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“The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel also honored Next Door as one of its 2021 “Top Places to Work”.”
Kindergarten Teacher is responsible for the planning, implementation and coordination of the comprehensive education program for 4 or 5 year old Kindergarten in collaboration with their co-lead teaching partner. The Kindergarten Teacher ensures that the education program is developmentally appropriate and meets the individual needs of the children as mandated by Office of Head Start, Wisconsin Department of Children and Families, Wisconsin’s quality rating and improvement system, YoungStar, Milwaukee Public Schools Non-Instrumentality, and Next Door policies and procedures.
Accountability and Performance Requirement
All staff members are accountable for knowing and performing the responsibilities associated with their individual position in an efficient and effective manner, understanding that each of us plays an integral role in the success of our mission. All staff will support the agency mission, vision, standards of conduct/code of ethics and strategic directions and support administrative decisions. This must demonstrated by maintaining a positive work environment, and by behaving and communicating in an appropriate manner with children, families, coworkers, supervisors and the public while achieving performance expectations.
Special Position Requirements
Safety and Health
Next Door is committed to providing a safe work environment and to fostering the well-being and health of its employees. An essential part of each employees’ job is the development of safe working practices and the observance of safety rules, including:
Bending, stooping, kneeling, sitting on the floor, walking/transporting, handling, climbing, balancing, crouching, crawling, talking and speaking clearly, hearing conversation level, smelling, and seeing; ability to interact daily with children outdoors in varied weather condition.
Doing the most important work in Milwaukee!
Every child deserves a strong start to life no matter the circumstances they are born into. At Next Door, our team works hard to ensure under-resourced children in Milwaukee get a strong start to life through high quality, personalized early childhood education.
Next Door has served the Milwaukee community for over 50 years. Over the years, the organization has evolved into one that is focused on early childhood education and family support. We serve almost 1400 children and families each year in a number of home visiting and center based programs that support a child’s healthy growth and development. We also offer a Books for Kids program. Teaching and working in other professions at Next Door offers many advantages including:
• Low student/teacher ratio
• Coaching support
• Professional Development Opportunities
• Therapy services on site for children
• Mental Health consultation services
• Extensive community partnerships
• Employee access to a Success Coach
Our employees also play a big role in shaping the future of Next Door. Driven by our strategic plan. Milwaukee Business Journal honored Next Door as one of its 2020 “Best Places to Work.” This program honors companies and organizations based on high rankings from employee surveys. Next Door earned its recognition in the Extra-Large Category (200 or more employees) and was the only non-profit organization in the group.
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