Owatonna’s Early Childhood Program is seeking an early childhood educator to provide high quality early learning through delivery of evidence-based curriculum, instruction and assessment. This position will be responsible for planning engaging early learning experiences for children ages 1-5, along with their parents. Classes are focused on various age ranges and themes. The teacher will have a variable schedule, including up to 2 evenings a week. The successful candidate will work as a team member to create a warm and welcoming environment for children, their families and professional colleagues.
Required qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in early childhood and family education and/or child development, early childhood education or related field; Minnesota license in Early Childhood (birth to five years); Birth-Grade 3 license preferred; strong knowledge of child development from birth to age five; experience working with children and families from diverse cultural, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds; documented experience in the application of MN Early Childhood Indicators of Progress; demonstrated use of research-based strategies and approaches to ensure all learners achieve at the highest levels; Experience in utilizing an inquiry approach to instruction; current first aid and CPR certificate, or willingness to obtain within first eight-weeks of employment.
Desired qualification include:
– Successful teaching experience in developing, modifying and implementing curriculum and learning environments for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and parents of children birth to five years old;
– Experience with teaming/collaborating with others in educating young children and supporting families;
– Excellent interpersonal skills, including verbal, written and digital communication;
– Good organizational skills
Successful experience in partnering with families in a professional capacity. The successful applicant must have the ability to work as a contributing team member in a culture of excellence to deliver programs that address the positive development of children and families in diverse populations. This position requires schedule flexibility and availability for one-two evenings per week from 5:15 PM – 7:00 PM.
Approximate .6 – .8 FTE beginning August 21, 2023.
Pay Rate: $38.90/hr
ISD 761 IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND SUPPORTS WORKFORCE DIVERSITY.