Madison College Child & Family Center

Co-Teacher: Child Care & Dev Specialist - Madison College

Reference ID : 11191
Location : Madison, WI
Category : Education/Training
Job Type : Part Time



Madison College is seeking motivated and engaged teacher candidates who share a willingness to collaborate with other teachers, college students and young children. The ideal candidate will demonstrate excellent communication skills and the ability to provide for the learning and social-emotional needs of young children. If you are looking for a fulfilling career that will make you a part of a dynamic and collaborative team, apply now!

Madison College's dedication to promoting diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion is reflected in our Mission, Vision, and Values. Hiring an inclusive workforce that mirrors our student population is more than just a commitment at Madison College-it is the foundation of what we are striving to do. Come be part of our great team!

The Child Care & Development Specialist is responsible for co-planning and implementing developmentally appropriate lessons and child assessments, and maintaining a safe & nurturing environment, in a child care education program for children 2 - 5 years of age at the College's Child and Family Center. The Specialist may supervise the work (as assigned) of student staff, work study students, student interns, and student teachers. This Specialist also prepares and leads assigned parent/teacher conferences.

This is a part-time ($19.02/hr), 25 hours per week, 38 weeks per year position, with possible 12 month assignment. Monday - Friday between the core hours of 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., some flexibility in the scheduled times may be required from one semester to the next, depending upon enrollments.

Interested applicants must apply through the Madison College website:

This posting may be used to fill similar vacancies that occur within six months of the closing date.


Summary of duties (full job description available on College website: )

*Co-plans and implements developmentally appropriate learning and socialization activities for young children in assigned classroom (2-3yr olds or 3-5yr olds).

*Co-creates and supports an early childhood classroom environment conducive to children's growth and development. Provides for the needs of the individual child in relationship to his/her cultural and socio-economic background, emotional and physical make-up, and individual style and pace of learning

*Maintains accurate and ongoing child assessment information and documentation for use in lesson planning and parent communication.

*Communicates with parents, through informal communication, newsletters, and formal conferences, for the purposes of exchanging information with them about their children's lives at the center and at home, and maintaining positive rapport. Prepares and conducts assigned parent/teacher conferences at least 2x/year.

*Works cooperatively with other staff, as evidenced by exchanging ideas, information, feedback and support. As assigned, guides and evaluates the daily work activities of student staff, work study students, and student teachers/interns.

* Maintains compliance with all regulatory requirements including State Licensing Requirements, City Accreditation Standards, USDA Food Program Regulations, WI Early Learning Standards, and Center/College policies.


*Associate degree or 2-year technical certificate in child development, early childhood education, or related field

*Thorough understanding of WI Child Care Licensing Standards and WI Early Learning Standards.

*Meets requirements of WI Licensing Rules for Group Child Care Centers (DCF 251) for physical exam, TB skin test, and criminal background check both upon hire and on ongoing basis. Achieve within 3 months and maintain current certification in first aid and CPR.

*Knowledge and consistent implementation of appropriate child guidance techniques.

*Skill in communicating effectively and professionally, both orally and in writing.

*Demonstrated skill in communications and human relations with populations of diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds and persons with disabilities.

*Participation in in-service, conferences and workshops to continue to grow and develop in the child care space, maintaining a minimum of 25 eligible continuing education hours annually.

*Physical stamina and ability to lift 50 pounds minimum.

*At least 2 years experience as an assistant teacher in early care and education environment

*WI Early Childhood Registry as Child Care Teacher or higher; or ability to secure within 6mo

Nice To Haves

- At least 2 years experience as a lead teacher in early care and education environment

-Experience in City of Madison Accredited and/or nationally accredited early childhood environment.

-Experience with Teaching Strategies Creative Curriculum and/or GOLD Assessment

- Demonstrated Skill in using anecdotal observations for planning and implementing a developmentally appropriate, play-based early childhood curriculum.

- Bilingual English/Spanish


Learn More about Madison College:

We're proud to offer our employees outstanding benefits and competitive wages. Employees may be eligible for the following benefits:

  • Paid holidays*
  • Participation in the Wisconsin Retirement System*+
  • Professional development
  • Discounted Madison College tuition*+

*Part-time non-faculty staff (PSRP) benefits, employer contribution may vary

See also: for additional benefits.

Salary : $19.02 to $21/Hr
Minimum Education : Associate
Job Type : Part Time
Category : Education/Training
Minimum Experience : 2 Yrs
Location : Madison, WI

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