Early Head Start Teacher

  • Johnson City, NY


: $44,310.00 - $87,160.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Education - Excluding Post Secondary

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The Early Head Start Teacher leads the classroom team in assessing and responding to the individual needs of Early Head Start participants and makes weekly contact to assess educational, health, nutrition, and social service needs and to enhance the parent(s)' ability to meet those needs through the appropriate use of community resources. Essential Duties: Communicates with pregnant women, infants, and toddlers in a positive manner, providing a supportive social and emotional climate. Coordinates the scheduling of classroom activities, field trips, site observations, site committee meetings, and other relevant activities with the Center Director. Models positive child-development practices. Promotes parent-child bonding and nurturing parent-child relationship. Provides an environment of security and trust in infants and toddlers by establishing a caring and nurturing relationship. Develops clear, reasonable, consistent, and age-appropriate rules and expectations for children. Provides infants/toddlers with experiences and opportunities to develop curiosity, creativity, decision-making, and problem solving skills. Respect and acknowledge children's feelings by communicating with children in a positive manner and providing a supportive social and emotional climate, using Conscious Discipline techniques. Uses feedback from CLASS observations to improve classroom environment. Develops an action plan when needed. Ensures that parents are made aware of opportunities for program involvement. Assists other staff in coordinating those activities. Works within a team to communicate, monitor and follow-up on results of child assessments and evaluations to parents. Plans and implements activities during home visits which address curriculum goals and assessed needs of children. Refers children for special services as needed. Uses the Health/Nutrition/Education curriculums to integrate health, mental health, and nutrition activities into the daily program. Creates and maintains a classroom environment that meets the developmental needs of infants and toddlers. Responsible for recording and submitting children's attendance records for the center. Works collaboratively with co-teacher; promotes positive staff morale. Press and Sun Bulletin. Keywords: Head Start Teacher, Location: Johnson City, NY - 13790
Associated topics: assistant preschool teacher, child care, daycare, daycare teachers, early education, infant, kindergarten, pre kindergarten, toddler, toddler teacher

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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