Job Title:

Infant/Toddler Teacher

Provider:

Starfish Family Services

Employment Type:

Full Time

Job Description/ Duties:

  • Responsible for ensuring that daily activities and interactions reflect the mission and goals of the program.
  • Attend trainings, workshops, and any other professional development opportunities to ensure the most current, quality practices and care are being utilized with infants and toddlers.
  • Attend on-going trainings/workshops on the HighScope Curriculum and Child
  • Observation Record (COR). Implement strategies learned from trainings/workshops attended.
  • Implement curriculum activities, strategies, learning environment, and interactions in accordance to the PQA.
  • Meet with Mentor Coach on a regular basis and implement strategies as identified on the coaching plan.
  • Work together with the co-teacher as a team, in assisting with planning and
  • Implementing daily programming for pre-school children utilizing the HighScope curriculum and COR (Child Observation Record).
  • Plan and document Child Outcome activities, support strategies, and interactions according to daily child anecdotal information/COR data and gains.
  • Plan and implement a program of educational activities for infants and toddlers, including writing a weekly lesson plan that specifies a daily schedule, toward the achievement of specific curriculum goals as written in education component plan.
  • Create a clean, safe classroom environment that is conducive to learning, promoting social relationships.
  • Evaluate the accomplishments of the children on a regular basis and reports progress to parents/guardians.
  • Plan and implement an individual learning plan for each child in the classroom. Implement IEP and IFSP goals as part of the individualization process.
  • Plan and conduct at least two conferences and two home visits per child/per year.
  • Plan and implement daily outdoor activities that develop gross motor skills and promote exploration and social relationships.
  • Promote feelings of security and trust in infants and toddlers by being warm, supportive, and comforting, and by establishing strong and caring relationships with them.
  • Develop curriculum activities that reflect the ethnic/multi-cultural makeup of the community.
  • Maintain compliance with child-care licensing and HHS regulations.
  • Monitor and work in conjunction with coteacher to provide a well-organized classroom.
  • Assists in ensuring that all health and developmental screenings are up-to-date and complete.
  • Maintain confidentiality of information related to home and school environment.
  • Assist in providing volunteer training.
  • Assist in training, modeling, and coaching volunteers in the classroom to ensure practices are streamlined among all adults interacting with infants and toddlers.
  • Promotes parent-child bonding and nurtures parent-child relationships. Assist in facilitating parent education workshops as assigned.
  • Provide, document and report all program activities and interactions as required by contract, licensing, and programmatic goals.
  • Implement classroom health, dental, and nutrition performance standards and document in weekly lesson plans.
  • Coordinate mealtime service, including interacting with children and accurate CACFP record keeping.
  • Provide infants/toddlers with experiences that support their full range of developmental and socio-emotional needs.
  • Provide infants/toddlers with experiences and opportunities that allow them to develop curiosity, initiative, problem-solving skills, and creativity, as well as a sense of self and a feeling of belonging to the group.
  • Provide activities that foster development of a positive self-image; address physical and mental health needs of children and document in daily lesson plans.
  • Observe children on a regular basis for signs of possible disabling conditions and seek the assistance of specialists as needed.
  • Attend training on Trauma Smart and implement strategies in the classroom each day. Meet with Trauma Smart coaches on a regular scheduled basis.
  • Implement the Social Emotional approach, Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (PBIS)-Be Safe, Be Kind, Be Respectful each day. Plan for, model, and reinforce strategies and interactions each day.
  • Initiate and participate in staffings (multidisciplinary team). Implement action steps into the classroom.
  • Assist in recruitment activities as assigned.

Requirements/Credentials:

  • Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education/child development or a child-related preferred. Associate’s degree in early childhood/child development required.
  • Previous professional experience working with infants and toddlers preferred.

Employer Info:

https://www.starfishfamilyservices.org/

How to Apply:

Starfish Job Board