Early Bird Infant Toddler Center has immediate openings for, passionate, creative teachers to join our team. If you do not meet qualifications below please contact us anyway as you may be able to qualify as a teacher aide!
Under general direction, supervises children to promote their physical, cognitive and social development. Responsible for on-floor program participation with children. Assures on-going, age-appropriate activities and development of children. Implements the curriculum and, with active participation of other members of the teaching team, works with parents and assesses the development of each child. Provides a safe environment for all children at all times.
- Fosters cooperative behavior through various activities by group and individual projects to assist children in forming satisfying relationships with other children and adults.
- Supervises activities such as field visits, group discussions and dramatic play-acting and broadens the understanding of their physical and social environment.
- Submits curriculum planning calendars to the director by agreed upon deadlines.
- Attends all center’s staff meetings, parent nights and other center events.
- Encourages students in singing, dancing, participating in rhythmic activities and using art materials to promote self-expression, relationships and appreciation of aesthetic experience. Promotes gross motor and fine motor development in accordance to each child's needs.
- Instructs children in practices of cleanliness and self-care.
- Alternates periods of strenuous activity with periods of rest or light activity to avoid over-stimulation and fatigue.
- Observes children to detect signs of ill health or emotional disturbance and evaluates their progress.
- Communicates with parents the significant behaviors of the children by observing and recording actions.
- Observes, records and communicates the significant behaviors of the children in care. Charts matters concerning the children with consistency and accuracy. Documents each incident of injury on Injury Chart. Documents health and behavior issues.
- Mentors teacher aides and substitutes and acquaints them with the center’s policies and procedures
- Tours prospective families
- Familiar with emergency procedures
- Able to observe, see, hear and respond to children's needs in all areas of Center grounds and during off-site excursions.
- Able to safely lift 30 pounds from floor to waist level 10 to 15 times per day.
- Able to stand for long periods of time with frequent kneeling, stooping, or crouching.
- Able to respond to a child's needs 30 feet away within 30 seconds without danger to the staff person's health.
Education and Experience
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Currently enrolled in, or will become enrolled in 3 semester units of Early Childhood Development classes (offered at every community college).
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Completion of 12 semester units in Early Childhood Education (ECE), including Core* units. Must have at least three unit’s specific to infant care. Plus 2 years of experience.
IDEAL QUALIFICATIONS: Any combination of education and experiences equivalent to graduation from a four-year college with a major in Child Development or related field (including Core* units), plus 2 years of experience.
*Core Units = Child Development; Child, Family, Community; Curriculum; and 3 SEMESTER units of Infant Development
Job Type: Full-time OR Part-time