School of Education, Berkley Child and Family Development Center
UMKC Berkley Child and Family Development Center, located on the UMKC campus, is accepting resumes for a preschool / pre-k classroom lead teacher. Berkley, established in 1993, is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and serves as the School of Education's early childhood learning laboratory for teacher preparation in the area of Curriculum and Instruction Early Childhood. Berkley is inspired by the schools of Reggio Emilia Italy, implements a developmentally appropriate curriculum focused on relationship building between child, teacher and the family, social emotional learning, group collaboration, creative thinking, problem solving and cognitive learning through hands on interactive play environments. We serve one hundred children on a daily basis. Partnering with families is a cornerstone of our philosophy. The position offers a competitive salary, extensive benefits package, and paid monthly professional development. In this position you will work in a team co-teaching environment. Interested candidates should have a minimum of an Associate's Degree in child development, early childhood or related field, Bachelors preferred.
55% Direct instruction and care in the classroom maintaining state and accreditation teacher-child ratio
15% Curriculum planning
10% Family support and communication / interaction
20% Collecting child documentation and provide child assessment screenings
Receives instruction, guidance, and/or direction from more senior level roles
May mentor or provide guidance as needed to others in completing education support duties
Associate's degree in early childhood education, child development or related area or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Must be able to lift 20 pounds.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Must possess conceptual knowledge of theories, practices, and procedures within the Education Support Function.
Bachelor's degree preferred.
Full Time/Part Time
Full-Time, benefit eligible
UMKC offers a compettive salary, $26,500 - $30,000, dependent upon education and years of experience; affordable medical and dental plans (no waiting periods); voluntary retirement plans; tuition assistance (75% of educational fees paid for enrollment at University of Missouri); and University paid long-term disability and life insurance benefits.
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UMKC, School of Education's, Edgar L. and Rheta A. Berkley Child and Family Development Center, located on the UMKC campus, is accepting resumes for an infant / toddler lead teacher. Berkley is nationally accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Our mission is to be a world class leader in child care and early learning, teacher preparation and professional development. The position offers a competitive salary, extensive benefits package, and paid monthly professional development. In this position you will work in a team co-teaching environment, providing developmentally appropriate care and early learning. As part of the teaching team, teachers receive monthly professional development opportunities.
UMKC, one of four of the University of Missouri campuses, is a doctoral research-intensive public university offering traditional and interdisciplinary programs and serving approximately 14,500 students. The University is well positioned to address the demands of the times in a dynamic city that deserves and requires the benefits that accrue from a strong public university.
The University of Missouri-Kansas City has a broad and inclusive educational mission with specific emphasis in three areas: visual and performing arts, health and life sciences, and urban affairs. UMKC's unique profile includes the College of Arts and Sciences, University College, and Schools of Education, Nursing & Health Studies, Henry W. Bloch School of Management, Medicine, Law, Computing and Engineering, Biological Sciences, Dentistry, Pharmacy, and the Conservatory of Music and Dance.
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Founded in 1929 as the University of Kansas City, UMKC has expanded to three campuses, which house 11 different schools and colleges. We are a great university in one of America’s “smartest cities.” Today, UMKC is Kansas City’s 24th-largest employer, with over 3,500 staff and faculty supporting our more than 14,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students.
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