School of Education, Berkley Child and Family Development Center
UMKC Berkley Child and Family Development Center, located on the UMKC campus, has an immediate opening for a preschool / pre-k classroom lead teacher.
This 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.
In this role, 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. Duties include, but are not limited to:
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
Associate's degree in early childhood education, child development or related area or the equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.
Bachelors degree preferred.
Successful candidates will have a genuine enthusiasm for students and the University.
Full Time/Part Time
$26,500 - $30,000
Review of applications will begin immediately.
Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter, resume, and list of three references with contact information) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment.
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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.
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. Partnering with families is a cornerstone of our philosophy.
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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. As a UMKC employee, you’ll belong to an engaged, diverse community. You’ll also enjoy many competitive benefits, including health, dental, life and other insurance plans; a comprehensive retirement program; and significant tuition assistance and reimbursement programs for employees and their qualifying dependents. For more information, visit the Benefits page. With career options in numerous fields, both academic and administrative, UMKC could be just the opportunity you’ve been looking for.