Bilingual Infant Care Teacher

Placer Community Action Council, Inc. - Loomis, CA

Summary

The Infant Care Teacher is responsible for assisting the Site Supervisor in the administration of an infant and toddler program, and in the planning, preparation and execution of the program in conformance with the Head Start Performance Standards, Title 22 and Title 5 of the California Administrative Code as applicable.  Supervised by the Site Supervisor. This a full-time position.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Assists in creating a developmentally appropriate learning environment applying the principles, practices and philosophy of Program for Infant & Toddler Care (PITC).
    • Ensures the planning of group environment plans, Child Care Food Program (CCFP) guidelines, infant/toddler daily records, individualized daily nutrition plans with an “on-demand”  schedule, the proper storage and labeling of individualized formula following all safety and sanitation rules.
    • Ensures that all infants/toddlers individual needs of diapering, toileting, eating, sleeping and activities are strictly monitored and recorded on the daily infant report and shared with parents at the end of the program day in a relationship based approach.
    • Assists in maintaining a safe, clean, uncluttered and hazard free environment for children.
    • Maintains ratio guidelines according to      Title 22, Head Start Performance Standards and PITC recommendations.
    • Implements  developmentally appropriate curriculum into classroom activities to address and meet individual goals for children as identified in their   individualized education plans.
    • Ensures that the parents are involved in supporting their children’s development and participate in planning their children’s      curriculum.
    • Modifies activities; removes barriers and provides support as needed for inclusion of children with disabilities in      the full range of program activities.
    • Ensures the maintenance of the environment based on Infant & Toddler Environmental Rating Scale (ITERS)      Guidelines.
    • Ensures  the preparation of group environment plans, daily routine schedule, observations, portfolios, DRDP-r, Child Development plans, screener, and maintaining a developmentally appropriate learning environment by applying the principles, practices, and philosophies of PITC, Title 22 and KidZKount policy and procedures.
    • Ensures      that the health and safety of children is maintained through preventative      health practices and the practice of health emergency procedures including      methods of handling suspected or known child abuse.
    • Promotes      and facilitates the interpersonal relationships with staff and parents,      using conflict resolution skills when necessary.
    • Ensures the proper use, maintenance and      storage of all center equipment and supplies.

Knowledge: 

  • Head Start Performance Standards, Title 22 and Title      5 CA Administrative code a plus.
  • Infant/toddler developmental stages and      nurturing concepts.
  • EHS program goals, principles, cornerstones,      objectives and requirements.
  • Community resources and referral process.
  • Agency policies and procedures.

 Experience: 

  • One      year experience in infant/toddler care a plus. 

Education and Permits:

 

  • Six (6) Infant/Toddler ECE/CD units completed and a minimum of twelve (12)      units in ECE, including Core Course requirements. An Associate Teacher      Permit must be, at a minimum, applied for within 60 days of hire date and      must be maintained or upgraded throughout the course of employment.

or

  • Three  (3) Infant/Toddler ECE/CD units completed and a minimum of twelve (12)      units in ECE, including Core Course requirements; the second   Infant/Toddler class must be completed within one (1) year. An Associate Teacher Permit must be, at minimum, applied for within 60 days of hire and must be maintained or upgraded throughout the course of employment.

How to Apply

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Contact Info

Kimberly Walls, kwalls@pcac-inc.org, 530-886-4154

Job Details

Category: Educators/Classroom

Type: FT

Location: Loomis, CA

Salary: 13.83 - 14.68

Posted On: October 8th, 2018

Agency Details

Website: www.kidzkount.com

Our Mission

The KidZKount Head Start mission is to Empower children and their families to maximize their full potential through opportunities for growth and change.

Our Vision

KidZKount envisions a future in which children and families are the nation’s top priority. KidZKount is recognized for offering services that enrich children’s development through self‐discovery, extraordinary environments and healthy enjoyable experiences.

Our teachers are engaged and help children develop their enthusiasm to learn.

We are guided by a Reggio Emilia inspired approach to teaching, learning and reflection that promotes family engagement in, children’s development, the program and the community.

We promote healthy eating and serve organic foods grown in community gardens. We invite staff to participate in relationship based reflective practices, and health and wellness activities. Our teachers are fully engaged, focused and have the time and space to reflect. They bring joy into teaching and help children to enter kindergarten with an enthusiasm to learn.

Values

The entire KidZKount organization is dedicated to creating and fostering a supportive environment which promotes trust, respect, professional growth, and quality leadership.

Program Goals and Philosophy

The goal of KidZKount child development programs is to provide an environment of success where children develop skills which will enable them to make sense of the world. The children will have the opportunity to interact with their environments to learn through experimentation, problem‐solving, positive social interactions, and self-motivated exploration.

Through a safe, nurturing, and appropriately‐stimulating environment, the staff will plan activities and interactions which will emphasize social‐emotional, cognitive, and physical development. The role of the child is to explore and discover, a role which aligns naturally with the Loose Parts approach. Loose Parts are materials with no specific set of directions that can be used alone or combined with other materials such as rocks, sticks, bark, fabric, recycled materials, and materials that interest children.

BENEFTS

 

  • An opportunity to gain knowledge and experience with a leader in child care
  • Health care benefits, 403(b) retirement plan, paid holidays, sick leave, EAP
  • Generous professional development and educational reimbursement plans