The Oaks Children's Academy, West Ashley

Toddler Teacher

Reference ID : 14019
Location : Charleston, SC
Category : Education/Training
Job Type : Full Time



The Toddler Teacher is responsible for the care, supervision and management of a class of Toddlers (18 months- 30 months age) in accord with the goals and curriculum plan of The Oaks Children's Academy. The principal duties of the Toddler Teacher include: conduct focused observations of children, develop action plans, carry out activities on a daily basis and evaluate the effectiveness of child development activities, ensure the safety and well-being of the children, maintain regular communication with parents, and contribute to the effective operation of the overall early care and education center. The Toddler Teacher reports to the Center Director.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Plan and conduct an effective child development program to meet the physical, social, emotional and intellectual needs of each child. This should be done based on the goals and general curriculum plan of The Oaks Children's Academy.
  • Ensure that child care routines are carried out in a manner that is prompt, hygienic, and consistent with the good child development principles. This includes routines related to diapering, hand washing, eating, napping and transitioning between activities.
  • Ensure the safety of children through constant supervision, effective arrangement of space, proper maintenance of equipment, and regular practice of fire drills and other emergency procedures.
  • Operate the classroom in compliance with all child care licensing standards, and The Oaks Children's Academy Employee and Policy Handbooks.
  • Create an open friendly, and cooperative atmosphere in which children and families feel comfortable and secure.
  • Provide experiences that promote individual expression through conversation, play and creativity.
  • Provide a variety of language stimulation activities.
  • Ensure that parents receive adequate information about their child's experiences at the center through daily contacts and regularly scheduled parent conferences.
  • Maintain written records designed to evaluate each individual child.
  • Promote and nurture parent-child bonding and relationships.
  • Greet infants and their parents warmly and with enthusiasm each morning.
  • Initiate classroom activities daily )ding-a-longs, art projects, sensory exploration, outdoor stimulation).
  • Provide daily care individually to each infant, including but not limited to diapering every 2 hours and feeding on demand.
  • Observe children to detect signs of illness, injury, abuse, neglect, emotional disturbance, or other special needs, and report these signs immediately to the Director. Use equipment and supplies safely and conscientiously, keeping physical environment clean and orderly.
  • Use equipment and supplies safely and conscientiously, keeping physical environment clean and orderly.
  • Maintain confidentiality of child and family information at all times.
  • Inspect the school site and equipment for potential safety hazards; taking corrective action or information the Director to prevent injuries.
  • Contribute to the operation of the center by participating in staff meetings and sharing information gained through attendance at workshops and professional reading.
  • Work as a member of a team to ensure continuity and a high standard of quality in all classrooms in the center.


Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Must have a warm supportive attitude and disposition toward working with children and their families.
  • Must be reliable.
  • Must be flexible in receiving assignments or adapting to changes in the program.
  • Must be willing to accept supervision in order to improve work performance.
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Must be physically able to perform the job.

Nice To Haves

  • Great communication skills. We pride ourselves on our communication between us and our families
  • The ability to adapt to the everyday changes that come with taking care of young children.
  • Early Childhood experience in a licensed facility.
  • ECD 101 course completed.


  • 3 sick days immediately
  • Earned vacation time

Salary : $10 to $12/Hr
Minimum Education : High School or Equivalent
Job Type : Full Time
Category : Education/Training
Minimum Experience : 1 Yr
Location : Charleston, SC

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