Toddler teachers are responsible for the education and care of children, typically between one and three years old. They provide physical care while also tending to the emotional and social development of young children. Toddler teachers usually help implement the Kids 'R' Kids age-appropriate curricula related to developing basic skills and knowledge. They also plan activities for the day and supervise children on the playground or within a care taking setting.
In addition to a background in early childhood education, toddler teachers should be comfortable communicating directly with parents to report on their child's progress.
Toddler teachers are friendly and compassionate, with high energy levels, and the ability to maintain the safety of young children. Based on listings we analyzed, these are the core duties typically assigned to toddler teachers:
Educating Young Children
Toddler teachers primarily interact with and instruct children between the ages of 12 and 36 months. Children in this age group are typically learning basic social skills and developing their familiarity with language; toddler teachers develop lesson plans that help teach and reinforce basic skills such as counting and speaking. They also develop plans for activities and constructive playtime that contribute to social and emotional development.
While supervising young children and maintaining classrooms and equipment, toddler teachers make safety a priority, making sure children use equipment and interact safely, as well as disinfecting classroom surfaces and equipment to prevent the spread of germs. Toddler teachers also keep records of accidents and other incidents to help maintain a safe and supportive learning environment for all children.
Toddler teachers regularly communicate with parents, whether to provide day-to-day reports on classroom activities or to report on a child's development. In some cases, toddler teachers may meet directly with parents to address concerns or difficulties and work with parents, providing support and resolving ongoing problems. Toddler teachers should be willing to collaborate to develop solutions that are in each child's best interests.
Toddler teachers closely monitor and keep extensive records of students' intellectual, social, and emotional development. This can involve regular, daily observations, as well as periodic assessments to measure each student's mastery of life skills and attainment of educational goals. Toddler teachers have extensive knowledge of developmental stages and benchmarks to conduct accurate evaluations and take note of a need to communicate with parents or administrators regarding a child's progress.
Toddler teachers are empathetic, outgoing, and energetic to keep up with the daily responsibilities of caring for young children. Generally, we like our teachers to have ECD 101 or higher, CPR and First Aid, and able to pass all state and federal background checks, along with the following skills:
Must have at least six months experience working in a licensed childcare facility.
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Kids 'R' Kids Greenville is a locally owned and operated licensed preschool. We are a preschool of academic excellence, not a daycare. We utilize a standards driven, year-round curriculum that is designed and updated quarterly by professional child care educators exclusively for Kids 'R' Kids. Academic objectives are cross-referenced to reflect National and South Carolina standards.