Support, Encourage, & Empower Children Each Day
Come Grow With Us!
We are looking for an independent, reliable, hands-on person who is willing to think outside of the box! Use your creative energy to enhance the lives of children by creating a caring, challenging, and safe classroom environment. Reach your full potential by
helping children reach theirs!
Our Schools in the Carver County area are growing and looking for qualified Infant Assistant teacher(s) to join our team. We offer a competitive benefits package with a great training program. Applicants must be qualified under MN Rule 3 – have education in early childhood (or related field) and previous childcare experience.
“I have always had my heart set on working in a elementary school, but now working for COT and being with the best staff ever I can't see myself working anywhere else."
PURPOSE OF POSITION: The teacher is responsible for the planning and implementation of a program designed to give each child an opportunity to participate in experiences that will enrich all areas of his/her development, enabling a positive learning experience. Responsible for overall management of the classroom and providing a safe, nurturing and comfortable environment for children and families. Model Children of Tomorrow’s philosophy at all times in order to raise the self-esteem of every student and empower them to reach their full potential. Effectively partner with all employees of the company to foster a team-focused environment dedicated to the development and well-being of the children.
REPORTS TO: The Curriculum and Instruction Manager, Assistant Director, Director
- Responsible to follow all policies and procedures set forth by the company, its licensor (DHS Rule 3), and NAEYC
- Responsible to follow all regulations set forth by the Department of Social Services, and that of our licensor, pursuant to the Mandated
- Reporter (per Minnesota Statutes, section 245A.145, subdivision 1 and 245A.66, subdivision 1) and report ANY suspected child abuse or neglect
- Support the company’s core values, mission, philosophy at all times and in everything you do
- Complete daily/weekly/monthly checklists for the classroom and school as required by your individual classroom and group (infants/toddlers/preschool) or evening closing duties
- Keep information about children, families and staff confidential
- Plan/implement/maintain a curriculum for the assigned classroom in accordance with the policies and philosophy of the Center. Scheduling for
- infants should be in accordance with the parents established schedule. Ensure open communication with Assistant Teachers and Aides assigned to you by effectively and timely communicating curriculum plans.
- Coordinate transitions during the daily routine and facilitate the children’s participation in classroom activities
- Treat each child with respect and dignity in adjusting the curriculum to meet their individual needs, concerns, special talents and individual style and pace of learning
- Be thoughtful for each child’s relationship to his or her cultural and socio-economic background
- When the children in your care are sleeping, you are responsible to have to-do lists prepared for yourself and your team in order to utilize your time wisely
- Complete proper toileting/changing procedures if/when your assistant teacher is unable to. Generally, the expectation is for the lead teacher to be present with the largest group of children while the assistant manages chores or potty breaks as they arise.
- Organize the learning environment, setting up centers, preparing necessary materials and supplies and delegate preparatory tasks to your team
- Implement the lesson plans, calendar, newsletter and provide them in digital form to the Director and Curriculum Manager no later than the 15th of the month
- Responsible for planning and organization – directly responsible for keeping records (attendance, observations, accident reports, etc).
- Record accidents, separation, incidents on appropriate logs and forms
- Supervise your team while working together in the overall appearance and décor of the classroom assigned and assist in doing the housekeeping responsibilities of the classroom
- Maintain proper health and safety standards in the classroom (hand washing, allergies, cleaning, etc)
- Establish positive relationship with parents and children. Relay all pertinent information to your team via open communication
- Conduct an information parent orientation meeting within the first two weeks of a child’s enrollment in your classroom in order to check in with the parents (answer questions, see how things are going). Conduct assessments for each child ongoing throughout the year and two parent teacher conferences for each child per year. Conduct two informal “call-and-chat” conferences each year per child.
- Communicate daily with parents with accurate information via Tadpoles daily reports. This includes a minimum of one picture and/or video each day, accurate diapering/toileting details, meals, activities, and unique information about their child specifically
- Lead by example. Effectively and positively abide by COT’s policies and procedures while working with your team and all employees within the center.
- Attend all staff meetings, participate in required and recommended trainings, in-service, courses and other aspects of professional growth.
- Responsible for maintaining your own inservice training and records, ensuring the accurate amount of hours logged annually according to Rule 3 guidelines.
- Effectively partner with all employees of the company to foster a team focused environment dedicated to the development and well-being of the children
- Willingly perform a multitude of tasks necessary for the effective operation of the center with a positive “can-do” attitude
Responsible to serve as a mentor to those less experienced or new to our school in order to foster a career-centered atmosphere
- Utilize a customer service focus in all you do both with the children and with the parents
- Accept management’s suggestions for improvement and demonstrate flexibility and willingness to consider new ideas.
- Must be at least 18 years old
- Must qualify under Minnesota Rule 3 Statute 9503.0032 subpart 1 and 2 regarding education and experience requirements. Associates or Bachelor’s Degree preferred; Must also have a minimum of 1 year of experience in a child care setting
- Have a passion for children, their development and well-being, and the early childhood education profession
- Must be warm and have a friendly personality, be sensitive to the feelings and needs of others, and be able to relate well to children and co-workers
- Have the ability to supervise a classroom team and effectively manage each employee so they reach their full potential
- Must be willing to fulfill his/her responsibilities in accordance with the center’s educational philosophy, goals, and mission