Infant Toddler Teacher will work together as Co-teachers to plan and implement developmentally and age appropriate classroom activities for young children that will improve their literacy, numeric, language, cognitive, fine and gross motor skills; improve positive attitudes toward learning, social behavior and emotional well-being as well as their physical health. This position ensures the health and safety of all children in his/her classroom.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Plan and implement developmentally and age appropriate classroom activities for our Head Start children.
Maintain a healthy and safe environment for our children.
Have a demonstrated ability to manage a classroom and follow established curriculum and standard operating procedures.
Communicate with parents regularly about their child’s progress.
Applicants must meet the following basic qualifications for consideration:
Infant Toddler Child Development Associate Credential (CDA), Associates or Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education or related major with a minimum of 32 credit hours in Early Childhood Education with a focus on infant and toddler development required.
Experience working with infants and toddlers
Indiana State Licensing requires that the staff person in charge of the infant/toddler group shall be at least twenty-one (21) years of age.
Ability to collaborate, effectively facilitate change, communicate opening and effectively, delegate, be flexible, good time/project management, task driven, willingness to learn
Abilities to, with or without reasonable accommodations: talk, hear, stand, reach with hands and arms; stoop; kneel; crouch; crawl; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds; see up close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus
Applicants with the following qualifications are preferred:
Bilingual in English and Spanish
Family Development Services is the sole provider of Head Start for Marion and Hamilton counties in Indiana, and we served more than 2,500 children, and infants last year alone.
Our services are designed to nourish early childhood development and foster long-term learning and social skills through:
•Comprehensive health services
•Active family involvement
•Family support services such as employment counseling, literacy education, and crisis intervention