Child Development Associate Teacher

St. Louis
Jun 05, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Title: Child Development Associate Teacher
Location: St. Louis
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 37007
Hiring Department University Child Development Center

University Child Development Center (UCDC) is a campus-based child-care center serving the University of Missouri-St. Louis and surrounding communities.The purposes of the Center are to provide high quality programming for children and their parents; staff development and teacher training; and a site for child study/research. Our teaching roles are ideal for someone who: Enjoys working with children, dependable, flexible, detail oriented, effective communicator and team-oriented.

The Center, located in Room 130 South Campus Classroom Building at the University of Missouri-St. Louis South Campus, 7800 Natural Bridge, provides full and half-day care for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years of age (or before a child attends kindergarten). Starting in Spring 2019, the Center will also offer evening care to fully potty trained children ages three to eleven.

    Application Deadline

    June 17, 2021

    Application Instructions

    Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter, resume, and list of three references with contact information) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment. Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).

    For questions about the application process, please call (314) 516-5805. If you are experiencing technical problems, please email [email protected].


    Commensurate with education and experience

    • Manage and oversee childcare room(s) to ensure a supportive environment and ensure a safe and healthy, and environment including meeting strict hygienic and safety expectations for facility. Provide daily care including proper food and beverage consumption, rest periods, and play time.
    • Plan, prepare, implement and evaluate curriculum activities that foster and encourage development of age appropriate skills.
    • Develop individual learning goals with each child and work with them towards mastery of skills.
    • Conduct developmental assessments for each child, including identifying concerns in behavior or development.
    • Conduct parent’s conferences and maintain ongoing parent communication, education, and relations on a regular basis.
    • Provide leadership, training, and performance appraisals for part-time staff.
    Minimum Qualifications
    • An associate's degree (or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience).
    • Early Child Development knowledge and experience 2 years of teaching experience in an Early Childhood program with infants, toddlers and preschoolers preferred.

    Benefit Summary

    The University of Missouri - St. Louis offers benefit-eligible employees a wide variety of benefits including: health, dental and vision coverage effective on the first day of employment, vacation and sick time accrual, four personal days per year, tuition assistance for employees and their dependents, pension and employee and dependent life insurance. For more information about our benefits, please visit

    UMSL is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

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