Para Los Ninos - Los Angeles, CA

Under the supervision of the Site Supervisor, the Teacher is responsible for the academic, social and emotional growth and development, and supervision of children. In addition, the Teacher is responsible for the supervision/mentoring of the Associate Teacher. In partnership with the members of the classroom-based teaching team, the teacher, is responsible for providing leadership in the:

  • Development of weekly lesson plans, and the integration of classroom and individual child goals and objectives into on-going classroom activities.
  • Monitoring of individual children, collecting observations, and completing daily educational and attendance records.
  • provision of a quality educational experience that is responsive to the interests, needs and developmental age of the children enrolled in the assigned classroom.




Guiding Philosophy

  • Carries out Mission, Vision, and Values established by the President/C.E.O. and Board of Directors of Para Los Ninos.
  • Carries out Heat Start Performance Standards, requirements of the Head Start Act, and the requirements of the LACOE contract.
  • Adheres to professional conduct at all times (i.e. proper tone and language use in the classroom, respectful, proper for children, parents and peers at all times).
  • Attends and participates in: 1) Professional Development activities, 2) Supervision, and 3) Individualized Professional Development goals/activities.


Planning and Creating the Learning Environment

Teachers are responsible for:

  • Implementing all components of the Creative Curriculum in a manner that promotes critical thinking and inquiry and as well as optimal development across all domains.
  • Modifies curriculum plans in response to observations and child interests and needs.
  • Plans and implements the individualized plans for the children in the classroom.
  • Provides for a healthy and safe physical environment
  • Provides a learning environment that provokes learning and engagement.
  • Integrates parents into the educational program.
  • Conducts parent/teacher conferences three times annually.
  • Planning and providing experiences for children that nurture and stimulate their cultural needs
  • Collecting and analyzing observations of childrens learning behaviors in order to provide leadership in the development of lesson plans and individualized goals as well as the completion of DRDPs.
  • Provides feedback to the Associate Teacher related to classroom activities and administrative procedures.
  • Maintains all mandated records and reports (e.g., DRDPS, attendance, home visits, contact sheets, emergency cards).
  • Remains current on child development practices through classes, workshops, and membership in professional organization
  • Completes incident reports for Area Supervisor regarding staffing or classroom concerns.
  • Ensures all members of the classroom teaching team are kept updated in all matters concerning the classroom i.e. teacher meetings, lesson plans, policies and procedures.
  • Conducts supervision with members of the classroom teaching team on a weekly basis.
  • Completes performance evaluations and provides functional training and guidance to staff members assigned to the classroom.
  • Completes and develops short and long term goals for individual child and overall group.
  • Completes orientation of the classroom with parents.
  • Completes checklist to ensure that classroom is kept neat and orderly.
  • Completes documentation and reports of all incidents, accidents or behavioral outbursts (be they client, parents, and/or staff).
  • May perform other duties as assigned by Area Supervisor

CCL/ Head Start

  • Completes daily ratio counts for supervisor.
  • Maintains ratio at all times
  • Ensures the safety and supervision of children at all times.
  • Completes and reports any symptoms of child abuse to supervisor and/or the Child Abuse Hotline.
  • Completes daily health checks regarding hygiene, safety, and overall well-being of children.
  • Completes DRDPs all children three time per year
  • Completes ASQ and ASQ-SE within45 days of enrollment


These requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required to perform the job successfully.


  • A Bachelors degree in early childhood education, child development, or related field preferred. Candidates with a completed AA degree in early childhood education, child development, or related field and who take a course of at least three semester units per year in child development or a general education class required for the bachelors degree will be considered.
  • A current CA Teacher Permit. Must keep permit valid and updated at all times.
  • Knowledge in Desired Results and Developmental Appropriate Practices
  • Knowledge in Creative Curriculum preferred
  • Current certification in CPR/First Aid
  • Must be a team player
  • Bilingual (E/S) preferred
  • Minimum of 6 months experience preferred

Special Requirements

  • TB test clearance to be renewed every two years.
  • DOJ clearance.

Physical Requirements:

To perform this job the individual must be able to carry out all essential functions satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Child Development employees must be able to perform the following physical activities:

  • Observe, see, hear, and respond to children's needs, emergencies and conflicts that may occur in the child development center or on the playground.
  • Lift 30 pounds from the floor to a waist-high table when necessary.
  • Reach a child 20 to 30 feet away within 30 seconds without endangering the staff persons health.
  • Crouch to a child's height, maintain eye contact at the child's level, sit on the floor and stand tall enough to reach children on the highest piece of equipment.
  • Be aware of the cognitive, social and physical needs of children.
  • Verbal communication and writing in English to the degree that child, parents and other staff members are able to understand and respond.
  • Handle the responsibilities and routine stress often associated with providing early childhood services.

Para Los Niños promotes equal opportunity for all employees and applicants. In doing so, we comply with local, state, and federal laws and regulations to ensure an equal employment opportunity for everyone. We don't discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, ancestry, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, citizenship, military service obligation, veteran status or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws. Our policies and personnel practices are intended to ensure that all of us are treated equally with regard to recruiting, hiring, and advancement, and our decisions on employment are made to further the principle of equal employment opportunities for employees.

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Contact Info

Maria Elena Cortez

Job Details

Category: Educators/Classroom

Type: FT

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Salary: Competitive Salary

Posted On: March 12th, 2018

Agency Details

Website: www.paralosninos.org