Baccalaureate, associate degree in early childhood education.
Baccalaureate, associate degree in a related field and coursework equivalent to a major relating to early childhood education (6 college courses).
Infant, Child and Adult CPR and First Aid.
At least one year experience teaching, or assistant teaching preschool students. Knowledge and experience in child development and early childhood education; the principles of child health, safety and nutrition; and family dynamics. Working knowledge of personal computers; word processing; Internet access; and email usage. Ability to work independently as well as with a team.
The Teacher is responsible for supervising and instructing children in activities designed to promote social, physical, and intellectual growth in accordance withHead Start Standards, TDFPS Minimum Standards, Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and Cen-Tex Family Services, Inc. (Cen-Tex) policies and procedures; and through knowledge and application of Developmentally Appropriate Practices.
Must become familiar with the ethnic backgrounds and heritages of families in the program and are able to serve and effectively communicate, either directly or through interpretation and translation, with children who are dual language learners and to the extend feasible, with families with limited English proficiency.
Must be engaged in the delivery of program services, have sufficient knowledge, training and experience, and competencies to fulfill the roles and responsibilities of their positions and to ensure high quality service delivery in accordance with the program performance standards.
Plan and implement children’s individual and group activities to stimulate growth in the areas of language development; literacy; mathematics; creative arts; social and development; and physical development.
Alternate periods of strenuous activity with periods of rest or light activity to avoid over stimulation and fatigue within the children’s daily activities.
Ensure that appropriate child-staff ratio is met while delivering services and children are supervised at all times.
Participate in and assist during meal and snack time following family style meal services and guiding children in clean-up afterwards.
Maintain a safe and secure learning environment for children in your class both indoors and outdoors during all program hours, reporting any safety concerns to supervisor. Assure that classroom/outdoor equipment, materials, and supplies are properly maintained and stored.
Ensure accurate records of daily attendance and meal counts are maintained.
Record observations, assessments and other required documentation for each child’s records within established guidelines.
Complete Parent Conferences and Home Visits according to agency schedule.
Assist in implementing children's I.E.P. (Individual Education Plan) seeking clarification for any aspects that are not well understood.
Promote timely and sufficient communications with center’s parents, including: their child’s progress in the program; announcements; facility and agency activities; policies; enrollment procedures; and developmental/behavioral concerns. Provide information to families, including information supporting the areas of family partnerships, nutrition, child health and community involvement.
Assist in recruiting and orienting volunteers, providing them with guidance s needed, and completing in-kind form according to agency guidelines.
Participate and provide support for Center Parent Meetings, approved parent activities and Staff meetings.
Provide for the health and safety of the children in the center, following procedures for hand-washing, dental hygiene practices, sanitation of toys, and toileting. Provide diapering as required. Disinfect work area surfaces as needed. Instruct children in self-help skills and personal hygiene.
Provide for the safekeeping of center files, supplies and equipment.
Participate in professional development to promote and comply with agency goals and objectives and demonstrate application of acquired knowledge while performing duties of position.
Participate as a cooperative team member with coworkers and supervisor in delivering services to children and families and supporting center operations.
Work effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds and those with disabilities and special needs. In working with others problem solving is required to identify issues and create action plans.
Continue professional growth by participating in classes, training programs, workshops/conferences, as needed and as allowed within the agency’s budget.
Report to work at scheduled time and maintain good attendance. Perform all duties in a safe, timely and professional manner. Participate with a positive attitude and behavior in all program activities.
Provide a positive image to coworkers and the community supportive of the agency’s goals and objectives.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Supervise, support and evaluate the job performance of the classroom's Teacher Assistant and Classroom Substitute Aid. Communicate related problems, concerns and training needs to Center Director.
Providing Head Start and Early Head Start Services to Bastrop, Fayette, Lee, and Colorado counties
The mission of Cen -Tex Family Services, Inc. is to provide learning experiences in a safe and healthy environment. We promote school readiness and seek to improve the quality of life for the children and families we serve, to empower them to become self-sufficient, contributing members of our society.