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Full Time Toddler Teacher-CDA preferred

Rainbow Riders Childcare Center

This is a Contract position in Saginaw, MI posted September 7, 2021.

SummaryIn 2016, Rainbow Riders partnered with TAP Head Start to open an Early Head Start Partnership program.

The program is located in the Education wing of St.

Michael Lutheran Church (SMLC) and provides full time care for up to 16 children ages 6 weeks to 3 years old.

There is a separate waiting list for this program that has eligibility requirements that include: all parents living in the home, must be working or in school, and a total household income less than the federal poverty guidelines (about $1,200/month for a family of 4).

Rainbow Riders Childcare Center SMLC site is currently looking to fill a spot for a toddler teacher.

CDA is preferred.

DutiesPlanning and delivering lessons designed to facilitate students’ social, emotional, and cognitive development.Encouraging self-expression through understanding, flexibility, and behavioral reinforcement.Tending to students’ basic needs by feeding and dressing them.Mediating conflict between students.Modelling appropriate behaviorsEnsuring that the classroom remains safe and conducive to learning at all times.Liaising with families to gain insight into students’ home lives.Tracking and informing parents of students’ progress.Attending parent and staff meetings.RequirementsEmployees at Rainbow Riders must possess a positive, professional attitude and a desire to further their knowledge of best practices in working with children and families.

Warm, nurturing, energetic personalities are essential, along with good verbal and written communication skills.

Experience and at least an Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education is preferred but not required.

Opportunities for professional development are provided for all staff.

Nice To HavesThe Child Development Associate (CDA) CredentialBenefitsCompensating our teachers fairly is a high priority at Rainbow Riders.

The budget is planned carefully so that tuition increases directly impact teacher pay rates.

Annually, our staff salaries and benefits make up around 72% of the overall expenses demonstrating our strong commitment to our teachers.

Benefits for full-time staff include: paid leave, health and dental insurance, life insurance, IRA retirement plan with employer matching, subsidized child care, educational and training opportunities.