Looking for passionate teachers to join our team. Below are details of the position:
Program Description : Hilltop is a private non-profit child care program located on the University of Kansas campus. It is a Nationally Accredited program for children 1-12 years of age. Hilltop is licensed for 294 children. Contact Person: Jeremy Fite, Executive Director(785) 864-4940 Hilltop Child Development Center 1652 Ousdahl Road Lawrence, KS 66045 Full-time Positions Available: Teacher
Plan and implement a developmentally appropriate daily program that meets the needs and interests of children involved, both individually and as a group. Present this program through a daily schedule of play, lessons, rest, and meals which is flexible, yet maintains routine. The program should include, but not be limited to, the following areas: (70%)
gross and fine motor
language, cognition, and memory
pre-math and pre-literacy
creative expression in music, art, and dramatic play
sensory exploration and science
positive self-concept and social skills
independence and self-help
health, safety, and nutrition
Maintain a warm and nurturing atmosphere to meet the emotional and social needs of the children and families, while also applying effective, developmentally appropriate, and positive discipline methods that enable the children to grow and learn. (10%)
Implement effective communication with parents including, but not limited to, the following: (10%)
Weekly lesson plans posted in classroom.
Daily conversation at drop-off and/or pick-up.
Written newsletters, reminders, reports on a regular basis.
Twice yearly conferences including assessment of child’s progress.
Follow KDHE licensing regulations and NAEYC accreditation criteria, including careful supervision and awareness of all children at all times and excellent maintenance of health and safety. Supervise and help other adults do the same. (5%)
Follow NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct when interacting with children, families, coworkers or members of the community. (5%)
A Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Ed., Child Development, or Human Development, OR a completed CDA coupled with significant teaching experience.
Relevant teaching experience with young children.
Knowledge of developmental needs of young children.
Experience working with parents.
Good interpersonal skills and effective communication skills.
Evidence of flexibility and creativity.
Effective organizational skills.
Certification in Early Childhood Education.
Experience planning and implementing lessons.
Previous supervisory experience.
Knowledge of Kansas Department of Health and Environment regulations for classrooms.
About Hilltop Child Development Center
Hilltop is an inclusive community where children learn from passionate professionals in a nurturing and academically rich environment.