Associate Teacher - Early Head Start

Kidango | Oakland, CA

Posted Date 7/14/2024

Kidango, a private, not-for-profit child development agency is a Northern California Bay Area leader in early education. Providing quality care and education in 9 Bay Area cities to over 2,500 children daily and has an immediate opening for an energetic and loving teacher to join our team.

Head Start and Early Head Start are comprehensive federally funded school readiness and family support programs for low-income and special needs children that promoters parents/guardians as the primary educator of the child.

We are currently searching for an Associate Teacher - Early Head Start to fill our Castlemont Center in Oakland! Your team will comprise the Center Director, Lead Teacher - Early Head Start, and other Associate Teacher-Early Head Start staff.


  • AA/AS in Child Development, Early Childhood Education, or a related field with at least three years of direct classroom work
  • Child Development Associate Teacher permit required
  • 3 Infant/Toddler units required
  • Supervision of teaching assistants and volunteers is highly desirable
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) speaking, reading, and writing highly preferred
  • Knowledge of Federal Head Start policies and procedures is highly desired

Essential Functions:

  • Develop and implement lesson plans using the Creative Curriculum to execute current program goals
  • Utilize classroom materials and routines to promote an environment conducive to age-appropriate levels of development, interests, and special needs of the children
  • Develop and maintain a safe and healthy classroom environment in accordance with Head Start, Title 5, and title 22 regulations
  • Implement rules and practices in support of positive child redirection
  • Provide a continuous and interactive process between families and program providers that foster the parent partnership agreements as required by the federal regulations under the Head Start Act
  • Conduct required parent/teacher meetings as set forth by both the Head Start Act and Title 5
  • Conduct the ASQ and the ASQ/SE with children assigned to a cohort
  • Work on the Individualized Education Plan for each child assigned to cohort and update with family up to three times per school year
  • Maintain and update written records and reports in accordance with the head Start and title 5 act in a timely manner
  • Maintain an open and friendly relationship with staff, parents, and program volunteers
  • Commitment to inclusive practice to accommodate children with learning differences and special needs
  • Integrate Head Start Federal Mandates into the classroom routines and curriculum plans
  • Ensure personalized special services are provided to children with special needs (i.e, feeding, assistance with toiling, including diapering, specialized equipment, and so forth
  • Attend required classroom, center, and organization meetings
  • Perform related duties as assigned


  • Must provide proof of vaccination for Covid-19
  • Must pass a health screening and TB test
  • Must provide proof of Tdap and MMR vaccinations (or receive vaccinations during health screening)
  • Must pass background fingerprint clearance
  • Valid Driver License
  • Must be 18 years or older


  • Medical - Sutter Health Plus, Kaiser
  • Dental - MetLife
  • Vision - VSP
  • Life Insurance - $50,000
  • 401(k) - 3% match
  • Flexible Spending Account - Health Care, Dependent Care, Transit/Parking
  • 9 paid sick days
  • 12 paid holidays
  • 15 paid vacation days
  • 4 weeks paid parental leave
  • EAP (Employee Assistance Program)
  • Mental Health Benefits
  • PEAK (Program for Educational Advancement at Kidango) - Tuition reimbursement program
  • Kidango Enrollment discount - 50% off enrolling your child at any Kidango center
  • 24 Hour Fitness discount - 30% off all monthly membership dues
Salary27.40 Hour
Job Category (Select One)
Full time

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