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Title: Childcare Teacher I or II

Employee Classification: Professional F/T 52 Wks Unit

Department: Child Dev Laboratory Center (CDLC)

Salary Range: $40,928 / $45,028

Who we are:

We are not-for-profit: St. Louis Community college (STLCC) is a non-profit institution dedicated to empowering students, expanding minds, and changing lives. Employees are committed to strengthening the St. Louis community with inclusive and transformative education.

We are a respected employer: For 60 years, STLCC has served the St. Louis community, expanding to 4 main campuses, 2 education centers, 2 workforce training centers, and 5 centers of excellence. More than one-half of the households in St. Louis have at least one member who has taken classes at STLCC.

We make an impact in the community: Through credit courses, continuing education, and workforce development programs, STLCC annually serves nearly 69,000 students. More than 80% of career and technical graduates employed in their fields or continue their education at four-year institutions within six months of graduation. STLCC sends more transfer students to Missouri’s four-year colleges/universities than anyone else.

We value Diversity, equity & inclusion: STLCC is committed to fostering an atmosphere of appreciation for all people, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or class.

What you get:

Benefits package [for full-time employees]: STLCC offers one of the best benefit packages in the St. Louis area. As a STLCC employee you will have access to a 100% match on your contribution to retirement, two health insurance plans options that are no cost to the employee - including an HSA option, low-cost life insurance with a 3x salary benefit, and other low-cost benefits including dental, vision, AD&D, ST LT disability insurance.

Opportunity to grow: Over half of our employees have served the college for more than 12 years, exploring different career paths and advancing to higher level positions.

Education & training opportunities: STLCC offers tuition waivers for employees [full-time and part-time] + their dependents. Full-time employees can take advantage of tuition reimbursement for other institutions after just 6 months of service, and an annual professional development allotment.

Work/life balance: Full-time STLCC employees have access to a generous time off package, including holidays, vacation, personal days, medical leave, and other leave options. Our holiday schedule even includes a paid winter holiday at the end of the calendar year.

Commitment to wellness: STLCC HR boasts a dedicated health and wellness specialist who is enthusiastic about creating a culture of wellness throughout the College. With access to college wellness vendors, employees are educated, motivated, and rewarded for healthy behaviors. STLCC employees and anyone living in their household also have access to an employee assistance program (EAP) that can help them with virtually any life need.

The basics of this position:

Performs duties necessary to train and supervise college students while providing on-site instruction; assist college students to achieve educational objectives referred by the academic departments (specifically Child and Family Development); performs duties necessary to teach and care for infant through Pre-K children and provide support and constant communication with families.

What you'll do:
  • • Operate a developmentally appropriate early childhood classroom using a constructivist curriculum and environment with quality interactions and programing based on licensing regulations and accreditation standards.
    • Coordinate and direct the work of all part-time employees, student workers, practicum students; coordinate all visits from guests, therapists, and volunteers.
    • Welcome and invite college students to be a part of the CDLC community.
    • Model developmentally appropriate practice in the classroom; coach and provide feedback to students during practicum time and individual meetings; review and critique student assignments and experiences.
    • Complete paperwork for faculty and communicate progress of students to faculty.
    • Observe, record development, and create goals for individual children; use those goals to create the constructivist curriculum and environment within the classroom.
    • Maintain all paperwork for children's records and classroom curriculum.
    • Maintain all accreditation portfolios.
    • Develop and maintain rapport and trust with families; initial home visit prior to enrollment, developmental conferences on the child's birthday and half birthday months (additional conferences if
    • needed by parent or teacher), transition and exit conferences; four educational parent meetings per year; daily communication and bimonthly newsletters.
    • Maintain current in the field of child development and early childhood education.
    • Maintain current CPR and infant child first aid.
    • Maintain all annual training required for MO licensing, MO DSS, IL DSS and STLCC.
    • Participates in CDLC Parent Advisory Council, STLCC, and community events.
    • Assists with other matters as assigned.
Education, experience, and other requirements:

• Associate degree in Early Care and Education, Child and Family Development, or the equivalent*
• Minimum of one year of relevant early childhood classroom experience, including practicum
* 30 college credits in Early Care and Education, Child and Family Development, or similar and an additional 2 years of relevant early childhood classroom experience, including practicum
• Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
• Ability to move quickly up and down off the floor
• Ability to lift items overhead, bend, and stoop

Preferred Qualifications:


Since 1962, St. Louis Community College has held fast to the belief that education has the power to lift up individuals and our communities. Ready to join a team dedicated to expanding minds and changing lives? Explore our current openings and see what makes STLCC extraordinary.

As an employer, St. Louis Community College is committed to offering full-time employees a comprehensive and competitive benefits package.

At STLCC, we strive to foster an atmosphere of appreciation for all people, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or class.

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