Happy Time Day Care Center private non-profit, is a 4 Star Parent Aware rated and NECPA accredited early childhood program, located in beautiful Lincoln Park values high quality early childhood education and care for young children. The philosophy that guides the teachers at Happy Time is one that comes from all of our influences-history, traditions, and research. We have used these influences to create our own identity of Happy Time Day Care Center.
We believe children....
are thinkers, researchers and problem solvers during their journey of learning and life.
Are unique learners and express their knowledge in multiple ways through rich resources.
Are capable and full of potential as well as dicision makers in their own quest for knowledge and autonomy.
We believe teachers...
Are partners in learning with the children and their role is to act as a resource and provocateur.
Are reflective practitioners that guides the curriculum from authentic observations.
View professional development as an essential element to broaden their view of education.
We believe parents...
Enter into the relationships of the school as the most important and first teacher of their child.
Collaborate with the teachers by sharing their time and talents, life and work experiences as well as their cultures.
Have a right to honest open communcation about their child.
We believe the environment...
Is considered a third teacher. The environment id dynamic and intentionally planned for children to explore and learn.
Is safe, healthy and prepared for the children present in the classroom.
Is set up to promote positive interactions, socialization, and reduce conflict between all who live and learn in the classroom.
Happy Time has a very rich history as we have been located in Lincoln Park for almost 50 years. We are in good standing with MN DHS and are an all teacher qualified staff. We have store rooms full of resources for the teachers to use to create fabulous lessons for the children to learn from. We promote health living and a professional environment.
Our enrollment is growing. We are seeking preschool teachers to join our team.
*2 or 4 year degree in Early Childhood Education or related field, CDA certification
*Ability to relate positively with young children and create a positive learning environment.
*Work cooperatively with other teachers to create lesson plans and dynamic environments for the children learn, live and play in.
*Previous teaching or assistant teaching experience is required.
*Must be highly motivated and enjoy learning as much as teaching.
*Create dynamic lesson plans and learning environments using Early Childhood Indicators or Progress (ECIPS) as a guide
*Assesses each child's developmental needs on an ongoing basis using Teaching Strategies Gold assessment tool.
*Facilitates meals and nap time.
*Actively develops and maintains positive parent relationships.
*Engage in professional development and value learning as much as teaching.
*Maintain a clean and healthy classroom.
*Facilitate physical exercise and good health practices.
We seek someone with a passion to make a difference in the lives of the children and families we serve!
Happy Time is an equal opportunity employer