Teacher Assistant, The University of Michigan Children's Centers

Michigan, United States
$12.00 – $14.00
30 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
16 Nov 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Part Time

Job Summary

The University of Michigan Children's Centers have openings for Substitute Teachers. 

The U-M has three early childhood programs on the Ann Arbor campus providing care for children from 3 months to 5 years of age. Our centers provide care for close to 500 children of faculty, staff and students from all over the world. The centers employ over 120 staff members, as well as undergraduate student assistants. The play based curriculum is designed by teams of professional teachers in a manner that is ever evolving and adapting to meet the needs and interests of the children. Each classroom's teaching team includes two teachers; an associate teacher along with U-M practicum students. We maintain low teacher to child ratios so relationships can flourish. Additional information about the U-M Children's Centers can be found at www.childcare.umich.edu

We seek substitutes who are excited about the prospect of working with children, families and coworkers from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and abilities. We seek individuals who are eager to learn and grow in their profession, and who are able to contribute their creativity and experiences in a collaborative manner.

Weekly schedules/hours will vary based on program needs and substitute availability. Candidates who are available for a minimum of 20 hours per week are preferred.

University Human Resources seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan, to sustain the excellence of the university, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. 


Duties will include:

  • Provide developmentally appropriate early learning experiences and care for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers utilizing emergent curriculum 
  • Effectively assist in managing groups of young children within state required ratios to ensure a safe and supportive environment
  • Collaborate and co-participate with children and colleagues to cultivate an environment of respectful  and meaningful relationships

Required Qualifications*

Experience working in a group setting with children 3 months to 5 years is required.Ability to move, hold and position oneself when interacting with children and objects up to 40 lbs. Ability to occasionally access/use equipment in classroom facilities. Must be able to interact and move around with children in such a way as to fully participate in classroom activities. Ability to supervise and interact with children outdoors for extended periods of varied weather conditions.

Desired Qualifications*

Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development or an equivalent combination of education and experience is desired.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.