The Infant/Toddler Educator will manage the classroom, conduct home visits and conferences, playground supervision of children, prepare materials for learning activities, guide children in learning activities, provide a safe and sanitary environment for children, and work with parents in reference to planning for children's needs.
.1. Comply with Head Start Performance Standards as well as Kentucky Childcare Licensing regulations and Head Start and St Benedict Center Policies and Procedures.
2. Understand and comply with Child Care Licensing, STARS, ITERS (Infant Toddler Environmental Rating Scale), and ECERS (Early Childhood Environmental Rating Scale) as applicable to position.
3. Planning and preparation of learning activities for infant and toddler children.
a. Develop and implement daily curriculum.
b. Promote Literacy within the classroom.
c. Complete classroom, lunchtime, naptime, and playground supervision of children.
d. Use daily routines as teachable moments.
e. Participate and interact with children.
f. Work with children who have special needs and plan accommodations for activities as needed.
4. Provide for health and safety of children.
a. Complete daily health observation of children.
b. Promote personal care routines including toileting and/or diapering, hand washing, brushing teeth, and other preventative health practices.
c. Maintain a clean and organized classroom.
5. Encourage parental involvement in program.
a. Discuss child's progress with parents/legal guardians.
b. Assist families with transition between Early Head Start, Head Start, and other preschool programs.
c. Work with the Family Advocate to support family relationships.
d. Meet with Family Advocate weekly to discuss specific needs of families or attendance issues, and collaborate to resolve any areas of concern.
6. Maintain required paperwork and meet deadlines.
a. Document children's growth and work over a period of time through assessments and other strategies.
b. Complete screenings/assessments and anecdotal observations of children.
a. Participate in all trainings and staff meetings sponsored by agency or recommended trainings for professional learning.
b. Establish and maintain a positive, productive working relationship with all staff.
c. Arrange for coverage of the classroom with instructions for the substitute. Notify the other staff at your site about your absence and who will be substituting for the day.
8. Additional duties as assigned.
1. Child Development Associate (CDA) credential for Infant and Toddler is required..
2. One (1) year of experience in Early Childhood Education (ECE) preferred.
3. Must have GED or High School Diploma.
1. Must maintain CPR and First Aid certification.
1) Paid Holidays
2) Paid Time Off (PTO)
3) Paid $25,000 Life Insurance
4) Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
5) Access to the Center's Section 125 Health Plan which includes Medical, Dental, Vision and Supplemental Insurance.
6) Access to 401k Retirement Program with 3% company match
St. Benedict Center is a non-profit child care and early learning center in Louisville, KY.