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KidsPark Co Lead Teacher

  • 03 May 2021 11:26 PM
    Message # 10439142

    Job Title: Co-Lead Teacher, Mixed Age Room (children age 17 months to 4years)

    Type: 35 hours per week, 8:30am –3:30pm Monday-Friday, with some evenings and weekend for community events

    Location: Desnoyer Park, St. Paul, MN

    Salary: Dependent on experience

    Benefits: Accrued Paid Time Off for sick or vacation equal to 4 weeks;11 paid holidays;24 hours annual paid training; Weekly paid, dedicated, planning and documentation time; YMCA membership discount

    Deadline: May 10, 2021

    Apply: Please send: 1) cover letter stating your philosophy in working with children and why you are interested in this position at KidsPark; 2) current resume including relevant experience; 3) sample schedule of how you would spend a day with children, starting at 9:00am and ending at 3:00pm to erica@kidsparkdropin.org

    About KidsPark:  KidsPark, established in 1988, is a not-for-profit (501c3), professionally staffed, cooperatively operated, state-licensed drop-in child care facility inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education. KidsPark is based in the Desnoyer Park neighborhood of St. Paul, MN. KidsPark staff provides care for infants, toddlers and preschoolers. The mission of KidsPark is to provide a safe, nurturing, developmentally appropriate learning and play environment, while providing families with professional, flexible, quality, hourly childcare.

    Reports to: Executive Director

    Desired candidates must be:

    1.Interested in children and their individual and collective curiosity and inspired to be curious along with the children

    2.Comfortableworkingona teaching team, sharing your ideas, listening to others and reflecting on what is incorporated into ongoing work

    3.Able to create meaningful activity plans based on children’s interests, be flexible to reorient activity plans with the children, reflect alone and with others on how the activity plans were received by the children and incorporate reflective activities into ongoing work

    4.Committed to continually learn, formally through training classes, informally from reflecting on your work and the work of others and networking with other professionals

    5.Able to find enjoyment spending time outdoors year-round

    6.Qualified as a Lead Teacher per Minnesota Rule 3 guidance. 

    Preference given to job applicants:

    1.Demonstrated experience working in a way consistent Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education

    2.Hold current First Aid and CPR certification, with infant/pediatric credentials 

    Co-Lead Teacher responsibilities include:

    1.Create a warm, welcoming and enriching environment with the co-lead teacher for 14 children and parent volunteers

    2.Curate the classroom in creating a dynamic and developmentally appropriate environment, respectful of children’s interests3.Honor the needs of the children to be curious and involved co-creatorsof the ongoing curriculum

    3.Provide opportunities for children to grow their physical and cognitive capabilities

    4.Support each child’s current social and emotional state and encourage growth in their abilities

    5.Collaborate with families to create a community working to lift up children, their competencies and their rights

    6.Invite parents and care givers to be meaningful classroom helpers

    7.Contribute to creating a responsive, efficient and intentional program in which families seek our care and co-workers inspire and support each other

    8.Seek opportunities to further their own professional development to support children, families and co-workers; grow the KidsPark cooperative program; and contribute to the childcare profession

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Reggio-Inspired Network of Minnesota is a 501(c)3 non-profit located at 525 Pelham Blvd. N., Saint Paul, MN 55104 

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