Early Childhood Job Postings

Statewide Early Childhood Job Postings

Updated 3/1/2024

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    Childcare Director

    • Daniel's Clubhouse
    • 80 Linwood, Detroit, MI  48206
    • Associates degree in ECE required Flexible hours Pay $18-$20 hourly
    • • Supervise and lead staff, design program plans. • Oversee daily activities • Prepare budgets • Skills in communication and relationship building • Maintaining Ratio
    • Contact:  Shaquita Jefferson
    • Closing:  March 29, 2024
    • Apply:   https://www.linkedin.com/in/daniels-cubhouse-9622702b7?trk=contact-info

    Regional Child Care & Preschool Director

    • Huntey's Clubhouse
    • 10565 Northland Dr, Big Rapids, MI  49307
    • Huntey's Clubhouse was established in 1995 and has grown from in-home childcare to six childcare centers. Quality childcare was at the heart of our business in the beginning and remains our number one focus today.
    • Our mission is to provide a warm and nurturing environment where children feel safe. We offer activities that are specifically designed to encourage each child’s growth. Through cooperative play and creative activities, kids reach their social, emotional and physical milestones naturally and with ease.
    • We thrive on a strong sense of community and our caregivers are a major part of our success. Beyond professional requirements, our staff are nurturing, attentive, and able to communicate with parents and children. If you're interested in joining our team of dedicated, positive, and encouraging caregivers, please fill out the form and include your resume.
    • Employment Benefits: Competitive Pay Eligible to Enroll in Insurance Benefits Wellness Program with Gym Membership Discount on Childcare No Late Nights or Weekends And best of all…a fun-filled family atmosphere where every day brings an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children and families! Regional Director Duties (60%)
    • Onsite check ins with centers Monthly licensing checklist Conduct director monthly one on one Communicate regularly with licensing consultants Submit licensing renewals and reports via CCHIRP Train new hires on curriculum Attend monthly team meetings Oversee MiRegistry accounts Facilitate Behavior plans and PIPs Schedule required licensing inspections Oversee monthly budgets per center Available to center directors via email and phone during center hours. Preschool Director Duties (40%)
    • Oversee GSRP funded preschool classrooms Audit files Report & Grant writing Communicate effectively with partner ISDs Ensure all licensing regulations are met and maintained Attend all required meetings & trainings
    • Key Attributes: Strong communication skills with the ability to interact effectively with parents, staff, and leadership. Proficient in writing and computer skills. Comprehensive knowledge of licensing regulations. Demonstrated leadership experience. Adherence to company values. Expertise in the management of a child care center. Proven experience in leading a classroom. Strong problem-solving abilities.
    • Requirements: Early childhood leadership experience (2 years minimum). Early Childhood Bachelors degree preferred. Travel to multiple locations. CPR Certification. Knowledge of and the ability to stay abreast and comply with local, state, and federal laws governing child care.centers. Knowledge of the GSRP implementation manual. Strong administration skills. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong leadership and interpersonal skills. Excellent organizational, problem-solving, and time-management skills. Friendly and approachable demeanor. Maintain a professional appearance, attitude, and work ethic at all times.
    • Job Type: Full-time Pay: $35,000.00 - $55,000.00 per year Benefits: 401(k) Dental insurance Employee discount Health insurance Life insurance Paid time off Professional development assistance Vision insurance Schedule: 8 hour shift Monday to Friday Work Location: On the road
    • Contact:  Alexis Cumings
    • Closing:  March 15, 2024
    • Apply:   https://www.indeed.com/m/viewjob?jk=e9c44e690f54fb6b&from=appshareios

    Great Start Readiness PreK - Noon Hour Aide

    • Great Start Readiness
    • 3011 W Grand Blvd, 10th Floor, Detroit, MI  48202
    • The Noon Hour Aide -Great Start Readiness assists Pre-Kindergarten students in their classroom during lunch times to ensure a safe environment.
    • Provide coverage in the pre-kindergarten classroom during lunch with minimum supervision. Sit with the students for a family-style meal to encourage conversation and discussions about the food. Prepare food in serving containers for the students to serve themselves. Support students as they set the table and as they clean up after the meal. Ability to work well with students and staff. Assist with escorting and monitoring students during lunch period and outside recess. Assist students with setting down and picking up cots for rest time. Provide excellent customer service to students, staff, parents, visitors, and the community. Clean the refrigerator weekly and document refrigerator/freezer temperature twice daily. Rotate foods (using older foods first). Clean and sanitize tables and food prep area according to the State of Michigan licensing 3-step process. Attend all city-wide in-service activities and sessions related to your job description. Obtain 24 hours of Professional Development per school year including but not limited to: CPR/First Aid, Blood Borne Pathogen, Food Safety, Diversity, and Licensing as appropriate. Perform all other duties assigned by the supervisor.
    • Contact:  Lori Corgin
    • Closing:  January 31, 2025
    • Apply:   https://careers.detroitk12.org/jobs/13924104-noon-hour-aide-early-childhood-gsrp

    Great Start Readiness Program PreK Para-Educator

    • Great Start Readiness
    • 3011 W Grand Blvd, 10th Floor, Detroit, MI  48202
    • The Para-Educator provides in-classroom assistance to both students and the teacher to help facilitate the learning environment. Para-educators play a key role in helping students accomplish daily tasks necessary to participate in their learning experience.
    • Meet and greet children Set up equipment and assist in organizing materials for classroom instruction Assist with preparing monthly reports (i.e. volunteer services, meeting forms, etc.) Assist children with their coats/boots, arrival and during dismissal Assist/accompany teacher on home visits, field trips, and any other out-of-classroom learning opportunities Prepare classroom teaching materials and assist in classroom instruction - under the teacher's direction Encourage and participate in classroom educational activities, i.e. singing, dancing, and other reasonable physical activities - under the teacher's direction; Assist with classroom upkeep and management Work with small groups of students or individuals, throughout the daily schedule - under the teacher’s direction In the event of toileting accidents, assist the child in cleaning up and changing into dry clothing Assist with, and participate in, family style meal service and clean up after food is served Record anecdotal notes on students daily and assist teacher with entering into Online COR (3 times per year); Record the daily meal count at the point of meal services; record temperature in refrigerator and freezer twice daily twice daily Assist in helping to maintain a safe, sanitary, and clean environment, assist in keeping the room, appliances (refrigerator), serving utensils, cabinets, tables, etc., clean and orderly Attend all city-wide in-service activities and sessions related to your job description Assist at Parent Committee Meetings (i.e. supervise children during meetings, etc.) Accompany students outside 2 times daily Participate in children’s play inside and outside Assist with putting down and picking up cots for nap time Perform all other assignments as requested by the Teacher, Principal, and Early Childhood Administration.
    • Contact:  Lori Corbin
    • Closing:  January 31, 2025
    • Apply:   https://careers.detroitk12.org/jobs/13925685-paraeducator-gsrp-pre-k

    Great Start Readiness Program PreK Teacher

    • Great Start Readiness
    • 3011 W Grand Blvd, 10th Floor, Detroit, MI  48202
    • Plan a program of study that, as much as possible, meets the individual needs, interests, and abilities of the students, utilizing the mandated curriculum. Create a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the PreK assignment. Prepare for classes assigned and show written evidence of preparation (lesson plans) upon request of the immediate supervisor. Follow and adhere to the procedures and guidelines of the Early Childhood Department, State of Michigan Licensing (LARA), Wayne County RESA, GSRP, MDE, and DPSCD. Encourage students to set and maintain standards of classroom behavior. Develop reasonable rules of classroom behavior and procedure and maintain order in the classroom fairly and equitably congruent to Detroit Public Schools Community District student code of conduct and with knowledge of the district's core curriculum. Guides the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum goals - establishes clear objectives for all lessons, units, projects, and the like to communicate these objectives to students. Assess the accomplishments of students regularly and provide progress reports as required/ requested. Complete Child Observation Record Online (COR) 3 times per year and ASQ as required by the Early Childhood Department. Employ a variety of instructional techniques and media. Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and workstations. Maintains accurate, complete, and correct records as required by law, district policy, and administrative regulations. Complete Home Visits twice per school year. Complete Parent Teacher Conference at least twice per school year and maintain an Individual Development Plan for each student throughout the school year. Make provisions for being available to students and parents for education-related purposes outside the instructional day when required or requested to do so under reasonable terms. Plan and supervise purposeful assignments for Associate Teacher, Noon Hour Aide, and/or volunteer(s) and provide feedback to the immediate supervisor as it relates to their job performance if requested. Strive to maintain and improve professional competence (classwork, participation in professional growth activities). Work to implement through instruction the district's philosophy of education and its goals and objectives. Obtain 24 hours of Professional Development per school year including but not limited to CPR/First Aid, Blood Borne Pathogen, Food Safety, Diversity, and Licensing regulations as appropriate. Attend staff meetings and serve on staff committees as required. Perform all other duties as assigned.
    • Contact:  Lori Corbin
    • Closing:  January 31, 2025
    • Apply:   https://careers.detroitk12.org/jobs/13913562-gsrp-pre-k-teacher

    Early Childhood Services Manager

    • Oakland Family Services
    • 114 Orchard Lake Rd, Pontiac, MI  48341
    • RESPONSIBILITIES/ESSENTIALFUNCTIONS The Early Childhood Services Manager assumes responsibilities common to all administrative and supervisory positions as adopted by Oakland Family Services and described in the Agency Manual; provides direction and performs specific requirements of programs under departmental jurisdiction; assures orderly procedures for translating Agency goals and values into practice; accounts for and enhances quality services to clients; and develops a context for the enrichment and growth of staff assigned to all programs within that department. The Early Childhood Services Manager reports to the Director of Early Childhood Services.. The following represents a summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents in this position. Incumbents may be requested to perform related tasks other than those specifically presented.
    • Program Management Provides program direction to assure that licensing requirements and standards promulgated by the Alliance for Children and Families and standards for accreditation are met, and that contractual obligations are fulfilled. Assures that standards and regulations of Part C of IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) are met. Modifies existing Early Childhood Services programs when indicated to meet client and community needs. Delegates and shares responsibility for developing programs and preparing program proposals for the Early Childhood Services programs. Shares in maintaining acceptable standards for quality of service provision within the limits of sound professional practice. Assures that orderly systems are in place to respond to requests for prompt service delivery. In conjunction with the Director of Early Childhood Services, develops and monitors Early Childhood program budgets and ensures that programs stay within budget parameters. Identifies desired outcomes of service and develops and maintains mechanisms to measure these outcomes.
    • Personnel Administration In collaboration with the Director of Early Childhood Services, participates in hiring new staff, disciplining of current staff, assignment of staff, and release of staff. Supervises personnel within the Early Childhood Services program area. Actively participates in and supports regular and on-going staff development and training activities on early childhood, developmental delays, parent education, etc. Provides leadership and oversight for the volunteer component in programs within the department.
    • General Administration Supports and ensures compliance with Agency policies and procedures. Evaluates service and service delivery methods. Other duties as assigned.
    • Community Relations Represents the Agency in the community by participation in seminars, workshops, committees, and other arenas relevant to the field of practice. Promotes the Agency position and programs to various related interest groups in the community including. Provides project management to programs as indicated in funding proposals. Represents Oakland Family Services as the Early On Contractor to Oakland Schools and in other community relationships related to the Early On Contract.
    • QUALIFICATIONS Bachelor’s Degree in a human services field with knowledge of early childhood development. Selected candidates for this position must possess a sensitivity to the diversity of the Agency’s service population including (but not limited to) differences of culture, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation and socioeconomic characteristics. Skills in organization and management of materials and resources. Utilization of positive management techniques in program operation. Ability and skills in the team approach to planning and problem solving. Well-developed verbal and written communication skills. Ability to establish and maintain good relationships with persons internal and external to the agency. Ability to accept supervisory direction and to work independently on assigned tasks. Skill in office procedures, data entry and human services. Special abilities and skills that are necessary to perform the required tasks and that best meet the needs of the Agency also will be considered. Any standard above may be waived when compensating specifications or circumstances.
    • Contact:  Julia Schiappacasse
    • Closing:  May 1, 2024
    • Apply:  https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=51d88eca-f8a9-423a-a470-da0112f14ca5&jobId=494637&lang=en_US

    Head Start/GSRP Lead Teacher

    • Kalamazoo RESA
    • 1819 E Milham Ave, Portage, MI  49002
    • Primary Duties and Responsibilities: Teaches academic and social-emotional skills to 3 and 4-year-old children in a school setting by performing the duties listed below. Teachers plan and implement a healthy, safe, and developmentally appropriate learning environment for pre-school children that promote developmental gains toward the attainment of kindergarten readiness skills as defined in the Head Start Performance Standards, within an MTSS framework. Teacher professionalism in the classroom, with families, the community and with staff serve as a model of excellence.
    • Minimum Skills and Education: Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with ZA/ZS endorsement, bachelor’s degree in early childhood education or Child Development.
    • Certificates, License, Registration: Valid Michigan Teaching Certificate
    • Essential Duties and Responsibilities: • Must have knowledge of and comply with Head Start Policies and Procedures, and State of Michigan Licensing for Child Care Centers • Creates and implements curriculum/lesson plans incorporating hands-on activities and experiential learning considering factors such as individual needs, abilities learning levels and physical limitations of students • Confers with parents, administrators, specialists, social workers and others to implement the individual educational programs (IEPs) for students who are at different learning ability levels • Creates a flexible environment that is focused on student success to maximize potential. • Utilizes student assessment data to inform whole group, small group, and individualized instruction • Implements program assessment tools with fidelity. • Establishes effective communication with parents regarding the progress of students and includes them in setting curricular goals for their child • Implements Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (PBIS) in the classroom • Maintains accurate and up-to-date child records and lesson plans • Embodies and demonstrates Kalamazoo RESA’s Core Values: Collaboration, Respect, Trustworthy, innovation, and compassion • Assist with delivery of Head Start services as defined by Head Start Performance Standards • Establish a safe, healthy, stimulating and developmentally appropriate learning environment for all children • Implement program curriculum with fidelity • Observe and assess children’s development on a regular basis, analyze data and make plans or referrals specific to the needs of the individual child • Provide daily direction and oversight to other classroom staff through positive communication, and coaching of desired behaviors and outcomes • Build positive relationships with families to promote positive parent/child relationships including family events in the classroom and program, and take-home activities • Work with program staff to provide comprehensive services to families and children • Work in partnership with associate teacher and family advocate • Regular and consistent attendance • Other duties as assigned
    • Preferred Skills and Education: • Embraces and supports KRESA philosophies related to diversity, inclusiveness, and anti-racism • Ability to interact effectively with individuals from a wide range of cultures • Ability to discuss cultural differences with colleagues and clients • Ability to assess one's own strengths and limitations or challenges and integrate this understanding into interpersonal interactions • Has high expectations for all students • Ability to effectively communicate verbally, and non-verbally • Reflective practitioner willing to be coached • Keeps site supervisor up to date of classroom status. • Ability to efficiently use computer and applicable software. • Ability to problem solve. • Maintains confidentiality. • Adapts to frequent changes in the work environment. • Practices safe work habits. • Develops and maintains atmosphere of teamwork. • Uses equipment and material properly. • Understands Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS)
    • Physical Demands: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee is frequently required to reach with arms and hands, stand, walk and sit. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The employee must support and transfer students who are unable to completely bear weight on their own without the assistance of other staff. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
    • Work Environment: This position works in a pre-school classroom with child size furniture and seating. The position requires, sitting in 13.5” chairs and on the floor; adverse driving conditions; bending; stretching, extended sitting; extended standing; stair climbing; kneeling; crouching; reaching; fine and gross motor skills; coordination of hands – fine and gross; eye/hand/foot coordination; visual memory and discrimination; auditory memory and discrimination; reading and writing ability; judgment; simple and complex decision making; and lifting up to 75 pounds. This position is covered by the OHSA Final Rule Blood borne Pathogens Act, Category A, with potential for exposure to communicable disease and pests such as head lice. The noise level in the work environment is moderate.
    • This position is a mandated reporter of child abuse/neglect and must have a Department of Humans Services child abuse and neglect clearance. The employee shall remain free of any alcohol or nonprescribed controlled substance in the workplace throughout his/her employment in the district.
    • Notice of Non-discrimination: It is the policy of Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency that no discriminating practices based on race, color, national origin, sex (including sexual orientation or sexual identity), disability, age, religion, height, weight, marital or family status, military status, ancestry, genetic information (collectively, “Protected Classes”) or any other legally protected category be allowed during any program, activity, service or in employment. The following individuals at Kalamazoo RESA have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policy: Tom Zahrt & Isaac Carter. Contact information: 269-250-9200, 1819 E. Milham Ave, Portage, MI 49002.
    • Contact:  Kalee Hirsch
    • Closing:  June 30, 2024
    • Apply:   https://kresa.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=27

    Head Start/GSRP Associate Teacher

    • Kalamazoo RESA
    • 1819 E Milham Ave, Portage, MI  49002
    • This position qualifies for a signing bonus up to $2,500 Division: Head Start - Multiple Locations Position Type: Full Time-10-Month Mon – Fri 8:00am – 4:00pm (Job Grade: 11e)
    • Summary: This position partners with the lead teacher in a three- or 4-year-old classroom. Associate teacher assists the lead teacher in planning and implementing a healthy, safe, and developmentally appropriate learning environment for pre-school children that promote developmental gains toward the attainment of kindergarten readiness skills as defined in the Early Learning Framework, Head Start Program Performance Standards, and GSRP Implementation Manual, within a MTSS framework. The associate teacher is committed to promoting the four Anti-Bias Education goals while promoting value and respect for all individuals. The associate teacher will establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with other program staff, families, and community partners to achieve positive student outcomes to ensure equitable educational excellence.
    • Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Must have knowledge of and comply with Head Start Policies and Procedures, and State of Michigan Licensing for Child Care Centers Assists with creating and implementing lesson plans which incorporate hands-on activities and experiential learning considering factors such as individual needs, abilities, learning levels and physical limitations of students Assist with creating a flexible environment that is focused on student success to maximize potential Assist with using student assessment data to inform whole group, small group, and individualized instruction Implements program assessment tools with fidelity Establishes effective communication with parents regarding the progress of students and includes them in setting curricular goals for their child Implements Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (PBIS) in the classroom Assist with maintaining accurate and up-to-date child records and lesson plan Embodies and demonstrates Kalamazoo RESA’s Core Values: Collaboration, Respect, Trustworthy, innovation, and compassion Assist with delivery of Head Start services as defined by Head Start Performance Standards Establish a safe, healthy, stimulating and developmentally appropriate learning environment for all children Assists with implementing program curriculum with fidelity Assists with observing and assessing children’s development on a regular basis, analyze data and make plans or referrals specific to the needs of the individual child Build positive relationships with families to promote positive parent/child relationships including family events in the classroom and program, and take-home activities Work with program staff to provide comprehensive services to families and children Work in partnership with the lead teacher and family advocate Takes on the lead teacher role during occasional absences Assists students with self-care and hygiene needs Regular and consistent attendance Other duties as assigned
    • Education and/or Experience: An associate degree (AA) in early childhood education or child development or the equivalent. A valid classroom CDA credential. An existing 120 Hour approval. A high school diploma or equivalent with a minimum of one course that earns college credit in child development or early childhood education, and the ability to obtain a Child Development Associate Credential within 36 months from the date of hire. Knowledge of and/or experience with pre-school children and the ability to work with children of varying learning abilities and developmental levels. The ability to communicate with adults in a professional work setting is necessary.
    • Other Skill & Abilities: Embraces and supports KRESA philosophies related to diversity, inclusiveness, and anti-racism Ability to interact effectively with individuals from a wide range of cultures Ability to discuss cultural differences with colleagues and clients Ability to assess one's own strengths and limitations or challenges and integrate this understanding into interpersonal interactions Has high expectations for all students Ability to effectively communicate verbally, and non-verbally Reflective practitioner willing to be coached Ability to efficiently use computer and applicable software. Ability to problem solve. Maintains confidentiality. Adapts to frequent changes in the work environment. Practices safe work habits. Develops and maintains atmosphere of teamwork. Uses equipment and material properly. Understands Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS)
    • Physical Demands: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee is frequently required to reach with arms and hands, stand, walk and sit. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The employee must support and transfer students who are unable to completely bear weight on their own without the assistance of other staff. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
    • Work Environment: This position works in a pre-school classroom with child size furniture and seating. The position requires, sitting in 13.5” chairs and on the floor; adverse driving conditions; bending; stretching, extended sitting; extended standing; stair climbing; kneeling; crouching; reaching; fine and gross motor skills; coordination of hands – fine and gross; eye/hand/foot coordination; visual memory and discrimination; auditory memory and discrimination; reading and writing ability; judgment; simple and complex decision making; and lifting up to 75 pounds. This position is covered by the OHSA Final Rule Blood borne Pathogens Act, Category A, with potential for exposure to communicable disease and pests such as head lice. The noise level in the work environment is moderate.
    • This position is a mandated reporter of child abuse/neglect and must have a Department of Humans Services child abuse and neglect clearance. The employee shall remain free of any alcohol or nonprescribed controlled substance in the workplace throughout his/her employment in the district.
    • Notice of Non-discrimination: It is the policy of Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency that no discriminating practices based on race, color, national origin, sex (including sexual orientation or sexual identity), disability, age, religion, height, weight, marital or family status, military status, ancestry, genetic information (collectively, “Protected Classes”) or any other legally protected category be allowed during any program, activity, service or in employment. The following individuals at Kalamazoo RESA have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policy: Tom Zahrt & Isaac Carter. Contact information: 269-250-9200, 1819 E. Milham Ave, Portage, MI 49002.
    • Contact:  Kalee Hirsch
    • Closing:  June 30, 2024
    • Apply:   https://kresa.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=28

    Head Start/GSRP Classroom Aide

    • Kalamazoo RESA
    • 1819 E Milham Ave, Portage, MI  49002
    • This position qualifies for a signing bonus up to $1000 Division: Head Start – Various locations Position Type: 10-Month Part Time: Work hours vary (Job Grade: 9e)
    • Primary Duties and Responsibilities: Assists the teacher in the instruction to students of academic, social, and motor skills in public schools and/or community sites by performing the following duties: • Assist with delivery of Head Start services as defined by Head Start Performance Standards • Assists in instruction of students as designed by the teacher • Assists with managing student classroom activities and outside of classroom instruction to include playground monitoring • Performs daily classroom activities including materials preparation, cleaning and organizing • Assists with physical management of students • Assist students with care of hygiene needs • Regular and consistent attendance • Other duties as assigned
    • Preferred Skills and Education: • Embraces and supports KRESA philosophies related to diversity, inclusiveness, and anti-racism • Ability to interact effectively with individuals from a wide range of cultures • Ability to discuss cultural differences with colleagues and clients • Ability to assess one's own strengths and limitations or challenges and integrate this understanding into interpersonal interactions • Organized and able to plan ahead • Adapts to frequent changes in the work environment • Practices safe work habits insuring pupil and staff safety • Ability to communicate effectively including listening while maintaining confidentiality • Uses equipment and material properly • Displays reliable attendance and promptness • Ability to resolve problems • Presents ideas and information in a manner that gets student’s attention, and which encourages their engagement
    • Physical Demands: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee is frequently required to reach with arms and hands, stand, walk and sit. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The employee must support and transfer students who are unable to completely bear weight on their own without the assistance of other staff. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
    • Work Environment: This position works in a pre-school classroom with child size furniture and seating. The position requires, sitting in 13.5” chairs and on the floor; adverse driving conditions; bending; stretching, extended sitting; extended standing; stair climbing; kneeling; crouching; reaching; fine and gross motor skills; coordination of hands – fine and gross; eye/hand/foot coordination; visual memory and discrimination; auditory memory and discrimination; reading and writing ability; judgment; simple and complex decision making; and lifting up to 75 pounds. This position is covered by the OHSA Final Rule Blood borne Pathogens Act, Category A, with potential for exposure to communicable disease and pests such as head lice. The noise level in the work environment is moderate.
    • This position is a mandated reporter of child abuse/neglect and must have a Department of Humans Services child abuse and neglect clearance. The employee shall remain free of any alcohol or nonprescribed controlled substance in the workplace throughout his/her employment in the district.
    • Notice of Non-discrimination: It is the policy of Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency that no discriminating practices based on race, color, national origin, sex (including sexual orientation or sexual identity), disability, age, religion, height, weight, marital or family status, military status, ancestry, genetic information (collectively, “Protected Classes”) or any other legally protected category be allowed during any program, activity, service or in employment. The following individuals at Kalamazoo RESA have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policy: Tom Zahrt & Isaac Carter. Contact information: 269-250-9200, 1819 E. Milham Ave, Portage, MI 49002.
    • Contact:  Kalee Hirsch
    • Closing:  June 30, 2024
    • Apply:   https://kresa.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=26

    Lead, Assistants, and Support Teachers at all locations & Director at Madison Heights location

      • The Joyful Jungle
      • Multiple Locations
      • We are seeking upbeat, positive, teachers to join our company. Here at The Joyful Jungle, our core values are how we measure our success as teachers, as well as a company as a whole. We strive for greatness and growth! Creating a positive culture is a huge undertaking in our company, and every team member must make a positive impact on our culture. Our core values are: We are Faithful- This may look like reading bible stories to children, praying with them, and teaching them lessons from our faith based curriculum. We are Joyful- Finding the positive in tough situations. We are Family- Creating life long bonds with families, and ensuring they trust us to keep their babies safe. We are Supportive- We are always here to serve our families and team, making sure if they need anything we are here for them. If the Joyful Jungle sounds like a place for you, please reach out to mostrovsky@nulljoyfuljungle.com for more information or go to our website https://www.joyfuljungle.com/jobs
      • Contact:  Michayla Ostrovsky
      • Closing:  January 1, 2025
      • Apply:   https://www.joyfuljungle.com/jobs

      Assistant Teacher

      • The Joyful Jungle
      • 20301 Cass Ave, Clinton Twp, MI  48071
      • Here at The Joyful Jungle, our core values are how we measure our success as teachers, as well as a company as a whole. We strive for greatness and growth! Creating a positive culture is a huge undertaking in our company, and every team member must make a positive impact on our culture. Our core values are: We are Faithful- This may look like reading bible stories to children, praying with them, and teaching them lessons from our faith based curriculum. We are Joyful- Finding the positive in tough situations. We are Family- Creating life long bonds with families, and ensuring they trust us to keep their babies safe. We are Supportive- We are always here to serve our families and team, making sure if they need anything we are here for them.
      • Qualifications- Employees MUST: Have open availability Monday-Friday 7am-6pm Have a High school Diploma or equivalent Complete a Background Check Complete a TB test Have a passion for working with children Be at least 18 years of age Experience is preferred but we are willing to train the right candidate!
      • Responsibilities- Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Work in a classroom with infants (6 wks-5 yrs) Ensure the daily care of every child by following licensing guidelines and implementing all company standards Help to maintain a fun and interactive classroom that is clean and organized Develop relationships with coworkers and build lasting relationships with families Ensure children are supervised AT ALL TIMES Follow along side your Lead Teacher in implementing daily routine and curriculum Implement diapering and or potty training
      • BENEFITS- We offer: Vision, Dental, and Medical Insurance after 90 days (Full time employees only) 401K with match after 1 year Paid Parental leave after 5 years Paid professional development Discounted Childcare Education assistance FREE personal growth opportunities APPLY TODAY!
      • Contact:  Michayla Ostrovsky
      • Closing:  January 1, 2025
      • Apply:   https://www.joyfuljungle.com/jobs

      Assistant Teacher

      • The Joyful Jungle
      • 1529 E 12 Mile Rd, Madison Heights, MI  48071
      • The Joyful Jungle is seeking candidates for our Full Time Assistant teaching position. We are most interested in candidates who are positive, upbeat, and have a genuine love for children! Here at The Joyful Jungle, our core values are how we measure our success as teachers, as well as a company as a whole. We strive for greatness and growth! Creating a positive culture is a huge undertaking in our company, and every team member must make a positive impact on our culture. Our core values are: We are Faithful- This may look like reading bible stories to children, praying with them, and teaching them lessons from our faith based curriculum. We are Joyful- Finding the positive in tough situations. We are Family- Creating life long bonds with families, and ensuring they trust us to keep their babies safe. We are Supportive- We are always here to serve our families and team, making sure if they need anything we are here for them.
      • Qualifications- Employees MUST: Have open availability Monday-Friday 7am-6pm Have a High school Diploma or equivalent Complete a Background Check Complete a TB test Have a passion for working with children Be at least 18 years of age *Experience is preferred but we are willing to train the right candidate!*
      • Responsibilities- Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Work in a classroom with infants (6 wks-1 yr) Ensure the daily care of every child by following licensing guidelines and implementing all company standards Help to maintain a fun and interactive classroom that is clean and organized Develop relationships with coworkers and build lasting relationships with families Ensure children are supervised AT ALL TIMES Follow along side your Lead Teacher in implementing daily routine and curriculum Implement diapering and or potty training
      • BENEFITS- We offer: Vision, Dental, and Medical Insurance after 90 days (Full time employees only) 401K with match after 1 year Paid Parental leave after 5 years Paid professional development Discounted Childcare Education assistance FREE personal growth opportunities APPLY TODAY!
      • Contact:  Michayla Ostrovsky
      • Closing:  December 31, 2024
      • Apply:   https://www.joyfuljungle.com/jobs

      Lead & Assistant Preschool, Toddler & Infant Teachers

      • Big Steps Little Feet
      • 7030 E Fulton St, Ada, MI  49301
      • Mission: To provide a safe and nurturing environment where care and learning become a stimulating adventure, as we partner with parents in developing positive character qualities for your children, our future generation.
      • Staff Motto: Be nurturing, Be honest, Be fun!
      • Lead Teacher Qualifications: Must be at least 18 years old and be a positive caregiving role model for staff and children. Must be able to pass a comprehensive background fingerprinting check. Must have a high school diploma or GED, have current CPR, First Aid, and Bloodborne Pathogen certification, or be willing to obtain certification upon hire. Must have a current and medically validated TB test, or be willing to complete the test before your start date. Must be reliable, punctual, and have dependable transportation. Must have customer service skills and be professional. Must be aware of the unique needs of toddlers and preschoolers.
      • More information available in the interview process. Schedule by emailing holly.lake@nullbigstepslittlefeet.org today!
      • Contact:  Holly Lake
      • Closing:  March 31, 2024
      • Apply:   https://www.bigstepslittlefeet.org/jobapplication

      Early Childhood Speech/Language Pathologist

        • St Joseph County ISD
        • 62245 Shimmel Rd, Centreville, MI  49032
        • POSITION GOAL: Provide speech and language support to at risk preschool students in the classroom through direct engagement with preschooler, to enhance language communication skills in preparation for kindergarten. QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Master’s Degree in Speech/Language Pathology. 2. Certificate of Clinical Competency or eligibility for Clinical Fellowship Year. 3. Responsibility of employee to obtain and maintain all training(s), certificate(s), approval(s), etc. and provide documentation to the business office before expiration date of said document(s). 4. Prefer prior experience working with preschoolers. 5. TB testing 6. Must be able to lift 50 pounds and work at physical level with preschoolers. 7. Required to have a physical presence at the designated job site each scheduled work day. 8. Must have regular and reliable job attendance, performance, and the physical ability to do the job. PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Provide speech language instruction to preschoolers in group settings in the classroom. 2. Actively engage students and enhance opportunity to effectively communicate. 3. Provide direction to GSRP Lead teacher and Associate Teacher on means to enhance communication skills of preschoolers. 4. Identify and diagnose Speech and Language Impairments. 5. Process referrals from various sources. 6. Provide diagnostic information to teams involved in supporting student needs. 7. Ability to use computers, software and other current technology. 8. Effective written communication skills; including parent/family communications and student data and reports. 9. Effective oral communication and relationships with children, families and other program staff. 10. Demonstrate effective organizational skills. 11. Maintain professional atmosphere and demeanor in classroom, acting at all times as a representative of ISD. 12. Attend and engage in continuous professional development. 13. Implement with fidelity high quality practices (developmentally appropriate, evidence/research based). 14. Demonstrate knowledge of and implement the Early Childhood Standards of Quality for Pre-Kindergarten. 15. Demonstrate the ability to work cooperatively as a part of a team, including co-teaching. 16. Facilitate ongoing professional development for ISD team staff. 17. Participate in Child Find/Project Find activities throughout the year including summer months. 18. Demonstrate knowledge and expertise of child development, curriculum, child assessment and screening tools, adult learning styles, cultural diversity, and quality improvement including High Quality Curriculum, Program Quality Assessment (PQA) and Conscious Discipline. 19. Provide effective mentor-coaching and instructional improvement strategies for teaching teams. 20. Foster understanding and support classroom implementation of universal supports for all children. 21. Engage in activities with children at their physical level. 22. Ability to work and engage in classroom environment. 23. Develop and work in collaboration toward achievement of performance objectives for each student, with a system for data collection and evaluation for these objectives. 24. Maintain appropriate records. 25. Support and foster family’s involvement in community activities as appropriate. 26. Demonstrate ability to instruct students individually in a variety of settings, based on knowledge of child growth and development and using multi-sensory techniques. 27. Collaborate in the analysis of student behavior, participate in the development and implementation of behavior plans as needed based on Conscious Discipline framework. 28. Supervise assigned student teachers and interns. 29. Create an overall supportive, nurturing, strength based atmosphere. 30. Maintain student confidentiality. 31. Perform other duties as assigned by the St. Joseph County ISD Administrators. REPORTS TO: Early Childhood/K-12 Special Education Supervisor PERFORMANCE APPRAISALS: Early Childhood/K-12 Special Education Supervisor TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Salary for this position is based on the IEA Master Agreement. An additional nine days, for the purpose of Child Find, will be required outside of the contracted working days and provided in performance contract.
        • Contact:  Pam Hagelgans
        • Closing:  April 4, 2024
        • Apply:   https://sjcisd.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=314
        Early Childhood Special Education Teacher
        • St Joseph County ISD
        • 62445 Shimmel Rd, Centreville, MI  49032
        • POSITION GOAL: Provide special education support to at risk and identified preschool children within the inclusive classroom. Direct engagement through a group basis with preschoolers will be conducted to enhance developmentally appropriate skills in preparation for Kindergarten. QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Must have one or more of the following: a. Endorsements in both Special Education and Early Childhood Education. b. A major or minor in Early Childhood Education or Child Growth and Development and a valid Michigan teaching certificate with a Special Education endorsement with full approval from the department. c. An endorsement in Early Childhood General and Special Education. 2. TB testing 3. Responsibility of employee to obtain and maintain all training(s), certificate(s), approval(s), etc. and provide documentation to the business office before expiration date of said document(s). 4. Must have regular and reliable job attendance, performance, and the physical ability to do the job. 5. Must be able to lift 50 pounds. 6. Required to have a physical presence at the designated job site each scheduled work day. PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Demonstrate the ability to use computers, software and other current technology. 2. Demonstrate effective written communication skills; including parent/family communications and child data and reports. 3. Demonstrate effective oral communication with children, families and other program staff. 4. Demonstrate effective organizational skills. 5. Maintain professional atmosphere and demeanor in classroom, acting at all times as a representative of ISD. 6. Attend and engage in continuous professional development. 7. Implement high quality developmentally appropriate practices. 8. Demonstrate knowledge of the Early Childhood Standards of Quality for Prekindergarten. 9. Demonstrate the ability to work cooperatively as a part of a team, including co-teaching. 10. Supervise assigned student teachers, if necessary. 11. Facilitate ongoing professional development for ISD team staff. 12. Lead Data meetings on a regular rotating basis for all assigned classrooms. 13. Participate in Child Find/Project Find activities throughout the year. 14. Coordinate transition IEP’s for students requiring maximum support with Kindergarten itinerant staff, principal and special education supervisor. 15. Demonstrate knowledge and expertise of child development, curriculum, child assessment and screening tools, adult learning styles, cultural diversity, and quality improvement including High Quality Curriculum, Program Quality Assessment (PQA) and Conscious Discipline. 16. Provide effective mentor-coaching and instructional improvement strategies for teaching teams. 17. Foster understanding and support classroom implementation of universal supports for all children. 18. Engage in activities with children at their physical level. 19. Develop and work toward achievement of performance objectives for each assigned child, with a system for data collection and evaluation for these objectives. 20. Maintain appropriate records. 21. Involve families in community activities as appropriate. 22. Demonstrate ability to support child learning opportunities in a variety of settings, based on knowledge of child growth and development and using multi-sensory techniques. 23. Analyze child behavior, develop and implement behavior programs as needed based on framework of Conscious Discipline. 24. Maintain student/family confidentiality. 25. Support implementation of Multi-Tiered Systems of Support within each assigned classroom. 26. Participate in general staff meetings scheduled outside of regular work hours. 27. Participate in meetings directly involving children such as staffing, IEP’s, SAT’s, Parent-teacher conferences, scheduled outside of regular work hours. 28. Create an overall supportive, nurturing, strength-based atmosphere. 29. Perform other duties as assigned by the St. Joseph County ISD Administrators. PHYSICAL ASPECTS OF THE JOB: 1. Climb steps and playground equipment as needed. 2. Walk long distances in community-based instruction. 3. Lift and position physically involved students. 4. Use universal precautions at all times for personal health and safety. REPORTS TO: Early Childhood/K-12 Special Education Supervisor ASSESSMENT: Early Childhood/K-12 Special Education Supervisor TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Salary for this position is based on the IEA Master Agreement. An additional nine days, for the purpose of Child Find, will be required outside of the contractual working days and provided in a performance contract.
        • Contact:  Pam Hagelgans
        • Closing:  April 4, 2024
        • Apply:   https://sjcisd.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=336

        Child Development Specialist - Part Time

        • St Joseph County ISD
        • 62445 Shimmel Rd, Centreville, MI  49032
        • QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Five or more years of relevant job experience. 2. A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in child development or early childhood development or equivalent in a related field. 3. Experience and education with infants and toddlers preferred. 4. Interpersonal skills essential for effective communication with child care providers and agency personnel. 5. Ability to work independently within management guidelines. 6. Working knowledge of computers (proficiency with word processing and spreadsheet programs such as Word and Excel). 7. Responsibility of employee to obtain and maintain all training(s), certificate(s), approval(s), etc. and provide documentation to the business office before expiration date of said document(s). 8. Must be able to lift 30 pounds. 9. Required to have a physical presence at the job site each scheduled work day. 10. Must have regular and reliable job attendance, performance, and the physical ability to do the job. PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Demonstrate knowledge of the Early Childhood Standards of Quality for Infant and Toddler Programs. 2. Achieve and maintain status as a reliable assessor in the Infant and Toddler Program Quality Assessment and/or Family Child Care Program Quality Assessment. 3. Demonstrate knowledge and expertise of child development, infant and toddler curriculum, child assessment and screening tools, adult learning styles, cultural diversity, quality improvement, and familiarity with the Child Development Associate competency standards. 4. Demonstrate knowledge of Head Start Program Performance Standards and other applicable regulations. 5. Provide effective mentor-coaching and instructional improvement strategies for all child care providers. 6. Provide guidance and technical assistance in the implementation of program curriculum. 7. Visit all child care providers’ sites not less than every 2 weeks. 8. Observe, assess, and monitor activities and provide on-the-job guidance and training to the child care providers and volunteers, in order to maintain high quality education services. 9. Ensure all teacher documentation is complete and submitted timely. 10. Research, analyze, and report out on site level and county level data from HighScope, COR, ChildPlus, etc. 11. Assist in the development of individual professional development plans and county-wide professional development plans. 12. Ensure the practices to support mental health and disabilities are implemented at child care provider sites. 13. Establish and maintain a positive, effective working relationship with staff and families of varying educational and cultural backgrounds. 14. Participate in all aspects of the transition process. 15. Monitor child care ratios in accordance with Head Start Performance Standards and State of Michigan Child Care licensing. 16. Assist child care providers in the Great Start to Quality self-assessment and quality improvement plans. 17. Complete at least one formal monthly observation in each child care provider site to ensure proper implementation of the curriculum and family needs are being met. 18. Demonstrate professional improvement through in-service attendance, State Continuing Education Clock Hours or college credit, conference attendance, and reading professional literature. 19. Assist Education & Family Services Manager and/or Director of Early Childhood Services with projects on as needed basis. 20. Maintain infant, child and adult CPR/AED and First Aid certification. 21. Maintain appropriate records. 22. Complete all other duties as assigned by the St. Joseph County ISD Administration. REPORTS TO: Education & Family Services Manager PERFORMANCE APPRAISALS: Education & Family Services Manager TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Part time position, 25 hours per week. Salary and conditions of employment are determined by the Board of Education.
        • Contact Person:  Pam Hagelgans
        • Closing Date:  April 4, 2024
        • Apply:  https://sjcisd.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=351