Under the guidance of the Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership (EHS-CCP) Site Supervisor, EHS-CCP Infant/Toddler Teacher I provides quality primary care giving for infants or toddlers in a safe and supervised early care and educational setting; promotes the social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development of children enrolled in the program; develops individual goals for children; provides screenings and on-going assessment; follows all Head Start Program Performance Standards, agency policies, procedures and other applicable Federal and State regulations to successfully support the EHS-CCP Program goals and objectives. Will also integrate activities that support Plaza CS School Readiness goals.
Participates in the overall agency quality improvement process to support the Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge.
Respects infants' curiosity about each other; ensures that children treat each other gently.
Organizes each day's activities to provide children with a variety of experiences and opportunities that allow them to develop curiosity, initiative, problem-solving skills, and creativity, as well as a sense of self and a feeling of belonging to the group.
Supports School Readiness goal implementation and Parent Family and Community Engagement integration.
Performs screenings with parental engagement (ASQ and ASQ-SE)
Conduct ongoing assessments and uses the assessment data to plan classroom activities
Document baseline and ongoing assessments three times per year, according to EHS-CCP program policy (using the DRDP)
Develops individualized plans for all children in care.
Conducts 3 parent conferences and 2 home visits per year.
Maintains a positive, calm attitude and a pleasant, soothing voice, and models this attitude and voice for parents and others working or volunteering in the program.
Implements and models developmentally appropriate practices for parents in caring for their young children.
Observes children to detect signs of illness, injury, abuse, neglect, emotional disturbance, or other special needs, and reports these signs immediately to the center director or person in charge.
Ability to apply Early Childhood Development theory in daily activities, and adapt to the individual needs of infants and toddlers.
Education and Qualifications:
Must have an AA degree in Early Childhood Education (ECE); OR in a field related to early childhood education and coursework equivalent to a major relating to early childhood education, with experience working with infants and toddlers.
The successful candidate will have the ability to perform the following functions with or without reasonable accommodations:
Successful completion of pre-employment Physical exam and TB Clearance
Successful completion of background check including DOJ, FBI, CACI and Sexual Abuse Registry
Current certification in CPR and First Aid
Adherence to the Confidentiality Agreement
Adherence to the Child Abuse Reporting Mandate
Duties are performed at one and/or multiple centers.
Attendance will be required at all on-site mandatory trainings. Trainings may take place in evenings and on weekends. Trainings may also consist of attendance at conferences and may include overnight or multi-day travel.
Valid California Driver's license, good driving record (DMV check will be conducted); and proof of automobile insurance as driving a vehicle to attend parent meetings, home visits, and community meetings is required.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to change position; to sit, stand, walk, climb or balance; to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; to bend, twist and reach with hands and arms.
Lift and/or move up to 45 pounds
Childcare employees must be able to perform the following essential functions:
Observe, see, hear and respond to children’s needs, emergencies and conflicts that may occur in the child development center or on the playground.
Be aware of the cognitive, social and physical needs of children.
Communicate verbally and writing in English to the degree that child, parents and other staff members are able to understand and respond
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or other protected status. EEOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled