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Early Childhood Education Teacher 

Position Early Childhood Education Teacher  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Base Wage $11.50 - $20.25 per hour based on education level  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Location Moline Skip-a-Long Child Development Center  
Position Requirements

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Minimum requirements:  Please note, SAL Family and Community Services will be requiring all of its employees, including new team members, to be fully-vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine and show acceptable proof of documentation by December 8, 2021.  SAL Family and Community Services will consider requests for reasonable accommodation as required under applicable law.

Education and/or Experience - Minimum of 60 semester hours with 6 semester hours in child care/development; or 30 semebster hours plus 1 year of child development experience in kindergarten or licensed early care and education; or completion of credentialing programs approved by the Department.

Computer Skills - Experience with Microsoft Office software, and other basic computer applications.

Physical Demands - The physical demands described here are a representation of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation 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. The employee must be able to lift 25 pounds. Corrected vision and hearing in normal range required for greeting visitors, answering phones, and interacting with others. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



The Early Childhood Teacher is responsible for developing a quality learning environment which is developmentally appropriate and actively engages children in the learning process. Through experience this position will serve to enhance the child’s physical, emotional, cognitive, and social growth. The Early Childhood Teacher implements curriculum with active participation from other members of the teaching team, works with parents, and assesses the needs of the individual children.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Ensure the safety and well-being of all children at all times.
  • Maintain a neat, organized and hazard free room arrangement.
  • Insure sanitary procedures are followed by all adults and children.
  • Cultivate a friendly and welcoming atmosphere where each child feels safe and secure and can develop a sense of belonging and value.
  • Ensure curriculum provides opportunities for rich conceptual development that actively engages children in the learning process, encourages independence, and allows children to make meaningful choices.
  • Involve children in planning and implementing learning activities, as appropriate, using Creative Curriculum for instruction and Teaching Strategies (TS) GOLD for child assessment.
  • Incorporate a wide variety of learning experiences, materials, equipment, and instructional strategies which consolidate learning and foster acquisition of new concepts and skills while building on what children already know and are able to do using benchmarks and activities.
  • Provide curriculum opportunities that emphasize the development of children’s thinking, reasoning, decision making, and problem-solving abilities.
  • Strengthen the children’s sense of competence and enjoyment of learning by providing experiences for children to be successful from their point of view.
  • Ensure the curriculum fosters each child’s comfortable, empathetic interaction with diversity among people. Utilize classroom activities that acknowledge cultural differences.
  • Use TS GOLD assessment methods which demonstrate children’s overall strengths, progress, and development. Identify completion of skills during curriculum activities. Assessments must be regularly maintained and up-to-date in order to follow best-practice.
  • Ensure assessment results are of benefit to and supportive of individual children’s learning and development, are used to adjust the curriculum, used to make program improvements, and used to communicate with parents/guardians regarding children’s progress.
  • Demonstrate respect for all children at all times.
  • Present self as a professional ally of parents.
  • Promote positive relations with parents through formal and informal communications to include daily contact, occasional phone calls and frequent oral and written reports on each child’s progress.
  • Report all suspected cases of child abuse to Site Director and /or the Department of Human Services in Iowa, or the Department of Children and Family Services.
  • Ensure compliance with the Child Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).
About the Organization Mission

SAL Family and Community Services (SALFCS) strengthens children, families, and individuals to build and enhance thriving communities.

About Us

SALFCS operates Skip-a-Long Child Development Services - early care and education centers in Iowa and Illinois, The Home Child Care Network - a network of licensed and license-exempt home child care providers in both the Quad Cities and Peoria areas, Open Door - a crisis assistance program funded by IDHS to help individuals and families in crisis navigate local social services, SAL Child Care Connection - the child care resource and referral program in Peoria, IL, the Child Care Resource and Referral of Midwestern Illinois that serves the Illinois Quad Cities and surrounding counties, and Early Head Start Child Care Partnerships that server Rock Island, Henry, and Mercer Counties in Illinois.

SALFCS is at the forefront of public policy and issues regarding early care and education and individual and family social services, and is dedicated to making sure all families have what they need to be successful, regardless of financial means.

EOE Statement SAL Family and Community Services is an equal opportunity employer and believes in equal opportunity for all employees and applicants. Accordingly, all employment decisions are based on the principles of equal opportunity. These decisions include recruitment, selection, promotion, transfer, discipline, compensation, benefits, training and other personnel actions involving persons in all job titles and shall occur without regard to actual or perceived race, creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), color, religion (or for requesting an accommodation for a religious belief), sex, age, ancestry, national origin, genetic information (as defined in Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA)), military status or discharge status, veteran status, qualified disabled veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, transgenderism, marital status, citizenship status, familial status, physical or mental disability (or for requesting an accommodation for a disability), association with a disabled person(s), medical condition (including HIV or AIDS status, cancer related or genetic characteristics) arrest record (unless doing so violates contractual, funding, or licensing requirements), order of protection status, pregnancy (including conditions related to childbirth or breast feeding), homelessness or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.  
Open Date 10/11/2021  

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