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About Cornerstone Center for Early Learning

Since 1969, Cornerstone Center for Early Learning has provided quality, comprehensive, and affordable child care and preschool education in a nurturing, creative environment for St. Louis-area families of all economic backgrounds. A licensed and accredited early learning center, Cornerstone serves children ages 6 weeks to kindergarten entry and is located in the Historic Shaw District in South St. Louis City. A United Way agency, Cornerstone Center has achieved a reputation as an award-winning, outstanding nonprofit due to our dedication to both nurturing children and strengthening families through a wide range of educational and support services.

Employment Opportunities

To apply for any of the positions below, please submit your resume to Executive Director Karen Lucy at klucy@cornerstonecenterstl.org.

Cornerstone is located near Highway 44 and Grand Boulevard and is easily accessible by public transportation routes. Early childhood teachers have access to an indoor classroom, a certified outdoor classroom, a community garden, and more. In addition, teachers have access to an administrative building with a work space, a kitchenette and a break room.

Full-Time Certified Classroom Teacher

Cornerstone Center for Early Learning is seeking a Full-Time Certified Teacher to join our team of educators. In this role, candidates will provide essential, high-quality child care and preschool education through an engaging and Creative Curriculum to encourage healthy development. Qualified applicants will learn and follow Missouri Licensing Rules for Child Care Centers, Missouri Accreditation Standards, and Cornerstone’s policies and procedures. Educators will plan activities and experiences consistent with developmentally appropriate practice and Creative Curriculum in order to set children up for future success.

Pay and Benefits

  • Competitive pay based on education and experience (click here to see full pay scale)
  • Comprehensive medical and dental insurance
  • Retirement and life insurance
  • Short-term and long-term disability
  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • Guaranteed hours regardless of a day’s enrollment
  • Professional development and training paid for by the center
  • Breakfast, lunch and snack while present
  • Discounted child care assistance for employees

Responsibilities

  • Plan activities and experiences consistent with developmentally appropriate practice and Creative Curriculum in order to guarantee future success for students
  • Structure activities, routines, and transitions to minimize wait time for children
  • Evaluate progress, needs, and interests of children on a regular basis
  • Regularly provide care and education for children between the ages of 6 weeks to 5 years (specific age range depends on classroom placement)
  • Understand and apply child development in all areas of curriculum, environment, and interactions
  • Complete at least 18 clock hours of Missouri approved training annually
  • Complete first aid/CPR class and Health & Safety Training within three months of hire and renew certification as required
  • Attend and participate in staff meetings and/or in-services

Qualifications

  • Certified in Early Childhood Education or Special Education in Early Childhood Education
  • Candidates must also be energetic, patient, and creative; be passionate about learning and children; have the ability to multitask; and have the ability to communicate and work well with others as part of a team
  • The schedule for full-time faculty varies
  • Ability to provide or obtain:
    • a recent physical examination
    • Hep A Vaccination
    • Covid-19 Vaccination
    • a recent TB Test
  • Must pass a comprehensive background check

Full-Time Classroom Teacher

Cornerstone Center for Early Learning is seeking 2 Full-Time Classroom Teachers to join our team of educators. In this role, candidates will provide essential, high-quality child care and preschool education through an engaging and Creative Curriculum to encourage healthy development. Qualified applicants will learn and follow Missouri Licensing Rules for Child Care Centers, Missouri Accreditation Standards, and Cornerstone’s policies and procedures. Educators will plan activities and experiences consistent with developmentally appropriate practice and Creative Curriculum in order to set children up for future success.

Pay and Benefits

  • Competitive pay based on education and experience (click here to see full pay scale)
  • Comprehensive medical and dental insurance
  • Retirement and life insurance
  • Short-term and long-term disability
  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • Guaranteed hours regardless of a day’s enrollment
  • Professional development and training paid for by the center
  • Breakfast, lunch and snack while present
  • Discounted child care assistance for employees

Responsibilities

  • Plan activities and experiences consistent with developmentally appropriate practice and Creative Curriculum in order to guarantee future success for students
  • Structure activities, routines, and transitions to minimize wait time for children
  • Evaluate progress, needs, and interests of children on a regular basis
  • Regularly provide care and education for children between the ages of 6 weeks to 5 years (specific age range depends on classroom placement)
  • Understand and apply child development in all areas of curriculum, environment, and interactions
  • Complete at least 18 clock hours of Missouri approved training annually
  • Complete first aid/CPR class and Health & Safety Training within three months of hire and renew certification as required
  • Attend and participate in staff meetings and/or in-services

Qualifications

  • A valid Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential OR 9+ college credit hours in early childhood education, child development, youth development, or child/family related courses
  • Candidates must also be energetic, patient, and creative; be passionate about learning and children; have the ability to multitask; and have the ability to communicate and work well with others as part of a team
  • The schedule for full-time faculty varies
  • Ability to provide or obtain:
    • a recent physical examination
    • Hep A Vaccination
    • Covid-19 Vaccination
    • a recent TB Test
  • Must pass a comprehensive background check

Part-Time Classroom Facilitator

Cornerstone Center for Early Learning is seeking 2 Part-Time Classroom Facilitators to join our team. In this role, candidates will provide essential, high-quality child care and preschool education through an engaging and Creative Curriculum to encourage healthy development. Qualified applicants will learn and follow Missouri Licensing Rules for Child Care Centers, Missouri Accreditation Standards, and Cornerstone’s policies and procedures. Facilitators will help implement experiences consistent with developmentally appropriate practice and Creative Curriculum in order to set children up for future success.

Pay and Benefits

  • Competitive pay based on education and experience (click here to see full pay scale)
  • Guaranteed hours regardless of a day’s enrollment
  • Professional development and training paid for by the center
  • Breakfast, lunch and snack while present
  • Discounted child care assistance for employees

Responsibilities

  • Facilitate activities and experiences consistent with developmentally appropriate practice and Creative Curriculum in order to guarantee future success for students
  • Structure activities, routines, and transitions to minimize wait time for children
  • Regularly provide care and education for children between the ages of 6 weeks to 5 years (specific age range depends on classroom placement)
  • Understand and apply child development in all areas of curriculum, environment, and interactions
  • Complete at least 18 clock hours of Missouri approved training annually
  • Complete first aid/CPR class and Health & Safety Training within three months of hire and renew certification as required
  • Attend and participate in staff meetings and/or in-services

Qualifications

  • A minimum of 6 college credit hours (in any subject)
  • Candidates must also be energetic, patient, and creative; be passionate about learning and children; have the ability to multitask; and have the ability to communicate and work well with others as part of a team
  • The schedule for full-time faculty varies
  • Ability to provide or obtain:
    • a recent physical examination
    • Hep A Vaccination
    • Covid-19 Vaccination
    • a recent TB Test
  • Must pass a comprehensive background check

Preferences

A valid Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential OR 9+ college credit hours in early childhood education, child development, youth development, or child/family related courses

Part-Time Classroom Coach

Cornerstone Center for Early Learning is seeking a Classroom Coach to provide strategies for students age 2-5 who are experiencing social, emotional, or behavioral challenges. The Classroom Coach will provide teachers with expertise and support while alleviating classroom stress and anxiety, and improving morale. The Classroom Coach will also interact with students in groups, providing social and emotional support for children, in addition to assisting Cornerstone families with guidance and information.

Pay and Benefits

  • Competitive pay based on education and experience
  • Guaranteed hours regardless of a day’s enrollment
  • Professional development and training paid for by the center
  • Breakfast, lunch and snack while present
  • Discounted child care assistance for employees

Responsibilities

  • Building rapport and trust among Cornerstone children and teachers
  • Observing children’s behaviors and classroom concerns, sometimes while satisfying required licensing ratio
  • Helping teachers implement strategies to make the classroom less stressful and more productive
  • Meeting with leadership as well as parents/guardians to share observations, concerns, and possible solutions
  • Documenting specific work/intervention with children and families
  • Following up with teachers and families as needed to ensure that children and their classrooms/families are receiving appropriate support and/or services
  • Protecting the confidentiality of children, caregivers, and families

Qualifications

  • Masters in Early Childhood, Special Education
  • Ability to provide or obtain:
    • a recent physical examination
    • Hep A Vaccination
    • Covid-19 Vaccination
    • a recent TB Test
  • Must pass a comprehensive background check

Preferences

10+ years of experience in the Early Childhood Education field

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