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Early Childhood Education Assistant Teacher


Minimum $19.14 HOURLY
Depending on Qualifications
This is a full-time appointment. The starting hourly wage is $19.14 per hour or higher based on qualifications.

UW-Madison provides excellent benefits, including competitive insurance and retirement programs, generous paid leave time, additional sick leave, paid legal holidays throughout the year, tuition reimbursement, and professional development opportunities. Benefits information is available at:

Job Summary:

Eagle's Wing Child Care and Education Programs is hiring an Assistant Teacher!

Come join our teaching team and provide high quality, child-centered care and education programming within a child-initiated learning environment. This includes a strong focus on developmentally appropriate, engaging, anti-bias, and peace education activities within a play-based curriculum.

UW-Madison provides excellent benefits, including competitive insurance and retirement programs, generous paid leave time, additional sick leave, paid legal holidays throughout the year, tuition reimbursement, and professional development opportunities! Apply today!

Responsibilities: Assists with curriculum preparation, classroom facilitation, and student monitoring to ensure safety and foster an environment of learning and development. Interacts regularly with parents.
  • 40% Assists with the planning and facilitation of classroom programming and classroom coordination and organization for a early childhood education facility according to established curriculums
  • 15% Maintains the safety and physical well-being of children in a designated classroom
  • 15% Updates and organizes individualized and developmental educational plans for children
  • 15% Assists with basic technical and administrative classroom support
  • 15% Documents effective communication with internal and external stakeholders to relay pertinent information and provide updates of child activities per established guidelines and regulations
  • Demonstrates and role models exceptional customer service.
  • Performs duties in a highly diverse childcare center that provides early-childhood, 4K, and school-age programs.
  • Performs duties that support a multicultural, inclusive, and anti-bias approach to learning and educational environment.
  • Provides support and assist as needed in the implementation of plans and procedures in the event of an emergency.
  • Works in accordance with licensing rules and city/national accreditation standards.
  • Actively supports and participates in children's care, learning, and play activities.
  • Performs physical duties such as: lifting and carrying children; dressing children and changing diapers; and assisting with serving meals and refreshments to children.
Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

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Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.


- A minimum of 1 year of experience working with 2-4 year olds in a full day, play-based, early childhood education program is required
- Training in High Scope, Pyramid Model, and/or Conscious Discipline preferred

Work Schedule:

Primary schedule for this position is 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday. Schedule will be determined with selected finalist(s) at time of offer.

Schedule alterations as operations and position expectations demand.

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:


Additional Information:

A criminal background check will be conducted on finalist(s).

First-time employee must complete a physical exam (at their own cost) and provide proof of a negative TB skin test prior to the first day of employment, again every 2- 5 years.

The worker must be able to perform the following physical job demands throughout the workday with or without a reasonable accommodation. A reasonable accommodation is a modification to the job, an employment practice, or the work environment that permits the employee to perform his or her job duties successfully, without causing significant difficulty or disruption in the workplace, or posing a health or safety threat.
- The ability to visually monitor children continuously throughout the day
- The ability to get up and down from the floor and small chairs on a continuous basis throughout the day
- The ability to bend, reach and lift children up to 40 pounds frequently throughout the day

Please note that successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without the need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment.

University Housing may communicate with you about your application status using a text messaging service. To opt-out please reply "STOP" to text messages received or contact University Housing HR at or 608-262-2766. Message and data rates may apply.

How to Apply:

Please submit a resume within the online application system.

Online applications must be received by 11:55pm on the deadline listed. We are unable to consider incomplete application materials. Applications for this position may be considered for future vacancies in this title within University Housing, including those which may have a different work schedule.


Caleb Georgeson
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1. See RELAY_SERVICE for further information.

Official Title:

Early Child Edu Asst Teacher(TL016)



Employment Class:

University Staff-Ongoing

Job Number:


The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, including but not limited to, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, pregnancy, disability, or status as a protected veteran and other bases as defined by federal regulations and UW System policies. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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