Under the supervision of the Site Supervisor, he/she is responsible for early childhood education that is geared toward the overall goal of social competence and school readiness, which is age and developmentally appropriate for preschoolers. Provide for children’s social intellectual, physical and emotional development. Is responsible for classroom operation including, planning, curriculum and child assessment implementation, and supervision of children; responsible for conducting parent/teacher conferences and home visits, and supervision of classroom volunteers.
Individual performance can have considerable impact on the agency’s overall ability to implement programming that would result in continuous funding for the Head Start program.
Associates/Bachelor’s or advanced degree in early childhood education or child development; or an Associates/Bachelor’s degree in a related field and 24 Early Childhood Education coursework units equivalent to a major relating to early childhood education, with experience teaching preschool-age children. Must have or be eligible for a Child Development Permit at the Teacher level or above. The Child Development Permit at the Teacher level or above must be submitted to Crystal Stairs, Inc. – Head Start within six (6) months of employment. Must be CLASS Certified and must maintain certification (annually).
A minimum of one (5) years direct experience working with young children, ages 3-5 years old within a preschool setting, in addition to a cultural, ethical and diverse community.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; talk or hear; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 45 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and the ability to adjust focus between source documents and the computer monitor. The employee works in a normal office environment where the noise level is usually moderate to loud. Travel by car, bus, train, or airplane as required by conference attendance, etc. where in some cases overnight travel may occur. Some exposure to communicable diseases is possible when working in office or classroom environment. Evening and weekend may be required.
Must possess a valid California driver's license, have use of a motor vehicle and provide evidence of automobile liability insurance. Must meet State health requirements including passing a physical examination as a condition of employment, and must provide verification of a TB clearance at the time of employment. Mandatory CPR and Basic First Aid certificate, which employee is responsible to maintain for the duration of their employment with Head Start.
Fingerprints must be on file with the Justice Department. Official transcripts of educational attainment are required before interview is granted.
California Law REQUIRES certain persons to report known or suspected child abuse. As a licensee or an employee at a licensed facility or a child care institution, YOU are one of those persons- a “mandated reporter.”
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted On: July 11th, 2019
From the dreams of two young mothers almost 40 years ago, came the reality of today’s Crystal Stairs, Inc. - Children learning, parents thriving, and communities bursting from the pride and success of nurturing children and families into better futures.
As mothers and educators, Crystal Stairs’ founders knew that every moment in a child’s life creates an opportunity to make a difference. High-quality early childhood care and education remains our chosen path to this vision. This is the collective vision of Crystal Stairs, Inc. that guides us as we look to improve the lives of families through child care services, research and advocacy.
Through the efforts of our board, staff and many professional and community partners, Crystal Stairs’ programs and services enhance the quality of life for thousands of children and families in Los Angeles every day.
Helping a parent find child care, training child care providers on how to nurture and educate young children, helping parents and providers bridge the affordability gap with child care subsidies and teaching a child to use a computer are just part of what we do. We help families to succeed, children to learn and child care providers to be competent, confident caregivers.
Our program funding comes primarily from government contracts and a growing number of foundations and donors. Inevitably, we continue to face the ever-increasing challenges of fiscal constraints and competing priorities. We must enhance our efforts to advocate for programs and funding that help our children learn and grow safely, intelligently and inquisitively throughout their young years. And to survive and thrive as an organization, we must work with efficient technology and use the growing array of electronic communication tools to bring others to our journey.
We are proud of the fact that we have continued to fulfill our mission, and we look forward to your support for many years to come. Join us as we find new and innovative ways to help our families and children succeed. Pledge your support as we continue the journey to build a future where children are treasured and families are sustained. All of us have much to give and receive from this quest. It is joyful and affirming.