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Responsibilities*

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

Required Qualifications*

  • 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.

Desired Qualifications*

  • 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

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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