Oklahoma City Public Schools is hosting a job fair Thursday to recruit childcare teachers for their three childcare centers across the city.
The district has expanded on their early childhood education program, and they now have three locations. Their goal is to get kids ready for class.
"Until your child is in school is a continuum of learning and development that our teachers are prepared to meet those needs and support you as a parent or as a caregiver and also to support your child in the classroom,” OKCPS director of early childhood Stephanie Hinton said.
The district is looking to hire around 10 people Thursday. If you are interested in applying, you need to have experience working with children aged 6 months to 4 years old.
"We want candidates who have experience working with younger children. We do recommend people who have a CDA or a Certificate of Mastery,” Hinton said.
The fair will be held in-person from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Emerson North High School. Candidates will be able to chat with school leaders, learn more about vacant positions and discuss employee benefits (medical, dental, vision).
Interviews will be conducted on the spot, so prospective employees should be prepared to discuss their experience and credentials with district leaders, share contact information and provide the required documentation for possible employment.
The program is all about helping parents. If you are a parent and you are looking for a job and also need childcare, there may be an opportunity to work and enroll your child in the program.
Hinton said there are still openings for parents interested in enrolling their child.
"We are always so excited to share that news with others that OKCPS is here to support you as a parent and help you as a parent."
As we inch closer to the start of a new school year many parents may be wondering about COVID-19 precautions and what to expect.
OKCPS chief of communications Beth Harrison said the district is finalizing their guidelines and will release more information in the coming weeks.
"The one that we are working now will be are back to school safety plan and it will address things like are we going to do athletics and how are we going to do the lunch parents and is it all going back to quote on quote 'regular' or will there still be some adaptations,” Harrison said.
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