The Independent Early Learning Center is now hiring for a Preschool Rover, a Toddler Rover and an Infant/Toddler Rover.
help to set-up and breakdown the classroom and activities each day
help prepare and clean up after meals.
collaborate in the planning and implementing of curriculum based on the children’s own interest
help document daily activities and observations and help complete assessments.
Demonstrate a working knowledge of child development and developmentally appropriate practice and take initiative to seek out professional articles and training opportunities to build on knowledge.
Display the highest level of care and nurturing for children
Work with a co-teacher to manage a warm, welcoming and safe classroom environment
Involve parents in the growth and development process by sharing documentation, organizing parent-child events, and conducting parent-teacher conferences
A willingness to learn about and implement child-focused or Reggio-inspired perspectives
View learning as a collaborative process
Engage children in many ways leading with play, but continuing with art, music, reading, writing, and experimentation
Ensure the safety of each child enrolled in the class whether in the classroom, on the playground or in common areas
Accept and maintain responsibility daily for the ordered arrangement, appearance, decor, and cleanliness of the learning environment of the classroom
Treat each child, family and The Independent staff with dignity and respect
Comply with child care licensing through KDHE
Utilizes appropriate language, interactions, and positive discipline.
Models Positive behavior.
Implement age appropriate activities that support Reggio Emillia approach and the High Scope curriculum
Implement and model family style eating during meal times.
As a mandated reporter; report child abuse and neglect when necessary.
Utilizes process not product instruction with children.
Informs parents about daily classroom routines, expectations, policies, procedures and volunteer opportunities.
Completes all necessary paperwork for classroom activities including meal count sheets, attendance, screenings, lesson plans and parent/teacher conferences in a timely manner.
Attend to children’s basic needs including but not limited to feedings and diapering/toilet training
One to three years experience teaching young children
Degree in Early Childhood or related degree preferred
Possess Enthusiasm about nature-based learning
possess understanding of child development and appropriate behaviors
Must be energetic, fun and possess a positive attitude
A love of children and motivation to make a difference everyday
CPR and First Aid Certification or willingness to obtain within 30 days of hire
Must meet state specific requirements for education and experience for the role, including but not limited to: Health Assessment, Health and Safety Training as described in the KDHE regulation book and continued in-service training throughout employment or willing to obtain
Must be physically able to use a computer with basic proficiency, lift a minimum of 30 pounds, and work indoors or outdoors.
Must be able 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.
Ability to speak, read, and write English
Must be able to maintain strict confidentiality
Pass pre-employment screening and fingerprint background check
Our Teachers will bring warmth, patience and guidance to the classroom every day, they will be committed to making our center successful and know that creating meaningful relationships with children, families and within our team and community, will play a crucial role in that success. We expect amazing interactions, challenging and exciting activities and social and emotional support for children and staff. We are open year-round from 7am to 6pm, closing for most holidays and in- service. All our full-time teachers work four, ten hour shifts, a rover covers those teachers on their days off. Therefore all rovers also work four, ten hour shifts with a day off during the week. A rover helps with lesson plans, assessments and parent-teacher conferences. These positions are eligible for benefits and are paid $12/hour.
The Independent School is a private 6 weeks through 12th grade school that provides a superior, independent, college preparatory education, serving a diverse student population in a safe, supportive community, conducive to the intellectual, emotional, and physical growth of each Independent student.