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Lead Teacher

University Of Wisconsin-Platteville, Platteville, WI

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Position Summary:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, Children's Center is accepting applications for a Lead Toddler Teacher position. The Children's Center teacher works as part of a team to deliver a developmentally appropriate curriculum for typically children ages one through two. The teacher provides general supervision and management of children enrolled in his/her classroom and is also responsible for incorporating positive classroom management techniques; establishing and maintaining positive relationships with parents; and supporting center activities. 

This is a full-time position, offering an excellent employee benefit package, with wage of $17/hour ($35,568 annual salary).  

Amenities-Come work for us and enjoy campus amenities you can walk to-dining, Starbucks, employee rates at the Pioneer Activity Center (PAC), and more! 

Children's Center perks-no food preparation required, minimal cleaning as all classrooms professionally cleaned by a third party, in class ratios of 1:4, working hours of 830am-5pm, no nights or weekends (monthly evening staff meeting is required), classroom aides to assist with duties, generous and flexible paid time off! 

Grant funded sign on bonus of $1000 paid after 90 days! 


-Plans and facilitates classroom programming and schedules daily classroom activities for an early childhood education facility according to established curriculums

-Maintains the safety and physical well-being of children in a designated classroom

-Evaluates individualized and developmental educational plans for children in collaboration with other stakeholders, as needed

-Maintains and documents effective communication with internal and external stakeholders to relay pertinent information and provide updates of child activities per established guidelines and regulations

-Mentors new teachers and students

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Required Qualifications

  • Associate degree in Early Childhood Education or related field
  • Thorough knowledge of principles and techniques of early childhood education
  • Strong written and oral communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field
  • Experience as a lead teacher of preschool children in a child care setting
  • Experience with the Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards (WMELS)
  • Knowledge of Creative Curriculum and YoungStar.

 Campus Information:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, enrolls  students in 42 baccalaureate and 6 master's programs. It possesses institutional strengths in middle level education, engineering, industrial technology, agriculture, criminal justice and business. The campus is located in Southwest Wisconsin's largest and most historic community. The region offers excellent school systems, high quality medical and hospital facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and vibrant businesses and industries. UW-Platteville is a cultural and educational center for the Tri-State region of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.

Application Deadline:

To ensure full consideration applications must be submitted through our online applicant portal and received by November 4th, 2021. Applications will be reviewed until the position has been filled.

How to Apply:

The following documents are required for applicant consideration:

  • Letter of application addressing all required qualifications
  • A current resume
  • Contact information (name, telephone number, and email address) for 3 professional references.
  • Additional documents as needed

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

         Julie Soja, 608-342-1260

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Our mission is to foster a diverse environment that contributes to an inclusive culture and climate by promoting critical discourse and meaningful interactions between all members of our campus community.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

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Job Details

ID 775326
Platteville, WI
Positions 1
Full Time
Pay $35,568.00
Child Care/Day Care/Personal Care
EMSI Skills Classroom Management
Curriculum Development
Food Preparation
Preschool Education
Sexual Harassment Awareness
Verbal Communication Skills
Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
Retirement Plan
Paid Vacation
Paid Sick Leave
Paid Holidays

Preferred Candidates

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