Head Start Teacher – UW Oshkosh – Shawano, Seymour, Kaukauna, Appleton, Menasha, Neenah, Oshkosh

Deadline to Apply: July 1, 2017 or until filled
Location: TBD (Shawano, Seymour, Kaukauna, Appleton, Menasha, Neenah, Oshkosh)
Start Date: August 7, 2017 (tentatively)
Wage Rate: $19,520 - $23,819

Minimum Associate or Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or degree in related field with experience teaching preschool.  Extensive knowledge of child development, appropriate observation/assessment methods in early child development and demonstrated knowledge of implementing early childhood curriculum.  Valid Wisconsin Driver’s License. Successful completion of criminal background checks.


Primary responsibility implementing high quality early childhood programming for children and their families as detailed in the Head Start program performance standards, set up pre-school environment, prepare and implement developmentally appropriate daily lesson plans.  Plan and provide individual and group activities to stimulate approaches to learning and growth in physical development, language, literacy, and communication, mathematics, creative arts, science and technology and social studies.  Implement positive guidance strategies and support child's social/emotional/behavioral growth.  Ensure healthy and safe practices for young children. Support individual child's development by completing screenings and ongoing assessments of each child using the online assessment tool.  Provide materials and assistance to help parents understand the child’s developmental, educational and nutritional needs.  Engage families in the program to support child’s development and parent’s role as child’s first and most important educator. Assist in planning and implementing parent meetings, special programs and training events.  Follow all guidelines and procedures outlined Licensing Rules for Group Day Care Centers.

Additional Info:

We are proud to say our program embraces the High/Scope curriculum, offers many professional development opportunities, and implements Pyramid Model and Conscious Discipline program to support social/emotional development.  Teachers are responsible for one group of (17-20) children; receive a minimum of 12 hours weekly to support professional development, record keeping and connecting with families and team.  Each classroom team consists of a teacher, teacher assistant and classroom aide.  To learn more about our program look at our website, or our Facebook page, UW Oshkosh Head Start.

We offer a competitive salary and great benefits (including health, life, dental, sick pay, and paid holidays, etc.) package.  We are off for one week during holidays and one week of Spring Break (usually same week as your sites' school district spring break).

Application Instructions:

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UW Oshkosh Head Start is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.