Teacher Nacogdoches, TX


Full Time • Nacogdoches, TX

General Purpose:  Responsible for efficient classroom operation which provides a pleasant, healthy, safe, positive learning environment for pre-school children.  Teacher coordinates all aspects of classroom operation and participation in health, nutrition, social services, mental health/disabilities, and parent involvement areas.

Qualifications and Requirements:  A.A. degree or B.A. degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development or related field, and at least one-year classroom experience.  Early Head Start requires Child Development Accreditation. Please attach copy of transcript 

Salary Range: $ 21,400 to $30,500 per year

Prior to starting employment, a criminal background check must be completed as well as a pre-employment medical evaluation as set forth in the State of Texas Child Care Center licensing regulations.

Travel:  Attends training sessions as appropriate including out of town, evening, and weekend training.

Essential Duties:

  • Conducts two home visits and three parent conferences with each family during the school year.
  • Child Development and Health
  • Provides a Safe Environment to Prevent and Reduce Injuries
  • Promotes Good Health and Nutrition and Helps to Provide an Environment that Contributes to
  • the Prevention of Illness
  • Uses Space, Materials, and Routine as Resources for Constructing an Interesting and Enjoyable
  • Environment that Encourages Exploration and Learning
  • Provides a Variety of Appropriate Equipment, Activities, and Opportunities to Promote the Physical Development of the Children
  • Provides Activities and Experiences that Develop Questioning, Probing, and Problem Solving Appropriate to Developmental Levels and Learning Styles of the Children
  • Provides Opportunities for Children to Understand, Acquire and Use Verbal and Non-Verbal Means of Communicating Thoughts and Feelings
  • Provides Experiences that Stimulate Children to Explore 
  • Helps Each Child to Know, Accept, and Take Pride in Himself and to Develop a Sense of Independence
  • Helps Children Learn to Get Along with Others and Encourages Feeling of Empathy and Mutual Respect Among Children and Adults
  • Provides and Environment in Which Children Can Learn and Practice Behaviors Which are Appropriate and Acceptable Individually and in a Group
  • Maintains an Open, Friendly and Informative Relationship with Children’s Families and Encourages Their Participation in the Program
  • Uses All Available Resources to Ensure an Effective Operation, is a Competent Organizer, Planner, and Record keeper
  • Seeks Out and Takes Advantage of Opportunities to Improve His/Her Competence, Both for Professional Growth and for the Benefit of Children and Families
  • Follow practices of family style dining for meals/ snacks to provide a range of opportunities that support the development and socialization of children.

Work Environment:

  • Performs work inside and outside a variety of settings to include:  school building, office, parent home, and community environments with other HS/EHS employees, parents, and children.  
  • Requires verbal and face-to-face contact with the community, parents, children, and other staff members.  
  • Performs most work during weekday hours.

Physical Requirements:

  • May be required to assist in the evacuation of children from a building.  Ability to lift up to 25 lbs. is required.
  • Ability to lead gross motor skill activities.
  • Ability to travel between five (5) or more buildings

Mental / Reasoning Requirements:

  • Advanced reading and writing skills
  • Ability to convey information to a wide variety of people at various ages
  • Ability to complete written documentation accurately
  • Ability to observe multiple activities/ children simultaneously
  • Ability to make decisions regarding classroom operations
  • Professionalism

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Vacation/Sick Leave
Paid Holidays (14)
Medical Plan (Health Savings Account or PPO)
Dental/Vison/Life Options
403(b) Retirement Plans
Student Loan Forgiveness