Instruction

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Education & Testing

Teacher

  • For a preschool classroom, a minimum of an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field with 30 quarter credits of Early Childhood Education (required within 3 years of hire date)
  • For a birth – toddler classroom, a Child Development Associate credential with an infant/toddler endorsement
  • Job-related experience
  • Criminal justice fingerprint clearance

Teacher Assistant

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Either enrolled in or willing to enroll in a program leading to a CDA or an AA in Early Childhood
  • Job-related experience
  • Criminal justice fingerprint clearance

Center Support Aide

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Job-related experience desired

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Necessary Knowledge

  • Understand child development and age appropriate activities
  • Perform basic math
  • Speak English and write with correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation
  • Adhere to safety practices and procedures

Desirable Knowledge

  • Speak more than one language
  • Understand comprehensive early childhood program
  • Criminal justice fingerprint clearance

Basic Skills

  • Attend to detail
  • Adapt
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Keep records

Social Skills

  • Work on a team
  • Show compassion and empathy
  • Interact appropriately with children and families

Verbal Skills

  • Communicate orally and in writing
  • Listen to and understand what people say

Ideas and Logic

  • Take initiative to solve problems
  • Prioritize work load
  • Work independently, following established guidelines

Physical Requirements

  • 15% sitting, 35% walking, 50% standing
  • Lifting/carrying/pushing/kneeling
  • Stoop/crouch/crawl
  • Reach/handle
  • The job is performed under conditions with some exposure to risk of injury and/or illness

Desired Characteristics

  • Dependable
  • Self-regulating
  • Stress-tolerant
  • Patient
  • Willing to learn
  • Honest
  • Cooperative
  • Flexible
  • Experience working with birth to 5-year-old children

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Pay

  • Teacher range: $14.39 – $15.88 per hour
  • Teacher Assistant range: $11.76 – $12.30 per hour
  • Center Support Aide: $11.50 per hour

Benefits

  • State retirement benefits
  • Health insurance (for staff who work 30 or more hours per week)
  • Dental insurance (for staff who work 20 or more hours per week)
  • First Choice Employee Assistance Programs
  • Paid leave (for those who work 210 days per year or more)
  • Financial assistance for continued education

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