General Description: Under the supervision of the Site Supervisor, the Early Head Start Teacher will support the administrative and day to day operation of the Early Head Start classroom. This includes, but not limited to: curriculum implementation, school readiness goals, coordination of volunteers in the classroom, promotion of a positive self-image for each child, the assurance of the safety of all children, child assessments and home visits. The Early Head Start Teacher child ratio is 1:4 and classroom enrollment is from eight (8) to sixteen (16) children.
- Design and implement the daily classroom program, in conjunction with other education staff and parents that enhances the positive self-image and promotes feelings of security and trust in each child.
- Organize each day’s activities to provide the children with a variety of experiences and opportunities that allow them to develop curiosity, initiative, problem-solving skills, creativity and feelings of belonging to the group.
- Prepare the children’s classroom environment for learning through active exploration and interaction with others.
- Assure that each child is warmly greeted upon arrival; and gradually assisted to become a part of the small group.
- Responsive care giving: Respond quickly in a soothing and tender manner to a child’s cries or calls of distress. Respond consistently to each child’s needs for food and comfort. Respond promptly to diapering/toileting needs of the child using self-talk and encouraging participation.
- Prepare weekly and daily lesson plans, individualized to meet the on-going development of the child.
- Make at least two home visits to each child’s home per year.
- Complete individualized assessments on each child followed by parent conferences.
- Support families and maintain open communication with FSTs to follow up on health and dental screenings, immunization updates, and family goals. (Maintain confidentiality of family records).
- Complete specialized screening of children as required and refer children suspected of having special needs or challenging behavior.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: AA Degree or higher in Early Childhood Education (ECE), or Child Development (CD) or related field, including 6 college units in Infant/Toddler Development /Curriculum. Must be able to obtain a State of California Child Development Teacher Permit. Experience working in an Infant/Toddler childcare setting a plus.
OTHER/SPECIAL: Must be at least 18 years of age. Excellent oral and written skills. Ability to pass a physical examination and tuberculin skin test. Meet the State of California immunization requirement for employees of day care centers, immunization proof against influenza, pertussis, measles and COVID-19. Fingerprint clearance and criminal record check required. Verification of current driver’s license and insurance required for personal car usage.
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Sign-On Bonus Available!!!