Infant, Toddler and Preschool Teachers
Our Teachers plan and implement individualized, developmentally-appropriate classroom and outdoor learning opportunities for young children in accordance with federal, state and local standards and best practices.
- Early Head Start – Serves 124 infants and toddlers, ages 4 months – 3 years; children attend year-round (49 weeks), five days a week, six hours per day. (Infants maximum classroom group size 7 and toddler maximum classroom group size is 8)
- Head Start – Serves 102 preschool-age children and operates on a traditional school-year schedule (September-June) five days per week from 8:30am to 2:30pm. (Preschool maximum, classroom group size is 17 )
- Foundations for Learning – Serve 69 children ages 4 months to 5 years old; the program operates year-round five days a week from 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (Maximum classroom group size currently is 15 for preschool, 8 for infant/toddler and toddlers )
- An Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or related field
- EEC Teacher Certification
- Current Child Development Associate (CDA)
- Credential in infant-toddler setting and training (or equivalent coursework) in early childhood development with a focus on infant and toddler development is required for infant and toddler teacher positions
- At least 1 year experience working with preschool age students in a center setting
- Good communication (oral and written) skills.
- Bilingual skills: English/Spanish, English/Cape Verdean or Haitian Creole
Teacher responsibilities include
- Creates and maintains a developmentally-appropriate learning environment for young children designed to support children in gaining the knowledge and skills they need to be ‘school ready’.
- Ensures children’s safety at all times, including providing appropriate supervision and maintaining a clean, well-organized classroom.
- Develops weekly lesson plans that include specific learning objectives, and provide stimulating, developmentally-appropriate activities and experiences – both child and teacher-led – which are aligned with MA Early Learning Standards and the Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework.
- Conducts regular observations of children in assigned classes for the purposes of: completing developmental assessments, individualizing instruction to meet the needs of each child, assessing children’s interest in, and mastery of, learning objectives and communicating with parents.
- Incorporates the ‘Pyramid Model’ of social-emotional support and intervention into the classroom.
- Variety of shifts available
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Comprehensive benefits package
- Ongoing professional development, including coaching and early mental health consultation
- Opportunity to work with an incredibly diverse patient population and staff
To apply for this job. please email your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org