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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3365331
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted : October 16, 2020

Job Description

Careers at Saint Louis Park Public Schools

We are an exciting academically focused urban District serving all students from diverse backgrounds. SLP is a vibrant growing organization and a leading employer in the area. Are you up for a challenge to impact the future? Would you like to join a team of the best, the brightest and most caring people to find bold new ways to serve approximately 5000 students and their families? You'll find opportunities to grow and develop as we work together to learn together to create the environment that creates learning for staff and the students we serve. Are you ready? It's time to do your life's best work with us.


Title: Pre-School Educator

Department: Community Education

Group: CE Educators

Reports to: Site Supervisor



Under the guidance of the Site Supervisor and direction of the Child Care Program Coordinator, the Child Care Educator is responsible for implementing and coordinating the daily activities of the support staff and program participants by performing such duties as: planning and implementing lesson plans, curriculum, and field trips; monitoring and supervising student behaviors and child safety; maintaining program records; providing coordination to child care assistants and group leaders; informing and communicating with programs staff, other teachers, parents, site supervisor, program coordinator, and building administrators concerning program issues, events, and/or student issues.



  • Plans, implements, and evaluates age & developmentally appropriate curriculum lessons, activities, and events that meet the curriculum and guidelines of the program, and that facilitate physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development
  • Plans weekly theses, write lesson plans, and prepares for lessons in art, science, language & literacy, music, writing, or cooking projects.
  • Plans monthly calendars and sends out newsletters to parents regarding activities and plans.
  • Monitors program activities to assure the safety of kids and a proper environment in which to learn and play.
  • Plans and implements field trips throughout the year.
  • Participates in and interacts with children and families in the program.
  • Teaches, plays, and interacts with children throughout the day.
  • Supervises and engages children in groups or one-on-one and teaches social, recreational, and conflict resolution skills through games, role playing, and program events/activities.
  • Coordinates and monitors program activities and support staff assigned to program.
  • Coaches, instructs, trains, and monitors staff activities, interactions, and activities.
  • Provides daily coordination in the performance of daily assignments and their activities in behavioral management, daily scheduling/activities, and communications with students and parents.
  • Communicates with parents concerning program activities, child progress, and child related or program issues and/or concerns in coordination with the Site Supervisor, Program Coordinator, and other staff.
  • Addresses and discusses issues with parents over the phone, in writing, or in person to discuss child progress, problems, concerns, or issues.
  • Discusses child development issues and provides information, guidance, or suggestions.
  • Works in conjunction with other program staff to deal with disciplinary or behavioral issues.
  • Communicates with staff, parents, and teachers to assure kids are on task with homework for school and time is provided for working on homework assignments.
  • Writes monthly newsletters to keep parents informed of program activities, events, and information about the program(s).
  • Maintains and keeps program records and files.
  • Maintains class rosters, parent contact sheets, emergency numbers, pickup and drop-off times, release day contacts, and parent calendars.
  • Maintains attendance sheets.
  • Collects participant health forms.
  • Collaborates and works with the Site Supervisor and/or Program Coordinator to discuss and address program needs, events, or issues.
  • Purchases supplies and materials needed for the classroom.
  • Attends training sessions, workshops, seminars, etc. to keep skills, certifications, and knowledge current.
  • Performs other comparable duties of a like or similar nature as assigned.



  • Knowledge of practices, techniques, and fundamentals of child care programming and services, teaching principles, techniques, and procedures.
  • Knowledge of child development theories and development stages and needs.
  • Knowledge of District academic curriculum requirements.
  • Fundamentals of work coordination and delegation.
  • Knowledge of relevant laws, rules, regulations, or guidelines pertaining to child care programs, operations, and safety requirements.
  • Knowledge of Kid’s Place program operational policies and procedures of the District.
  • Knowledge of behavioral management practices and fundamentals.
  • Assigning work, leading, and coordinating work activities and priorities of classroom support personnel.
  • Oral and written communication skills.
  • Supervising groups of children in accordance with behavioral guidelines and rules to assure an appropriate environment and the safety of participants and staff.
  • Planning and implementing site activities in accordance with program themes, field trips, and academic subject activities.
  • Implementing behavioral management practices.
  • Updating and preparing site files, records and reports in accordance with department requirements.
  • Dealing with children, staff, parents, administrators, and building personnel concerning issues and activities.
  • Interactions require the explanation of program operational rules and working with others to gain cooperation and understanding of educational issues/needs.



  • Indirectly supervises Child Care Assistants and Group Leaders.
  • Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.



  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; talk; and hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; and lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close and the ability to adjust focus.



  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Requires Bachelor’s degree in Child Development, Education, or Early Childhood Education.
  • One (1) year of related child care experience.
  • First Aid and CPR Certification

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other protected characteristics.

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Category : Classroom Teacher > Preschool
  • Equal Opportunity Employer


    Contact Information

    • Jason Loewe
    • 2340 Energy Park Drive Suite 200
    • St. Paul, Minnesota 55108

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