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Infant​/Toddler Teacher

Job in AR Arkansas - USA , 72082
Company: Community Action Program for Central Arkansas
Contract position
Listed on 2021-02-24
Job specializations:
  • Child Care/Nannying
    Child Development
  • Education
    Early Childhood Education, Child Development
Job Description & How to Apply Below
Location: Kensett
STATEMENT OF THE JOB: Under the overall supervision of the Early Childhood Director and the direct supervision of the Center Manager, the Infant/Toddler Teacher is responsible for implementing the educational program in the infant/toddler classroom.


* Plan and implement learning experiences that advance the intellectual and physical development of children, including improving the readiness of children for school by developing their:
* literacy, phonemic, and print awareness
* understanding and use of language
* understanding and use of increasing complex and varied vocabulary
* appreciation of books
* understanding of early math and early science
* problem-solving abilities and
* approaches to learning.
* Establish and maintain a safe, healthy learning environment by forming positive, trusting and nurturing relationships with children.
* Support the social and emotional development of children by forming positive, trusting and nurturing relationships with children.
* Encourage the involvement of the families of the children and support the development of relationships between children and their families.
* Maintain a professional attitude with staff, parents, volunteers, and children at all times.
* Responsible for:
* creating a warm and welcoming environment that supports childrens growth and development
* implementing the curriculum and developing and implementing daily lesson plans
* promoting developmentally appropriate practices
* using routines as opportunities for growth and learning.
* providing activities that facilitate childrens growth and development
* arranging and conducting educational home visits and parent conferences and
* guiding childrens behavior in positive ways.
* Promote good eating habits with toddlers by conversing and encouraging good table manners when food is served.
* Responsible for observing children regularly and individualizing for each child based on these observations.
* Responsible for ongoing assessment of enrolled children to monitor child outcomes.
* Provide supervision for children, or volunteers in the classroom.
* Responsible for maintaining a high quality daily program of work and designated record keeping.
* Work cooperatively with other classroom/center staff.
* Is knowledgeable in all aspects of use and design of learning centers.
* Responsible for the orderliness and cleanliness of the classroom.
* Assist in providing training and technical assistance to other center staff in overall child development.
* Work with Administrative Office staff, support staff and consultants in implementing recommendations.
* Assist in the assessment of the Education and Early Childhood Development Work Plan.
* Assist in obtaining and documenting In-Kind (Non-Federal Match) for parent and community activities.
* Attend and participate in center staff meetings. Participate in parent meetings and staffings as requested.
* Serve as a member of the IEP Team by attending IEP meetings as requested.
* Must be able to see, hear and respond to childrens needs, emergencies and conflicts that might occur in the classroom, playground, bathrooms or other areas used by children.
* Responsible for data management in child development areas.
* Assist in the avoidance or appearance of fraud and ensure compliance in the overall management of the Early Childhood area.


* Respect confidentiality in all aspects of the Head Start Program.
* Participate in all training designed for professional development.
* Document attendance of a minimum of 15 clock hours of approved professional development per year that is high-quality, sustained, intensive and classroom-focused.
* Able to handle stress, tension and exasperation that contact with many children and adults may bring every day.
* May be called upon to administer first aid to children or staff at any time in the program. The incidental nature of this circumstance effectively establishes first aid as a collateral duty, rather than a primary one.
* Perform other duties as needed and required for efficient operation of the Center, needs and welfare of the children.


* Educational Requirements:
* High School Diploma or GED and a Child Development Associate (CDA) with Infant/Toddler Endorsement are required. Associate degree or bachelor degree in Early Childhood Education may also be accepted.
* Experience Requirements:
* One year experience working with infants &/or toddlers (6 weeks to 3 years of age).
* Physical Requirements:
* Good physical condition. Able to lift children, able to sit and stand for long periods of time.
* Participate in activities requiring bending, stooping, kneeling, and jumping.
* Occasionally stand or walk on uneven surfaces.
* Must be able to pass tuberculosis screening annually and initial health examination within first three months of employment.
* Valid drivers license, access to transportation with liability insurance and willing to use vehicle for Agency related travel.
* Must be able to travel out of area overnight to attend training.
* Able to hear and communicate orally with children and adults.
* Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance and peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
* Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
* Skill Requirements:
* Ability to read, write and perform mathematical calculations.
* Personal Traits:
* Be in sympathy with the concepts of the Head Start Program.
* Able to delegate responsibilities.
* Able to keep confidential information without inappropriately divulging it.
* Planning and organizational abilities.
* Able to make decisions and work without continual close supervision.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Start Date: ASAP

CDA $12.34, Associate's Degree $13.91, Bachelor's Degree -$14.62

Hours of work:

Children present: 7:30-3:30

Children not present: 7:30-4:00, with a 30-minute lunch break
Position Requirements
Less than 1 Year work experience
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