This position serves as a teacher (aka caregiver) in a classroom of Early Head Start infants and toddlers by planning, implementing, and supervising all center-based activities. This position may work with infants and toddlers with developmental delays. Because this position is one part of a large system of services provided to infants/toddlers and families, this position also serves as a social service referral person and shares responsibility for parent involvement in the program. The position of Teacher works in tandem with the rest of the parts of the system as an integrated team to support the goals of the program. The position may be reassigned to various classrooms/centers as deemed necessary for program operations. The position may serve as “site director” for child care licensing purposes.
- Attends and participates in all required meetings, activities, pre-service and in-service training that includes but is not limited to 15 hours of classroom focused professional development and methods that comply with applicable State and local laws for identifying and reporting child abuse and neglect.
- Remains up-to-date on information that pertains to the needs of the children in the program including Head Start Performance Standards, child care licensing regulations and other applicable regulations and practices.
- Works as a team member with the other education staff, parents and Parent Committee members to develop curriculum that is meaningful and meets the individual and program needs.
Infant/Toddler Program Implementation
- Plans and provides developmentally appropriate activities and experiences that advance all areas of children’s development (social, emotional, cognitive, and physical in a manner appropriate to age and stage of development.
- Assists in development and implementation of a developmentally appropriate curriculum that focuses on routines and individual child interests and development.
- Provides a safe, healthy and well-managed environment so that children will have comfortable learning and growing experiences. Sets up the physical environment to meet the changing needs of infants and toddlers.
- Submits monthly progress reports to the supervisor as scheduled.
- Gathers and maintains individual, family and classroom data for documentation, on-going assessment, evaluation, and record keeping for successful individual and program planning.
- Supervises or orders supplies as needed and takes inventory as requested.
- Submits monthly bills and reports to the central office in a timely manner.
- Maintains child records in cooperation with family services/case management staff, including completion of health services, screening, immunizations and referrals.
- Gathers and maintains individual, family and classroom data for documentation, on-going assessment, evaluation and recording keeping for successful individual and program planning.
Child and Adult Care Food Program
- Contributes to the collection and edit processes of correct documentation for the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). This process is important and contributes additional dollars which in turn enhances food delivery.
- Is knowledgeable about CACFP requirements regarding portions and components of each meal service.
- Conducts point of service meal documentation, or assigns responsible staff to count meals when children are seated/held and have been offered a credible meal by USDA standards for portions and components.
- Enters point of service meal counts in appropriate forms or software used by program to support claim reimbursement.
- Edit checks twice CACFP records for accuracy and integrity before submitting to program office for additional edit checking.
Parent Involvement And Community Relations
- Sets up system to assure program's needs for parent involvement are met.
- Establishes positive and productive relationships with families focusing on a relationship of trust and rapport with the parents of the children.
- Encourages the involvement of the families in the program and supporting the development of relationships between children and their families.
- Collaborates on daily job assignments within the classroom, provides instruction in performing job duties and models appropriate classroom practices.
- Sets the standards of the classroom and goals for other classroom staff, monitors progress toward goals, provides regular feedback, and submits performance appraisals (as appropriate) in a timely manner.
- Provides daily supervision of all classroom staff, monitors employee performance and classroom activities. Conducts competency assessments and performance evaluation of assigned staff and/or volunteers.
The minimum educational requirement is:
- A current Child Development Associate (CDA) credential or comparable credential*; and
- Have been trained or have equivalent coursework in early childhood development with a focus on infant and toddler development.
CDI HS offers full benefits including medical, vision, dental & life insurance. Paid holidays and scheduled closures. Tuition reimbursement available to those who qualify. Position open until filled. CDI Head Start is an equal opportunity employer.
Salary: $12.25 to $15/Hr
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Newnan, GA