As a leader in early childhood education, Childcare Network is currently seeking qualified Early Head Start teachers. Join our team of caring adults who help us meet our corporate promises of being “The Working Parent’s Best Friend”. You will have a chance to be creative, be part of a supportive team, and make a difference in the lives of children. Our primary objective at each school is to provide a fun atmosphere that supports the education and safety of the children in our care.
Salary: We offer competitive pay based on education and experience.
Benefits: Medical, Dental, and Vision are available on a pretax basis. Life insurance, 401K, child care assistance, paid holidays, paid sick time, paid vacation time, and tuition assistance.
The Early Head Start Lead Teacher is responsible for working with all staff to better meet the needs of Early Head Start children and their families as prescribed by the Head Start Performance Standards. This position provides quality services in the timeline mandated by the Head Start Performance Standards. The Early Head Start (EHS) Teacher is responsible for communicating effectively with infants, toddlers, their parents and other staff. The EHS Teacher properly addresses the developmental needs of infants and toddlers.
• Demonstrate knowledge of the Head Start Performance Standards policies and procedures.
• Plan and maintain a safe, clean, learning environment, and assures the well-being and safety of children in her/his care.
• Establish a caring professional relationship and a climate of mutual trust and respect for families.
• Plan and implement activities with children between the ages of zero and three, with the curriculum provided and with Head Start mandated outcomes.
• Maintain a cooperative attitude of working together with center staff, volunteers, parents, and program specialists in planning and implementing classroom activities.
• Plan and implement daily activities that engage children in literacy, language, and math activities using songs, books and games that are integrated with themes/topics.
• Use assessment information for individually interacting with children during learning center activities and other times for teaching identified concepts.
• Maintain accurate and current assessment information noting child’s progress across all developmental domains utilizing anecdotal notes and/ or examples of children’s work.
• Timely and accurately complete all paperwork, including home visit forms, parent/teacher conference forms, lesson plans, and transition forms..
• Encourage and models language expansion, extended learning and problem solving strategies throughout the day.
• Assure child-staff ratio is maintained at all times.
• Protect all children from physical punishment or verbal abuse by anyone in any program activity, and immediately reports any such incident the Director