Posted: Aug 25, 2017
Department: Head Start & Children's Services - Agency Wide
Provide infant and toddler children at the local Early Head Start center with a nurturing, safe and healthy environment and individualized learning experiences to help them develop socially, intellectually, physically and emotionally in achieving social competency. Provide a balance of open-ended exploration, teacher directed activities, structured activities and sensory-based play activities to foster the children’s curiosity, engagement, reasoning and problem-solving. Provide care such as diapering, toileting, feeding, dressing and hygiene in a relaxed and individualized manner to foster the children’s emotional development and help them gain independence in completing these tasks. Develop activities and strategies to engage parents in the educational aspects of the program. Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.
Must work cooperatively as a member of a teaching team, with program staff and with parents. Ability to maintain confidentiality and work in a professional manner required. Bilingual in a language spoken by families served by ABCD preferred. Must be able to engage in physical activities while attending to the needs of the center’s infant and toddler children and/or while moving classroom equipment. Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.
- Infant/Toddler Teacher 1 – Minimum of a high school diploma/GED, with nine months of relevant experience required. Active Child Development Associate credential with an Infant/Toddler endorsement required. Must be EEC Infant/Toddler Teacher qualified. Starting salary of $15.85/hr.
- Infant/Toddler Teacher 2 – Associates Degree in early childhood education including relevant coursework in early childhood development with a focus on infant and toddler development and 1+ years of relevant experience. Must be EEC Infant/Toddler Teacher qualified. Starting salary of $16.81/hr.
- Infant/Toddler Teacher 3 – Bachelor’s or Advanced Degree in early childhood education or a related field and 1+ years of relevant experience. Must be EEC Infant/Toddler Teacher qualified. Degree in related field requires at least 6 courses related to early childhood development with a focus on infants and toddlers in the areas of child development, early childhood teaching and assessment, psychology, family development, health and physical development, mathematics, science or children’s literature. Starting salary of $20.67/hr.
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