Child Care Teachers

University of HawaiiHonolulu, HI

3 months ago


Job Title

Child Care Center Teacher

Job Location

Honolulu, HI

Job Overview

The Child Care Center Teacher position at the University of Hawaii is a full-time role in the Office of VP for Student Success. As a Child Care Center Teacher, you will be responsible for providing care, education, protection, health, safety, management, and supervision of a group of young children, ensuring compliance with licensing and accreditation standards and center policies. You will play a crucial role in fostering the optimal growth and development of children in a stimulating environment.


  • Salary: As per salary schedules and placement information


  • Provide care, education, protection, health, safety, management, and supervision of a group of young children, adhering to licensing and accreditation standards and center policies.
  • Engage children in instructional conversation and/or joint learning activities.
  • Apply positive methods of guidance and problem-solving techniques to encourage self-efficacy, self-esteem, and positive social involvement.
  • Maintain a healthy, safe, challenging, language-rich, and aesthetic indoor and outdoor environment to enhance children's growth and development.
  • Collaborate with co-teachers to develop activities that foster social, emotional, physical, creative, expressive, and cognitive development.
  • Maintain daily childcare routines in a caring and hygienic manner consistent with good child development principles.
  • Plan and implement balanced and intentional daily and long-range activities for small groups of children.
  • Continually assess developmental progress and maintain complete and confidential records.
  • Model and encourage collaborative language and behaviors that support complex thinking, problem-solving, numeracy, and metacognitive skills.
  • Provide care and comfort to young children as needed, including lifting and carrying children intermittently throughout the day.
  • Participate in the evaluation of the Braided Curriculum and suggest modifications or additions.
  • Ensure parents receive meaningful information about their child's experience at the center and maintain positive relationships with families.
  • Collaborate with families to develop experiences that bridge home-school boundaries.
  • Foster positive and collaborative relationships with colleagues through effective communication and shared decision-making.
  • Conduct safety and health inspections, practice emergency procedures, and assure facility security.
  • Maintain program required training and engage in professional development.
  • Support and provide feedback to student employees, interns, and volunteers.
  • Stay updated on current issues in Early Childhood Education and contribute to continuous improvement.


  • Possession of a baccalaureate degree in Early Childhood Education/Child Development or a related field, along with at least 2 years of professional experience in Early Childhood Education and care.
  • Functional knowledge of principles, practices, and techniques in Early Childhood Education.
  • Understanding of federal and state laws, rules, regulations, and systems associated with Early Childhood Education.
  • Ability to identify and resolve problems that may commonly occur in the area of Early Childhood Education.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Proficiency in using a personal computer and word processing software.
  • At least 12 units of Early Childhood Education, Child Development, or a related field.
  • Ability to meet State of Hawaii, Department of Human Services licensing/staffing requirements.
  • Knowledge of young children's development, characteristics, and behavior patterns.
  • Ability to care for, guide, and develop positive relationships with young children.
  • Ability to lift and carry toddlers and preschool children.
  • Experience working with preschool-aged children in a center-based or related program.

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Estimated Monthly Living Expenses

For Honolulu, HI | $6,541/mo

  • Housing/Rent$3,833

  • Miscellaneous$1,090

  • Food$716

  • Utilities$509

  • Transportation$393


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