Part-time Staff: Substitute Associate Teachers - Teaching & Learning Center (TLC)

  • Kirtland, Ohio, United States
  • Part-time
  • Administrative and Staff - Part Time Positions
  • lak-69691

Lakeland Community College's Teaching & Learning Center (TLC) is a 5 Star Step Up to Quality Award Center providing children, ages 16 months through Pre-K, with a developmentally appropriate education using a curriculum that is based on discovery, guided exploration, and play. The TLC offers young children the opportunity to establish an excitement for learning through teacher guidance, social interactions, positive relationships, and meaningful school activities.  The TLC is open Monday through Friday 7:15 am. until 6:00 p.m. all year. Children can be enrolled in either a toddler or preschool program.

More than a child care center, the TLC is a licensed NAEYC (National Association for Education of Young Children) accredited teaching facility. All TLC teachers are experienced educators with degrees in early childhood education and have Ohio teaching licenses.  The facility includes physically controlled access and the campus enjoys the protection of a dedicated law-enforcement team, among other security features. To learn more about Lakeland’s TLC:

RESPONSIBILITIES (representative):

  • Follow lesson plans and provide coverage in the event of teacher absence.
  • Supervise activities to ensure the safety of the children, other staff members and students.
  • Ensure that the environment is neat, sanitary, attractive and conducive to learning.
  • Observe and relate significant daily occurrences to caregivers either verbally or in writing.
  • Assist with preparing, serving, and disposing of snacks and meals; supervise children when assisting with these tasks. Eat meals with children to demonstrate good nutritional habits.
  • Model appropriate behaviors for working with children.
  • Report possible violations of state laws or other regulatory agencies to lead teacher, or director for follow up.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.


A.  Education/Experience Training:


  • At least an associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education.
  • At least two years’ work experience teaching young children in an educational childcare setting.
  • Certification in first aid and communicable diseases, training in child abuse recognition and prevention, and infant-child CPR must be maintained throughout employment.


  • An Ohio Pre-K Associate license.
  • Additional coursework towards completion of a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education.

B.  Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of principles and techniques of early childhood education.
  • Skills in working effectively with parents and children.
  • Ability to learn and properly apply the following: departmental policies and procedures; state and federal laws relative to child-care facilities; ability to model teaching methods and behaviors; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Ability to participate in training for state and national program compliance.

C.  Physical Activity Level:

  • Medium – Significant walking, standing, squatting, and kneeling; lift 50 lbs. occasionally, 25 lbs. frequently; able to carry children, furniture and equipment and use child-sized tables and chairs.


  • Available to work 7:15 – 6:00 p.m., Monday – Friday, on an as needed basis to cover for teaching staff absences.


When applying for this position, please be prepared to complete all questions in the application as well as attaching a current resume and a cover letter summarizing your interest and qualifications.

The position will remain open until filled.  

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Lakeland Community College is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without attention to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.  Lakeland Community College is committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.  If your disability requires special accommodation to participate in the application/interview process, contact the Human Resources Office at 440-525-7555.