Under the direct and immediate supervision and guidance from the Program Director, and Infant/Toddler Lead Teacher, the Infant/Toddler Teacher has input into all aspects of the education program and assists in all activity areas to implement the planned program.
- Assist in ensuring the health and safety of the children in the classroom at all times.
- Provide input to overall planning of classroom goals and curriculum. Under the supervision of the Infant/Toddler Lead Teacher, the Infant/Toddler Teacher can provide an individualized curriculum for up to ten children ensuring a balanced day, including but not limited to:
- Develop weekly plans/curriculum in all areas of growth and development including socio-emotional, language, fine and gross motor and language.
- Assess and record each child’s current development and records developmental changes, interests, etc. through the use of anecdotal tools for the purpose of planning curriculum and sharing with parents.
- Keep appropriate attendance records and bring continued absences to the attention of the Lead Teacher.
- Assist Infant/Toddler Lead Teacher in observing and recording of children’s behavior for the purpose of determining appropriate curriculum.
- Attend and participate in staff meetings (and parent meetings when appropriate) and in-service/professional day opportunities to promote professional growth.
- Work with individual children, and small groups of children.
- Share appropriately in all routines, transition periods as well as in the daily maintenance of the classroom and materials in keeping them clean, tidy and attractive.
- Carry out classroom assignments as requested by the Infant/Toddler Lead Teacher.
- Communicate positive health habits and nutrition to children including serving and eating with children family style.
- Enroll in courses as deemed necessary through the evaluation process by Program Directors.
- Initiate requests for training and/or assistance as part of on-going evaluation.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required to Perform the Essential Functions:
- Demonstrate a strong commitment and interest in the education and well-being of young children.
- DEEC certified, in Early Childhood Education, and 9 months experience or at least 1 supervised practicum.
- Degree or accumulated coursework in Early Childhood Education preferred. Demonstrated interest in continuing study in the field of Early Childhood Education.