Apply Now Clicking "Apply Now" opens the link in a new window.

How to Apply

In order to be considered for this position, you must apply online at A cover letter confirming your eligibility for work-study must be included with your resume. Cover letter and resume must be uploaded as (1) document.

Preferences for employment go to work study students but all applications accepted.

Job Summary

Work directly with children in classrooms while being accountable for them, under the supervision of the Head Teacher and other full-time staff.
Model appropriate practices and assist children with direct care needs
Greet families upon arrival and at pick-up time
Help children get engaged in activities
Interact with children one-on-one and in small groups
Assist teaching staff in various projects                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Be prepared for general cleaning responsibilities and providing bathroom assistance for children
Take part in documenting children's learning (checklists, taking photos, anecdotal notes, observations, Learning Stories, etc.)


Required Qualifications*

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age

Previous early childhood experience is not required but the willingness to learn and grow 

It is preferred that individuals have education related to early childhood, nursing, psychology, social work or related fields

Individuals with an associate degree or higher with previous early childhood experience will be compensated at a higher rate 

Continued employment is based on whether you are attending college courses.

Desired Qualifications*

Enjoys interacting with young children (infant through third grade)
Good moral character
Strong work ethic

Shows initiative

Team player

Flexible (able to adapt to variety of situations)
Interested in learning more
Follows directions well, but can change gears quickly as needed

Able to understand directions and not afraid to ask questions                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Work Schedule

The Early Childhood Development Center is looking for students that can commit to at least a 4 hour shift each day they work between the hours of 7 am-6 pm, M-F.  Depending upon your schedule, we have some ability to be flexible, but we look for consistency as much as possible.  Work study students have priority of being hired.

Work Locations

Position is located at 1313 William S. White Building, University of Michigan-Flint, 2200 Walton Ave, Flint, MI or 6602 Oxley Drive, Flint, MI

Background Screening

Students hired are expected to obtain an out-of-pocket TB Test (equired every two years) along with a criminal record check and a suspected abuse clearance PRIOR to working with children.  Each semester (fall and winter) students are asked to complete 12 paid professional development hours through in-service trainings, conferences and workshops suggested on a regular basis.  Early childhood classes count toward these required training hours.

Application Deadline

This job may be removed from the and filled anytime after the minimum 3 day posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.