The successful Float Teacher candidate will work cooperatively and collaboratively with CDL staff, parents, college students, and researchers to carry out the mission of the CDL program in order to meet the emotional, social, cognitive and physical needs of all children in the program. The CDL program is relationship based and requires successful candidates to have the ability to build foundational trusting and respectful relationships. The Float Teacher substitute teaches in all classrooms and age groups and carries out all of the responsibilities of the lead classroom teachers to provide a safe, nurturing and developmentally appropriate environment. The Float Teacher supports established current best practices and provides input for potential program and classroom improvements. The Float teacher is knowledgeable and applies all health and safety requirements successfully and at all times.
UW CHILD DEVELOPMENT LAB @ SOHE: The School of Human Ecology?s Child Development Lab (CDL) is a child development and early learning program for community children and also a teaching and research laboratory for University students, faculty and staff. The CDL is located in a recently renovated, state-of-the-art teaching and research facility. The CDL offers year-round programs for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years. The lab is located inside of Nancy Nicholas Hall, which is the home of the SoHE. We have a tripartite mission: (1) to provide UW students with carefully supervised training opportunities associated with their course of study; (2) to provide a population and a setting in which UW faculty and students can conduct research on issues related to child development, early learning and family studies; and (3) to engage in outreach activities, such as hosting professionals and scholars from around the world, serving on committees, providing continuing education to other teachers in the community and helping to organize community service projects. The Child Development Lab has provided excellence in early childhood education, research, and teacher training for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers since its inception in 1926. The CDL is the first preschool laboratory of its kind in Wisconsin, and it was the first laboratory school in the nation to receive accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) in the 1980s.
SCHOOL OF HUMAN ECOLOGY: The mission of the School of Human Ecology is to understand the complex relationships and interdependence among individuals, groups and families, and to focus on quality-of-life issues through research, creative innovation, education, and outreach. The School has four academic departments (Civil Society and Community Studies, Consumer Science, Design Studies, and Human Development & Family Studies) with a collective undergraduate enrollment of 1,200 students, and 100 graduate students. Faculty members in the School of Human Ecology often affiliate with centers and programs including the Center for Community and Nonprofit Studies, the Center for Demography and Ecology, the Center for Child and Family Well-Being, the Center for Financial Security, the Institute on Aging, the Institute for Research on Poverty, the LaFollette School of Public Affairs, and the Center for Research on Women and Gender. See http://sohe.wisc.edu
UW-MADISON: The University of Wisconsin-Madison has a strong reputation as a research university and for producing research that improves people?s lives. The University consistently ranks among the top 6 institutions in national research expenditures. In 2015, the University received a community engagement award from the Carnegie Foundation for its commitment to deeply engaging with local, regional, national, and global communities. It is a land-grant institution with an enrollment of about 43,000 students. The University provides excellent technology and library resources. Madison (pop. 243,000) is the state capital and combines the culture of a large urban area with the comfort of a small city. See http://wisc.edu