Cultivate Mankato

Assistant Teacher

Part-time

When you join our team as an Assistant Teacher you will: 

1. Ensure safety and health of children and provide consistent, positive, nurturing environment to children in the classroom and the entire center. 

2. Assist the Lead Teacher in developing and implementing program activities that meet each child’s social, emotional, educational and health needs by getting materials for activities ready, engaging deeply with children, and supporting anyway needed in the classroom. 

3. Cultivate positive relationships with families, teachers, state licensing authorities, community contacts and corporate partners. 

4. Actively assist Lead Teachers in preparing for daily, weekly, and monthly lesson plans appropriate for each child’s social, emotional, educational and health needs. 

5. Work with the Lead Teacher, Program Lead, and Director to understand appropriate ways to implement the Creative Curriculum within the classroom. 

6. Work alongside the Lead Teacher in completing daily records for each child enrolled. 

7. Ensure that daily opening and closing checklists are being completed thoroughly and accurately. 

8. Ensure the Child Care Program Plan is being implemented at all times. 

9. Help prepare reports to CPS and/or DHS to ensure the safety and well-being of all children cared for at the center. 

10. Communicate with parents on a daily basis to discuss the development of their enrolled children and to better understand how to better serve the needs of families. 

11. Attend professional and personal development trainings including First Aid/CPR

Mankato, MN

Lead Teacher

Full-time

When you join our team as a Lead Teacher you will:

  1. Ensure the safety and health of children by creating and adapting a safe and stimulating environment of learning.
  2. Provide a consistent, positive, nurturing environment.                                                     
  3. Cultivate positive relationships with families, teachers, state licensing authorities, community contacts, and corporate partners.
  4. Be a proactive partner with parents by communicating with parents on a daily basis to discuss the development of their enrolled children and to better understand how to better serve the needs of families.
  5. Ensure the Child Care Program Plan is being implemented accurately and continually search for ways to improve the plan annually.                                     
  6. Work alongside other teachers and staff in Implementing projects derived from the Creative Curriculum structure while also remaining flexible to the learning opportunities that children present in the classroom.
  7. Actively participate in a group setting by co-creating lesson plans appropriate for each child’s social, emotional, educational and health needs that are play-based in nature.                                                    
  8. Support the children by developing and implementing program activities and play opportunities that meet each child’s social, emotional, educational and health needs.
  9. Become a documenter and observer in the classroom by completing daily records for each child.
  10. Ensure opening and closing duties are completed as assigned. 
  11. Prepare reports to CPS and/or DHS to ensure the safety and well-being of all children cared for at the center.
  12. Attend professional and personal development training.

Mankato, MN

Support Staff

Part-time

This position is integral to the success of Cultivate Mankato and the unique child care program that we are building. In this role, the Support Staff will work alongside the entire Cultivate Mankato team to understand the vision, mission, and values of the organization, engage in professional development and curriculum planning sessions and ensure the health and safety of each child within our care. Within the classroom, Support Staff  will work alongside the lead teacher and  assistant teaching staff to help develop and continuously improve classroom processes, help support the implementation of play-based learning opportunities using the framework for the curriculum, become a partner to parents, advocate for children and work with the entire team to ensure the center is exceeding DHS Rule 3 guidelines. The role of Support Staff is to ensure the teachers and children within the program are well supported. 

227 E. Main Street