The Early Head Start Teacher assumes primary responsibility for an Early Head Start classroom.
1. Oversee all day-to-day operations of the Early Head Start classroom to assure smooth operation and the delivery of required services.
2. Assess each child's developmental level and use the information acquired from the assessment and other information to assure individualization for each child.
3. Develop and implement lesson plans using a variety of learning materials, activities, and experiences to challenge each child's growth and development.
4. Develop and implement plans to involve each parent in their child's education, including parent training and volunteer recruitment and training.
5. Provide a variety of avenues for communication with parents including home visits, parent/teacher conferences, telephone calls, center visits, letters, newsletters, anecdotal notes, etc.
6. Assists parents to increase their knowledge, understanding, skills and experiences in child growth and development, children's behavior patterns and techniques for meeting children's needs through home visits.
7. Assist parents to obtain the community resources and services they need.
8. Work with parents on issues and participate in problems-solving with parents and/or volunteers.
9. Assist with preparation and cleanup of all meals; eats meals with the children.
10. Assist in all cleaning duties of both the classroom and the center as requested or required.
11. Train, monitor, evaluate, and perform other supervisory functions with all staff supervised.
12. Collect and provide health information on each child as required by program.
13. Assist with parent meetings and trainings.
14. Recruit children for the Head Start and Early Head Start Programs.
15. Attend and participate in meetings, work groups, team meetings, committees, workshops, individual training and training conferences as assigned, which may include local, state, regional and national groups. This includes attending pre-service and in-service training.
16. Work to obtain volunteer and in-kind contributions for the Agency. Submit necessary documents as directed.
17. Comply with all Mid-Cumberland Community Action Agency and Mid-Cumberland Head Start Policies and Procedures, Head Start Performance Standards, and other applicable Early Childhood Standards such as DHS Licensing Standards and NAEYC Accreditation Standards.
18. Other duties as assigned by Supervisor
Education: Minimum of Associate Degree (A.A. or A.A.S.) in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or a related field. B.A. / B.S. preferred.
Experience: Previous work with children in a preschool setting.