Infant/Toddler Teacher

The Charlotte Schmidlapp Children's Center at Mount St. Joseph University is seeking an Infant/Toddler Teacher. The center provides quality child care to parents pursuing a university education as well as for faculty and staff. The center has five out of five stars with the Step Up to Quality program. The center is open Monday through Friday 7:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. during the school year.


The Infant /Toddler Teacher provides primary care for children assigned to his/her group under the general direction of the Children’s Center Coordinator.


  • Responsible for the care, safety, and well-being of the children assigned to the Infant/Toddler group
  • Assist with the development of lesson plans and daily schedule for Infant/Toddler groups
  • Set up and maintain the physical environment to meet the needs of Infant/Toddler age children
  • Demonstrate verbally and by role modeling, a sound knowledge of good teaching practices and of child growth and development
  • Participate in staff meeting discussions and ongoing training regarding program, children, and families
  • Provide appropriate, accurate information to families regarding their children as well as general child development information
  • Demonstrate an understanding of infant/toddler age growth and development and general knowledge of nutrition, health, and first aid
  • Demonstrate ability to work with children warmly, calmly, and in an unhurried way while maintaining a safe, clean, and pleasant environment
  • Demonstrate ability to meet the social, emotional, physical, and developmental needs of individual children
  • Contributes to team effort by welcoming new and different work requirements; exploring new opportunities to enhance the services of the Center and the Division; helping others accomplish related job results as and where needed

Primary Contacts:

Children’s Center Staff, children and families, Children’s Center Manager, Early Childhood Education Program faculty and students, and students from other disciplines using the Center

Supervision Exercised:

May exercise some oversight over Work-study students, Service Learning students, campus and community volunteers

Supervision Received:

Works under general supervision where standard practice enables the employee to proceed independently on routine work referring questionable cases to the Children’s Center Coordinator.



Must have a High School diploma. A minimum of a CDA certification, or 12 semester hours of early childhood education preferred.


  • At least 2 years of experience in an early childhood center preferred.
  • Specialized Training:
  • Current certification in CPR, First Aid, Communicable Disease Recognition, and Child Abuse Recognition preferred. Knowledge of Step Up to Quality a plus.
  • Commitment towards diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Must never have been convicted or pleaded guilty to child abuse or other crimes of violence as listed in section 5104.9 of the Revised Code; must be mentally and physically fit for employment in a facility caring for young children; must pass an examination by a licensed physician not more than 30 days before employment; must be free of apparent communicable disease, including tuberculosis; must have been immunized against measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus, and diphtheria. Employment is subject to verification of three references attesting to the suitability of the individual to work in a child day-care center; and a clean record as indicated through fingerprint clearance.

The title of Assistant or Lead Teacher will be determined based on education and experience.

Skills, Attributes

Customer Service:

-Exhibit a “child/family/customer first” orientation in providing exceptional service in all responsibilities and interactions demonstrating versatility in handling people and situations

-Adapt willingly and quickly to changing priorities, responsibilities, and child/family needs and expectations; anticipate and identify child/family’s needs


-Collaborate well with others and help make the Center staff a cohesive group

-Communicate, cooperate and collaborate with others to achieve common Center, Division, and University goals

-Willingly assist in various responsibilities as appropriate within the Center as required during high service demand times or upon shifts in Center enrollment


-Develop and nurture an effective, productive, and respectful rapport and working relationship with children, families, co-workers, university students, and faculty, maintaining an appropriate level of professionalism

-Communicate information clearly and concisely and listen well to others


-Maintain a high level of accuracy, consistently reviewing work to detect errors, oversights, or omissions


-Take immediate and independent action when necessary assuming initiative for creative problem solving

-Accomplish tasks with follow through to completion


-Must possess an aptitude for technological development and its implications for appropriate automation of the preschool classroom

Work Environment, Physical Demands:

-Academic year position; multiple concurrent tasks with constant interruptions; customer contact; strict confidentiality; detailed work; must be mentally and physically fit for employment in a facility caring for young children including lifting, stooping, bending, and ability to move quickly and respond appropriately to needs of children; maintain visual contact with a broad area.

-As enrollment patterns change, the University reserves the right to assign staff to rooms, groups, and/or hours as needed. All staff assignments are subject to change to meet actual enrollment patterns in the Center.

-Standing or sitting in one position for long periods

The benefits for this position include PTO, Holidays, Retirement Contributions, Health, Dental, Vision, Life, and other Insurance options. There is also an Employee Assistance Program, Wellness Program, and Tuition Remission. Please reach out to Human Resources for more information.

To apply, please upload the cover letter, resume, and contact information with three professional references via Paycom.

A review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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Mount St. Joseph University is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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