Job Openings

As a benefit of membership, Iowa AEYC posts job openings as a resource for the early care and education profession. Postings are listed for 30 days. To post an opening, you or someone working for the employer must be an active Iowa AEYC member.

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Full-Time Preschool Co-Teacher - Grace Preschool - Des Moines
Grace Preschool invites professional applications for the position of a Full Time Preschool Co-Teacher. A strong Early Childhood background, a love for play and an appreciation for nature is a must. Project approach experience is a plus!
Our mission at Grace Preschool is to provide high-quality care and early childhood education in a safe, nurturing play-based environment that will encourage hands-on exploration and problem-solving.
1. Treat children with love and respect. Must use positive guidance techniques.
2. Must be able to see, hear, direct, and assess the activity of the children.
3. Must follow all policies and procedures as stated in Employee Handbooks.
4. Assist Co-Teacher in planning and implementing the daily program utilizing Project approach and DAP theory as outlined by the Creative Curriculum.
5. In cooperation with the Co-Teacher, maintain daily communication with parents and participate in parent/teacher conferences.
6. Maintain knowledge of and implement the guidelines and standards set by NAEYC.
7. Take responsibility of the class when the Co- Teacher is not present and a substitute is present.
8. Assist in the monthly assessment of each child to ensure that programming meets the individual needs of each child.
9. Complete child portfolios, share this information with parents and conference with parents about their child's development as requested.
10. Implement Early Intervention strategies as outlined by relevant support staff.
11. Maintain a professional manner in the classroom when working with colleagues, parents, and children.
12. Maintain a safe and clean environment for the children. The Co-Teacher position always maintains the safety of the children, and in the implementation of daily program.
13. Maintain and implement knowledge of current state licensing regulations.
14. Continue professional development (required 12 hours per year) and keep abreast of current issues by reading professional journals.
15. Attend meetings and trainings as requested by the Director.
16. Perform any additional duties as assigned by the Director.
17. Complete closing/opening duties as needed.
18. Maintain a consistent work schedule and ethic, arriving on time and working an entire shift.
19. Demonstrate and reflect an understanding of and commitment to the mission and core values of Grace Preschool. The intent of this list of primary duties is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities of this job. Incumbents perform other related duties assigned. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs.
1. Must be able to lift, carry, and hold children up to 50 lbs.
2. Must be able to actively participate in physical activities indoors and outdoors.  For example: running on the playground, walking with the children on outdoor walks, and participating in large motor and movement activities.
3. Must be able to physically interact with children at their eye level.
4. Must be able to physically meet the needs of an emergency situation; must be able to supervise children and ensure the children's safety during various emergency situations such as quickly escort a group of children outside during a fire/tornado drill.
This position reports to the Grace Preschool Director.
For more information and/or to apply for this opportunity, contact Kelly Donnelly
posted 2017.08.09
Child Care Consultant - Child Care Resource and Referral Southeast Iowa
Child Care Resource & Referral of Southeast Iowa has an opening for full-time Child Care Consultant to provide support, consultation, and technical assistance to child care centers and in-home child care programs. The role of the Child Care Consultant is to support providers through the licensing or registration process and help improve the quality of care by offering training, consultation, and technical assistance. Responsibilities include helping providers to follow Iowa DHS regulations, to implement appropriate early care and education practices for children, to work with the provider to assess program strengths and needs, to help the provide plan and carry out program improvements, to assist the provider to develop and implement a professional development plan.
Qualified candidates will have a bachelor's degree in early childhood education, elementary education, or child and family services. We have multiple openings in our service area of southeast Iowa.
For more information and/or to apply for this opportunity, visit
posted 2017.08.02
Teacher – Iowa State University Child Development Laboratory School
The Child Development Laboratory School at Iowa State University is seeking applications for a full-time Early Childhood Teacher to provide a high quality care and education environment for a group of young children ages three- to five-years-old, including children with disabilities.
Responsibilities include:
- assist with the planning and implementation a developmentally appropriate curriculum;
- assist in the communication with parents, Human Development & Family Studies (HDFS) faculty, administrators, and other professionals;
- collaboration with HDFS faculty conducting research and fostering relationships with faculty in other departments for research purposes;
- maintain the highest quality care and education through adherence to state, federal, and accreditation guidelines and standards;
- serve as an extra set of hands in each of the classroom by floating from room to room;
substitute for the permanent classroom teachers as needed.
The Child Development Laboratory School has a five star QRS rating and is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
Qualified candidates will have a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education, early childhood education special education, or elementary education with an early childhood education endorsement.  Current state of Iowa teaching license in one of the above areas required.
The successful candidate will have the ability to balance the competing demands and needs of children, parents, practicum students, interns, student teachers, faculty, and researchers.
For more information and/or to apply for this opportunity, please go to our employment page at:
posted 2017.07.28
Early Childhood Adjunct Instructor
Indian Hills Community College has an opening for a part-time early childhood adjunct instructor to provide classroom and online instruction in morning or afternoon hours. Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood, FCS or related area, minimum 18 credits in early childhood and 3+ years teaching experience or supervision required. Master’s degree or enrollment in Early Childhood Education degree program preferred. A complete job description will be provided during an interview. Starting date August 28, 2017. Salary $38.00 per hour. This position is open until filled. Send letter of application and resume to: Gina Buttikofer Indian Hills Community College 525 Grandview Ave. Ottumwa, IA  52501 Office: 641-683-5317 Monday ­ Thursday Fax: 641-683-5275 E-mail: AA/EOE
posted 2017.07.27
Classroom-Food Aide – Marshalltown, IA
Do you want to make a difference in the lives of children? Do you like variety in your work? Then this may be the perfect job for you! Not only will you be able to interact with children in the classroom, you will also be able to serve them nutritious food! What could be better than that? This position is located at one of our Head Start Centers in Marshalltown where we provide a quality, comprehensive early childhood education program to children ages 3 to 5 years. Nine month position, 24 hours per week, $9.62 per hour, with an excellent benefit package.
Required: High School Diploma or equivalent
Preference given to candidates with the following:
- Previous experience or training in food preparation in a like setting
- Applicants who have a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential appropriate for the age with which they will be working
- Applicants enrolled in a program leading to an associate or baccalaureate degree in Early Childhood Education
- Experience working with children 0-5 years of age
Visit for a full job description and to submit an online application, cover letter and resume. Or send, fax or email cover letter and resume to: MICA, 1001 S. 18th Ave., Marshalltown, IA 50158; 641-352-5020; or complete application at above address. Position open until filled. EOE
posted 2017.07.26
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