Frequently asked questions regarding Part-Time Employment at the UWM Children’s Learning Center:
You must be enrolled for at least 1 credit at UW-Milwaukee. You must be 18 years of age to work in classrooms with children.
We have approximately 125-150 part-time employees who work in our classrooms with children.
We also have student positions in our office (reception, billing, HR)
We are always accepting applications for classroom positions. The majority of our hiring is done prior to the start of each semester, but we do regularly hire throughout the year. We do keep applications on file for a year, and refer to them when we have openings.
Stop in the Children’s Learning Center anytime between 7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday to fill out an application (or just print one out from our website and drop it off at our reception desk or mail it to: UWM Children’s Learning Center, attn: Human Resources, P.O. Box 413, Milwaukee, WI 53201). Your schedule of availability is a very important part of your application, and our applications have a special grid on which to put this.
The Children’s Learning Center is open Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. We have no night or weekend hours. Employees will occasionally be asked to attend evening staff meetings and/or training sessions.
We do schedule employees’ work hours around their class schedule. The more ‘open’ you are in your schedule, the greater your chances of being called for an interview.
We are especially looking for people that can work Monday-Friday for the same 3- or 4-hour shift, but we welcome all applications. We typically do not schedule students to work less than 15 hours per week. All student positions are limited to 25 hours per week during the academic year and to 40 hours per week during summer. Most employees work between 15-25 hours per week.
All staff are hired and scheduled to work an entire semester. This includes the exam week at the end of the semester.The Center is open during UWinteriM, UWM Spring Break and summer; we expect you to work unless you make alternate arrangements in advance. The Center is closed for one week following the end of the summer semester, and for one week between December 24th and January 1st; student classroom staff are not required to work during those weeks.
For classroom positions, you would supervise children (in the classroom and gym, and on the playground), participate in child- and teacher-initiated activities (art, songs, fingerplays, etc.), provide physical caregiving of children (feeding, toileting, diapering, etc.), and prepare for activities and clean up after activities (including kitchen and bathroom clean-up). Responsibilities for non-classroom positions vary greatly by position.
The UWM Children’s Learning Center is a state licensed and nationally accredited child care center. To meet both licensing and accreditation standards, training courses are required of all child care staff. Entry-level training course requirements include both credit-based and noncredit courses. Staff must meet, or have a plan to meet, the accreditation training requirement of completion of 12 credits in early childhood education or child development.