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Part Time Preschool Aide, Berkley Child and Family Development Center, School of Education, 43439

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Berkley Child and Family Development Center, UMKC School of Education

Job Description

Are you available to work on-call and be available from 12:00p - 6:00p or 3:00p - 6:00p, Monday-Friday? The UMKC Early Childhood Lab School, Berkley Child and Family Development Center, A nationally accredited program located on the UMKC campus, is seeking experienced preschool assistants with positive attitudes, strong problem-solving skills, and who are committed to providing the highest quality early learning experience. As a Preschool Assistant, you will work in a dynamic team environment facilitating a Reggio inspired play-based curriculum rooted in developmentally appropriate practice. Duties include but are not limited to:
  • Assist teachers in carrying out curriculum, care activities, and routines
  • Cultivate and maintain a positive relationship with parents, teachers, and university students
  • Consistently treat children with dignity, respect and compassion
  • Promote, administer, and work to implement the programs goals, philosophies, policies, and mission statements
  • Participate in classroom management involving procedures and program as delegated by supervisors
  • Light clerical work (typing, filing, etc.)
  • Attend staff meetings
  • Participate in required in-service trainings as required by Missouri State Licensing
  • Assist with classroom’s general housekeeping
Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalent and some experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Child Development Associate (CDA) Certificate, attendance in child development classes, or one year experience in a child care environment are preferred.
  • Ability to lift up to 20 pounds and to move freely (pushing, pulling, bending)
Full Time/Part Time

Part Time, hours vary - Please indicate your a vailability in your cover letter.




  • 12:00p - 6:00p, Monday - Friday
  • 3:00p - 6:00p, Monday - Friday
Application Deadline

Review of applications will begin immediately.

Application Instructions

Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter, resume, and list of three references with contact information) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment.

Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).

If you are experiencing technical problems, please call (855) 524-0002.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor - Human Resources at 816-235-1621.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties and functions of this job. If you believe you may have difficulty performing any of the duties or functions of this job, please contact the Office of Affirmative Action at (816) 235-1323.


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The University of Missouri-Kansas City, one of four universities of the University of Missouri System (UM System), is a doctoral research-intensive public university offering traditional and interdisciplinary programs. The University is designated as a high research activity university by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education and is home to 13 colleges and schools; indeed, few urban universities have the depth and breadth of disciplines (ranging from medicine to the performing arts) offered at UMKC. The University enrolls more than 16,000 students, coming from 48 states and more than 95 countries, in more than 125 academic areas. The student population includes 47% undergraduates, 31% graduates and 22% dual-enrolled HS students. Providing a stimulating classroom experience is paramount at UMKC. The institution’s diverse and international faculty hold doctorates or the highest degree in their field at an impressive 83%. UMKC has earned national and international recognition for the quality of its faculty, students, research and community leadership.

UMKC aspires to be an exemplary public urban research university of the 21st century, pursuing excellence as a human-centric learning and discovery community, fostering equity, diversity and inclusion to enrich the lives of the people and region we serve.

As an urban research university, our mission at the University of Missouri-Kansas City is to promote learning through the discovery, preservation, and dissemination of knowledge of public value across a broad spectrum of disciplines and fields of study. UMKC celebrates the individual and embodies diversity and inclusion by intertwining these goals with innovation to enable transformational impact aimed at bringing cultural, social, health, and economic prosperity to the metropolitan, regional and global communities we serve.

The University is located in a Kansas City metropolitan area that is among the most entrepreneurial cities in America with a population of more than 2.4 million and a diverse portfolio of industries and businesses. Home to a diverse base of corporate centers, high-tech firms and prominent non-profits, Kansas City is an inspiring example of 21st century economic transformation, with UMKC sitting at its heart. From thriving corporate headquarters such Garmin to tech startups such as ZOLOZ and ShotTracker, KC’s business community is strong.

Kansas City offers the best of both worlds—a vibrant, urban community with Midwestern appeal. The city’s rich history and its modern-day, innovative thinking come together to create an eclectic group of neighborhoods that offer a little something for everyone. From thriving arts districts, an energetic downtown nightlife, casual to upscale shopping and champion sports teams, you will have no problem making yourself at home. Of course, one of Kansas City’s biggest claims to fame is its food, especially its world-famous barbecue. Foodies will delight in the culinary scene found throughout the city. Ranging from award-winning chefs to cozy pizza joints, Kansas City definitely is not lacking any flavor.

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