Intergenerational Learning Center
  • Eagan, MN, USA
  • Full Time

Join our amazing team at the Intergenerational Learning Center in Eagan, MN and make a difference in children's lives!  Our educational philosophy supports the whole child concept of development. We believe in offering care and protection within an educationally challenging and richly prepared environment that will meet the needs of each child. This philosophical basis is implemented through an eclectic cognitive developmental approach to early childhood education. The staff will draw on the works of Paiget Montessori, Erickson, Bredskamp, Kohlberg, DeVries and others to implement developmentally appropriate practices that meet the needs of the whole child, socially, emotionally, physically, intellectually, and culturally.   As a Teacher you will work together with an Assistant Teacher, offering a team approach in each classroom where together, we plan goals, objectives, while utilizing a thematically integrated curriculum. The Intergenerational Learning Center is a part of the Intergenerational Living & Health Care, a nonprofit organization that offers interactive programs for children and seniors and is dedicated to improving the quality of life for children and older adults.  The mission includes:

  • For seniors, we provide housing, health care, programming, services, and interactions between the generations
  • For youth, we enhance learning opportunities and responsible choices by educating the whole child, including interactions with seniors
  • For the community, we promote understanding and support between the generations
  • When you join our team you will have the opportunity to experience our intergenerational programming and enhance the lives of seniors and the children you work with!

Essential Job Functions Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Plan and implement a program the meets the emotional, physical, intellectual, and social needs of both the individual and the group, through developmentally appropriate practices, in accordance with the policies and philosophy of the program.
  2. Write objective for the group.
  3. Assume responsibility in conjunction with co-workers for preparing and posting weekly lesson plans and submitting a copy to the director one week before teaching.
  4. Post all curriculum information, schedule and menus for parents.
  5. Interest with the children and encourage their involvement in group activities.
  6. Gear the program to the needs of the individual child, with concern for their interests, special needs and talents, and individual style and pace of learning.
  7. Plan and supervise class outing/field trips when age-appropriate.
  8. Observer, record, and report significant individual and/or group behavior/illness, and keep co-workers and the director informed.
  9. Responsible for seeing that the children's daily notes are completed.
  10. Keep accurate records of children's attendance and progress, including written comments on each child's development.
  11. Continually evaluate each child's progress, and communicate these professional observations to the appropriate teammates and to the child's parents through participation in formal conferences offered at least twice a year.
  12. Establish and maintain good communication with parents through verbal contact on a daily basis, written notes and/or phone conversations and wearing a nametag. Sensitive issues must be discussed with the director before approaching the parents.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Must possess the ability to make independent decisions, follow instructions, and accept constructive criticism.  Must be able to deal tactfully with children, personnel, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel, and the general public.  Must possess the educational requirements of the program's licensing agency.

The person must have a warm and friendly personality, be sensitive to the feelings and needs of others, be able to relate well to children, and be willing to fulfill the job responsibilities in accordance with the program's philosophy.  Must be able to communicate professionally and openly.  Must be able to create a nurturing environment in which the child can grow physically, emotionally, socially, and intellectually.

Education and Experience

Certificate or degree in child development or a related field with an emphasis in early childhood education.  Experience in teaching in an early childhood classroom, supervising staff, and managing a child care center. Must possess leadership and communication skills.

Licensing/Certifications

CPR certification within 90 days of employment.

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