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4K Teachers -$1,500 Incentive Pay

Department: Education Preschool (3-5)
Location: Madison, WI


  • Health, dental, vision
  • vacation and sick time
  • 4% 403(b) match after 2 years
  • company paid life insurance and long term disability
  • paid continuing education
  • no weekends or holiday work

The 4 Year Old Kindergarten (4K) Teacher provides a safe and nurturing environment for children that encourage their social, emotional, physical and cognitive development. The Teacher plans and implements a developmentally appropriate curriculum for enrolled children living in low-income, at-risk environments. They ensure the provision of quality, comprehensive child development services including education, health, nutrition, parent involvement, and necessary family support services and referrals. The 4K Teacher will follow Head Start performance standards, Reach Dane work plans, policies and procedures, city of Madison and NAEYC accreditation criteria (if applicable). They also maintain positive relationships with parents, children and coworkers and community partners as well as provide supervision and performance feedback for reporting staff.


  • Must possess a Bachelorís degree in Early Childhood Education, or Elementary Education that includes 18 credits specifically related to ECE.
  • At least 1 year experience in an early care education setting; experience teaching preschool children means completion of supervised student teaching or experience as a preschool teacher in a licensed program or employment as a public school preschool teacher
  • DPI certification in ECE or related DPI cert. or the ability to become DPI certified is required
  • Experience working with low-income families
  • Must have a valid Wisconsinís Driverís License, motor vehicle and adequate liability insurance as required by agency policy and state liability regulations
  • Must have a warm and friendly personality, be sensitive to the feelings and needs of others and be able to relate well to children, families, staff and community
  • Demonstrate effective listening, oral and written communication skills
  • Must be willing to fulfill their responsibilities in accordance with the agencyís mission
  • Preferred bilingual, particularly Hmong and/or Spanish
  • Must secure Registry certificate within 90 days of employment

*Part Year employees have built in vacations which include summer break, 2 weeks in winter, and spring break (part year staff follow the school district calendar in which their program is located)

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