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Job Summary

The University of Michigan North Campus Children's Center has openings for Teachers in our Reggio Emilia inspired program. 

We are looking for Teachers for our Toddler, Preschool, and Outdoor Preschool classrooms. Early July or late August start dates are available.

The North Campus Children's Center is one of three early childhood programs on the U-M Ann Arbor campus providing care for children from 3 months to 5 years of age. Our centers provide care for close to 500 children of faculty, staff and students from all over the world. The centers employ over 120 staff members, as well as undergraduate student assistants. The play based, Reggio Emilia inspired curriculum at the North Campus Children's Center is designed by teams of professional teachers in a manner that is ever evolving and adapting to meet the needs and interests of the children. Each classroom's teaching team includes a teacher and two associate teachers along with U-M students. We maintain low teacher to child ratios so relationships can flourish. Additional information about the U-M Children's Centers can be found at www.childcare.umich.edu

We are looking for professional teachers who are excited about working with children, families and coworkers from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and abilities. We are looking for teachers who are eager to learn and grow in their profession, and who are able to contribute their creativity and experiences in a collaborative manner. Multiple professional development opportunities are provided annually.

For the Outdoor Preschool classroom, we are looking for someone to help facilitate children's wonder and learning in the outdoors in all weather, year round. The class spends the majority of their day outdoors, in an area adjacent to the center. The goal of our outdoor preschool class is to support children in developing a personal relationship with nature.  Through this relationship, children learn about the natural world and become stewards of nature.

Benefits at the University of Michigan

In addition to a career filled with purpose and opportunity, The University of Michigan offers a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and your family and plan for a secure future.  Benefits include:

  • Generous time off 
  • A retirement plan that provides two-for-one matching contributions with immediate vesting
  • Many choices for comprehensive health, dental and vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Long-term disability coverage
  • Flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care expenses
  • Tuition assistance for furthering formal education in early childhood education is available pending funding

University Human Resources seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan, to sustain the excellence of the university, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. 

Responsibilities*

Duties 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 in weekly team meetings, reflective consultation, dialogue groups, and ongoing study and professional development

Required Qualifications*

  • Minimum of one year experience working in a formal early childhood setting 
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience 
  • Strength in creating inclusive partnerships with children, families and colleagues
  • Ability to move, hold and position oneself when interacting with children and objects up to 40 lbs.
  • 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

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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