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Toddler Educator (2's)

Reference ID : 31381
Location : Clarksville, TN
Category : None
Job Type : Full Time

Description

Summary


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 24 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.

Maintaining Safety: 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.

Parent Communication: 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.


Duties

Maintaining Safety: 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.


Monitoring Development: 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.


Requirements

  • High School diploma or GED required
  • Early Childhood education credentials, such as a CDA preferred
  • One year of early childhood education experience is required
  • Ability to lift up to 40 pounds is required
  • Experience working with children in a supervised setting is required
  • Strong communication skills are required
  • CPR and First Aid certification is preferred
  • Ability to interact well with children, families, and staff
  • Willingness and ability to learn new skills and be flexible
  • Ability to be flexible to the center's needs and hours

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Benefits




Salary : $7 to $10/Hr
Minimum Education : High School or Equivalent
Job Type : Full Time
Category : None
Minimum Experience : None
Location : Clarksville, TN

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