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Current Job Postings

QUALIFICATIONS: Required Bachelor Degree with 36 hours Early Childhood Education, three years experience, preferred. Driver's License, own transportation. Bilingual/Spanish a plus.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Ability to supervise and responsible for the operation of the classroom.

Plan educational experiences for the children within and outside the classroom.

Complete a development assessment of each child within 45 days of enrollment.

Document on-going assessment for each child using the Anecdotal Record Card (ARC).

Complete minimum of 2 home visits for each child per program year.

Maintain child/staff ratio and ensure that no child is left unattended.

Ability to read, speak and write with proficiency in the English language.

Ability to love and respect children and families.

Sufficient physical health which would require individual to: lift 45 pounds or more, squat, kneel, bend, stand, walk/run on uneven surfaces, climb stairs, sit on floor, participate in outdoor activities daily.

Assist in the on the job training of other staff to help them develop necessary skills and knowledge in performing their jobs.

Cultivate and maintain good public relations.

Actively involve Associate Teacher, Teacher Assistants, parent volunteers and youth workers in planning and operation of classroom activities.

Assist Family Advocate in establishing a Parent Group for the Head Start center.

Prepare and maintain reports.

Make necessary referrals to Family Advocate.

Participate in the development of an Individual Education Plan (IEP) or Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) for children identified as having a disability.

Maintain confidentiality at all times.

Contact: Tory Suggs, CAPE; phone 812-492-3923; tsuggs@capeevansville.org

The University of Southern Indiana seeks to fill the following full-time, benefits eligible position. Benefits include medical, dental, group term life, full tuition waiver for employees and 75% tuition waiver for spouses and dependent children, vision benefits and more.

The primary classroom assignment will be in the two-year-old classroom.

Essential Functions:

• Provide a quality, developmentally appropriate curriculum for each assigned child.
• Maintain good classroom control and set high educational standards.
• Maintain classroom discipline using appropriate methods.
• Create and maintain portfolios for all children in the classroom for assessment purposes.
• Supervise USI college students and facilitate planning and implementation of projects.
• Establish and maintain effective communication with families and staff.
• Maintain a warm and secure environment for the children and families.
Essential Knowledge and Skills:
• Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education or equivalent is required.
• Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education, child development, elementary education, or early childhood special education or Indiana equivalent must be obtained by 2020.
• Complete a minimum of 20 hours of annual professional development to meet expectation of Paths to Quality required.
• Working knowledge of state licensing regulations, NAEYC developmentally appropriate practices and maintain a classroom environment in accordance with these regulations and standards.
• Valid driver’s license required.

To learn more about the position and to apply, please visit www.usi.edu/jobs

As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, the University of Southern Indiana considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy or marital status, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or any other category protected by law or identified by the University as a protected class.

The Well Daycare Ministry

We are looking for a full time preschool teacher working with children ages 3-5 at The Well Daycare Ministry. Please contact our director at christie.hurt74@gmail.com.

Assistant Director of Education

Methodist Temple Children's Center, a NAEYC accredited and Paths to Quality Level 4 facility, is accepting resumes for Assistant Director of Education.

Principle Function:
Responsible for the general supervision of the staff with regards to programming and curriculum of Methodist Temple Children's Center, working in collaboration with the Director, Administrative Assistant, and Business Manager. In the absence of the Director, the Assistant Director assumes responsibility for the Center with regards to general operations.

Qualifications:
Associate degree in Early Childhood Education or CDA. BA/BS in Early Childhood Education, or BA/BS in Elementary Education with Kindergarten endorsement, or BA/BS in related field with CDA preferred.

5 years of experience on child care setting, teaching and/or administration

Efficient in the area of Early Childhood Education curriculum and knowledgeable of the standards for each age group.

A sensitive and mature individual who is able to relate well with both children and adults as we as supervise all staff within the Center.

Please send resumes to childrenscenter@methodisttemple.church

Experienced Early Childhood Education Director for licensed childcare center. Knowledge of licensing regulations, Paths to Quality, CACFP, and great administrative capabilities. Bachelors/Associates degree with early childhood classes required. Supervisory experience a plus. Needing strong individual with great leadership abilities and communication skills. Apply at 8100 Robin Hill Rd. Newburgh, IN 47630 or at director.newburgh@kindergatechildcare.com. 812-858-9181

Primary Purpose
Coordinate and direct activities necessary to efficiently operate a licensed childcare center, providing appropriate instruction and care for children.

Essential Functions
Responsible for supervising activities of teachers and student workers in providing quality instruction and child care services for children ages 6 weeks to 9 years.

Schedule personnel and children to maintain appropriate staff levels to ensure compliance under the state licensing guidelines.

Ensure compliance with the State of Indiana licensing requirements and standards by completing necessary forms and updating information.

Ensure the center maintains Paths to Quality requirements including reporting requirements and recertification.

Maintain employee records verifying health records and oversee completion of required training and mandated continuing education courses as well as observation and annual evaluation.

Conduct employee orientation.

Manage enrollment of children through orientation of center, completion of forms, data entry of information and maintenance of medical records. Prepare weekly enrollment reports.

Conduct center tours for perspective clients.

Prepare and maintain children’s center policies and procedures manual.

Prepare special funding paperwork for child care voucher program and/or food program.

Perform classroom teaching duties during absence of regular teachers.

Collect fees, prepare bank deposits daily.

Confer with teaching staff regarding children’s behavioral or learning problems and recommend methods of modifying inappropriate behavior with primary behavior management techniques being redirection rather than punishment.

Arrange medical attention for ill or injured children in accordance with parental instructions.

Facilitate monthly staff meetings during the academic school year.

Develop internal and external marketing tools to promote enrollment and services of Kindergate.

Oversee and work with lead teachers to ensure age-appropriate curriculum by collection and reviewing weekly lesson plans.

Interview and recommend for hire teachers and student workers.

Coordinate and serve as Chairperson of Parent Advisory Board and oversee any other center related activities, as needed. (Field trips, Christmas Program, Kindergarten graduation).

Attend professional organizational meetings related to early childhood education.

Other related duties as assigned.

Essential Knowledge and Skills
Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or Elementary Education with Kindergarten endorsement.
Any bachelor’s degree with 15 credit hours documented content relating to early education or a CDA.
Associates degree in early childhood with 3 years’ work related experience.
Familiarity with State of Indiana licensing regulations for child care centers.
Ability to work effectively with parents and other personnel.
Knowledge of microcomputers, word processing, spreadsheet, and electronic mail software.
First Aid/CPR certification.

Physical and Mental Effort
Ability to lift children weighing up to 50 pounds
Ability to lift objects up to 25 pounds
Extended periods of sitting, standing and walking required
Ability to participate with children both indoors and outdoors activities
Periods of bending, kneeling, crouching, crawling, carrying, reaching and twisting required
Prolonged usage of computer terminals requiring visual acuity and finger dexterity

Regular Work Hours/Travel Requirements
Hours of operation are 6:30-5:30 Monday thru Friday
Standard work hours are 7:30-4:30, hours vary depending on enrollment, job classification and classroom assignments.
Occasional overtime and/or irregular hours may be required. Occasional travel for field trips or workshops/seminars may be required.

Infant/Toddler Teacher
QUALIFICATIONS: CDA required. Knowledge/experience working with infants/toddlers. Knowledge of safety issues, illness concerning infants/toddlers. Skills in patience, time management, remaining calm, talking with parents. Ability to be flexible, capture nurturing moments, react and move quickly, research needs of infants/toddlers. Bilingual/Spanish a plus.
RESONSIBILITIES: Take care of infants/toddlers daily physical needs.
Meet emotional needs o each infant/toddler.
Satisfy the development needs of each infant/toddler.
Sufficient physical health: lift 45 pounds or more, squat, kneel, bend throughout the day, stand, walk or run on uneven surfaces, climb stairs, participate in strenuous activities, sit on floor to play with children, participate in outdoor activities on daily basis.
Plan and execute special activities for infant/toddler once a day.
Give children undivided attention watching carefully for safety hazards.
Clean infant/toddler rooms at the end of each day.
Write note for parents every day sharing infant/toddler care and needs.
Develop relationship with all parents.

CONTACT: tsuggs@capeevansville.org

POSITION: Teacher Float
QUALIFICATIONS: High School Diploma/GED. Actively working on CDA or Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education. Driver's license, own transportation. Good communication skills. Ability to love and respect children. Bilingual/Spanish a plus.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Must have sufficient strength and flexibility (ability to stoop, lift, bend, squat, kneel, twist, etc.) to frequently be at a child's level, sit on floor with children, respond to a child's quick and frequent movements.
Assist in supervision of children's activities such as arts and crafts, outdoor recreation, meals, snacks and field trips.
Maintain attendance records and make behavioral observations.
Accompany teacher with home visits as needed.
Assist with teaching cognitive skills and language development.
Assist in kitchen functions to include but not limited to cleaning, distributing food and checking food temperature.
Perform all other duties as assigned.
Maintain confidentiality at a times.

Contact: tsuggs@capeevansville.org

Teacher Assistant

Caring Friends Daycare Ministry, a non for profit Level 3 on Paths to Quality daycare ministry, that has provided quality care since 1991 is looking for individuals to join our team that have a strong love and desire to work with children. We are currently looking for assistant teacher as well as subs for the year to help out when needed. Daycare operation hours are 6:30am-6pm. Typical work schedule will be 11am to 6pm but would like someone that can be flexible as needed. When hired, the employee benefits include paid holidays, paid vacation, paid training time, paid planning time, 50% off Health Management Membership Program, and Aflac Insurance available.
Requirements:

*Early Childhood Education degree/CDA preferred or actively working towards required
*Experience required
* Must have a love for and strong desire to work with children
*Must have positive, loving, nurturing & patient attitude
* Must be able to pass a background check and FBI finger print screening test
*CPR/First Aid/Universal Precautions Training provided as needed
* Ability to follow and teach biblically based WEE Learn Christian Based Curriculum

Please send resumes with professional references to caringfriends@att.net

Animal Crackers, a childcare ministry of First Christian Church in Evansville, is looking for individuals that have a strong love for and desire to work with children. We are currently looking for a 1’s room leader as well as subs for the year to help out when needed. Our days of operation are Monday, Wednesday & Fridays from 8:30am-3:30pm during the months of August through May and we follow the school calendar for EVSC. Our children we care for and teach throughout the day range in age from 6 weeks to 4 years of age. Even if you would only be available one or two of the days per week, we would still love to hear from you!
Requirements:
• Early Childhood Education degree/Experience is a plus but not needed
• Must have a love for and strong desire to work with children
• Must have positive, loving, nurturing & patient attitude
• Must be able to pass a background check and finger print screening test
• Ability to follow and teach biblically based curriculum
Please send resumes/inquires to lisa@fccevv.com

Lincoln Hills Development Corporation is seeking a person for a Bus Driver Position in the Head Start Program in Dale, IN. Applicant must be 21 years of age, have a valid driver’s license, and obtain a Commercial Driver’s License. Experience working with preschool children preferred. Send completed application and/or resume to:

Human Resources
302 Main Street, P.O. Box 336
Tell City, IN 47586

Access the application online at: www.lhdc.org
Resumes and applications accepted until filled.

LHDC provides services to clients regardless of race, sex, color, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, or disability. The agency is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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