Child Development Teacher (CARE)

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Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Education/Instructional, Veteran's Preference Eligible
Department:62060000 - HR-BABY GATOR

Classification Title:

Child Development Teacher (CARE)

Job Description:

Baby Gator Child Development and Research Center at the University of Florida is seeking engaging, passionate, and committed early childhood educators.  As a Child Development Teacher at Baby Gator, you will be a part of a team that embraces a growth mindset, values diversity, and provides a high quality service to the children & families of the University and to the field of early childhood education. 

At Baby Gator, we provide quality care and education to children of faculty, staff, and students at the University of Florida.  Our work at Baby Gator aligns with the University’s rise in preeminence. We foster a life-long love of learning while assisting in the advancement of research practices across multiple disciplines. 

As a Child Development Teacher, you will be responsible for: 

  • Maintaining a safe, healthy, and hygienic environment for all children (ages infant to 5 years).
  • Maintaining a learning environment that is supportive of children's growth, development and learning through age and developmentally appropriate lessons and activities.
  • Preparing and implementing weekly lesson plans that address social, emotional, physical, and cognitive areas and demonstrate respect and support of diversity in language, culture, and learning styles.
  • Supervising safety and educational learning while on field trips around UF campus and the Gainesville community.
  • Communicating and supporting parents to ensure the needs of children and families are met.
  • Demonstrating professional work habits, including working assigned hours, adherence to leave policies, maintaining confidentiality of child and family information, appropriate communication with colleagues and supervisors, and support of special activities at Baby Gator Child Development and Research Center.
Child Development Teachers must be physically able to perform all duties related to the care and teaching of young children with reasonable accommodations, including repeated bending, kneeling, sitting on the floor, lifting children up to 40 lbs, and frequent hand washing.

Advertised Salary:

$11.00 to $15.25 per hour based on experience.

This is a CARE position offering limited benefits, including health insurance and paid time off.

Minimum Requirements:

Child Development Associate Certificate (CDA)/FCCPC or an Associate’s degree and one year of experience in an early childhood or other educational setting.

Ability to pass Child Care Background Screening as required by DCF.

Successful completion of 40 hours Child Care Training and exams required by the Department of Children and Families Services (DCF).

40 hour a week availability

Preferred Qualifications:

CDA or FCCPC or Higher Degree

2 years of child care experience in a public school or child care facility setting

Infant/Toddler CPR Training

Active staff credential

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Multiple positions will be hired from this posting.

Please submit resume, list of references, and DCF transcript.

This is a CARE position offering limited benefits, including health insurance and paid time off.

This position is eligible for veteran’s preference. If you are claiming veteran’s preference, please upload a copy of your DD 214 Member Copy 4 with your application for consideration. See our Veteran's Preference Page  for more specific information.

Applications must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

This requisition has been reposted. Previous applicants are still under consideration and need not apply.

Health Assessment Required:


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Applications close: Eastern Daylight Time

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