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The Campus Child Center at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UWL) seeks candidates to join the Child Center’s team and serve as Lead Toddler Teacher for a group of two-year-old children. This person must be committed to supporting the mission of the Campus Child Center by working collaboratively with colleagues to design and implement an inclusive and supportive curriculum based on the interest and needs of children ranging in age one to five; to assist in the day-to-day maintenance of the center facility; to provide orientation and training for student staff and parent education to families served; to assist in administrative responsibilities as they relate to billing and scheduling systems and licensing, accreditation and food service regulations; and to learn, uphold, and follow all of the state licensing and national accreditation regulations stipulated for group child care.
The successful candidate will monitor the physical safety and well-being of the children in the program’s care; promote the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive growth and development of each child in the program’s care with special emphasis placed on any children needing intervention services; assist in planning and implementing age-appropriate small group concept development activities and learning center activities; prepare and implement large group music and story sessions; and will assist the lead teaching staff in the authentic assessment of the growth and development of the children served.
The successful candidate will attend and have input in staff meetings; assist in the development of long-range plans for the improvement of services; assist colleagues in keeping the Center in compliance with all state licensing requirements and national accreditation standards; and help accomplish routine tasks with regard to health and safety of the children and the maintenance of the program in accordance with local, state, and national regulations and standards.
The successful candidate will assist the Center Director with the daily attendance/ billing/scheduling system as needed; assist the Center Director and Lead Teaching staff in the completion of assessment measures related to maintenance of national accreditation standards; and assist the Center Director with completion of forms, reports, and data collection related to the USDA food service program.
The successful candidate will provide information to families concerning center policies, upcoming events and deadlines, and any relevant information concerning their child(ren); initiate communication with families, keeping lines of daily communication with families open and effective; assist in formal parent education efforts; and act as a responsible representative of Campus Child Center on our campus and in our community.
The successful candidate will assist student workers in their work with the children and supervise this work and make suggestions and changes as needed; help with the orientation and training of new staff, and in particular, that of student staff; and assist with the supervision of field study and clinical students, providing feedback for improvement on a regular basis and completing all necessary written assessments as required for the field study.
The successful candidate will complete continuing education requirements as established by state regulations and maintain a record of completion and maintain infant/child CPR/AED/First Aid training.
Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education
Demonstrate a strong commitment to creating an inclusive, supportive, age-appropriate learning environment for the children served.
One year experience in an early childhood setting.
Previous experience in a nationally accredited early childhood setting.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Demonstrate experience working in a team environment.
Display an appreciation of the role families play in a child’s development.
Value the importance of play in child development.
Candidates interested in the Lead Toddler Teacher position will be required to apply online and upload a cover letter, resume, and reference contact information for 3 professional references (name, title, email address and telephone number). All inquiries regarding the position should be directed to Dawn Hays, Director of Campus Child Center at firstname.lastname@example.org. The anticipated start date for this position is August 1, 2019. Priority consideration will be given to those who apply by the first review date of June 10, 2019
Note: Electronic submission of application materials is required. For additional information about this position and to apply, please visit https://employment.uwlax.edu
Please contact the Search and Screen Chair if you have a special need/accommodation to aid your participation in our hiring process.
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UW–La Crosse) provides a challenging, dynamic, and diverse learning environment in which the entire university community is fully engaged in supporting student success. Grounded in the liberal arts, UW-La Crosse fosters curiosity and life-long learning through collaboration, innovation, and the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. Acknowledging and respecting the contributions of all, UW-La Crosse is a regional academic and cultural center that prepares students to take their place in a constantly changing world community.
UW-La Crosse's diversity and inclusion efforts are guided by our adherence to Inclusive Excellence. We define Inclusive Excellence as “... our active, intentional and ongoing commitment to bridge differences with understanding and respect so all can thrive." The goals of Inclusive Excellence are to increase the retention of diverse faculty, staff and students while encouraging a campus climate that is inviting and welcoming to all. UW-La Crosse strives to promote acceptance of all facets of diversity from racial/ethnic diversity to diversity of thought and experience. UW-La Crosse ranks 6th nationally among the Top LGBTQ-Friendly Colleges for 2018-19 by AffordableCollegesOnline.org (ACO).
For more than a decade UW-La Crosse has been named one of Kiplinger’s 100 Best Values in Public Universities and has appeared prominently on the U.S. News & World Report list of “America’s Best Colleges” for more than 15 years, and is ranked #4 on its list of the Best Regional Public Universities in the Midwest.
With a student population of roughly 10,500, the university offers 91 undergraduate programs, 21 graduate programs, and 2 doctoral programs in the following colleges: Liberal Studies, Science and Health, and Business Administration, including the School of Arts & Communication and the School of Education, Professional and Continuing Education. There are over 600 full-time faculty and instructional academic staff, 75 percent of whom hold terminal degrees. UW-La Crosse boasts a retention rate (freshmen returning as sophomores) of 83 percent, graduation rate (degree within six years) of 70 percent, and is among only 12 institutions cited nationally by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for its success in linking campus culture and university leadership to outstanding graduation rates.
UW-La Crosse’s strategic plan Sustaining Excellence continues to move our community forward through its four pillars: increasing community engagement, achieving excellence through equity and diversity, investing in our people, and advancing transformational education. More information about the ongoing work of Sustaining Excellence is available at www.uwlax.edu/info/strategic-plan.
The UW-La Crosse campus is nestled in a residential area of the City of La Crosse (pop. 52,000) located in western Wisconsin. The area, known as the 7 Rivers Region, is famous for its exceptional natural beauty which includes the Mississippi River on one side, majestic bluffs on the other, and views of rolling farmland and forested valleys in between. Abundant water, woodlands and varying terrain provide ample opportunities for year-round outdoor recreation. Only a couple of hours from Minneapolis or Madison, La Crosse enjoys the affordability and charm of small town living with larger city benefits. Three colleges, two world-class medical institutions, the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, a restored nineteenth century downtown business district, and a number of galleries and art centers have made La Crosse a regional center for culture, entertainment, medical care, shopping, sports and recreation.
UW-La Crosse is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We strive to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool, and we encourage applications from persons with varied backgrounds and perspectives. In support of the Wisconsin Veteran Employment Initiative we encourage veterans and veterans with disabilities to explore employment opportunities at UW-La Crosse.
As a prospective UW-La Crosse employee, you have a right to obtain a copy of campus safety and security information (Clery Act) for this institution. You may review this information at http://www.uwlax.edu/Police/Annual-Security-Report/.
Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment. A pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, UW-La Crosse does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UWL) provides a challenging, dynamic, and diverse learning environment in which the entire university community is fully engaged in supporting student success. Grounded in the liberal arts, UWL fosters curiosity and life-long learning through collaboration, innovation, and the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. Acknowledging and respecting the contributions of all, UWL is a regional academic and cultural center that prepares students to take their place in a constantly changing world community.
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