Big Oak Child Care Center

Full Time Float Teacher

Reference ID : 18614
Location : Madison, WI
Category : Education/Training
Job Type : Full Time



Big Oak is an example in Madison and beyond for high quality, community-based, and progressive early childhood education. Big Oak is Youngstar rated 5 out of 5 stars, state licensed and city accredited.

We are seeking loving and professional people to join our talented team.

As a Float Teacher, hours can be around 40 hours per week depending on your schedule. The Float moves around from room to room helping as needed. Floats are assistants in the rooms, and engage at the child's level, while also assisting teacher with their needs.

Philosophy Statement and Values: Big Oak recognizes the importance of play in the learning process for young children. Play is the basis for learning in our programs. Big Oak works to empower children, promote individuality, and develop strong partnerships with families while creating an environment that helps young children attain physical, cognitive, social, and emotional achievements, preparing them for the next step in life.

Each child brings to Big Oak a history of life experience and cultural heritage. Partnerships between families and the Center are essential to the growth and development of the individual child. We strive to create and promote these strong partnerships with families and create a sense of community that is thoughtful, warm and compassionate.

Please note that this position would be part-time and will transition to full-time as the state reaches "Badger Bounce Back Stage 1" and we are able to operate at full capacity.


  • Model and promote the mission, vision, and philosophy and values
  • Work collaboratively with co-teachers, lead teacher and program coordinator
  • Be able to lift a minimum of 25 pounds
  • Engage children at eye-level, play, and work one-on-one with children
  • Facilitate conflict resolution on a developmentally appropriate level
  • Acknowledge, respect, and meet children and family's individual needs
  • Utilize developmentally appropriate classroom expectations and behavior modification strategies
  • Communicate with parents/guardians on a daily basis
  • Supervise the health and safety of the children
  • Maintain constant supervision of the children in care


  • A certificate from The Registry indicating that the person is qualified to work as an Assistant Teacher

Nice To Haves


Big Oak Child Care Center offers a competitive compensation package with excellent benefits, including health, dental, life insurance, 401k, paid time off, and discounted childcare.

Big Oak is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, military or veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.

  • Paid time off
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Healthcare spending or reimbursement accounts such as HSAs or FSAs
  • Other types of insurance
  • Retirement benefits or accounts
  • Child Care benefits
  • Commuting/travel assistance
  • Parental leave
  • Hourly wage commensurate with training and experience

Salary : $13 to $14.50/Hr
Minimum Education : High School or Equivalent
Job Type : Full Time
Category : Education/Training
Minimum Experience : None
Location : Madison, WI

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