Substitute Preschool Teacher

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Goodman Community Center

Substitute Preschool Teacher

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Our Substitute Teachers support our 4K and classroom teachers in day to day organizing, supervising, and implementing preschool programming that supports the goals of GCC’s childcare programs and 4K curriculum.  Shifts available may be half day or full day, accept as many shifts that are convenient with your schedule.  

Benefits include:  paid training and free membership to on-site Lussier Fitness Center.  

Job Description


Administrative Duties

• Follow policies and procedures of Goodman Community Center’s Childcare Program.
• Be knowledgeable of and adhere to state licensing regulations and City of Madison accreditation standards.
• Execute lesson plans and ensure all materials needed are accounted for.
• Respect confidentiality of GCC families and staff
• Respond timely to requests from teachers needing substitute coverage. Communicate any changes to availability to Childcare Coordinator.


• Ensure a safe and welcoming environment and complete daily tasks assigned.
• Assist with schedule implementation, supervision, and classroom management while supporting developmentally appropriate practices as well as program goals.
• Provide a supportive environment in which children are encouraged to participate both as individuals as well as members of a classroom community.

Program for Children

• Ensure all children in program are tracked according to GCC expectations.
• Participate in activities that allow children to learn through play encouraging curiosity, exploration, and problem solving in a mixed aged classroom setting.
• Support children in their social-emotional development using multiple approaches including Conscious Discipline and positive guidance techniques.
• Assist with classroom transitions, while being flexible to unexpected changes in the program day.
• Float to rooms, as needed, to ensure teacher to child ratios are maintained.
• Communicate child concerns and family needs to the preschool team.

Required Qualifications:

• 18 years of age or older.
• Graduation from high school.
• Experience working in a preschool setting.
• Qualified to be an Assistant Childcare Teacher (a minimum of 1 broad based entry level course).

• Familiarity with State of WI Child Care Licensing Rules and Regulations and City of Madison Accreditation Guidelines.
• Familiarity with Creative Curriculum and/or Conscious Discipline
• Experience working with staff and families from diverse backgrounds and experiences

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