Preschool Teacher (FT)

Minneapolis, MN, USA

Job Type

Full Time

About the Role

Classroom teachers are responsible for the academic, social-emotional growth, and development of all children in their care, carrying out activities on a daily basis, direct child supervision, ensuring the safety and physical well-being of the children, maintaining regular communication with parents, and contributing to the effective operation of the overall Center. Classroom teachers are also responsible for assuring compliance with Minnesota Licensing regulations and working with fellow staff in the Center.

Requirements

Qualifications

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • High School Diploma is required

  • CPR and First Aid Certification or willingness to obtain

  • Active Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential (or willing to obtain)

  • Completed 12 core ECE Units Infant/toddler OR BA Degree in Child Development

  • Must be physically able to use a computer with basic proficiency, lift a minimum of 40 pounds, and work indoors or outdoors

  • Ability to assume postures in low levels to allow physical and visual contact with children, see and hear well enough to keep children safe, and engage in physical activity with children

  • Read, write, understand, and speak English to communicate with children and their parents in English

  • All center staff applicants must meet state specific guidelines for the role


As a member of the Teaching Staff at Agape Child Development Center, you will:

  • Create a safe, nurturing environment where children can play and learn.

  • Work with individuals and groups of children with specific goals and developmentally appropriate activities; Make lesson plans for daily and weekly learning experiences.

  • Assist with area duties, self-care, and personal hygiene assistance with children, including toileting if necessary.

  • Operate the classroom in compliance with all child care licensing standards.

  • Ensure the safety of children through constant supervision, effective arrangement of space, and proper maintenance of equipment.

  • Maintain cleanliness in the classroom according to the DHS Cleaning, Sanitizing, and Disinfection schedule.

  • Collect data and observation on children, including emergencies, incidents with other children, and toileting accidents.

  • Partner with parents with a shared desire to provide the best care and education for their children.

  • Assist families with children's transition to a new classroom.

  • Communicate with parents when children are dropped off, or picked up.

  • Provide a classroom environment that encourages parent participation.

  • Support your center’s success by partnering with center staff and leadership to achieve goals around enrollment, accreditation, and engagement

  • Cultivate positive relationships with families, teachers, state licensing authorities, community contacts and corporate partners

  • Maintain professional and approachable appearance

  • Demonstrate cultural competency and respect for children’s background

  • Participate in and organize activities for families, and community such as open houses and fundraisers

  • Participate in staff meetings, training, and obtain required certificates required by state licensing for Agape’s employees

  • Be adaptable and be responsible for any task assigned to you from the Director and/or Lead Teacher

  • Other duties as assigned

About the Company

Agape Oasis is a nonprofit organization providing integrated family solutions through Early Childhood Education, Parent/Youth Empowerment, Community Engagement, Crisis Support, and Healing-Centered Training.