Nursery Teacher

Houston, Texas, United States

Job description

Job Description Summary / TWC Summary

Under moderate supervision, supervises and instructs children enrolled in the University’s Parent-Child Learning Laboratory ( PCLL ) to promote development of social, physical, and intellectual growth needed for primary school.

Essential Duties Summary

Plans and develops educational programs for the academic, social, and physical development of children; interacts with the children to invoke communication and awareness. Develops curriculum, activities, and materials for use in and outside of the classroom. Monitors and evaluates progress of students. Communicates with parents concerning the individual needs of children and curriculum progress. Instructs children in practices of personal cleanliness and self care to promote independence. Assists the Director with monthly Center activities. Administers medicine to children when needed and authorized by parents. Maintains files of attendance records, academic progress, and other documentation on assigned students. Performs other job-related duties as assigned.



Hiring Range
Commensurate with experience.


High school diploma or equivalent and specialized or technical training.

Required Licensing/Certification

FBI check every two years.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities


Work Experience

Requires one to three years of related experience. Requires a working knowledge of standard childcare practices and procedures.

Leadership/Supervisory Responsibilities

Lead worker over others in similar jobs and/or provide work leadership and direction for students and/or employees.

Work Complexity/Budget Authority

Tasks are multiple and focus more on single processes. Work is sometimes standardized and sometimes varied. No responsibility for budget, revenues and expenditure authority.

Independent Judgment/Decision Making/Problem Solving Skills

Performs tasks and duties under general supervision, using established procedures and some innovation. Chooses from limited alternatives to resolve problems. Occasional independent judgment is required to complete work assignments. Often makes recommendations to work procedures, policies and practices. Refers unusual problems to supervisor.

Personal/Organizational Contacts

Professional contact with children, parents and others, including students, general public, visitors and University personnel. Purpose of contacts is to provide educare of children on a confidential basis and/or obtain explanation or additional information.

Customer Service Relationships

Requires normal confidential and courteous interaction and basic interpersonal skills and tact to communicate with others. Forwards complaints or non-routine inquiries or requests to Director or Administrative Assistant to handle.

Working/Environmental Conditions

Work is performed within routine office environment with no exposure to hazardous or unpleasant conditions. Physical demands are usually limited to sitting or standing in one location much of the time. Some stooping, lifting or carrying objects of light weight may be required.

How to apply

Apply online

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