Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Salary: 34091.20 - 47985.60
Internal Number: 352214
The Child Development Laboratory School (CDLS) is housed in the Institute of Child Development in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota and is responsible for the development and implementation of a high quality preschool program that promotes best practices in Early Childhood Education. CDLS Learning Philosophy: The philosophical orientation of the Child Development Laboratory School is based on socio-cultural (children learn from others in their social world) and constructivist theories (children create their own meaning from their experiences). Learning and development are best supported by uninterrupted play that is based on exploration, project-based, and emergent. Emergent curriculum encourages learning through a balance of children’s interests or identified areas to nurture from observations and assessments. We believe learning should be engaging, interesting, self-motivating, and/or group motivated. It should have a balance of child- and teacher-initiated interest and the teachers’ knowledge of development and content. At CDLS, communication with children is warm and respectful to provide a sense of well-being, trust, security, and positive relationships.
This position is responsible for assisting a classroom of children from all backgrounds and identities in accordance with the policies and philosophy of CDLS and the Institute of Child Development. This includes assisting in establishing a learning environment that is inclusive and developmentally age appropriate, developing emergent curriculum (see CDLS Learning Philosophy above), supervising, and monitoring child development, providing high quality care, maintaining classroom materials, first aid and daily health checks. The Assistant Teacher also supports and advances the school’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.The Assistant Teacher works in collaboration with the Area Coordinator (Supervisor) and the Teacher to plan and implement a high-quality, responsive, enriching, and supportive learning environment that is respectful of each child’s background, development, and needs. The weekly curriculum and learning experiences are rich with relational experiences designed to support the development of a range of social, emotional, self-help, language, literacy, cognitive, and motor skills and should align with the Desired Results Developmental Profile (DRDP) and MN Early Childhood Indicators of Progress-ECIPS (Infant, Toddler, and Preschool).
This position is represented by the AFSCME Locals 3937 & 3801, Council 5, AFL-CIO Technical Unit. This is a 40 hour/week position. The work location is on the Twin Cities campus. The minimum starting pay for this position is $16.39/hr.
Classroom Leadership (30%)
Documentation and Assessments (20%)