Early Head Start Assistant Teacher

Foundation for Early Childhood Education, Inc. - Los Angeles County, CA


Assists in planning and implementing the individualized lesson plans for the children in the classroom. Assists in daily classroom lesson plans in accordance with established curriculum. Assists and provides for a healthy and safe physical environment for children, and integrates the parents into the educational program. Assists with parent/teacher conferences and home visits twice a year. Assist with records pertinent to individual information about children in the group and monitors classroom security.  


Assists and provides for the completion of necessary paperwork on the children in the classroom, such as attendance reports, and observations of children. Assists and implements CLASS and School Readiness measures.  Assist, prepares and maintains necessary and mandated records including ongoing assessments, emergency cards and participates in a variety of staff and educational development activities.



Education: Associate’s degree from an accredited four-year college in Early Childhood Education; Child Development or a related field. Minimum of 24 Early Childhood Education (E.C.E.) accredited units.


EHS Requirement: Must have completed six units in Early Childhood Education with a focus on infant and toddler (I/T) development or commit to completing the six units in ECE I/T in one year in which an educational plan needs to be submitted to the HR Department


          Experience: Two years in a licensed child care center serving children under 5 years old.


          Permit: Must have a valid State of California Child Development Associate Teacher Permit


          Knowledge and Skills:

  • Ability to provide effective and nurturing teacher-child interactions, and to plan and implement learning experiences that:  
  • Ensure effective curriculum implementation and use of assessment data
  • Promote children’s progress across the standards described in the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework: Ages Birth to Five and applicable state early learning and development standards, including for children with disabilities and dual language learners as appropriate
  • Promote infant/toddler development
  • Demonstrate knowledge of safety issues in infant/toddler care (such as SIDS)
  • Facilitate effective communication with infants and toddlers
  • Knowledge in Class Infant



  • Dental, Life, Medical, Vision, and 401 (k) plan (Employer contributes 8.5% of your annual salary towards the pension plan
  • 9 Paid Holidays 
  • Paid Vacation: Spring Break, Thanksgiving Break, and Christmas Break 
  • Personal Necessity 




Prior to hire, the following must be assured:


Eligibility to Work: All potential employees will be asked to present supporting documents establishing proof of identity and employment eligibility upon completing the I-9  form.


Medical Examination: Must submit a medical examination demonstrating capability to perform type of work require; must submit a tuberculin skin test or chest x-ray, and proof of the following immunizations: Influenza, Pertussis TDAP (Whooping Cough), and Measles (MMR).


Fingerprint Clearances: All potential employees will be subject to obtain fingerprint clearances from the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Child Abuse Index, and Megan’s law prior to starting work.  

Other Special Requirement: Must have the use of an automobile with adequate insurance coverage and    a valid California driver’s license, or have available transportation.


Must have a valid State of California Child Development Associate Teacher Center Permit.  


*Failure to meet medical standards and/or criminal record clearance may result in withdrawal of job appointment.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to site; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear.


The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must be able to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, color vision and ability to adjust focus.



Applicants must complete Foundation for Early Childhood Education employment application. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of application materials. Interested individuals may obtain an employment application from Human Resources Department located at 3360 Flair Dr., Ste. 100, El Monte, CA 91731 or may download the application at our website – www.foundationheadstart.org

Interested candidates must forward the following documentation to the address listed above – in c/o Human Resources Department:

1.      Employment Application – with original signature 

2.      Cover letter

3.      Resume

4.      Copy(ies) of Degrees

5.      Copy(ies) of Transcripts

6.      Letters of Recommendation

7.      And any other pertinent documentation as deemed necessary

How to Apply


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Contact Info


Job Details

Category: Educators/Classroom

Type: FT

Location: Los Angeles County, CA

Salary: 2426.62 - 2750.76

Posted On: June 6th, 2019

Agency Details

Website: http://www.foundationheadstart.org/


Foundation for Early Childhood Education, Inc. (Foundation) is a Head Start and Early Head Start Delegate Agency and CDE State Preschool Grantee. As a nonprofit organization, we have supported young children and their families for over 50 years with Early Childhood and family services. We serve families with children ages 18 months to 5 years of age. Foundation for ECE, Inc. currently operates nineteen preschool sites in Los Angeles County located in: Boyle Heights, East Los Angeles, Echo Park, and Hollywood. Foundation for ECE, Inc. also collaborates with HACLA and LA City.


The program fosters Family Engagement in all of the areas of a child’s development and provides comprehensive resources to low-income families in the areas of health, nutrition, and community resources. Foundation is a comprehensive early childhood education program with a focus on child development that includes a child’s cognitive, physical, social emotional growth, and development.