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Early Head Start Teacher

Location: Detroit
Posted on: September 24, 2022

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Job Location
Marygrove ECE Center - Detroit, MI

Remote Type

Position Type
Full Time

Education Level
CDA or Associates

Salary Range
$15.00 - $26.50 Hourly

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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.


  • Associate's degree in early childhood/child development required.
  • Bachelor's degree in early childhood education/child developmentor a child-related preferred.
  • Previous professional experience working with infants and toddlers preferred.

    • 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 training.
    • Ability to interact with children in a warm, nurturing manner.
    • Ability to work with children with developmental delays or disabilities.
    • 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 interventions.
    • Knowledge of the practices of early childhood teaching.
    • Knowledge of the Infant/Toddler program quality assessment tool (PQA).
    • Ability to intervene with children's behaviors in a non-punitive and supportive manner.
    • Ability to communicate effectively with young children and their families.n.
    • Ability to implement individual education plans (IEP) and individual family service plans (IFSP) for children with disabilities.

      • 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 toddlers.
      • 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 Record).
      • 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 regulations.
      • 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 assigned.
      • Provide, document and report all program activities and interactions as required by contract, licensing, and programmatic goals.
      • 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 needed.

        • Full medical, dental, prescription, and vision coverage for full-time employees
        • 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 Development
        • 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 someone's life
          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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