Substitute Teachers

Substitute Teachers may be assigned to work with children from infancy through age five. Subs work with the teaching team in each classroom. Duties include reading, conducting circle time activities, assisting with meals and naptime, and supervision of children in the classroom and playground.

Substitutes are needed both full days and part days, Monday through Friday, between 6:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. at Newell Drive and Diamond Village and 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. at Lake Alice.

Application Process:

  • Download and complete OPS and Student Assistant Application
  • Email application and resume (highlighting experience working with young children) to Associate Director Kelly Jamison keljs@ufl.edu with the subject line: Substitute Teacher Application
  • You will receive a confirmation email that your application has been received
  • If you meet hiring requirements, you will be scheduled for an interview (interviews are typically held once a semester, or on an as-needed basis

Requirements for employment as a substitute with Baby Gator:

  • 2 years of experience working/volunteering with young children in preschool, school, or camp setting
  • DCF 40 Hour Training Certificate

  OR

  • 2 years of experience working/volunteering with young children in preschool, school, or camp setting

A. Successful completion of the 5 DCF trainings/competency exams within the first 60 days of employment:

a. Health Safety and Nutrition (HSAN – 8 Hours)

b. Identifying and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect  (CAAN – 4 hours)

c. Child Growth and Development (CGDR – 6 hours)

d. Behavioral Observation and Screening (BOSR – 6 Hours)

e. Infant and Toddler Appropriate Practices (ITPR – 5 Hours) OR Preschool Appropriate Practices (PSPR – 5 hours)

 B. Successful completion of the DCF trainings/competency exams within the first 6 months of employment:

a. Child Care Facility Rules an Regulations (FACR – 6hours) – online training/competency exam

b. Early Literacy for children (Birth through Three) – online training/competency exam

c. Basic Guidance and Discipline – online training/competency exam

d. Early Learning Standards (Birth to Five) – online training only

 

      *       DCF online trainings cost $10 each and the competency exam cost $5 each.