August 27, 2021
EHS Teacher (Infant or Toddler)
RESPONSIBLE TO: SITE SUPVERISOR
175 Hudson Street, Syracuse
GRADE: 5 /NON-EXEMPT
NUMBER OF PROGRAM WEEKS: 52 WEEKS
- High School Diploma or GED
- Infant & Toddler Child Development Associate Credential (CDA) –or- 120 clock hours of formal child care education within the past five years, through an agency or organization with expertise in early childhood teacher preparation, which can be verified by a transcript, certificate, or letter.
- Requires at least one year of specific training and/or experience in infant or toddler care.
- Basic computer skills required.
- Ability to work with and interact with infants and toddlers.
- Good interpersonal skills.
- Ability to work in team environment.
- Ability to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
- Access to reliable transportation.
- Establish and maintain a safe, healthy, learning environment.
- Provide a safe environment to prevent and reduce injuries.
- Promote good health and nutrition, and provide an environment that contributes to the prevention of illness.
- Use space, materials and routines as resources for developing an interesting, secure, and enjoyable environment that encourages play, exploration, and learning.
- Advance physical and intellectual competence.
- Provide a variety of equipment, activities and opportunities to promote the physical development of children.
- Provide activities and opportunities that encourage curiosity, exploration, and problem-solving appropriate to the developmental levels and learning styles of children.
- Actively communicate with children, and provide opportunities and support for children to understand, acquire, and use verbal and nonverbal means of communicating thoughts and feelings.
- Provide opportunities that stimulate children to play with sound, rhythm, language, materials, space and ideas in individual ways and to express their creative abilities.
- Support social and emotional development and provide positive guidance through attachment, initiative, and self –regulation and positive guidance.
- Provide physical and emotional security for each child; help each child to know, accept, and take pride in him/ or herself, and to develop a sense of independence.
- Help each child feel accepted in the group, help children learn to communicate and get along with others, and encourage feelings of empathy and mutual respect among children and adults.
- Provide a supportive environment in which children can begin to learn and practice appropriate and acceptable behaviors as individuals and as a group.
- Establish positive and productive relationships with families.
- Maintain an open, friendly, and cooperative relationship with each child's family, encourage their involvement in the program, and support the child's relationship with his or her family.
- Serve as a role model for Early Head Start parents and foster appropriate parent-child interactions in the classroom and in the home.
- Extend classroom learning into the home through a minimum of two education home visits and two parent/teacher conferences per year to assigned Early Head Start enrolled families.
- Maintain a commitment to professionalism; take advantage of opportunities to improve competence both for personal and professional growth, and for the benefit of children and families.
- Participate in workshops and training sessions to further knowledge and experiences in the Early Head Start Performance Standards.
- Maintain confidentiality of all child records and all other matters relating to families.
- Assist with the delivery of nutrition services to children as assigned, including but not limited to the following: storage of food and supplies, participate in family style dining, clean-up, sanitation, and nutritional educational activities.
- Perform all other duties as they relate to the comprehensive team-approach of the Early Head Start philosophy.
- Report incidents and concerns of child abuse or neglect as a mandated reporter.
- Adhere to relevant health and safety policies and procedures.