Early Head Start Teacher
Company: STARFISH FAMILY SERVICES INC
Posted on: September 24, 2022
Marygrove ECE Center - Detroit, MI
CDA or Associates
$15.00 - $26.50 Hourly
The Early Head Start Teacher plans and implements a program of
educational activities that foster the growth of healthy infants
and toddlers or young children that encourages age appropriate
growth and development in a variety of areas. Promotes a
cooperative, constructive relationship with families to ensure the
child's growth/development meetsfull potential.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
- Associate's degree in early childhood/child development
- Bachelor's degree in early childhood education/child
developmentor a child-related preferred.
- Previous professional experience working with infants and
COMPTENCIES AND ABILITIES:
- Ability to develop and implement classroom curriculum that
encourages language, cognitive, social, emotional, and physical
development of infants and toddlers.
- Must have current first aide and infant/child/adult CPR
- Ability to interact with children in a warm, nurturing
- Ability to work with children with developmental delays or
- Knowledge of or ability to learn to conduct developmental
screenings and assessments of children.
- Working knowledge of child development, age appropriate
behaviors, common childhood behavior challenges and appropriate
- Knowledge of the practices of early childhood teaching.
- Knowledge of the Infant/Toddler program quality assessment tool
- Ability to intervene with children's behaviors in a
non-punitive and supportive manner.
- Ability to communicate effectively with young children and
- Ability to implement individual education plans (IEP) and
individual family service plans (IFSP) for children with
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Responsible for ensuring that daily activities and interactions
reflect the mission and goals of the program.
- Attend trainings, workshops, and any other professional
development opportunities to ensure the most current, quality
practices and care are being utilized with infants and
- Implement curriculum activities, strategies, learning
environment, and interactions in accordance to the PQA.
- Meet with Mentor Coach on a regular basis and implement
strategies as identified on the coaching plan.
- Work together with the co-teacher as a team, in assisting with
planning and implementing daily programming for pre-school children
utilizing the HighScope curriculum and COR (Child Observation
- Plan and document Child Outcome activities, support strategies,
and interactions according to daily child anecdotal information/COR
data and gains.
- Plan and implement a program of educational activities for
infants and toddlers, including writing a weekly lesson plan that
specifies a daily schedule, toward the achievement of specific
curriculum goals as written in education component plan.
- Create a clean, safe classroom environment that is conducive to
learning, promoting social relationships.
- Evaluate the accomplishments of the children on a regular basis
and reports progress to parents/guardians.
- Develop curriculum activities that reflect the
ethnic/multi-cultural makeup of the community.
- Maintain compliance with child-care licensing and HHS
- Assists in ensuring that all health and developmental
screenings are up-to-date and complete.
- Assist in training, modeling, and coaching volunteers in the
classroom to ensure practices are streamlined among all adults
interacting with infants and toddlers.
- Promotes parent-child bonding and nurtures parent-child
relationships. Assist in facilitating parent education workshops as
- Provide, document and report all program activities and
interactions as required by contract, licensing, and programmatic
- Implement classroom health, dental, and nutrition performance
standards and document in weekly lesson plans.
- Coordinate mealtime service, including interacting with
children and accurate CACFP recordkeeping.
- Provide activities that foster development of a positive
self-image; address physical and mental health needs of children
and document in daily lesson plans.
- Observe children on a regular basis for signs of possible
disabling conditions and seek the assistance of specialists as
WHAT STARFISH HAS TO OFFER...
- Full medical, dental, prescription, and vision coverage for
- Long-term disability and short-term disability coverage
- Flexible Spending and Health Savings Accounts
- Comprehensive Employee Assistance Program
- Retirement Plan with Employer Matching
- Paid Parental Leave
- Creativity and Innovation supported and encouraged
- On-the-job training and emphasis on Professional
- Agency sponsored Reflective Supervision
- Self-Care and Employee Wellness Inspired Workplace
- Agency sponsored Head Space account
- Trauma-Informed Workplace
- 15 PTO days per year, 10 paid holidays, 3 floating holidays and
mental health days
- Focus on partnering with families to help them thrive
- Active Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee
- Fulfillment and the knowledge of having made an impact on
Starfish Family Services is an equal opportunity employer. It is
the policy of SFS not to discriminate in its employment and
personnel practices because of a person's race, color, creed,
religion, sex, national origin, age, height, weight, marital
status, disability or any other basis protected by federal, state,
or other applicable law.
Keywords: STARFISH FAMILY SERVICES INC, Detroit , Early Head Start Teacher, Education / Teaching , Detroit, Michigan
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