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Email a copy of your resume to crayons2pencils@yahoo.com 


Below you will find a list of positions: 
We rotate Classrooms every September by using a looping schedule.  
You may be with your students for up to two years. 
$7.50-$15 Per Hour

Red Learning Center
Ages of Children: Under the age of 1 by September 1st (as young as 6 weeks)

Orange Learning Center 
Ages of Children: Must be 1 years old by September 1st 
For children ages 1 & 2 Years Old​

Yellow Learning Center
Ages of Children: Must be 2 by September 1st 
For children ages 2 & 3 Years old 

Green Learning Center 
Ages of Children: Must be 3 by September 1st 
For children ages 3 & 4 Years Old 

Blue Learning Center
Ages of Children: Must be 4 by September 1st
For children ages 4 & 5 Years Old  

Preschool Only Classroom 
Ages of Children will range from 3-5


Before/After School Age Programs
Launch Pad - K-1st Grade
Clubhouse- 2nd-5th Grade
 

Rotating Teachers Assistant 
Works between 20 & 40 hours per week 
No positions open at this time

Substitute 
Apply today if this is something you are interested in.  
May be called in last minute or 
 Contact us at:  515-285-5322 
800 Colonial Circle
Norwalk, IA 50211
crayons2pencils@yahoo.com

Funny Job Descriptions 
I found this online at https://blog.storypark.com/2016/02/alternative-job-description-for-early-childhood/ and it gives the perfect job description of what is expected of staff that works in an early childhood classroom.  


◾You must have a warm, smiling face that makes every child feel special and loved.
◾You must be able to laugh at jokes that you don’t understand, or you don’t find funny. Child humour can be a confusing minefield to navigate.
◾You will preferably have a little bit of quirkiness. If a child requests that you be the captain of a pirate ship, you will be the best pirate captain you can be.

◾You must feel comfortable telling everybody in the same room as you, that you are going to use the bathroom.
◾The ability to sing in tune is not necessary, however the ability to sing out of tune in front of a crowd is essential. 
◾Some knowledge of Frozen, Minions, Spiderman, Ariel, Peppa Pig, Octonauts, Thomas the tank engine and Sofia the first would be advantageous.

◾A high level of multitasking is essential. If something would normally take 5 minutes to achieve, you must be comfortable with it taking 15 minutes or longer.
◾You must be able to distribute warm hugs as required.
◾Possessing the skills required to rapidly count the heads of numerous moving small people is of utmost importance.

◾Must be comfortable entering public places on the way home from work with unknown substances on your clothing.
◾You must have a high level of comfort around talking about bodily functions. You must also have a strong sense of smell to enable you to respond swiftly to said bodily functions.
◾You preferably do not have an aversion to an environment that at times resembles the aftermath of a tornado.

◾You must be able to remain focused in environments with high noise levels.
◾Pretending to eat playdough creations realistically is required, this is a skill that may develop with time and experience.
◾The ability to remember the names of 40+ children, their parents, siblings, grandparents, pets and special soft toys is a key component of this job. Again, this is something that will develop over time.

◾You must feel comfortable sitting on furniture that does not contain all of your behind.
◾A high level of comfort with being asked personal questions by children is essential. You will regularly be asked questions regarding what you are having for lunch, whether you are willing to share said lunch, whether or not you are married, and if not, why you are not married, where you are going (as you walk into the toilet), and what you did in there (the toilet).
◾You must have an understanding that the small people you have a strong relationship with during the week, may completely and utterly refuse to talk to or acknowledge you when they see you at the local store. Your feelings must not be easily hurt.

◾You must have the ability to read a ten page fairytale with at least one interruption per page.
◾Authentically showing an interest in and curiosity for bugs and creepy crawlies is essential, even if they are your biggest fear on earth.
◾You must be prepared to have a lot of fun in the workplace. Laughter is something you can expect to engage in for a large part of your working day.
◾Finally, you must be prepared to feel loved, special, and important to many young children and their families. There is simply no other job quite like this one.

QUALIFICATIONS: 

A high school diploma or GED is required

Must be at least 18 years of age for Lead Teachers and Assistant Teachers

Must be at least 16 years of age for part time assistants

Advanced education/experience in the Early Childhood Education field is strongly preferred.

A minimum of 1-2 years experience in working with young children.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: 

Annual Bloodborne Pathogen training +
First Aid (every three years) *
Child Abuse Registry Check *
Mandatory Child Abuse Reporter Training (every five years) *
Communicable Disease Form/TB Test *
A completed Physical *
Adult/Infant/Child CPR *
Criminal Record Check *
CDA Credential (for Infant/Toddler Teachers) 

Additional Group or Individual Training up to 20 hours per year as required by DHS.
* Trainings with a star by them are required trainings you need prior to starting.  I can tell you how to get these trainings if you don't have them already.  
+ Trainings with a plus by them mean you have 6 months from the date you start to take them
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