Teacher-2 year olds

Bernie’s Place is hiring a full-time, year-round Two Year Olds Teacher. This position will work with children ages 2-3 years. This position qualifies for full benefits offered by the center.  These include health and dental coverage, training fund,  Paid time off, Paid holidays, paid staff meetings, planning, and breaks, and retirement plan in one year.

EXAMPLES OF KEY ROLES (Essential Job Responsibilities):

  • Work as a team member to meet the social, physical, and emotional needs of children and the classroom environments at Bernie’s where we support cultural differences and varied family structures
  • Coordinate with fellow teachers to create, plan and evolve Bernie’s curriculum through engaging,  play-based, weekly lesson plans emphasizing natural materials; adapting to moment-to-moment teaching opportunities as they arise
  • Practice positive child-guidance techniques
  • Commit to contributions towards Bernie’s community through parent-teacher collaborative projects, discussions, work projects, fundraisers, and communications to our parent Board of Directors
  • Report holistic developmental progress of children with fellow teachers to parents through bi-annual reports and through parent-teacher conferences and informal daily check-ins
  • Maintain daily open and honest communication with parents and fellow teachers via personal interactions, emails, and daily report sheets
  • Attend in-service, staff meetings, and ongoing professional development opportunities to enrich Bernie’s understanding of best practices in early childhood education
  • Meet all applicable licensing regulations



  • Formal Education in Early Childhood Education Preferred
  • Ongoing professional development in the field of child development required
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Demonstrate organizational abilities
  • Ability to build rapport with families and community members
  • Must meet physical requirements of the job including the ability to lift up to 50 pounds


Email resume and references to Amy Welk, Director at amy.welk@wisc.edu

For questions call 608-263-1725