This position is a full-time 100% appointment. The primary responsibly of a UCLCC teacher is to effectively assist in utilizing evaluations and assessments to plan, coordinate, and implement a developmentally appropriate learning experience, while supporting children's social and emotional needs. Teachers are responsible for general supervision, classroom management, and overall safety. In addition to comprehensive classroom responsibilities; teachers are responsible for clerical duties, and engaging in administrative support. Teachers report directly to the UCLCC Director. The applicant needs to be able to physically work with young children. This would include bending, kneeling, reaching, sitting/standing on the floor, and lifting children when necessary
- Arrange indoor or outdoor space to facilitate creative play, motor-skill activities, or safety.
- Attend to children's basic needs by feeding them, dressing them, or changing their diapers.
- Communicate nonverbally with children to provide them with comfort, encouragement, or positive reinforcement.
- Confer with parents, guardians, teachers, counselors, or administrators to resolve students' behavioral or academic problems.
- Develop individual educational plans (IEPs) designed to promote students' educational, physical, or social development.
- Develop or implement strategies to meet the needs of students with a variety of disabilities.
- Employ special educational strategies or techniques during instruction to improve the development of sensory- and perceptual-motor skills, language, cognition, or memory.
- Encourage students to explore learning opportunities or persevere with challenging tasks to prepare them for later grades.
- Establish and communicate clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects to students, parents, or guardians.
- Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among students.
- Instruct and monitor students in the use and care of equipment or materials to prevent injuries and damage.
- Modify the general preschool curriculum for special-needs students.
- Monitor teachers or teacher assistants to ensure adherence to special education program requirements.
- Observe and evaluate students' performance, behavior, social development, and physical health.
- Organize and supervise games or other recreational activities to promote physical, mental, or social development.
- Plan and supervise experiential learning activities, such as class projects, field trips, or demonstrations.
- Prepare classrooms with a variety of materials or resources for children to explore, manipulate, or use in learning activities or imaginative play.
- Prepare objectives, outlines, or other materials for courses of study, following curriculum guidelines or requirements.
- Present information in audio-visual or interactive formats, using computers, television, audio-visual aids, or other equipment, materials, or technologies.
- Read books to entire classes or to small groups.
- Serve meals or snacks in accordance with nutritional guidelines.
- Teach basic skills, such as color, shape, number and letter recognition, personal hygiene, or social skills, to preschool students with special needs.
- Teach socially acceptable behavior, employing techniques such as behavior modification or positive reinforcement.
- Teach students personal development skills, such as goal setting, independence, or self-advocacy.
- Administer tests to help determine children's developmental levels, needs, or potential.
- Attend professional meetings, educational conferences, or teacher training workshops to maintain or improve professional competence.
- Collaborate with other teachers or administrators to develop, evaluate, or revise preschool programs.
- Confer with parents, administrators, testing specialists, social workers, or other professionals to develop individual education plans (IEPs).
- Control the inventory or distribution of classroom equipment, materials, or supplies.
- Coordinate placement of students with special needs into mainstream classes.
- Maintain accurate and complete student records as required by laws, district policies, or administrative regulations.
- Meet with parents or guardians to discuss their children's progress, advise them on using community resources, or teach skills for dealing with students' impairments.
- Organize and display students' work in a manner appropriate for their perceptual skills.
- Prepare assignments for teacher assistants or volunteers.
- Prepare reports on students and activities as required by administration.
- Provide assistive devices, supportive technology, or assistance accessing facilities, such as restrooms.
Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field by July 1, 2021
Ability to obtain a Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction License to be a 4K teacher by August 28, 2021.
Thorough knowledge of principles and techniques of Early Childhood Education
o Prior teaching experience in Early Childhood or Elementary Education
Nice To Haves
Prior successful 4K teaching experience including:
o Parent teacher communication
o Development of child portfolios
o Lesson planning
Demonstrated experience working collaboratively with other education professionals (e.g. teacher aides, therapists, etc.)
Prior experience in supervising support staff, including training and assessment of other staff
Prior experience with an accreditation process; NAEYC preferred.
Demonstrated training and experience in documenting, assessing, and planning classroom curriculum which includes:
o Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards
o Play-Based - Reggio Emilia
o Conscious Discipline
Experience working in and outdoor teaching environment.
- Strong written and oral communication skills
The UCLCC is licensed for 63 children between the ages of 6 weeks through 12 years. Year round, full-day care and flexible scheduling options are available for all age groups. The UCLCC 4K serves eligible 4 and 5 year-olds in collaboration with the Stevens Point Area Public School District. 4K times are offered in conjunction with the school district's academic year calendar. School-age programming is available during early release, school cancelations, no school days, and summer break. The University Child Learning & Care Center (UCLCC) was founded in 1972 by Dr. Helen R. Godfrey. UCLCC is a department within the division of Student Affairs; providing student, faculty, alumni and community, with quality early care and education. UCLCC's learning environments are cognitively stimulating, aesthetically pleasing, and foster children's emotional, social, physical and cognitive growth. The center's strong emphasis on family, community and culture is promoted with developmentally appropriate practices and the Reggio Emilia Inspired Approach. Educational learning goals are based on the Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards; developed through classroom observation as well as child and program assessments. UCLCC is nationally accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), and rated a 5-star provider by YoungStar; Wisconsin's quality rating program. UCLCC serves a diverse population with approximately 70 children; students, faculty/staff, and the community at large. Visit www.uwsp.edu/childcare to learn more about the program.
Salary : $16.06/Hr
Minimum Education : Bachelor's
Job Type : Full Time
Category : Education/Training
Minimum Experience : 1 Yr
Location : Stevens Point, WI