning and development to interpret, adjust, refine, and redirect instructional practice.
  • Engage in ongoing two-way communication that supports the family as a partner in their child’s education.
  • Participate in school-based family engagement activities.
  • Other duties as assigned to advance the mission of Early Learning Indiana.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE & REQUIREMENTS

An individual must have the following education and/or experience:

  • An Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Developmental or Child Psychology, Elementary Education or closely related field. Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
  • A minimum of one (1) year of experience in an early childhood setting working directly with young children is preferred.
  • Satisfactorily complete and maintain all required certifications.

COMPETENCIES & SKILLS

The successful employee will demonstrate individual competency in the following areas:

  • Ability to build and nurture relationships
  • Ability to provide constructive feedback and coaching
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and be detail-oriented
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Ability to take initiative and work proactively
  • Customer service orientation
  • Creative and critical thinking skills
  • Flexibility and adaptability

WORK CONTEXT

The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a team member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The team member frequently is required to:
    • Stand, walk, sit
    • Use hands and fingers to handle books, paper, technology
    • Use computer and other electronic equipment and technology
    • Speak and listen to others
    • See and read
    • Reach with hands and arms
    • Stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
  • The team member must frequently lift children or equipment up to 35 pounds.
  • The team member must occasionally lift children or equipment up to 50 pounds.
  • Legally eligible to work in the United States.

The statements contained herein describe the scope of the responsibility and essential functions of this position, but should not be considered to be an all-inclusive listing of work requirements.

Canterbury School in Fort Wayne has an opening for a Early Childhood Teacher for 2 and 3 year olds. This position will work Mondays and Tuesdays during the school year beginning August 18, 2021.

Job Summary:

Canterbury School is seeking a dynamic, joyful, creative, and experienced Early Childhood teacher who has a thorough understanding of child development to join our expert and dedicated faculty. Our faculty and staff work together to ensure that the School lives up to its Mission to ”maximize the potential of young people by providing a challenging, enriching, and supportive learning environment in which students build the foundation for a life of purpose, passion and meaning.”

Responsibilities include:

  • Create a warm, loving, and safe environment for young children
  • Instruction and assessment for AM and PM sections of 2- rising 3-year-olds
  • Planning and implementation of developmentally and culturally appropriate curriculum through a combination of child-directed investigation and play, as well as focused, intentional teaching
  • Enabling students to learn experientially through outdoor education and nature-based learning
  • Regular communication via newsletters, phone calls or emails with parents/guardians
  • Deep collaboration with grade level team members and specialist teachers

Essential Skills and Qualifications:

  • Masters in Early Childhood or Elementary Education or Bachelors in Early Childhood or Elementary Education
  • Significant classroom teaching experience; 5 year minimum preferred
  • Excellent verbal communication skills and organizational skills
  • Outstanding written skills for communication and documentation, including written narrative observation and assessment reports
  • Knowledge of and experience in nurturing the social, emotional, physical, and cognitive developmental needs of children in Early Childhood
  • Experience in and commitment to developing one’s own cultural competency and seeking, continually, greater levels of diversity, equity and inclusion in practices and curricula
  • Ability to work successfully with colleagues on a team
  • Flexibility, tact and grace in talking with parents/guardians
  • Ability to interact with children at their physical level, indoors and outdoors in different weather
  • Lifting children and moderately heavy objects
  • Current First Aid and CPR Certification

To apply: Please submit a cover letter with resume and online application at www.canterburyschool.org/employment

JOB SUMMARY

The Team Lead works collaboratively with school leadership to lead and nurture the growth of team members and to improve teacher practice within the school. The Team Lead also serves as a classroom teacher, planning and implementing lessons to stimulate learning among all developmental domains and utilizing assessment data to drive individualized instruction. As a Teacher, the Team Lead creates a classroom community that allows each child to feel acknowledged, recognized, respected, and secure and partners with families and colleagues to ensure excellent care and education.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support and advance the instructional development of teachers by working in direct consultation with the Practice and Policy team and through modeling, coaching, co-teaching, and reflection, providing resources and guidance to improve understanding and application of adopted curricula, assessment tools, and Early Learning Indiana’s approach to teaching and learning.
  • Collaborate with school leadership to lead and nurture the growth of team members, informing the development of individual coaching plans in order to deepen knowledge, skills, and ability.
  • Contribute to the development systems and structures to improve teacher practice within schools.
  • Plan and facilitate developmentally appropriate individual and group lessons utilizing adopted curricula to stimulate growth in language, literacy, mathematical, cognitive, physical, and social skills that are responsive to the evolving learning needs of each child.
  • Lead an engaging and inclusive classroom experience that empowers children to develop curiosities, initiative, risk-taking, and a sense of accomplishment by encouraging children to think, reason, question, and experiment, while encouraging children’s independence and self-selection of learning activities.
  • Establish warm and responsive relationships that allow each child to feel recognized, acknowledged, and secure.
  • Create an environment that is safe and nurturing by establishing and implementing a daily schedule, establishing a structured social construct through shared decision-making, and providing support for children to regulate their own behavior.
  • Maintain a healthy, safe and clean environment for children and colleagues.
  • Manage to all regulatory standards, rules, and requirements, including those for NAEYC accreditation, Paths to QUALITY™, CACFP, and Indiana child care center licensing.
  • Conduct and document regular, objective observations of children’s learning, utilizing adopted assessment tools to collect evidence of learning and development to interpret, adjust, refine, and redirect instructional practice.
  • Engage in ongoing two-way communication that supports the family as a partner in their child’s education.
  • Participate in school-based family engagement activities.
  • Other duties as assigned to advance the mission of Early Learning Indiana.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE & REQUIREMENTS

An individual must have the following education and/or experience:

  • An Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Developmental or Child Psychology, Elementary Education or closely related field. Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
  • A minimum of one (1) year of experience in an early childhood setting working directly with young children is preferred.
  • Satisfactorily complete and maintain all required certifications.

COMPETENCIES & SKILLS

The successful employee will demonstrate individual competency in the following areas:

  • Ability to build and nurture relationships
  • Ability to provide constructive feedback and coaching
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and be detail-oriented
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Ability to take initiative and work proactively
  • Customer service orientation
  • Creative and critical thinking skills
  • Flexibility and adaptability

WORK CONTEXT

The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a team member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The team member frequently is required to:
    • Stand, walk, sit
    • Use hands and fingers to handle books, paper, technology
    • Use computer and other electronic equipment and technology
    • Speak and listen to others
    • See and read
    • Reach with hands and arms
    • Stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
  • The team member must frequently lift children or equipment up to 35 pounds.
  • The team member must occasionally lift children or equipment up to 50 pounds.
  • Legally eligible to work in the United States.

The statements contained herein describe the scope of the responsibility and essential functions of this position, but should not be considered to be an all-inclusive listing of work requirements.

Click Here to apply for this position.

Day Early Learning in Indianapolis is looking to fill a Teacher position in Indianapolis.

JOB SUMMARY

The Day Early Learning Teacher sets the vision for the classroom and is responsible for everything that drives the classroom experience, including instructional activities, the classroom environment, parent communications, assessments, and interventions.  The teacher creates a classroom community that ensures each child feels acknowledged, recognized, respected, and secure and partners with families and colleagues to ensure excellent care and education. The classroom teacher contributes to a school culture that promotes student success as evidenced by the articulation, implementation, and stewardship of Early Learning Indiana’s approach to teaching and learning.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Plan and facilitate developmentally appropriate individual and group lessons utilizing adopted curricula to stimulate growth in language, literacy, mathematical, cognitive, physical, and social skills that are responsive to the evolving learning needs of each child.
  • Lead an engaging and inclusive classroom experience that empowers children to develop curiosities, initiative, risk-taking and a sense of accomplishment by encouraging children to think, reason, question and experiment, while encouraging children’s independence and self-selection of learning activities.
  • Establish warm and responsive relationships that allow each child to feel recognized, acknowledged and secure.
  • Create an environment that is safe and nurturing by establishing and implementing a daily schedule, establishing a structured social construct through shared decision-making, and providing support for children to regulate their own behavior.
  • Maintain a healthy, safe and clean environment for children and colleagues.
  • Manage to all regulatory standards, rules and requirements, including those for NAEYC accreditation, Paths to QUALITY™, CACFP and Indiana child care center licensing.
  • Conduct and document regular, objective observations of children’s learning, utilizing adopted assessment tools to collect evidence of learning and development to interpret, adjust, refine, and redirect instructional practice.
  • Engage in ongoing two-way communication that supports the family as a partner in their child’s education.
  • Participate in school-based family engagement activities.
  • Other duties as assigned to advance the mission of Early Learning Indiana.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE & REQUIREMENTS

An individual must have the following education and/or experience:

  • An Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Developmental or Child Psychology, Elementary Education or closely related field. Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
  • A minimum of one (1) year of experience in an early childhood setting working directly with young children is preferred.
  • Satisfactorily complete and maintain all required certifications

COMPETENCIES & SKILLS

The successful team member will demonstrate individual competency in the following areas:

  • Knowledge of child growth and development
  • Ability to build and nurture relationships
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and be detail-oriented
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Ability to take initiative and work proactively
  • Customer service orientation
  • Creative and critical thinking skills
  • Flexibility and adaptability

WORK CONTEXT

The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a team member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The team member frequently is required to:
    • Stand, walk, sit
    • Use hands and fingers to handle books, paper, technology
    • Use computer and other electronic equipment and technology
    • Speak and listen to others
    • See and read
    • Reach with hands and arms
    • Stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
  • The team member must frequently lift children or equipment up to 35 pounds.
  • The team member must occasionally lift children or equipment up to 50 pounds.
  • Legally eligible to work in the United States.

The statements contained herein describe the scope of the responsibility and essential functions of this position, but should not be considered to be an all-inclusive listing of work requirements.

To apply for this position click here.

The state-of-the-art Goddard School in Granger Indiana is looking for a Lead Teacher for their Toddler Room to add to our team!

Their goal is to be the best in early childhood education.

Be part of the Best facility, Best teachers, and a world-class Goddard program that you will be proud to be part of.

We want to hear from you if you enjoy being a part of a school that instills a lifelong love of learning, are flexible to be scheduled between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., and understand that learning is all around and that children learn best through play. Our teachers are responsible for adhering to strict Goddard Quality Assurance Standards as well as implementing their own lesson plans based on Goddard Developmental Goals and the Foundations for Young Children to the Indiana Academic Standards.

Teachers at the Goddard School must possess energy, patience, and a genuine love for children. We are only interested in hiring those who genuinely care about young children, want to help teach young children, and are interested in long-term employment.

Our Lead and Assistant Teachers work together:

  • Developing lesson plans.
  • Meeting the individual needs of the children.
  • Communicating with Parents.
  • Participating in staff and training meetings.
  • Designing an appropriate room arrangement to support the goals and developmental level of the children in the classroom.
  • Interacting with the children to support play, exploration, and learning.
  • Presenting expectations that are appropriate to the child’s age and developmental level.
  • Planning and implementing activities that develop self-esteem and social skills.
  • Communicating appropriately and professionally with parents and fellow staff.
  • Building teamwork.
  • Using assessment tools.
  • Committing to continuing education.

The Goddard School offers competitive compensation and benefits based on experience, education, and certifications.

For immediate consideration please apply now!

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree or a Masters preferred or a number of years of experience.

Job Type: Full-time

To apply email your resume to DGranger1IN3@goddardschools.com.

Click Here to visit their website.

Giving Tree Early Learning in Indianapolis has an opening for a Toddler Lead Teacher.

At Giving Tree Early Learning, you don’t just join a team of like-minded educators, you also join a family. We pride ourselves on our connections and support of each other professionally and personally. As an educator at Giving Tree, you will have the opportunity to explore your own personal journey within the Reggio Emilia philosophy and to create dialogue and growth with a team of professionals who truly have the best interest of the children at heart. The soul of our program is derived from the relationships we build with our families, children and colleagues. If you are looking for an opportunity to make a daily difference in the lives of children and thrive in an environment of reflection and spontaneity, then Giving Tree Early Learning may be a good fit for you!

Our program operates on a 180 day school calendar from August- May. All positions are salaried and are full time unless otherwise specified. The positions begin at 7:45 AM and the school day ends at 4:00 PM following our 3:30 PM dismissal. There may be periodic requirements outside of the school day that may include staff meetings, conferences, and family engagement events.

Requirements:

  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education or a related field. CDA applicants will be considered with previous early childhood experience.
  • Be proficient with Google applications, Microsoft Office and basic technology.
  • Have excellent communication skills both verbal and in writing.
  • Be able to read and write English fluently.
  • Be open to the Reggio Emilia philosophy and to learn about Jewish traditions and customs.
  • Must be able to meet the physical demands of working with young children.
  • Possess an ability to collaborate and work across various classroom environments.
  • Have a passion for working with children and their families.
  • Comfortable independently seeking solutions and asking for help when needed.
  • Intrinsically motivated to grow professionally
  • Have strong organizational skills
  • Have working knowledge about early childhood development and milestones for the classroom age.
  • Must utilize redirection and conflict resolution in the classroom.
  • Must submit to fingerprinting/ background check, drug test and TB test per licensing regulations.
  • Familiarity with Conscious Discipline, Responsive Classroom and the Reggio Emilia philosophy is preferred.

Responsibilities:
Lead teachers are responsible for- curriculum development, documentation, communication including blog posts, classroom environment, Reggio inspired activities, assessments and reports, parent/teacher conferences, 20+hours of professional development annually, collaborations and program wide events/environments. The Lead teacher is responsible for maintaining compliance with all licensing and regulatory standards including Paths to QUALITY, NAEYC Accreditation and Giving Tree Early Learning program standards.

Benefits:
Paid personal and sick days, optional vision/dental insurance, short term disability, tuition discount for children enrolled in Giving Tree Early Learning, Referral Rewards program, salaried, summers off.

applications and information can be found at www.givingtreehhai.org.

Elka Child Education Center in Gary has several openings for Lead Teacher positions. They are specifically looking for a Lead Teacher in their Infant Room, Toddler and 2 Year old Classrooms.

Your Arrival / Opening

  1. Arrive at least 5 minutes ahead of scheduled time to prepare for assigned area. In Smock or Elka Shirt (Elka Uniform).
  2. Inspect and prepare all areas for arrival of students.

CLASSROOM / ADJACENT AREA(s) SET-UP / PLANNED ACTIVITIES

  1. Entry and all areas set up according to Unit of Study for week.
  2. Set-up Assignment Form – all Learning Center areas completed with incorporated items by 9:00 am on Monday.
  3. Greet parents / students.
  4. Implementation of Opening including Elka Affirmation.
  5. Plan curriculum in detail for daily and weekly activities with Teacher Aide(s), Wednesdays.
  6. Have materials ready for the planned day’s activities, implementing the daily program with the assistance of Teacher’s Aides.
  7. All areas represented by student’s creativity. Rotation of representations according to Units of Study.
  8. Lesson Plans and planned activities incorporated daily.
  9. Lesson Plan Package submitted to Director on Thursdays by Noon Teacher.
  10. Keep Learning Areas / Walls neat and organized.
  11. Floors swept after each meal.
  12. Mopping and sanitizing bathrooms during the day as needed.
  13. When music is utilized, age-appropriate music is played.

STUDENTS

  1. Supervise and insure safety and well-being of the children at all times being alert for the needs / or problems of the children as individuals as they arrive / through our day and before departure.
  2. Handle discipline promptly and in accordance with State Policy.
  3. Report to Center Director any case of suspected child abuse or neglect.
  4. Document andy concerns / behaviors in the classroom “Observation Book”.
  5. Make sure all student’s items are labeled.
  6. Make sure all students have proper items including toothbrush/toothpaste. Keep weekly check for all items and send note home for requested items.
  7. Students are to have an initial assessment completed within two weeks of enrollment. Two year old classroom staff – review State info.
  8. New students must wear identification tag their first week.
  9. Identify any students for IEP.
  10. Keep file info up to date.
  11. Keep copies of all correspondences.
  12. Report to Directo any special needs or problems of individual children.
  13. Have a specific area to keep notes / receipts / calendars / etc. Make sure students receive all daily. If absent make sure the student receives the next day. If the student does not arrive the next day, inform Director so the parent can be contacted concerning notes/etc.

DOCUMENTS

  1. Conducted as required at point of entry
  2. Accurate and submitted on time to Office.
  3. Teacher Aides trained by Teacher
  4. Absense of Teacher, Aide is responsible.

MEALS

  1. Following all health/safety rules.
  2. Current menu posted / substitutes noted / students engaged in activities according to menu
  3. Sitting / eating and conversing with students
  4. Areas prepared in advance so each student can clear their items and proceed for handwashing and then an activity.

PARENTS

  1. Plan and involve parents in daily/weekly/monthly activities.
  2. Strategize and implement ways to get parent volunteers.
  3. Do not allow parent volunteers to sit. Get them involved.
  4. Parents must follow same health/safety rules as our staff.
  5. Parents cannot participate in food process unless they submit a current Food Handler’s Card. This includes Birthday Parties.
  6. Conduct individual conference with parents at least twice a year.

CLOSING

Teachers: Check Outlets / walls/ etc. Make sure food items are put away and stored properly.

Teacher Aides: Make sure chairs are clean and stacked. Make sure all tables, shelves, sinks are organized/clean.

Toys are put away.

Follow daily cleaning schedule. (Mats clean daily). Follow Friday cleaning schedule.

Above is expected and not limited to one individual and is also the responsibility of all for everything being clean and in order before you depart for the day.

WORKSHOPS/TRAININGS/STAFF MEETINGS

Attend

Meet required training hours

  • It is the responsibility of each Classroom Staff to know and implement daily: Elka Employee Handbook Info, State Rules & Regulations, Paths to Quality, Accreditation Requirements.
  • This job description does not exclude any additional information received from your Director and should there be additional received, is to be added in its proper place in Elka Requirmeent Binder.

To apply, email your resume to Gina Hill at elka.center@sbcglobal.net.

Job Title: Two Year Old Teacher

Finding Me Now Learning Center, located on the Eastside of Indianapolis at 8402 E. 21st Street, has an opening for a Two Year Old Teacher.

Ideal candidates will have at least one year of experience in a child care setting and a minimum of a CDA or Associates in ECE, and at least 4 years experience in the Early Childhood Education field..

We are looking for someone who….

  • Can plan and implement developmentally appropriate classroom activities, and center-based activities, using Teaching Strategies Gold.
  • Is a team player and enjoys working with like minded professionals.
  • Enjoys helping our two year olds develop friendships while learning and discovering each day.
  • Maintain a healthy and safe environment both indoors and out.
  • Can communicate with parents regularly about their children’s progress.

Hours: Full-time with starting pay between $9.00 – $13.50 dependent on experience and education.

Apply today and start your journey with Finding Me Now!

To view the complete job description click here.

Job Title: PreK Teacher

Finding Me Now Learning Center Located on Stop 11 Road has an opening for a Lead Pre-Kindergarten Teacher.

Ideal candidates will have at least three years of experience in a child care setting and a minimum of a CDA or Associates in ECE.

We are a level 4 PTQ and NAEYC accredited center. We believe in giving the children in our care the best experiences, learning environments and caring staff to foster their growth and development.

We are looking for someone who….

  • Can plan and implement developmentally appropriate classroom activities, and center-based activities, using Teaching Strategies Gold.
  • Is a team player and enjoys working with like minded professionals.
  • Enjoys helping our Pre Kindergarten child prepare for Kindergarten in the Fall.
  • Will inspire and spike the curiosity of the children while promoting the desire to learn and discover new things.
  • Maintain a healthy and safe environment both indoors and out.
  • Can communicate with parents regularly about their children’s progress.

Hours: Full-time with starting pay between $8.00 – $11.50 dependent on experience and education.

Apply today and start your journey with Finding Me Now!

To view the complete job description click here.

Finding Me Now Learning Center on the southside of Indianapolis near Stop 11 and Madison Avenue is looking for qualified candidates to fill a School-Age Lead Teacher position. Candidates should demonstrate a strong desire and passion to work with young child. This position is responsible for managing a multi-age classroom.

Finding Me Now Learning Center is a Paths to Quality Level 4 center and NAEYC accredited, so a minimum of a CDA is required.

Other Requirements include:

  • Experience working in child care/education in a professional environment
  • Ability to guide behavior and effectively teach problem solving skills
  • Top notch problem solving and communication skills
  • Strong classroom management kills Desire to work in a friendly, fun environment where you will be making a difference in the lives of children.

Salary: $9.00 to $13.75 /hour

Submit your resume today and join their winning team! For more information or to apply click here.

Colonial Village Nursery & Day Care Center, Inc. (Colonial Village), located on 30 acres in Zionsville, specializes in caring for children ages 2 through 6 with our own private Kindergarten program. Colonial Village has an opening for a Lead 2’s Teacher.

Successful candidates will have at least one year of experience in a child care setting and a minimum of one of the following:

Responsibilities include:

  • Planning and implementing developmentally and age appropriate classroom, and center-based activities.
  • Demonstrate the ability to manage the classroom and follow the established curriculum while allowing plenty of time for outside play!
  • Maintaining a healthy and safe environment both indoors and out.
  • Communicate with parents regularly about their child’s progress.

Requirements include:

  • A current CDA, CCP, PAC
  • BA or BS in early childhood education or elementary education with a kindergarten endorsement from an accredited college or university
  • BA or BS degree from an accredited college or university which also includes:
    • 15 credit hours in college level courses relating to the needs, skills, development, or teaching methods of children ages 6 and younger or
    • 2-year associate’s degree in early childhood education from an accredited college or university
  • Willing to enroll in one of the above requirements within 1 year of employment and complete at least 6 credit hours per year until requirement is fulfilled.

Hours: Full-time with starting pay at $10.00 / hour and up dependent on experience and education.

To view job description click here.

For more information or to send resumes to Jill at colonialvillagedc@gmail.com

Colonial Village Nursery & Day Care Center, Inc. (Colonial Village), located on 30 acres in Zionsville, specializes in caring for children ages 2 through 6 with our own private Kindergarten program. Colonial Village has an opening for a Lead 3’s early 4’s Teacher (Jr. Pre-K).

Successful candidates will have at least one year of experience in a child care setting and a minimum of one of the following:

Responsibilities include:

  • Planning and implementing developmentally and age appropriate classroom, and center-based activities.
  • Demonstrate the ability to manage the classroom and follow the established curriculum while allowing plenty of time for outside play!
  • Maintaining a healthy and safe environment both indoors and out.
  • Communicate with parents regularly about their child’s progress.

Requirements include:

  • A current CDA, CCP, PAC
  • BA or BS in early childhood education or elementary education with a kindergarten endorsement from an accredited college or university
  • BA or BS degree from an accredited college or university which also includes:
    • 15 credit hours in college level courses relating to the needs, skills, development, or teaching methods of children ages 6 and younger or
    • 2-year associate’s degree in early childhood education from an accredited college or university
  • Willing to enroll in one of the above requirements within 1 year of employment and complete at least 6 credit hours per year until requirement is fulfilled.

Hours: Full-time with starting pay at $10.00 / hour and up dependent on experience and education.

To view job description click here.

For more information or to send resumes to Jill at colonialvillagedc@gmail.com

Bloomington Developmental Learning Center in Bloomington, IN is hiring for the following positions: Infant/Toddler Co-Teacher and Preschool Co-Teacher.

Infant/Toddler Co-Teacher: If you have a passion for play-based education and spending time with young children, this is the career for you! BDLC practices continuity of care, meaning the children begin with a set of teachers in our infant rooms and stay with those peers and teachers, moving rooms each year as a group until they are 3 years old. We are looking for a teacher in our current 2 to 2.5-year-old classroom. This position would work 10am-6pm daily. Full-Time position.

Pre-School Co-Teacher: If you have a passion for play-based education and spending time with young children, this is the career for you! BDLC practices continuity of care, meaning the children begin with a set of teachers in our infant rooms and stay with those peers and teachers, moving rooms each year as a group until they are 3 years old. We are looking for a co-teacher in our current 3-4-year-old preschool classroom and a co-teacher in our current 4-5-year-old preschool classroom. This position would work 10am-6pm daily. Full Time position.

Please review the position description below. Interested applicants should send email to Kari Pronto, Executive Director: director@bdlc.org

Position Description

BDLC Infant-Toddler Co Teacher Posting

BDLC Pre-School Co Teacher Posting

St. Nicholas Early Learning, Inc. in Indianapolis is hiring for the following positions: Lead Teacher.

Job Summary:

This is an exciting opportunity to join an early learning program with a passionate and experienced executive director and board of directors. St. Nicholas Early Learning, Inc. is committed to providing a warm, welcoming, affordable and developmentally appropriate environment in which children can grow and learn. The program is committed to providing every child with a high quality experience in a secure environment that will allow children the opportunity to explore and foster their own growth potential. A core belief of the program is in a child’s ability to learn in the most natural environment possible, with many opportunities to foster play and exploration. The St. Nicholas Early Learning, Inc. Executive Director, along with staff, will work to develop a life-long love of learning in all children, with a commitment to walking alongside every family in providing their children with an excellent, stimulating environment for the beginning years of life. Please discuss your areas of strength in your cover letter.

Rate of pay: $15/hr (more with a degree, or CDA).

Responsibilities:
The Lead Teacher is responsible for developing and implementing an ongoing program of activities that promote the social, emotional, cognitive and physical development of each child enrolled in a group, in accordance with Indiana FSSA state guidelines for unlicensed registered child care ministries as well as voluntary certification programs. St. Nicholas Early Learning, Inc. will also be participating in Paths to Quality. Other responsibilities will include (but are not limited to):

  • Set up and maintain a well-organized, safe, attractive, fun, and developmentally appropriate classroom environment conducive to the optimal growth and development of
  • Develops weekly plans and implements age appropriate curriculum to nurture and stimulate all domains of children’s development in their On an on-going basis, plan, evaluate and improve the physical environment in the classroom to create opportunities to meet the changing needs of the developing child.
  • Provide responsive care to all children by adapting daily care giving routines and plans to the interests and needs of the individual child and the
  • Develop a positive relationship with each child and promote the development of self-esteem and self-discipline
  • Observe each child daily to assess skills, interests and needs and use this information to facilitate learning and
  • Demonstrate cultural competency and respect for the child’s background by incorporating the cultural, linguistic and familial values and beliefs into the childcare program and lesson
  • Developing partnerships with child’s caregivers to engage and encourage parent participation in
  • Establish a positive relationship with each child’s family and share information about the child’s
  • Completes child transition and orientation of the classroom with
  • Maintain records on each child’s progress and development for the purpose of planning and compliance with state regulations and Paths to
  • Responsible for recording and record keeping of information required to document the growth and development of
  • Help parents to understand the curriculum and find ways to involve parents in the daily
  • Conduct individual parent conferences at least twice a year to discuss each child’s growth and
  • Completes and reports any symptoms of child abuse to supervisor and/or child abuse
  • Completes yearly performance
  • Assist the Executive Director in providing orientation and training for new staff, substitutes and
  • Reports all staffing and classroom concerns to supervisor in a timely
  • Reports family changes in schedules and excessive absences to administration in a timely
  • Staff must believe in and act in accordance with the St. Nicholas Early Learning, impact statement which can be found here: http://www.stnicholasel.org/impact-statement/
  • Participate in on-going in-service and educational development opportunities provided by Nicholas Early Learning, Inc.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as needed to support and enhance the mission of the program in a manner consistent with its culture and
  • In accordance with our “team” philosophy, the person filling this position may occasionally be required to carry out or assist with other tasks in addition to the duties listed on this job description

Minimum Qualifications:

The successful candidate will have:

  • B.S. in Early Childhood Education, or related field; or a CDA or equivalent degree
  • 1-2 years or more full-time experience in a certified child care center or comparable group child care program
  • Proven ability to demonstrate sound judgment and self-control in working with children
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Check out our website at www.stnicholasel.org

For consideration: Send cover letter which discusses experiences and interest in the position, as well as a resume, to Dave Sandrick at dsandrick@stnicholasel.org. Please include in the e-mail whatever questions you might have.

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BECA (Bethel Early Childhood Academy at Bethel UMC) is currently hiring for the Lead Teacher position!

Bachelor’s degree or Associate degree in Early Childhood Educaiton or Elementary Ed or CDA certification (Child Development Associate) or equivalent and experience working with children preferred.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Instruct children in activities designed to promote social, physical, intellectual and spiritual growth. Provides clear , organizing, sanitizing toys and supplies, and supervising play and pick up time.
  • Prepares lesson plans, units and projects with clear objectives and and effectively communicates them.
  • Collaborates with other teachers and administrators in development, evaluation, and revision of programing
  • Provides a variety of methods and instructional materials to meet student’s varying needs.
  • Provides instructions to Teacher Assistants.
  • Establishes and enforces rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order
  • Meets with parents to discuss children’s progress and needs

We are a registered ministry, CCDF approved and Paths to Quality provider. We are on the northwest side of Indy with easy access to I-65. Full and part time jobs available. Salary starting at $11 dependent upon education and experience. Apply via our Director at 317-293-1555 or email beca@bethelumc.info.

ASSISTANT TEACHERS

The Children’s Academy Early Learning Center in New Albany has an opening for a Special Education Aide in their Preschool.  This is a part-time position with an hourly pay between $13.00 – $13.91 per hour based on education and experience.

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Education and/or Experience: Associate’s degree or, two (2) years college credit or, completion of 1,000 hours in the past year as a paraprofessional or successful completion of ParaPro Assessment Test.
  • Computer Skills: Ability to effectively utilize internet searches; use common internet systems; email.
  • Other: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assists students, individually or in small groups, with lesson assignments to reinforce learning concepts.
  • Establishes and maintains effective relationships with teachers, staff, and students.
  • Discusses assigned teaching area with classroom teacher to coordinate instructional efforts.
  • Keeps students focused on tasks and reports any problems or concerns to the teacher of record.
  • Works with assistant teachers in utilizing academic materials to meet individual student needs.
  • Monitors students to/from non-academic activities or out-of-classroom instruction (lunch, P.E. art).
  • Assists students with and/or performs personal hygiene tasks (dressing, feeding, toilet, diapers).
  • Assists in the collection and organization of instructional materials.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by the Principal and/or other designee.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

To apply for this position please visit New Albany-Floyd County Consolidated School District – TalentEd Hire (tedk12.com)

If you have questions, please contact Jacqueline Elder at jelder@nafcs.org or by phone at 812.949.4200.

Qualifications

  • Clean Background check
  • High school or equivalent (Required)
  • Preschool or Childcare (in a licensed facility): 1 year (Preferred)

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Do you want to LOVE your job and come to work every day with the understanding that you are valued? Do you want to walk in and feel the love teachers have for our families and the care they give to others? Are you ready for belonging, support, and appreciation?

Mount Zion Academy is a faith-based, Level 4 preschool and child care center on the Northwest side of Indianapolis. We are GROWING and are hiring loving, happy, positive people to join our extraordinary team! We love our families and we are looking for individuals who will fit in with our vision to wrap our arms around our families, our children, and our co-workers.

Here is what we are looking for in teachers:

Commitment to our professional development program. We pay 100% for the CDA (child development associate) credential, and 90% tuition toward an Associate, Bachelor, or Master‘s degree in early childhood. Loving our families means being able to give our children the BEST care and education.

Commitment to the continued improvement of the center overall. Being part of our team means you care about the whole program as well as your own classroom. Being willing to mentor others, take the lead on center project or share ideas and resources that can benefit others are all a BIG part of having the best work environment.

Bachelor and Master Degree Teachers – Teachers who can work in our private program year-round and in our Preschool classrooms during the school year, and want to be part of a mentor program to help other teachers grow. Teachers who have an early childhood or child development/family studies bachelor level degree OR teachers who are within 2 years of receiving this degree are eligible. Hourly pay $14-$16 per hour

Associate Teachers – Teachers who can work in our private program year-round with any age group, and also may qualify as associate teachers in our Great Start Preschool classrooms during the school year and want to be a mentor or part of team for center improvement. Teachers who have an associate degree in early childhood education or a related field or have a CDA will qualify. Pay is $12-$14 per hour

Teachers-in-training and program assistants – Teachers who can work in our private program year-round with any age group and are willing to work toward a CDA (paid for by The Children’s Center) and want to be part of a team for center improvement. Pay is $10-$12

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $10.00 – $16.00 per hour

Benefits:

Employee discount

  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Tuition reimbursement

Schedule:

  • 8-hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Application Question(s):

  • What is the biggest reason you want to work for Mount Zion Academy?

Education:

  • High school or equivalent (Required)

Experience:

  • Preschool or Childcare (in a licensed facility): 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • Northwest Indianapolis

Work Remotely:

  • No

To apply for this position please email Diana Gardenhire at mtzionacademy2@att.net.

The YMCA of Muncie has openings for full-time and part-time Associate Teachers in both the Infant/Toddler and Preschool Classrooms.

POSITION SUMMARY:

This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit, charitable organization committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Associate Teacher at the YMCA of Muncie maintains a supportive, positive atmosphere that welcomes and respects all individuals.  The Associate Teacher instructs children in developmentally appropriate activities designated to promote social, emotional, physical, intellectual and creative growth in the Mitchell Early Childhood and Family Center environment.

OUR CULTURE: 
Our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. In the Y, we strive to live our cause of strengthening communities with purpose and intentionality every day.  We are welcoming: we are open to all. We are a place where you can belong and become. We are genuine: we value you and embrace your individuality. We are hopeful: we believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world. We are nurturing: we support you in your journey to develop your full potential. We are determined: above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger beginning with you.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Provides excellent service to members, guests, and program participants in the Y, contributing to member retention. Be courteous and use individual names when speaking to members.
  2. Maintains cleanliness and organization of the environment.
  3. Develops and maintains positive relationships with volunteers and members and helps members connect with one another and the Y.
  4. Serves others by intentionally welcoming, connecting, and supporting members, and inviting them to get involved and give back to the community.
  5. Handles and resolves concerns and informs the supervisor of unusual situations or unresolved issues.
  6. Applies all YMCA policies dealing with member services.
  7. Assists the Lead Teacher in implementing an emergent curriculum and provocations in a multi-age classroom based on the Reggio Emilia Approach, focusing on the children’s needs and interests; aligning projected outcomes with the Indiana Learning Foundations.
  8. Assists the Lead Teacher in maintaining a Reggio-inspired learning environment that fosters creative exploration, demonstrates respect for the child’s work while encouraging communication and relationships.
  9. Assists the Lead Teacher in maintaining all required documentation (children’s assessments. Licensing requirements, accreditation, and Paths to Quality requirements).
  10. Implements and adheres to health and safety and all other quality standards set forth by partnering/regulatory agencies (CACFP, NAEYC, PTQ, CCDF, licensing, YMCA, etc…).
  11. Partners with families; through engaging them in the program and connecting families to each other.
  12. Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor or management staff.
  13. Supports Annual Campaign and other fundraising activities.
  14. Upholds guidelines as outlined in the Employee Handbook of the Association.
  15. Attends designated trainings and staff meetings.

 

LEADERSHIP COMPETENCY MODEL:  OUR DISCIPLINES & COMPETENCIES

ADVANCING OUR MISSION AND CAUSE provides visionary leadership to the organization and to ensure that all resources are mobilized to adapt to new challenges and needs in the community

Change Leadership:  Facilitates, co-creates, and implements equitable change for the good of the organization and/or community

Engaging Community:  Builds bridges with others in the community to ensure the Y’s work is community-focused and welcoming of all, providing community benefit

Philanthropy:  Secures resources and support to advance the Y’s work

Volunteerism:  Engages volunteers and promotes social responsibility at all levels of the organization

 

BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS connect people to the Y’s cause, by developing inclusive relationships, partnerships, and collaborations so that YMCA can co-create solutions to pressing social needs

Collaboration:  Creates sustainable relationships within the Y and with other organizations in service to the community

Communication & Influence:  Listens and expresses self effectively and in a way that engages, inspires, and builds commitment to the Y’s cause

Inclusion:  Values all people for their unique talents, and takes an active role in promoting practices that support diversity, inclusion, and global work, as well as cultural competence

 

LEADING OPERATIONS ensure relevance, effectiveness, and sustainability of the organization so

that we can continue to fulfill our promise to the community

Critical Thinking & Decision Making:  Makes informed decisions based on logic, data, and sound judgment

Fiscal Management:  Manages the Y’s resources responsibly and sustains the Y’s nonprofit business model

Functional Expertise:  Executes superior technical skills for the role

Innovation:  Creates and implements new and relevant approaches and activities that improve and expand the Y’s work and impact in the community

Program/Project Management:  Ensures program or project goals are met and intended impact occurs

 

DEVELOPING & INSPIRING PEOPLE support the holistic development of self and others so that everyone can

embrace the Y’s cause, sustain the Y’s culture, and inspire others to take individual and collective action to further our impact

Developing Self & Others:  Develops self and supports others (e.g., staff, volunteers, members, program participants), both formally and informally, to achieve their highest potential

Emotional Maturity:  Demonstrates ability to understand and manage emotions effectively in all situations

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Associates Degree in ECE/Child Development or equivalent (minimum of 24 credit hours Early Childhood/Child Development coursework) is required. Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood/Child Development preferred.
  • CPR/AED and First Aid Certifications required. Must be kept current.
  • Child Abuse Prevention Training, I-Lead Mandatory Modules, Blood Borne Pathogens, and Communicable Disease, Safe Sleep required. Must be kept current. Additional 20 hours of professional development is required yearly.
  • Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.
  • One to three years of previous experience in working with children in a licensed and/or NAEYC accredited center is required. Experience in supervising others preferred.
  • Must hold a valid driver’s license, insurable driver’s record according to the YMCA insurance carriers, and have reliable transportation to travel for business meetings, training events, YMCA site visits, vendors, and suppliers,
  • Computer skills are needed, particularly with Microsoft Office and email applications, along with the ability to learn the internal YMCA software.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • The employee frequently is required to sit, stand, and walk for long periods of time, to talk and hear, to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, to climb or balance, to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, occasional bending, reaching and squatting.
  • The incumbent is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • The employee is required to frequently hear and talk, in person, on the phone, and through electronic devices.
  • Must be able to spend time indoors and outdoors.
  • Must have passed a physical examination conducted within the past 12 months prior to beginning work.

If you have questions or would like to apply for a position, please contact Kimber Conner at kconner@muncieymca.org or call her at 765.285.1987.

Franklin Township Community School Corporation has an opening for an Instructional Assistant at the Special Education Preschool. This is a Tier III, classified, non-exempt hourly position.

JOB GOAL
A special education preschool instructional assistant (Preschool IA) is an individual who assists a licensed preschool teacher in helping ensure that each and every one of our students is prepared for life’s possibilities. The Preschool IA must have a passion for working with students who are developmentally delayed in their communication, learning, and/or behavioral domains. The Preschool IA must be willing to take directives from a supervising teacher and/or building administrator. The Preschool IA will be asked to engage in a wide variety of events during the day-to-day workings of the school ranging from, but not limited to assisting students as they: get off / on the school bus or in/out of their parent’s vehicle, eat their snack, learn self-care routines (bathroom, hygiene, etc.), move from one location to another in the classroom and/or building, and engage in classroom activities. Developmental Preschool Assistants support 2 half-day classes and either before or aftercare for our full-day programs within an 8-hour workday.

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide care to meet children’s basic needs as well as supporting learning experiences
  • Work on an in-depth basis with individual or small groups of students to execute lesson plans
  • Wipe down / sanitize equipment or materials prior to and after a student uses the item(s).
  • Assist 3- and 4-year old students during classroom activities, snack, personal hygiene, toileting, and other school activities.
  • Assist 3- and 4-year old students with developing independence and self-help skills.
  • Set up areas, and prepare motivational and visually appealing materials as directed by the teacher.
  • Follow each assigned student’s individualized plan according to the training provided by the teacher.
  • Monitor and collect individualized data on student-specific needs (behavioral, academic, social, etc.).
  • Maintain constant supervision of students assigned to him/her and assure student safety throughout the instructional day.
  • Communicate with families in a positive manner
  • Utilizes WELCs communication tool to document child-specific information
  • Maintain student confidentiality for all students enrolled in the school.
  • Provide support and ongoing communication with the supervising teacher.
  • Complete required training including annual first aid/CPR, health and safety, and others as deemed necessary for the position.
  • Comply with the regulations of an Indiana State Licensed Childcare Center.
  • Make positive contributions to the culture and climate of the FTCSC.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor.
    Revised 01/22/18

QUALIFICATION:

  • A minimum of a high school diploma or its equivalent.
  • Must complete pre-employment requirements for a licensed childcare center: drug screen, physical, TB test, and fingerprint background check.
  • The ability to meet the physical demands of stooping, kneeling, sitting in low/small chairs, and transferring/lifting a student to assist them from their wheelchair or other adaptive devices.
  • Ability to actively engage students in lessons and discussions.
  • The stamina to maintain an appropriate energy level to sustain the full instructional day.
  • Good teamwork, communication, and organizational skills. Sufficient patience and commitment to ensure academic success for all students.
    1. Seldom = Less than 25 %       2. Occasional = 26 to 50 %                          3. Often = 51 to 75 %                   4. Very Frequent = 76 % & above
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time. (3)
  • Ability to lift 35 lbs. (2)
  • Ability to carry 35 lbs. (2)
  • Ability to work at a desk, conference table or in meetings of various configurations. (2)
  • Ability to see for the purpose of reading laws and codes, rules and policies, and other printed matter. (4)
  • Ability to hear and understand speech at normal levels. (4)
  • Ability to communicate so others will be able to clearly understand a normal conversation. (4)
  • Ability to operate office equipment. (3)
  • Ability to reach in all directions. (4)

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION:
The FTCSC will comply with all legal requirements relating to reasonable accommodation for employees and job applicants.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:
180 days per year per school calendar.
Voluntary opportunity to work over school calendar breaks.

EVALUATION:
Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Board’s policy on Evaluations of
Professional Personnel.

To apply, please visit Employment Opportunities | Franklin Township Community School Corporation (ftcsc.org)

The Head Start Program is a program of the United States Department of Health and Human Services that provides comprehensive early childhood education, health, nutrition, and parent involvement services to low-income children and their families. The program’s services and resources are designed to foster stable family relationships, enhance children’s physical and emotional well-being, and establish an environment to develop strong cognitive skills. The transition from preschool to elementary school imposes diverse developmental challenges that include requiring the children to engage successfully with their peers outside of the family network, adjust to the space of a classroom, and meet the expectations the school setting provides.

The Teacher Assistant is responsible in helping teacher with planning, organizing and directing all aspects of classroom services, and the school readiness initiative for children between the ages of 3-5 years old this includes but is not limited to lesson plans and activities that are suited to the developmental level of each child, promoting their social, emotional, intellectual and physical growth.

Must be 19.5 years of age or older.

Education/Experience: CDA, Associates, or Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education with experience teaching children ages 0-5, and one year related experience and/or training. Must be 21 years of age or older.

Certificates and Licenses: State-awarded certificate to teach in a preschool program; CDA, AA or BA in Early Childhood Education

The starting hourly wage for this position is between $10.73 and $12.74

ELIGIBLE FOR HIRING AND RETENTION BONUSES

Bauer Family Resources is a social service agency that values relationships as a foundation in creating brighter tomorrows by strengthening children and families today. Through partnering with our community, we come alongside our families to provide individualized opportunities of growth for all.

For job description, or to apply please visit: https://bauer.workbrightats.com/jobs/

Do you love working with children?

Come join our teaching team! Campus View Child Care Center is hiring Teachers’ Aides to work in our infant and toddler classrooms. Teachers’ Aides work under the supervision of the Lead Teachers providing high quality infant and toddler care. This position starts at $10.50 per hour, offers up to 29 hours each week, and is a year round position. Experience working with infants and toddlers required.

Campus View Child Care Center is a state licensed and nationally accredited infant and toddler program on the campus of IU and located within the Campus View Apartment Building. We enroll children six weeks through three years of age. Our program serves IU student, staff, and faculty families.

Note: The hours for the positions are:

7:30 AM – 12:00 PM Monday through Friday

12:00 PM – 5:30 PM Monday through Friday

12:00-3:00 PM Monday through Friday

To apply, please go to: https://go.iu.edu/3SKu

Growing Together Preschool in Mishawaka has an opening for a Preschool Instructional Assistant in their 3/4 Year Old Classroom. This position works approximately 25 hours per week and offers competitive pay.

Growing Together Preschool is an inclusive preschool set in the School City of Mishawaka system. Growing Together Preschool is looking for dependable, caring, team oriented individuals. Ideal candidates must be able to communicate effectively, follow state and school guidelines, be able to follow the High Scope curriculum, and most importantly like working with preschool aged children. Candidates must possess a high school diploma. Inquiries to this posting can be made here: School City of Mishawaka – Frontline Recruitment (applitrack.com)

Growing Together Preschool in Mishawaka has an opening for a Preschool Instructional Assistant in their 4/5 Year Old Classroom. This position works approximately 25 hours per week and offers competitive pay.

Growing Together Preschool is an inclusive preschool set in the School City of Mishawaka system. Growing Together Preschool is looking for dependable, caring, team oriented individuals. Ideal candidates must be able to communicate effectively, follow state and school guidelines, be able to follow the High Scope curriculum, and most importantly like working with preschool aged children. Candidates must possess a high school diploma. Inquiries to this posting can be made here: School City of Mishawaka – Frontline Recruitment (applitrack.com)

Brown County Schools in Nashville has openings for a Preschool Paraprofessional at their PK-4 Elementary School or the Brown County School Early Childhood Center.  This is a full-time position working 7.5 hours per day, 180 school days per year.  Brown County Schools offers a competitive wage and family health benefits.

SUMMARY

Under the direction of the classroom teacher, support and implement an appropriate instructional program to meet the individual needs of all students including those with disabilities and second language learning needs.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Under the direction of the classroom teacher, assist with planning, development, and implementation of instructional, behavioral, and therapeutic activities.
  2.  Maintain a professional relationship with all school personnel including teachers, administrators, and therapists.
  3. Make effective use of instruction materials and demonstrate effective methods of instruction to ensure that the individual student performance levels, needs, and abilities are addressed.
  4. Conduct oneself in a professional manner and maintain a positive image during the workday and at all work-related activities.
  5. Ability to work with students ranging in ability between 3-4 years of age.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education: High School Diploma or Equivalency, Childcare Development Associate (CDA) credential preferred. Experience: Minimum of one year of related experience is preferred. Other knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  1. Positive work ethic, well-organized, strong communication skills, basic technology skills, and flexibility to work with diverse students and staff.
  2. Ability to provide positive behavioral support to students in a group and in an individual setting.
  3. Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  4. Communication skills – ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, in writing and verbally.
  5. Interpersonal skills – cooperative, courteous, flexible, good-natured, and helpful.
  6. Effective work skills – conscientious, persistent, resourceful, productive, and active.
  7. Assist in the preparation of instructional materials for teaching and for display in the classroom.
  8. Under the direction of the classroom teacher, evaluate student performance using formal and informal assessment activities and measures.
  9. Lead small group activities consistent with stated expectations.
  10. Consistently implement universal precautions to assist with maintaining a healthy school environment, personal health, and the health of each student.
  11. Assist teachers in the implementation of classroom discipline, establishing a positive learning environment, and implementation of students’ behavior plans.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  1. Must have the use of sensory skills in order to effectively communicate and interact with students, other faculty, staff, and parents as normally defined by the ability to see, read, talk, hear, handle, or feel objects and controls.
  2. The position also entails significant walking, bending, standing, stooping, and possible physical interventions in order to maintain a safe learning environment
  3. Assignment may require the ability to physically move students or equipment weighing up to 50 lbs, position students in specialized equipment, and/or change diapers as needed.
  4. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential tasks.

To apply for this position please submit your resume by email to Debbie Harman at dharman@browncountyschools.com

Giving Tree Early Learning in Indianapolis has an opening for a Toddler Assistant Teacher. At Giving Tree Early Learning, you don’t just join a team of like-minded educators, you also join a family. We pride ourselves on our connections and support of each other professionally and personally. As an educator at Giving Tree, you will have the opportunity to explore your own personal journey within the Reggio Emilia philosophy and to create dialogue and growth with a team of professionals who truly have the best interest of the children at heart. The soul of our program is derived from the relationships we build with our families, children and colleagues. If you are looking for an opportunity to make a daily difference in the lives of children and thrive in an environment of reflection and spontaneity, then Giving Tree Early Learning may be a good fit for you!


Our program operates on a 180 day school calendar from August- May. All positions are salaried and are full time unless otherwise specified. The positions begin at 7:45 AM and the school day ends at 4:00 PM following our 3:30 PM dismissal. There may be periodic requirements outside of the school day that may include staff meetings, conferences, and family engagement events.

Requirements:

  • Must have a minimum of a CDA -OR- agree to begin a CDA program within 1 year of hire.
  • Must have a minimum of 2 years experience working within an early childhood program.
  • Be proficient with Google applications, Microsoft Office and basic technology.
  • Have strong communication skills
  • Be able to read and write English fluently.
  • Be open to the Reggio Emilia philosophy and to learn about Jewish traditions and customs.
  • Must be able to meet the physical demands of working with young children.
  • Possess an ability to collaborate and work across various classroom environments.
  • Have a passion for working with children and their families.
  • Comfortable independently seeking solutions and asking for help when needed.
  • Intrinsically motivated to grow professionally
  • Have basic knowledge about early childhood development and milestones for the classroom age.
  • Must utilize redirection and conflict resolution in the classroom.
  • Must complete annual CPR certification
  • Must submit to a fingerprinting/ background check, drug test and TB test per licensing regulations


Responsibilities:

Toddler Assistant Teachers are responsible for providing classroom support and to assist in the education of young children. The Toddler Assistant Teacher must be able to work collaboratively and independently when needed. Other responsibilities include attendance at staff meetings, 20+hours of professional development annually, and participation in collaborations and program wide events/environments. The Toddler Assistant Teacher is responsible for maintaining compliance with all licensing and regulatory standards including Paths to QUALITY, NAEYC Accreditation and Giving Tree Early Learning program standards.

 

Benefits:
Paid personal and sick days, optional vision/dental insurance, short-term disability, tuition discount for children enrolled in Giving Tree Early Learning, Referral Rewards program, salaried, summers off.

 

Applications and information can be found at www.givingtreehhai.org.

Grace Day Care in Lafayette has a full-time opening for an Teacher Assistant. This position reports to the Assistant Director and Lead Teacher.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Responsible for assisting assigned class and students. Teacher assistant will help maintain a safe, healthy environment as well as any tasks determined by the director, assistant director, or lead teacher. Interact effectively with children, parents, and fellow staff. Implement programs, policies, and licensing regulations of Grace Education Ministries. Responsible for assuring compliance with codes of all State and local governing contracting agencies.

PRIMARY OBJECTIVE:

Educate young children instilling values and manners

MAJOR AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITIES:

Classroom management, maintenance, dependable, and reliable

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Effectively assist lead teacher implementing a daily lesson plan.
  • Provides a developmentally appropriate classroom environment that reflects the children’s learning and growth.
  • Provide responsive care to all children by adapting daily caregiving routines and plans to the interests and needs of the individual child and the group.
  • Carry out activities such as snacks, lunch, naps, rest room, arts and crafts, language, music, science, and nature, lead group songs, finger plays, and stories with both large and small groups as assigned.
  • Teach and supervise a class of children.
  • Demonstrate cultural competency and respect for the child’s background by incorporating the cultural, linguistic and familial values and beliefs into the childcare program and lesson plans.
  • Communicate with parents, children, and staff competently.
  • Assist with completion of student evaluations and prepare developmental progress reports as needed.
  • Adapt to schedule changes, groups, etc.
  • Prepare materials and equipment for various activities.
  • Deal effectively with behavioral situations.
  • Provide a positive and supportive role model for the children and support staff always.
  • Make appropriate bulletin board displays.
  • Monitor the bathroom and playground as assigned.
  • Clean up after all meals and snacks.
  • Clean and maintain the classroom and classroom materials.
  • Keep the classroom neat, clean and clutter free.
  • Adhere to all policies stated in the personnel handbook.
  • Attend all required events such as staff meetings, open houses, church events, etc.
  • Show evidence of continued training in the early child development field.

SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Early Child Development knowledge and experience.
  • Knowledge in Developmental Appropriate Practices.
  • Knowledge of State Licensing and NAEYC Requirements and Standards.
  • Good communication, problem-solving, and priority setting skills as well as maintaining an overall positive and professional attitude /disposition.
  • Ability to use the computer to input developmental data.
  • Ability to effectively plan, organize and implement educational activities.
  • Ability to make decisions on behalf of children and protect their well-being.
  • Must be able to manage confidential information.
  • All employees, regardless of position, serve as role models for children and adolescents who are served by our agency. Therefore, each employee must always be emotionally stable and able to function effectively with children, adolescents, and adults who may have mental or behavioral health problems. The staff must be able to demonstrate appropriate daily behavior, appropriate expression of emotions, as well as appropriate role modeling. Hostility, aggression, and unnecessary or inappropriate physical actions as well as inappropriate emotional expression are not acceptable.

PHYSICAL EXPECTATIONS:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to:
  • Often required to stand and sit; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, bend, squat or crawl.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 30 pounds and in case of emergency a 40-pound child.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • May occasionally be required to drive a motor vehicle.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

Licensing Regulations, NAEYC Standards, Indiana Early Learning Foundations

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

High School diploma, a CDA is recommended, 1st Aide/CPR within 3 months of employment, Pre-employment screening, and certified 20-hour annual CEUs

WORK ENVIRONMENT:  Classroom

PAY:  TBD based on Education & Experience

For more information or to apply for this position please contact Anne Hough at gdc@lafgraceumc.org or apply online on their website at  Employment Information | Grace Education Ministries (gracedaycare.net).

Elka Child Education Center in Gary has two openings for Assistant Teacher positions.  They are specifically looking for a Assistant Teacher in their Infant Room and Toddler Classrooms. 

Your Arrival / Opening

  1. Arrive at least 5 minutes ahead of scheduled time to prepare for assigned area. In Smock or Elka Shirt (Elka Uniform).
  2. Inspect and prepare all areas for arrival of students.

CLASSROOM / ADJACENT AREA(s) SET-UP / PLANNED ACTIVITIES

  1. Entry and all areas set up according to Unit of Study for week.
  2. Set-up Assignment Form – all Learning Center areas completed with incorporated items by 9:00 am on Monday.
  3. Greet parents / students.
  4. Implementation of Opening including Elka Affirmation.
  5. Plan curriculum in detail for daily and weekly activities with Teacher Aide(s), Wednesdays.
  6. Have materials ready for the planned day’s activities, implementing the daily program with the assistance of Teacher’s Aides.
  7. All areas represented by student’s creativity. Rotation of representations according to Units of Study.
  8. Lesson Plans and planned activities incorporated daily.
  9. Lesson Plan Package submitted to Director on Thursdays by Noon Teacher.
  10. Keep Learning Areas / Walls neat and organized.
  11. Floors swept after each meal.
  12. Mopping and sanitizing bathrooms during the day as needed.
  13. When music is utilized, age-appropriate music is played.

STUDENTS

  1. Supervise and insure safety and well-being of the children at all times being alert for the needs / or problems of the children as individuals as they arrive / through our day and before departure.
  2. Handle discipline promptly and in accordance with State Policy.
  3. Report to Center Director any case of suspected child abuse or neglect.
  4. Document andy concerns / behaviors in the classroom “Observation Book”.
  5. Make sure all student’s items are labeled.
  6. Make sure all students have proper items including toothbrush/toothpaste. Keep weekly check for all items and send note home for requested items.
  7. Students are to have an initial assessment completed within two weeks of enrollment. Two year old classroom staff – review State info.
  8. New students must wear identification tag their first week.
  9. Identify any students for IEP.
  10. Keep file info up to date.
  11. Keep copies of all correspondences.
  12. Report to Directo any special needs or problems of individual children.
  13. Have a specific area to keep notes / receipts / calendars / etc. Make sure students receive all daily. If absent make sure the student receives the next day. If the student does not arrive the next day, inform Director so the parent can be contacted concerning notes/etc.

DOCUMENTS

  1. Conducted as required at point of entry
  2. Accurate and submitted on time to Office.
  3. Teacher Aides trained by Teacher
  4. Absense of Teacher, Aide is responsible.

MEALS

  1. Following all health/safety rules.
  2. Current menu posted / substitutes noted / students engaged in activities according to menu
  3. Sitting / eating and conversing with students
  4. Areas prepared in advance so each student can clear their items and proceed for handwashing and then an activity.

PARENTS

  1. Plan and involve parents in daily/weekly/monthly activities.
  2. Strategize and implement ways to get parent volunteers.
  3. Do not allow parent volunteers to sit. Get them involved.
  4. Parents must follow same health/safety rules as our staff.
  5. Parents cannot participate in food process unless they submit a current Food Handler’s Card. This includes Birthday Parties.
  6. Conduct individual conference with parents at least twice a year.

CLOSING

Teachers: Check Outlets / walls/ etc. Make sure food items are put away and stored properly.

Teacher Aides: Make sure chairs are clean and stacked. Make sure all tables, shelves, sinks are organized/clean.

Toys are put away.

Follow daily cleaning schedule. (Mats clean daily). Follow Friday cleaning schedule.

Above is expected and not limited to one individual and is also the responsibility of all for everything being clean and in order before you depart for the day.

WORKSHOPS/TRAININGS/STAFF MEETINGS

Attend

Meet required training hours

  • It is the responsibility of each Classroom Staff to know and implement daily: Elka Employee Handbook Info, State Rules & Regulations, Paths to Quality, Accreditation Requirements.
  • This job description does not exclude any additional information received from your Director and should there be additional received, is to be added in its proper place in Elka Requirmeent Binder.

To apply, email your resume to Gina Hill at elka.center@sbcglobal.net.

Elka Child Education Center in Gary has several openings for Lead Teacher positions.  They are specifically looking for a Lead Teacher in their Infant Room, Toddler and 2 Year old Classrooms. 

Your Arrival / Opening

  1. Arrive at least 5 minutes ahead of scheduled time to prepare for assigned area. In Smock or Elka Shirt (Elka Uniform).
  2. Inspect and prepare all areas for arrival of students.

CLASSROOM / ADJACENT AREA(s) SET-UP / PLANNED ACTIVITIES

  1. Entry and all areas set up according to Unit of Study for week.
  2. Set-up Assignment Form – all Learning Center areas completed with incorporated items by 9:00 am on Monday.
  3. Greet parents / students.
  4. Implementation of Opening including Elka Affirmation.
  5. Plan curriculum in detail for daily and weekly activities with Teacher Aide(s), Wednesdays.
  6. Have materials ready for the planned day’s activities, implementing the daily program with the assistance of Teacher’s Aides.
  7. All areas represented by student’s creativity. Rotation of representations according to Units of Study.
  8. Lesson Plans and planned activities incorporated daily.
  9. Lesson Plan Package submitted to Director on Thursdays by Noon Teacher.
  10. Keep Learning Areas / Walls neat and organized.
  11. Floors swept after each meal.
  12. Mopping and sanitizing bathrooms during the day as needed.
  13. When music is utilized, age-appropriate music is played.

STUDENTS

  1. Supervise and insure safety and well-being of the children at all times being alert for the needs / or problems of the children as individuals as they arrive / through our day and before departure.
  2. Handle discipline promptly and in accordance with State Policy.
  3. Report to Center Director any case of suspected child abuse or neglect.
  4. Document andy concerns / behaviors in the classroom “Observation Book”.
  5. Make sure all student’s items are labeled.
  6. Make sure all students have proper items including toothbrush/toothpaste. Keep weekly check for all items and send note home for requested items.
  7. Students are to have an initial assessment completed within two weeks of enrollment. Two year old classroom staff – review State info.
  8. New students must wear identification tag their first week.
  9. Identify any students for IEP.
  10. Keep file info up to date.
  11. Keep copies of all correspondences.
  12. Report to Directo any special needs or problems of individual children.
  13. Have a specific area to keep notes / receipts / calendars / etc. Make sure students receive all daily. If absent make sure the student receives the next day. If the student does not arrive the next day, inform Director so the parent can be contacted concerning notes/etc.

DOCUMENTS

  1. Conducted as required at point of entry
  2. Accurate and submitted on time to Office.
  3. Teacher Aides trained by Teacher
  4. Absense of Teacher, Aide is responsible.

MEALS

  1. Following all health/safety rules.
  2. Current menu posted / substitutes noted / students engaged in activities according to menu
  3. Sitting / eating and conversing with students
  4. Areas prepared in advance so each student can clear their items and proceed for handwashing and then an activity.

PARENTS

  1. Plan and involve parents in daily/weekly/monthly activities.
  2. Strategize and implement ways to get parent volunteers.
  3. Do not allow parent volunteers to sit. Get them involved.
  4. Parents must follow same health/safety rules as our staff.
  5. Parents cannot participate in food process unless they submit a current Food Handler’s Card. This includes Birthday Parties.
  6. Conduct individual conference with parents at least twice a year.

CLOSING

Teachers: Check Outlets / walls/ etc. Make sure food items are put away and stored properly.

Teacher Aides: Make sure chairs are clean and stacked. Make sure all tables, shelves, sinks are organized/clean.

Toys are put away.

Follow daily cleaning schedule. (Mats clean daily). Follow Friday cleaning schedule.

Above is expected and not limited to one individual and is also the responsibility of all for everything being clean and in order before you depart for the day.

WORKSHOPS/TRAININGS/STAFF MEETINGS

Attend

Meet required training hours

  • It is the responsibility of each Classroom Staff to know and implement daily: Elka Employee Handbook Info, State Rules & Regulations, Paths to Quality, Accreditation Requirements.
  • This job description does not exclude any additional information received from your Director and should there be additional received, is to be added in its proper place in Elka Requirmeent Binder.

To apply, email your resume to Gina Hill at elka.center@sbcglobal.net

Campus Center for Young Children at Arbor Ridge is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time position in our infant/waddler classroom. Qualified candidates will have a minimum of a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential; Associates Degree in ECE or related field is preferred. A minimum of 2 years of experience working in an infant setting is preferable. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age, be able to pass a 5 panel drug screen and national criminal history search.

This position is physically demanding and applicants must be able to lift up to 25 lbs. and get up and down on the floor with ease. Strong communication skills are a must, as are organizational skills. Qualified candidates will work well within a team, be flexible, reliable, and trustworthy.

CCYC at Arbor Ridge is a state-licensed, NAEYC accredited, PTQ level 4 early childhood program.

They seek to hire professionals who are dedicated to the field of early childhood and who seek long-term employment. CCYC is an equal opportunity employer.
Send a resume and cover letter to amberb@ccycgoshen.org.

CDI Head Start has an opening for a part-year full-time Assistant Teacher / Bus Driver in their Mooresville, Indiana location. This position reports to the Lead Teacher. The position has a starting pay of $9.03 – $12.09 (Pay with CDL: $11.58/hour- HS/GED; $12.09/hour CDA; $12.75/hour AA or higher).

This position works as part of a teaching team including the teacher/lead teacher in developing activities for preschool (Head Start) children to provide them with varied experiences and an appropriate learning environment. Furthermore, this position is also responsible for driving a bus (with a maximum of 18 kids with a Bus monitor) and ensuring the safe and efficient transport of children and parents/families between program activities and home and helping to keep the vehicle clean and in safe operating conditions at all times.

Minimum requirement is one of the following:

  • Have a HS/GED and be able to obtain your CDA credential within two years of being hired into the position; (CDI HS may assist with your cost to obtain your CDA if applicable)
  • A current Child Development Associate (CDA) credential;
  • An associate or baccalaureate degree (in any area); or
  • Be enrolled in a program leading to an associate or baccalaureate degree.

If you are hired without your CDL, you must meet the minimum qualifications of the Assistant Teacher AND be able to obtain your CDL with a School Bus and/or Passenger endorsement within three months of your start date. (CDI HS helps in your training for the school bus endorsement.)

Bilingual preferred.

CDI Head Start is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To apply for this position click here.

Wee Wisdom Nursery School & Child Care Center is a private preschool and child care center located in Muncie. They are not affiliated with any franchise and their programs are unique. The curriculum was designed by their director and produces exceptional results in the growth and development of young children.

Wee Wisdom Nursery School & Child Care Center is staffed with highly educated, enthusiastic caregivers and teachers. Their selection process is based upon educational transcripts, past experiences with children, teaching experience, exemplary references, and much more. They pride themselves in providing a consistency of staff, which results in a very low turnover rate. Wee Wisdom Nursery School & Child Care Center has an opening for a Lead Caregiver for 3 and 4 year olds.

Requirements include:

  • A current CDA
  • BA or BS in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education or Special Education.

Hours: Full-time

For more information or to schedule an appointment to apply for the position contact Angie Clark at (765)284-8605.

For more information about Wee Wisdom Nursery School & Child Care Center visit their website.

Beginnings Preschool and CHild Care First Baptist Church of Indianapolis has openings for a part-time Afternoon Assistant Teacher.

Position Summary:

Responsible for helping develop and implement ongoing developmentally appropriate activities that promote the cognitive, spiritual, physical, language, social and emotional development of each child enrolled in class in collaboration with the lead and/or co-teachers.

Essential Functions:

  • Arrive at scheduled time and be prepared for the day.
  • Check daily attendance and be aware of child count and ratios.
  • Participate in school calendar events – staff meetings, trainings, family events, etc.
  • Maintain a positive, well organized, loving and safe environment for all children and families.
  • Establish a positive relationship with each child and each child’s family and communicate daily activities and other pertinent information.
  • Support lead and co-teachers – be aware of lesson plans and help implement daily activities; observe children and communicate effectively with team.
  • Assist lead and co-teachers in maintaining records on each child’s progress and development.

Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED, CDA credential preferred, but not required.
  • Ability to relate positively to young children, families, and staff.
  • Willingness to learn about developmentally appropriate practices, Paths to QUALITY standards, the ASQ assessment and Conscious Discipline.
  • Demonstrate success in working as a member of a team including effective and strong communication skills (oral and written).
  • Additional qualifications are listed on the full job description.  See the link below.

Pay: Starting at $11.00 per hour; may increase based upon education and experience.

Hours: Part-time, Afternoons

For more information or to apply please contact  Jessie Pike at jpike@fbcindy.org

To read the full job description click here.

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BECA (Bethel Early Childhood Academy at Bethel UMC) is currently hiring for the Assistant Teacher position!

Associate degree, CDA certification (Child Development Associate) or equivalent and experience working with children preferred. Assistant Teachers help with activities, organizing, sanitizing toys and supplies, and supervising play and pick up time.

We are a registered ministry, CCDF approved and Paths to Quality provider. We are on the northwest side of Indy with easy access to I-65. Full and part time jobs available. Salary starting at $9 dependent upon education and experience. Apply via our Director at 317-293-1555 or email beca@bethelumc.info.

SUPPORT ROLES

Carmel and Clay Edu-Care Center in Carmel has an open Cook position. This is a full-time position with benefits with summers and holidays off.

Job Specifications:

This position entails being a full time employee who is paid at an hourly with an annual yearly raise in given in January.

Benefits are as follows:

  • six sick days per school year, which when not all used within the school
  • year (August to June), they may be carried over into the next school year.
  • Two snow days are paid for only when there is an official snow day closing call by the Superintendent of Carmel Clay Schools.
  • You are paid to attend the mandatory staff meetings and center events.
  • Registration for Educational workshop is paid for. Scheduled hours for most work weeks are 40 hours weekly.
  • The schedule of our closed days off (holidays and summers) are the same as the teacher’s schedule contracted schedule calendar days.
  • These are non-paid times for all Edu-Care employees.
  • All Edu-Care employees are hired in ona 30 day probationary period.

Job Qualifications:

  • 18 years of age to cook and help with children 1 year and older
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Physically able to lift 50 pounds
  • Be able to push a cart of food to and from the cafeteria to the center, this could include pushing it on carpet, tile flooring and up a ramp area.
  • Previous experience cooking for a large group
  • Previous experience working with children
  • Capable of meeting the physical demands of preparing food for large groups
  • Capable of meeting physical demands of the children
  • Must be able to help in all classrooms with all ages as needed.
  • Must be free from any allergy that would effect your performance as a teacher and interrupt the day to day operation of the center.
  • Successful completion of CPR and basic first aide
  • Demonstrate knowledge of universal precautions
  • Negative TB test
  • Submit criminal history affidavit (as required by the state and Carmel Clay Schools)
  • Relevant Training (workshops) or CDA Credential or relevant associate degree

Supervision:

Works under close supervision from the lead teacher and the Edu-Care Director. The cook is required to serve the food according to Nutritional guidelines and keep the kitchen clean. Creativity must be used in accomplishing this work.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  1. Collaborate with co-workers when meals time has to be adjusted due to field trip activities or special events.
  2. Communicate with all co-workers in how it relates to the day to day operation of the center and how it affects the parents and children.
  3. 3. Ability to relate well to pre-school children, age 6 weeks to 5 years old.
  4. 4. Demonstrates evidence of sufficient emotional and social
  5. maturity and stability to function responsibly in a crisis or
  6. stress situation.
  7. 5. Shows sensitivity to children’s individual needs and their nutritional needs it their diets are required to change due to health.
  8. 6. Dependability.
  9. 7. Valid driver’s license, if you are interested in part taking in any field trip and for getting supplies needed for the center.

Essential Task and Responsibilities:

  1. Read and understand the state guidelines on proportion size and food handling.
  2. Serves meals, snacks, milk, and juice as noted on the weekly menu.
  3. Sweep, clean up after all meals.
  4. Run dishwasher as many times during the day as needed.
  5. Keep counters, cabinets inside and out, stove, refrigerator, and microwave clean and free of spills.
  6. Keep food/supply cabinets organized.
  7. Plan and provide each teacher with a weekly menu, parents who request one.
  8. Work with parents who children have special diets related to their individual health needs. (A doctor note is required for diet changes lasting longer then 3 days).
  9. Post all diet changes of the individual children on the kitchen bulletin board.
  10. Label all food that is not for the use of the whole center. Such as special food brought in by parents for the special diets. Must have child’s name and date it was open. Also label food put in refrigerator and freezer that was once open and is planned to be reused. Have staff label all personal food.
    11. Clean out food after a week that is not labeled.
    12. Keep Director updated on the status of when ordering and purchasing supplies.
    13. Put away supplies as delivered
    14. Interacts with children in a positive developmentally appropriate way.
    15. Works cooperatively with other teachers
    16. Attends mandatory staff meetings, center events and workshop requested by the director.
    17. Pick up dishes and baby bottles from the classroom after all meals, bottles several times during the day. It is not required that the teachers bring their dirty dishes to the kitchen.
    18. Keep supplies in stock. Gloves, changing paper, paper towels, etc.
    19. Check with classroom daily to get a head count for all meals.
    20. Always make sure food is WARM. Reheat in over or microwave when needed. DO NOT SERVE FOOD COLD.
    21. Check with teachers to see if seconds are needed. All children should be offered seconds if food is available.
    22. Toddlers normally eat at 11:00 and the rest of the children eat at 11:30.
    23. Wash all dishes after each meal.
    24. Help with getting the laundry done.
    25. Morning snack is served at 9:30 for all classes. It will consist of the planned snack listed on the weekly menu with juice provided. Afternoon snack for everyone should be served at 2:30. This snack will have milk as the drink.
    26. Help with covering classrooms when short staff and for breaks.
    27. Help with decorations of the entry way and hall of the center.
    28. Check with the all classrooms when you have free time to see if the teachers need a restroom break, allow them to get supplies or do computer work.
    29. Check with Director or Lead teacher to see if any filing or office work is needed when you have free time.
    30. Collect attendance sheets from each classroom.
    31. Make sure all appliances are clean. Milk spills inside the refrigerator are cleaned up. (If there is an extra refrigerator then making sure that is clean of any spills.

Personal Responsibilities:

Appearance:

  1. Dresses appropriately.
  2. Is clean and well-groomed.

Personality:

  1. Is friendly, understanding, and helpful.
  2. Is cooperative.
  3. Has a positive attitude.
  4. Is courteous and tactful.
  5. Is emotionally stable.
  6. Exercises self-control.
  7. Is confident and self-assured.

Dependability

  1. Is trustworthy.
  2. Assumes and follows through on tasks.
  3. Attends work regularly.
  4. Arrives a little ahead of their work schedule to be ready to start at the schedule time.
  5. Provides advance notice of absence.

If you have questions or would like to apply, contact Karen Kosoglov at kkosoglo@ccs.k12.in.us.

Summary

The Curriculum Coach is responsible for supporting the staff in administering the IN Early Learning Foundations through an emergent, play based, Reggio-Inspired Curriculum. The Curriculum Coach will answer to the Board of Directors (Board) and the Board reserves the right to vote for a consensus on issues of concern regarding the operation of the school.

Duties

  • Assist Director in hiring new staff members
  • Work with Director in training all staff members
  • Work with Director with staff reviews
  • Create a working timeline of IN Early Learning Foundations across all class levels
  • Offer in-class support for staff members based on the IN Early Learning Foundations through Planning, Modeling, and Documentation
  • Ensures that teachers have access to appropriate classroom materials.
  • Provide classroom support so teachers can do student assessments throughout year
  • Work with Director to offer continuing education opportunities to staff
  • Provide Library support
  • Work with Director to obtain grants for curriculum and equipment to enhance classrooms
  • Work with Director to plan special events
  • Follow all program policies and state regulations

Requirements

  • Degree in Early Childhood or equivalent or a CDA
  • Significant experience with Reggio-Inspired curriculum and curriculum development
  • Strong understanding of child development.
  • Ability to work well with others and to foster a team environment.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Must clear full background check.
  • Must pass health screening and drug screening

About Us

TLC is a Reggio-inspired early learning program where we teach and prepare children through a Christ-centered curriculum that focuses on learning through play, observation, exploration and investigation. We encourage children to be independent and take a vital role in making choices about their learning. Here at TLC, the natural environment promotes learning and gives the children real-life and hands-on experiences.

Salary : $13,000 to $15,000/Yr
Minimum Education : Bachelor’s
Job Type : Part Time
Category : Education/Training
Minimum Experience : 2 Yrs
Location : Auburn, IN
Resumes can be sent to
TLC Early Learning
1801 N. Main St.
Auburn, IN 46706

Essential Functions

The duties identified below are the essential functions of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Engage families is program services and activities that promote school readiness, parenting skills, knowledge, and confidence.
  • Assist families in establishing and pursuing goals that enhance personal growth and connections to the community.
  • Organize events in response to family needs and interests.
  • Deliver relationship-based home visits and enrollment meetings that are responsive to family needs.
  • Provide families with resource information and referrals to agency and community support as needed.
  • Complete monthly reports, documentation, and track family progress.
  • Ensure compliance with Bauer policies, state licensing, and Head start Program performance standards
  • Attend twice-monthly staff meetings, monthly Professional Development Days, quarterly All-Agency meetings, and annual Pre-Service.
  • Bilingual preferred

Must be 19.5 years of age or older.

The starting hourly wage for this position is between $12.47 to $14.03

Education/Certification/Licensure:

  • High School Diploma and credential or certification in social work, human services, family services, counseling, or a related field within 18 months of hire
  • Valid Driver’s license
  • Bilingual preferred
  • 1-2 years previous experience required

Bauer Family Resources is a social service agency that values relationships as a foundation in creating brighter tomorrows by strengthening children and families today. Through partnering with our community, we come alongside our families to provide individualized opportunities of growth for all. For job description, or to apply please visit: https://bauer.workbrightats.com/jobs/

Bauer Family Resources in Lafayette, Indiana has an opening for a Child Development Specialist.

Position Summary:

Coordinates disability and mental health services for EHS and HS children. Offers mental health activities and facilitates mental health services for staff. Designs and implements strategies and activities to improve Kindergarten readiness in Preschool Community. Advises Professional Development and Inclusion Manager about related changes and updates for kindergarten experience.

Must be 21 years of age or older.

Required Experience: Minimum 2 years experience with Head Start experience preferred.

Educational Requirements: BA in Early Intervention, Early Childhood Education, or related degree.

The starting hourly wage for this position is between $14.04 and $15.81

Bauer Family Resources is a social service agency that values relationships as a foundation in creating brighter tomorrows by strengthening children and families today. Through partnering with our community, we come alongside our families to provide individualized opportunities of growth for all. For job description, or to apply please visit: https://bauer.workbrightats.com/jobs/

Description: Assist in providing a comprehensive food service program by performing the following duties.

  • Ensure all Head Start, CACFP, State Licensing, and NAEYC guidelines are met.
  • Cook food in quantities according to age, menu, and the number of persons to be served.
  • Ensure all food items are maintained at the proper temperature.
  • Serve meals to children in a classroom setting.
  • Assist with inventory and ordering of food and kitchen supplies
  • Assist with daily, weekly, and monthly cleaning schedules.
  • Complete assigned paperwork
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education/Experience: High school diploma or GED and one to three months of related experience and/or training.

Must be 19.5 years of age or older

The starting hourly wage for this position is between $10.00 and $11.16

Bauer Family Resources is a social service agency that values relationships as a foundation in creating brighter tomorrows by strengthening children and families today. Through partnering with our community, we come alongside our families to provide individualized opportunities of growth for all. For job description, or to apply please visit: https://bauer.workbrightats.com/jobs/

The Indiana University School of Education at IUPUI in Indianapolis is seeking a Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education (non-tenure track appointment) with strengths in teaching, leadership, and scholarship that are grounded in early childhood pedagogy and theories in urban settings. This position also includes the role as Program Coordinator for the Early Childhood program.

The School of Education at IUPUI is an urban-serving institution located in the heart of Indianapolis. Our school of education has approximately 30 full-time faculty, many of whom are actively engaged in teaching, scholarship of teaching, and research that focuses on social justice and anti-racist practices, partnerships with urban communities and schools, and critical perspectives in education.

Faculty in our teacher education programs are committed to preparing teachers to enact transformative practices in urban schools, to participate in field-based experiences that support our teacher candidates, and to contribute to the goal of diversifying the teacher workforce. Our Early Childhood program has two pathways- traditional undergraduate entry as well as students transferring with an associate’s degree who are seeking a baccalaureate degree and a teaching license in early childhood education (birth-age 8).

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as Program Coordinator for the Early Childhood Education Program. This role includes scheduling courses and instructors, coordinating student teaching placements, coordinating benchmark assessments, coordinating accreditation assessments as well as leading ongoing program development, innovation, and evaluation.
  • Teach early childhood courses that ground pre-service teachers in deep understanding of critical social justice pedagogy, human development, social-emotional learning, and urban communities within strong field-based experiences.
  • Support for and design of field experiences for pre-service teachers , including the potential to work with pre-service teachers over the course of their program in which they engage in increasingly sophisticated enactments of teaching that values students’ family, community and cultural practices in and out of school.
  • Lead mutually beneficial partnerships with local schools, including working with pre-service teachers, in-service teachers, families and community partners.
  • Engage in the scholarship of teaching.
  • Provide service to department, university, community, and professional organizations focused on advocacy, promotion and growth of the urban Early Childhood program.

Required Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in Education or Child Development with emphasis in one or more of these areas: Early Childhood Education, Curriculum Studies, or Urban/Multicultural Education. (ABD candidates will be considered.)
  • Capacity to teach undergraduate courses in Early Childhood Education program.
  • Critical pedagogy and scholarship addressing issues of power, privilege and empowerment and the ways these issues affect children, families and communities.
  • Expertise working with diverse and urban student populations in early childhood settings.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A minimum of three years of early childhood teaching experience (PK-3) in an urban setting.
  • Experience working with infants and toddlers, but also knowledge of children (birth to age five) in multiple contexts such as family child care, in home or center-based child care, Early Head Start/Head Start, and public school early childhood settings.
  • Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to urban issues.
  • Experience or interest in forming partnerships with urban schools to support prospective and practicing teachers in linguistically, culturally and economically diverse settings.
  • Experience or desire to work with diverse and/or underserved populations.
  • Strong methodological training in research and evidence of potential for an active research record.
  • A secondary area of expertise such as: literacy, mathematics, bi/multilingual education, special education, social studies, science.

Application: Interested candidates should submit: (a) letter of application (describing qualifications, experience, and teaching philosophy), (b) curriculum vita, (c) one sample syllabus of an early childhood course that the candidate taught, and (d) names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses for three professional references. All application materials must be submitted online at https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/10971

Application Deadline: Applications received by July 1, 2021 are assured full consideration. Screening of applications will continue until the position is filled. The starting date is August 1, 2021. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Direct questions about the position or program to Dr. Lasana Kazembe, Search Committee Chair, at lkazembe@iu.edu.

IUPUI is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Individuals who require accommodations to participate in the application process should notify Ashley Clemons at indysoe@iupui.edu with appropriate advance notice. We seek greater diversity in our faculty and welcome applications from People of Color, individuals with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and members of other underrepresented groups.

As the state’s premier urban research institution, IUPUI is committed to being a welcoming campus community that reflects and enacts the values of diversity, equity and inclusion that inform academic excellence. We seek candidates who will not only enhance our representational diversity but whose research, teaching, and community engagement efforts contribute to diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning and working environments for our students, staff, and faculty. IUPUI condemns racism in all its forms and has taken an anti-racist stance that moves beyond mere statements to interrogating its policies, procedures, and practices. We hope to identify individuals who will assist in our mission to dismantle racism so that everyone has the opportunity to succeed at IUPUI.

Wheeler Mission has a full-time position open for a Revive Kids Worker.  This position is responsible for supporting the work of the lead teachers in various classrooms in the Revive Program at Wheeler’s Center for Women & Children (CWC).

Qualifications: 

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies to perform the essential functions of this position. 

  1. Possess a sincere love of Christ and maintain a Christian walk that is evident of that love.  Individuals must be willing to sign and adhere to the WM Statement of Faith. 
  2. Dependability – consistently at work and on time, reports to all scheduled shifts, follows instructions, responds to management direction and solicits feedback to improve personal performance, and completes tasks in a timely and accurate manner.
  3. Be flexible and able to work with women experiencing homelessness from various backgrounds and at different skill levels.

Essential Requirements:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  1. The Revive Kids Worker is responsible for supporting a program to meet the needs of the children served by the CWC in a way that is Christ-Centered, strengths-focused, grace-based, and trauma-informed.
  2. The Revive Kids Worker is responsible for working directly with CWC children in age-appropriate activities.
  3. The Revive Kids Worker will ensure that the children in the child care are taught the basics of early childhood education in accordance with best-practice standards and incorporate sensory integration techniques. 
  4. Revive Kids Worker will provide a daily email to Revive Kids staff outlining the events of the day.
  5. The Revive Kids Worker will adhere to all Indiana Code, WM, and CWC policies and procedures.
  6. The Revive Kids Worker will participate in staff meetings; meet with the Revive Kids Team Lead and the Revive Program Director, as requested.
  7. The Revive Kids Worker may be asked at the discretion of the CWC Director or Family Services Program Director to perform other duties.

Work Environment:

The Revive Kids Worker will work with children and families experiencing homelessness, poverty, domestic violence, parents with addictions, or other difficult situations.  The Revive Kids classroom is located in a building that provides emergency and long-term shelter to homeless women from the community.  Activities with the children’s groups may be conducted both inside and outside of the building in different seasons.

Physical Demands:

To perform the essential job functions of the Revive Kids Worker position, a candidate must be capable of performing many physical functions including:

  1. Be able to read, write, and interpret written documents
  2. Communicate effectively and clearly with children, parents, coworkers, and volunteers
  3. Lift a 10 – 30-pound child, using all safety precautions
  4. Stand, sit, walk, bend, kneel, reach, and play with infants, toddlers, or young children for long periods of time
  5. Conduct activities both indoors and outdoors in warm or cool temperatures

Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.  Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice at the discretion of the employer (WM).

Required Education and Experience:

  • Must have a minimum of a high school diploma or GED
  • Must have at least 1 year of experience working with young children

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Experience working with children in a homeless shelter, school, or family-recovery setting

Background Investigation and Drug Testing:

  1. After a “conditional offer of employment” is made, the individual must pass a background investigation which includes a consumer credit investigative report.
  2. Wheeler Mission Ministries has a mandatory drug testing policy for all new employees. The successful applicant must submit to and pass a drug and/or alcohol test. This drug and/or alcohol testing may occur any time after the applicant receives a conditional offer of employment.  All employees must sign and adhere to WM Drugs and Alcohol policy and remain free from addiction to drugs or alcohol.

Statement of Conflict of Interest/Confidentiality

This position requires both a conflict of interest statement and a confidentiality statement.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

The Revive Kids Worker may be responsible for watching over volunteer groups who work with the Revive Kids Program.

Expected Hours of Work:

The full-time Revive Kids Worker is expected to work 40 hours per week.  Shifts will vary Monday through Friday.  

Travel:

Rare travel may be required for field trips with the children in the Revive Kids program.

To apply click here.

Wheeler Mission Ministries is a 501 (c)3, charitable, non-profit, Christian organization.  As such, we exercise our legal rights as it relates to discrimination because of an exemption from the prohibitions contained in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended (1991), concerning religious discrimination in employment.  It is the policy of Wheeler Mission Ministries to grant equal opportunities for employment to all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, ancestry, age, gender, national origin, disability, veteran status, military service, or any other legally protected status. 

Lake Ridge Head Start has is looking to fill the Family Support Specialist/Administrative Assistant position in their Calumet Township (Lake County) location.

If you have questions about the position or to apply, contact Sandy Sweeney at 219.989.7823.

The Indiana State Department of Health has an opening for a Communication Specialist in the Maternal and Child Health division. This is a contract position.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Provide care coordination for families, researches most appropriate resources, provides education and information on development, behavior management and services, and provides advocacy and follow-up as needed
  • Requires efficiency to handle the volume of incoming calls received on a daily basis.
  • Ability to make and take a numerous amount of calls helping navigate families with resources and referrals within the maternal and child life cycle, accurately and thoroughly using multiple intake screening processes.
  • Assess caller/client situation and enters accurate data on all calls
  • Ability to follow-up with all clients engaged in the system, to ensure that quality is achieved.
  • Assist with caller data reports
  • Complete screening and referral services for eligible, pregnant women
  • See full job description for additional responsibilities.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Social Work, Information Technology, Education, Special Education, Home Visiting or related health or human services field.
  • Excellent communication and listening skills with logical thinking, good judgement and ability to maintain composure in stressful situations.
  • Able to work independently and under pressure with tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Able to multitask, prioritize and be flexible.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office including Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel and SharePoint.
  • Bilingual, English/Spanish is highly desirable.
  • See full job description for additional requirements.

To view the full job description click here.

For questions or to apply for the position, please contact Shannon Garrity at sgarrity@isdh.in.gov.

The Family Connection of St. Joseph County, Inc. is looking for individuals to do a variety of classroom quality assessments in infant/toddler, preschool and/or elementary classrooms.Assessors work with a local team in conducting assessments with the goal of helping teachers improve quality in their early childhood classrooms. Assessments include the Early Language and Literacy Classroom Observation (ELLCO), HighScope’s Program Quality Assessment (PQA) for preschool, program and infant/toddler classes, and the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) for infant, toddler, preschool (PreK) and elementary (K-3, Upper El) classrooms.

Assessors would:

  • Receive training in the assessments they will be conducting
  • Make appointments with programs
  • Conduct assessments in classrooms
  • Score assessments
  • Provide a written report
  • Obtain/maintain assessor reliability where applicable

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BA in Early Childhood or Elementary Education or BA with early childhood coursework.
  • Teaching experience in early childhood and/or elementary.
  • Knowledge of HighScope curriculum preferred for preschool assessors.
  • Knowledge of Responsive Classroom curriculum preferred for elementary assessors.
  • Strong writing skills.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Dependability extremely important.
  • Have own reliable transportation.

The Assessor position is part-time (paid per completed assessment) and, following the school year calendar, is seasonal work.

Please email a current resume and cover letter to: stephanie@famconn.org

Position Description: Family Connection of St. Joseph County Classroom Assessor(s)

ECE Professional needed on Indy’s Southeast Side for a High Quality In-Home Childcare heavily focused on Authentic Play as it relates to Art, Literature, Language Development, Science, Math, and Social Emotional Empowerment. Our program has been in service to young children and their families since 2009.

Starting Salary $600 weekly with potential for increases with educational goals, commitment to authentic play and development, and enrollment outcomes met and maintained.

We seek to fill this position with a dedicated professional excited to serve young children, interested in learning about early brain development, and a desire to gain valuable working experience in an authentic play environment.

We are looking for someone that understands the gravity of the position, and the needs of the children. Someone that will play and engage with our young learners, build close relationships with them, and seek to make their learning full of play and wonder. We are seeking a superstar that wishes to ignite the spark for learning that is already present in young children!

Base Requirements:

  • Minimum age 21
  • Previous experience with young children in a licensed childcare setting
  • HSD/GED, CDA or Associate Degree Preferred
  • Basic ECE Training as required by State Foundations, Child Abuse Prevention, Health & Safety 4 Modules, Safe Sleep, CPR/First Aid/Universal Precautions
  • Serious commitment to Continue Education in Early Childhood Studies (TEACH Scholarship Access Sponsored, Salary will reflect Degree Achievements)
  • Clean Background, Clean Drug Screen, TB, and Physical
  • Dependable, with reliable transportation.

Job Duties will include, but not be limited to:

  • Opening promptly at 7 am Monday – Friday. Typically, off by 4 pm,
  • Interacting and engaging families upon arrival and departure and connecting with them via photos of their children learning.
  • Following a Daily Schedule, and Play Plan Set by LOVE’s Curriculum Director.
  • Preparing and serving Food as scheduled, and in compliance with the Child & Adult Care Food Program, and in compliance with Paths to Quality Standards Level 3 and 4
  • Organizing, storing, and preserving food supplies to save, or reduce food cost.
  • Preparing and maintaining a healthy and clean environment for young children to play, explore and discover peacefully.
  • Patience, and Understanding as our program typically serves children challenged with extreme life changes, and challenges.
  • Following a Potty-Training Plan set by LOVE’s Curriculum Director with Body Positive Mindset to empower confidence in healthy self-care routines.
  • Cleaning and Sanitizing All Spaces and Toys as recommended and compliant by the State for a Healthy environment.
  • Ability to report Food Attendance, CCDF swipes, Injury, or suspected abuse accurately, and appropriately.
  • Observing, documenting, and report behavior as it relates to the development of each child to their fullest potential.
  • Allowing children to create their own Art using a variety of tools, including recyclables, paint, paper, loose parts, mud, clay, dough, water, glue, scissors, etc.
  • Organization and maintenance of classroom, toys, art supplies, and facility supplies
  • Prepare and teach in the outside classroom. The right teacher will be ready for all types of weather, will dig soil, find worms, & plant seeds alongside the children.
  • Ability to refer, or guide families to information and resources that will help stabilize the children’s lives.
  • Most importantly, Must be dependable, and truly excited about ensuring young children’s access to high quality learning opportunities valuing education.

Interested applicants send resume to: Lovestaffing@outlook.com

More information: www.facebook.com/LYCCearlylearning and loveyourchildcare.com

Early Learning Indiana has a full time Senior Manager, Network Initiatives position available

Job Description

The Senior Manager, Network Initiatives manages the work of the Child Care Resource and Referral Central Office (CCRRCO) – working in close partnership with the state of Indiana’s Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning (OECOSL) – to provide direction, support, and resources to the Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) Network. The Senior Manager will execute initiatives, including direct responsibility for the creation of resources and content designed to strengthen the CCR&R Network’s work of connecting families to quality care, supporting providers, building capacity and engaging community leaders as advocates for high-quality, affordable early care and education.

An individual must have the following education and/or experience:

  • A bachelor’s degree in a related field. Direct experience with or serving within a Child Care Resource and Referral agency highly desired. Family and/or provider engagement experience a plus.

 

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