The University of Michigan North Campus Children's Center has an opening for the position of Associate Teacher.
Duties will include:
Provide developmentally appropriate early learning experiences and care for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers utilizing emergent curriculum and responsive care inspired by the Reggio Emilia philosophy
Effectively manage groups of young children within state required ratios to ensure a safe and supportive environment
Collaborate and co-participate with children, families, and colleagues to cultivate an environment of respectful and meaningful relationships
Utilize technology to effectively document and reflect on the experiences of children for the purpose of assessment, planning, and family engagement
Engage in respectful and meaningful dialogue with families and colleagues on a daily basis
Participate fully and willingly in weekly team meetings, reflective consultation, dialogue groups, and ongoing study and professional development
Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development or an equivalent combination of education and experience is necessary.
Ability to move, hold and position oneself when interacting with children and objects up to 40 lbs.
Ability to occasionally access/use equipment in classroom facilities. Must be able to interact and move around with children in such a way as to fully participate in classroom activities.
Ability to supervise and interact with children outdoors for extended periods of varied weather conditions.
Proficiency in the area of adapting the environment and activities to meet the needs of all children
Strength in creating partnerships with children, families and colleagues
Experience designing curriculum responsive to children’s emerging interests and/or familiarity with emergent curriculum and Reggio practice
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
A great university is made so by its faculty and staff, and Michigan is recognized as one of the best universities to work for in the country. The Michigan culture is known for engaging faculty and staff in all facets of the university to create a workplace that is vibrant and stimulating.For two consecutive years, the Chronicle of Higher Education has placed U-M in its "Great Colleges to Work For..." survey. In particular, the university earns high marks for strong relations between faculty and administrators, a collaborative system of governance, strong pay and benefits, and a healthy work/life balance.