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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
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