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Infant, Toddler & Preschool Lead Teacher & Teacher Assistants – The Uplift Center

10959 Kellem Ln, Belle Fourche, South Dakota 57717, US (605) 641-9064 [email protected]

Infant, Toddler & Preschool Lead Teacher & Teacher Assistants

Organization Description:

The Uplift Center is a Christ-centered child care center committed to providing a safe, loving, and engaging environment for children from infancy through preschool age. Our mission is to nurture each child as a unique gift from God, blending high-quality care with biblical teachings to support their holistic development and encourage them to shine bright in our community.

Position Overview:

We are seeking a passionate and dedicated Infant, Toddler and Preschool Teacher as well as Teacher Assistants to join our team. The ideal candidate will assist our lead teachers in providing high-quality care and education to children aged from infancy through preschool. This role offers an opportunity to make a meaningful impact on the lives of young children and contribute to a positive learning environment rooted in love and support.

Key Responsibilities:

-Assist lead teachers in implementing developmentally appropriate curriculum and activities for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.
-Provide nurturing care to infants, including feeding, diapering, and engaging in age-appropriate play activities.
-Support lead teachers in creating a safe, clean, and organized classroom environment conducive to learning and exploration.
-Foster positive relationships with children, families, and colleagues based on trust, respect, and open communication.
-Collaborate with lead teachers to observe and assess children’s development and progress, documenting observations as needed.
-Assist in implementing behavior management strategies that promote positive social-emotional development and self-regulation skills.
-Support children’s transitions between activities, meals, and rest periods with sensitivity and care.
-Maintain confidentiality and professionalism in all interactions with children, families, and colleagues.

Qualifications:

Minimum age of 15 years old.
-High school diploma required; Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or related field preferred.
-Previous experience working with infants, toddlers, or preschoolers in a child care setting preferred.
-Knowledge of child development principles and best practices in early childhood education.
-Ability to communicate effectively and compassionately with children, families, and colleagues.
-Strong organizational skills with attention to detail and the ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment.
-Commitment to upholding Christian values and integrating biblical teachings into daily interactions and activities.
-CPR and First Aid certification (or willingness to obtain upon hire).

Benefits:

Competitive salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Opportunities for professional development and career advancement.
Positive and supportive work environment grounded in Christian values.
Part-time availability (10-30 hours-weekly)

Join our team and become a part of a community dedicated to nurturing young minds and hearts in a Christ-centered environment. Apply today by submitting your resume and cover letter detailing your qualifications and passion for working with young children. We look forward to welcoming you to our team at The Uplift Center