Joining CLP means joining a supportive and professional work environment. CLP is committed to providing a nurturing environment that supports the emotional, social, physical and cognitive development of all children. We work together with families to create a community that empowers children by instilling a positive sense of self, empathy toward others and an appreciation for diversity.
Our Program benefits from a play based High/Scope curriculum. Teachers plan their own classrooms individual weekly lesson plans including incorporating our downtown neighborhood, the library, Capitol lawn and neighboring museums with guidance and training from an in-house curriculum coordinator. Children and staff alike have fun while working and learning. Programming also includes music and movement classes for all ages, Spanish and gymnastics for preschoolers. Meals are served family style with a focus on food that is prepared from scratch and fresh, sourcing from our on-sight garden when possible. Classrooms often benefit from support staff reducing staff to child ratios as well as smaller group sizes.
Candidates must have a bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education or Elementary Education and a DPI certification in ECE.
Priority will be given to candidates with at least a year of teaching experience and a familiarity with HighScope.
CLP offers opportunities for professional growth and advancement within the Program. Staff compensation includes personal and vacation time, comprehensive health and dental insurance, short and long term disability, employer matched retirement plan, meals and discounted child care rates. Wages are based on years of ECE classroom experience and education.