The Waisman Center is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about human development, developmental disabilities, and neurodegenerative diseases throughout the lifespan. One of 14 centers of its kind in the United States, the Waisman Center encompasses laboratories for biomedical and behavioral research, a brain imaging center, and a clinical biomanufacturing facility for the production of pharmaceuticals for early stage human clinical trials. In addition to its research efforts, the Center provides an array of services to people with developmental disabilities, offers numerous educational and outreach programs to young children and their families, and trains scientists and clinicians who will serve our nation in the future.
The Waisman Center Early Childhood Program (WECP) is an inclusive, full-day preschool for children ages 1 through 6. Up to 1/3 of the children enrolled may have special needs because of a disability, medical condition, or behavioral challenge.
WECP follows a developmental play-based curriculum. It is licensed by the State of Wisconsin, and accredited by the City of Madison and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
The WECP Teacher is responsible for preparing classroom lessons, facilitating classroom programs, and assessing student progress to ensure safety and foster an environment of learning and development in accordance with established curriculum, interacts regularly with parents and trains new teachers and students.
List of Duties
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Degree and Area of Specialization:
A Bachelor's degree is required. A degree in Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Special Education, Child Development or a closely related filed is preferred.
Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:
Previous experience and/or background in early childhood special education is required.
Two years of experience working with young children (birth - five years) and previous experience working in a team teaching setting is highly preferred.
License or Certificate:
Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Exceptional Educational Needs, or closely related educational license is preferred.
A Criminal Background Check will be performed.
Must complete HIPAA training and receive certification within the first 5 days of employment and annually thereafter within 5 days of notification.
Reporting requirements must be completed in a timely manner, including but not limited to effort reporting and outside activities reporting.
A yearly Criminal Background Check and Caregiver Background Check and one-time fingerprinting will be performed. A TB test and health examination is required not more than 12 months prior to or 30 days after the first day of employment.
A CPR certificate (including training in infant and child CPR, and training in AED) must be on file within 6 months of the first day of work. Training in Shaken Baby syndrome and in Mandated Reporting of Child Abuse are required. Training can be provided by WECP staff during the first week of employment.
Overall physical fitness:
and reach overhead to retrieve items on shelves above shoulder level. Hang objects one foot above height.
vigorous outdoor and gym play for at least 30 minutes; and push/pull at least 3 children in stroller or wagon.
Push children on swings. Walk up and down stairs. Move/push classroom furniture as needed.
Have knowledge of and comply with developmentally appropriate practice in early childhood education and all policies and procedures described in the WECP Staff Handbook.
Full Time: 100%
Appointment Type, Duration:
Minimum $38,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
Instructions to Applicants:
Please click on the "Apply Now" button to begin the application process. You will be asked to upload a resume, cover letter and a list of three references.
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