Child Care Jobs at KIDS INC.

We are building a brighter future, and we want YOU to be a part of it! It’s our responsibility to ensure a safe, caring, and educational environment for all of our children and families. We are always accepting applications for all of our centers and programs. KIDS INC. has centers in Marion, Cedar Rapids, and Coralville.

Child Care Center Staff Positions:

Assistant Administrative Staff

Assistant Administrators are responsible for assisting the Center Director with setting the tone for the facility, managing the curriculum, overseeing physical facilities, hiring staff and managing the overall image of the center. They also must ensure compliance with all local and federal laws governing child care, both in regard to the physical environment and the staff, as well as managing the general financial affairs of the child care facility.

Curriculum Development

Assistant Administrators work with the Center Director and qualified lead staff to develop an appropriate curriculum and ensure that it complies with state and federal requirements.

Facilities Management

The Assistant Administrators will help make sure that the center's physical facilities comply with local, state and federal laws and are a safe and appropriate environment for children. Assistant Administrators must have knowledge of local, state and federal laws regarding safety requirements and inspection and certification procedures, and ensure that the center complies with those requirements.

Staffing Management

Assistant Administrators helps manages this staff, developing job descriptions, interviewing candidates, maintaining staff development and education and, if necessary, managing disciplinary processes. Assistant Administrators are also responsible for maintaining their own qualifications; most states require child care center directors to complete continuing education courses each year, in addition to other requirements.

Parental Communication and Involvement

While for many parents, their child's teacher is the primary point of contact in the center, the Director and Assistant Administrator often serves as the 'face' of the center, managing communication with parents and the community. Directors and Assistant Administrators also often meet with parents of prospective children to determine whether the center is a good fit for the family.

Lead Teachers

Be dedicated to the development of lifelong learners by equipping students with the knowledge and skills to confidently meet life's challenges as responsible, productive citizens. Essential Duties and Responsibilities:** (Other duties may be assigned.)

Enhance Academic performance

  • Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and effectively communicate those objectives to students.
  • Identify students' needs and make appropriate referrals and develop strategies for individual education plans.
  • Effectively communicate with parents on a regular basis outside the normal classroom day by means of newsletters, e-mail, notes, phone calls and individual parent conferences.
  • Discuss student problems, behavior incidents, positive developments, and progress with parents in an honest, sensitive, and confidential manner.
  • Promotes parent participation and involvement in education activities provided for their children.
  • Confer and cooperate with other staff members to plan and schedule lessons promoting student learning
  • Confer with parents or guardians, other teachers, and administrators to resolve student behavioral and academic problems
  • Identify students showing signs of emotional, developmental, or health-related problems, and discuss them with supervisors, parents and/or guardians
  • Engage in collaborative work and contribute to team planning.
Competence in Content Knowledge
  • Introductory educational skills: Teach Reading, social studies, mathematics, and science to students in a classroom setting
  • Provide individual and small group instruction designed to meet individual needs of students in communication skills, health habits, physical skills, and development of self-concept.
  • Enrich the educational program through study/field trips to community locations and through community member classroom visits.
  • Develop lesson plans and instructional materials and provide individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student.
  • Plan individual and group activities to stimulate academic, social and emotional growth.
  • Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.
  • Translate lesson plans and activities into developmentally appropriate learning experiences to best utilize the available time for instruction.
  • Create an effective environment for learning through functional and attractive displays, interest centers, and exhibits of students' work.
  • Instructional Strategies
  • Implement individual and group activities to stimulate academic, social and emotional growth.
  • Develop in each student an awareness of his/her worth as an individual and his/her role in their family and community.
  • Utilize technology - computers, audiovisual aids, and other equipment in the delivery of instruction.
    Classroom Management
  • Establish, implement, and enforce rules** and procedures for appropriate classroom behavior, to maintain and promote a fair, supportive, inclusive and** positive learning environment.**
  • Model and maintain standards of responsible student behavior.

  • Physical Demands:**
    (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, stand, speak, hear, see, and walk to carry out routine duties. Must be able to bend arms, torso, and neck. Must be able to occasionally lift, move, or push items of 50 lbs such as assisting children or moving/rearranging furniture. Specific vision requirements include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Must be able to supervise students in all types of weather, meet multiple demands from several people, and interact with the public and other staff.