Early Head Start Infant/Toddler Teacher

Through the Looking Glass - Berkeley, CA

Job Announcement

Through the Looking Glass (TLG) is looking for an Infant/Toddler Teacher committed to quality care year around for its small Early Head Start Program in Alameda County. TLG is a Berkeley based and internationally recognized program serving children and families with disabilities.



Early Head Start Infant/Toddler Teacher


TLG Early Head Start Center-Based Program

Reports To: 



EHS Education Manager/Center Director


TLG offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental insurance, paid time off, paid holidays, long-term disability, and life insurance


Work Schedule: Full time.


  • Under the guidance of the EHS Education Manager/Center Director, Provides quality primary care giving for infants or toddlers in a safe and supervised early care and education setting.
  • Promotes the social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development of Early Head Start children enrolled in the program.
  • Develops individual goals for children.
  • Provides screenings and on-going assessment.
  • Follows  Head Start Program Performance Standards, agency policies, procedures and other applicable Federal and State regulations to successfully accomplish the TLG Early Head Start Program goals and objectives.

Education and Experience:  AA/AS and/or BA/BS or enrolled in program leading to BA/BS in Early Childhood Education (ECE); OR in a field related to early childhood education and coursework equivalent to a major relating to early childhood education, with experience working with infants and toddlers; Training and experience in the principles of child health, safety and nutrition. Experience in child assessments, Infant/Toddler Curriculum and 2 years of experience working with infants and toddlers with diverse needs in a center-based program including children with disabilities.


Responsibilities of this position will include but are not necessarily limited to the following:

• Supervise and monitor children at all times.
• Participate in regularly scheduled team meetings to plan for and deliver collaborative services.
• Work in a cooperative, respectful and constructive way with co-teachers and other center staff, in order to maintain an environment that supports the socio-emotional development of children.
• Ability to apply Early Childhood Development theory in daily activities, and adapt to the individual needs of children.
• Develop and utilize integrated curriculum plans, which reflect mandated elements and components, parental and cultural influences, and promote the social, emotional, physical and cognitive development of infants and toddlers.
• Implement developmentally appropriate curriculum into classroom activities to address and meet individual goals for children as identified in their individualized education plans.
• Demonstrate knowledge of, and support in providing high quality learning environments in a center focused on children's individual needs.
• • Monitor and report child abuse or neglect.
• • Assure accurate and point of service meal counts.
• Support development of healthy eating habits for children and families through modeling, education, and encouragement.
• Assist in preparing and serving food to children, in compliance with CACFP regulations.
• Other duties as requested.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Bilingual, bi-literate preferred; English/Spanish or ASL and/or other language ability based on program needs.


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:  Possession of a legal California identification card, or current valid California driver license and current personal vehicle insurance.  State regulations require a physical examination, current tuberculosis test, immunizations, and verified fingerprint and criminal record clearance before beginning work.


Through the Looking Glass is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Visit our website for more information about TLG: www.lookingglass.org

To apply please fax or email resume, with cover letter, to TLG

Contact: Gerri Hofstetter, M.S.

Re: Infant/Toddler Teacher

Through the Looking Glass

Fax: (510) 848-4445

Email: hr@lookingglass.org


How to Apply


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Contact Info

Gerri Hofstetter

Job Details

Category: Educators/Classroom

Type: FT

Location: Berkeley, CA

Salary: Competitive Salary

Posted On: January 7th, 2019

Agency Details

Website: www.lookingglass.org



Through the Looking Glass (TLG) is a disability community-based nonprofit organization in Berkeley, California. TLG has pioneered clinical and supportive services, as well as national training and research serving families in which one or more members – whether parent or child - has a disability or medical issue. Since founding in 1982 TLG has provided infant mental health or infant/parent /family therapy and relationship-based developmental services.  TLG's mission is“To provide and encourage respectful and empowering services—guided by personal disability experience and disability culture—for families that have children, parents, or grandparents with disability or medical issues.” TLG’s staff includes culturally and linguistically diverse psychologists, marriage and family therapists, social workers, developmental specialists, occupational therapists, a nurse, a childbirth educator, and early childhood educators.


Keywords: Early Head Start; Early Childhood Education; Early Head Start Infant/Toddler Teacher