Teacher (Toddler)/Child Family Educator
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Clayton Early Learning provides national leadership to advance the field of early childhood education by researching, implementing and disseminating innovative teaching models. Join our highly-skilled team as we promote educational equity for young children through family engagement, teacher preparation, and effective early education policy.
Plans, organizes, implements, and delivers an infant/toddler program based on the individual's and group's educational, intellectual, physical, social, and emotional potential of the children enrolled. Manages the classroom environment and works with families and children to provide child development information and services for families enrolled in the Clayton Educare School. Prepares and maintains classroom and family service documentation in compliance with Head Start performance standards and standard operating procedures. Provides training and support where appropriate to ensure ethnically responsive approaches to problem solving for children and families. Participates in the development and facilitation of programs for parents and in a trans-disciplinary approach to meeting family goals. Supports parents in the role as their child’s first teacher, in problem solving, and in moving toward and reinforcing family development.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
- Implements an infant/toddler program based on parent input and individual children’s intellectual, physical, social and emotional needs and strengths, in accordance with Early Head Start/Head Start performance standards, Bounce Learning Network core features, and ACF, NAEYC, Qualistar, licensing and organization guidelines.
- Develops written plans for daily activities based on children’s needs and interests that stimulate learning in all developmental areas (physical, social, emotional, and intellectual) for a shared caseload of 28 children, which may include some children with disabilities.
- Organizes classroom materials and equipment to provide a safe, supportive age-appropriate environment for children. Conducts an annual inventory of existing classroom materials and equipment and future needs.
- Provides two home visits a month for a caseload of 8 children. Incorporates learning activities from the classroom while recognizing parents as their child's first educator. Involves parents directly in the educational development of their children through goal setting, coaching, supporting, and providing resources.
- Prepares, submits, and maintains internal and external reports/documents in accordance with federal, state, and local regulations/guidelines, and standard operating procedures, including administering first aid and medication, and preparing and submitting accident reports.
- Provides health education to families and assists them in accessing health, well-child, immunization, and dental care. Completes mental health screening and assists with referrals as needed.
- Plans the completion of developmental screenings according to prescribed timelines, and develops appropriate child/family development plans to address needs.
- Observes, assesses, and individualizes instruction for children using developmentally appropriate practices. Properly referring all children showing delays according to developmental screenings. Ensures educational goals for children with IFSP’s are coordinated.
- Maintains up-to-date professional skills in family development, child development, and actively participates in program-sponsored trainings and meetings.
- Functions as a service planner for families by assisting them in accessing appropriate resources and referring, linking, and mediating services. Communicates program expectations, assesses strengths and needs of families, supports and monitors growth toward family development goals.
- Coordinates regularly scheduled opportunities for family participation, including parent meetings, volunteer opportunities, governance, and other events. Plans and carries out events including space reservation and preparation, speakers and activities for the entire family, childcare, and transportation.
- Prepares and maintains timely and accurate documentation of caseload and required comprehensive program documentation.
- Promotes a strength-based team orientation and trans-disciplinary approach to meeting family goals by demonstrating responsible professional behavior and participating effectively within and across teams. Communicates family information as necessary with staff and informs family of such communications. Makes referrals as appropriate and maintains adequate schedule flexibility to meet the changing needs of families.
OTHER DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
- Ensures that the classroom is clean and orderly.
- Meets with Lead CFE/Teacher on a bi-weekly basis to reflect on practice.
- Actively participates in relevant community functions and organizations to develop a network of resources and effectively advocates for families.
- Assists with recruitment of Clayton Educare families.
- Demonstrates regular attendance in accordance with established work schedule and Clayton Educare policies.
- Attends all training sessions and meetings as required to participate in the Clayton Educare Program and meet the training needs of the position.
- Performs other duties as assigned to ensure the quality of Clayton Educare programs.
- CDA credential or Associate's degree in ECE required. Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education or related course of study preferred.
Bilingual in English/Spanish is required.
- Work experience in positions similar or related to this job: 1 to 2 years.
- Certificates or licenses: Pediatric first aid, CPR and Universal Precautions certification (as required). Valid driver’s license with evidence of vehicle insurance.
Special professional and/or job-related requirements:
- Current PPD-TB and physical examination, background check, and compliance with other regulatory requirements as applicable.
Special training or experience:
- Knowledge of the culture and conditions inherent within the surrounding community.
- Training and experience in teaching methods and classroom preparation.
- Experience in managing and relating to small children in groups and individually, and interacting with parents and others who represent various backgrounds.
- Experience in observing, assessing, and evaluating situational and behavioral circumstances.
- Training or experience working as a functional member of a team.
APPLY ONLINE: WWW.CLAYTONEARLYLEARNING.ORG
Clayton Early Learning
3801 Martin Luther King Blvd.
Denver, CO 80205
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