Infant, Toddler and Preschool Teachers

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.

Programs

  • 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 )

Education

  • 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

Experience

  • 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.

Why Dimock?

  • 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 dpryor1@dimock.org