The Salvation Army - Central Territory

  • Child Care Teacher - Appleton

    Job Locations US-WI-Appleton
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    The Salvation Army Children's Learning Center is located in Menasha, close to Appleton, Hwy 441, Hwy 10 and Hwy 41. The center was opened in 2005 and completely remodeled in 2009. The center is Christian based. We are State Licensed and a Five Star with YoungStar. We are licensed for 144 and during the school year we average 90 children enrolled.  The summer months we add 40 children for our school age summer program. The center has 7 rooms: 6 weeks to 8 months, 8 months to 1 year, 1 year, young 2s, 2 1/2 years, 3 years, and 4 and 5 years. We have two teachers in each room and floaters to cover vacations, breaks and sick time. The center is opened Monday through Friday 6:30 AM to 6:00 PM. 


    We offer a competitive wage based on experience and education. Incentive raises are based on furthering through college education, trainings and seminars. Our lead teachers must be a Level 8 on the Registry. 


    The Salvation Army offers: sick time, vacation time, personal days, pension, health insurance, 403B, and very flexible schedules. 


    We are looking for candidates that are willing to work as a team, have fun, be flexible and learn together to make the center a better place. 



    To provide an environment which fosters development of the whole child while meeting needs of working and student parents. 



    The Teacher should be a team member with the Directors and Staff in working toward the overall mission, philosophy, and objectives of the Salvation Army. 


    • Assist the Director in long-range planning with regard to curriculum, philosophy and goals. 
    • Complete monthly, weekly, and daily curriculum plans in time for the group and communicate these plans to assistant teachers and aides. 
    • Implement the curriculum meeting the emotional, physical, intellectual, social and spiritual needs of the children in keeping with the philosophy and mission of the Salvation Army. 
    • Maintain an environment that helps each child to have a positive experience throughout the school day. 
    • Treat all children with dignity and respect and allow for individual differences. Provide an atmosphere of acceptance and caring for each child and show as much individual attention as possible to each child. Comfort distress immediately and provide a curriculum that helps each child develop to the fullest in each area of development. 
    • Be familiar with and adhere to the program's policies, health and safety regulations, and emergency procedures, and to be ready to implement these if necessary. 
    • Help volunteers to maintain a professional attitude toward the program, the children, and the staff, and assist if needed with appropriate communication. Be an example of professional behavior and appropriate communication at all times. 
    • Plan, prepare, and care for the environment. 
    • Create and maintain Portfolios by Young Star standards. 


    • Participate in ongoing training of staff through in-service, training, staff meetings, orientation and other so designated programs. 
    • Participate in curriculum evaluation and updating. Ensure that curriculum is in keeping with our philosophy. 


    • Communicate frequently with families, children and other staff both verbally and in writing. Cooperate with Director and Assistant in carrying out the philosophy and goals of the center. 
    • Maintain close touch with the communithy and parents to foster understanding of the day care program and needs. 

    Supervision Received: 

    • Regular Staff Meetings and Direction by Center Director and Assistant Director. 

    Supervision of Others:

    • Provide guidance of volunteers in the classroom. 


    • Must be 18 years of age or older. 
    • Education: Meet requirements set by licensing regulations and accreditation criteria. 
      • Teaching in a child care center or nursery school. 
      • Supervising others, preferably in a day care setting. 
      • Effective leadership and communication. 

    Working Conditions: 

    Getting down to children's level regularly, some lifting of children and play equipment (up to 40 lbs. with or without accommodation), sitting on floor with children, taking children outdoors for play and walks, occasional field trups outside of the center, and evacuation drills. 


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