Company: Community Action Program for Central Arkansas
Posted on: August 4, 2022
STATEMENT OF THE JOB: Under the overall supervision of the Early
Childhood Director and the direct supervision of the Project
Director, the Infant/Toddler Teacher is responsible for directly
providing care, supervision and guidance to infants/toddlers and
implementing the educational program in the infant/toddler
* Maintain a professional attitude with staff, parents, volunteers,
and children at all times.
* Plan and implement learning experiences that advance the
intellectual and physical development of children, including
improving the readiness of children for school by developing
* literacy, phonemic, and print awareness
* understanding and use of language
* understanding and use of increasing complex and varied
* 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.
* Support the social and emotional development of children.
* Encourage the involvement of the families of the children and
support the development of relationships between children and their
* Responsible for forming positive, trusting and nurturing
relationships with children.
* Responsible for:
* creating a warm and welcoming environment that supports childrens
growth and development
* implementing the curriculum and developing and implementing daily
* promoting developmentally appropriate practices
* using routines as opportunities for growth and learning.
* providing activities that facilitate childrens growth and
* arranging and conducting educational home visits and parent
* 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
* Responsible for maintaining daily a high quality 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
* Responsible for the orderliness and cleanliness of the
* 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.
* Attend and participate in center staff meetings. Participate in
parent meetings and staffings as requested.
* Assist in obtaining and documenting In-Kind (Non-Federal Match)
for parent and community activities.
* 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
NON- ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
* Respect confidentiality in all aspects of the Head Start
* Participate in all training designed for professional
* Document attendance of a minimum of 15 clock hours of approved
professional developmentper 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 Child Development Associate (CDA)
Credential with Infant/Toddler Endorsement are required. Being
enrolled in a Child Development Associate credential program to be
completed within 2 years of hire or enrolled in a program leading
to an associate or bachelor degree in Early Childhood Education may
be accepted in lieu of current CDA if deemed appropriate.
* Current Early Childhood Ancillary Teaching Certificate (ECAC) or
must obtain within 24 months of hire.
* Experience Requirements:
* One program year experience working with infants and 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 pass tuberculosis screening annually and Initial Health
Examination within 3 months of hire.
* Valid drivers license, access to transportation with liability
insurance and willing to use vehicle for Agency realted travel.
* Must be able to travel out of area overnight to attend
* 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
* 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
* Planning and organizational abilities.
* Able to make decisions and work without continual close
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
Start Date: ASAP
CDA $12.34, Associate's Degree $13.91, Bachelor's Degree
Hours of work:
Children present: 7:30-3:30
Children not present: 7:30-4:00, with a 30-minute lunch break
Employer Paid Benefits (for eligible full-time regular
13 paid holidays, 12 paid annual leave & 12 paid sick days per
year; Employer provided life insurance, medical insurance
supplement, education assistance, 401K with match, and more!
ALL CAPCA staff must be fully vaccinated for COVID 19 or be
approved under an exemption.
Keywords: Community Action Program for Central Arkansas, Baton Rouge , Infant/Toddler Teacher, Education / Teaching , Amite, Louisiana
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