Eearly Head Start Teacher, Full Time, 12 Months, Hayward, CA

CAPE Community Association For Preschool Education - Hayward, CA

Position Overview: The Teacher works with children individually, and in small and large groups as part of the cooperative classroom team, assisting them in building confidence and increasing self-esteem.

Essential Functions:

  • Carry out the goals, policies, procedures and activities designed to implement CAPE, Inc. educational objectives, Head Start Performance Standards and CDE Regulations
  • Implement and plan a developmentally appropriate, emergent, anti-bias curriculum, obtaining input from parents and other staff which includes aspects of all relevant Head Start State Preschool components
  • In collaboration with other staff and parents, develop and prepare lesson plans
  • Conduct effective circle time
  • Maintain a stimulating developmentally appropriate classroom environment
  • Conduct assessments on all children; develop individual development plan for all children; conduct and record ongoing observations of children
  • Participate in evaluation sessions to review children’s progress and needs, and revise and update curriculum
  • Compile and maintain a portfolio to demonstrate growth and development of skills for each child
  • Adhere to child abuse reporting requirements
  • Ensure that children with exceptional needs are fully included in all program activities
  • Conduct home visits for Head Start and EHS children (minimum twice yearly)
  • Maintain effective and professional relationships with enrolled families
  • Encourage parent involvement in all phases of the program
  • Meet food handling and safety requirements
  • Ensure that snacks and meals are served “family style” with an adult seated at the table with children
  • Ensure proper storage of food on daily and weekly basis
  • Diapering and toileting children (0-3 years old)
  • Maintenance and upkeep of the classroom, the children, and the site
  • Effective classroom management
  • Observance and application of safety practices always


Qualifications and Requirements

  • BA or AA degree in Early Childhood Education or Early Childhood Development or a BA/AA in another field with 30 units in ECE/ECD preferred
  • 3 units in Infant Toddler (required)
  • California Teacher Permit
  • Possession of a valid California driver’s license, reliable transportation and valid vehicle insurance
  • Ability to work within the philosophy of the CAPE program
  • Effective communication skills – both oral and written
  • Analytical and organizational skills
  • Teamwork/Effective interpersonal relationship with co-workers
  • Professionalism; flexibility
  • Comprehension of job-related responsibilities
  • Detail-oriented; Customer service oriented

Desirable Qualifications

  • Previous experience in a Head Start or State Preschool program
  • Bi-lingual skills; especially Spanish/English; Farsi/English

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Job Details

Category: Educators/Classroom

Type: FT

Location: Hayward, CA

Salary: 18.00 - 20.00

Posted On: July 29th, 2020

Agency Details


CAPE, Inc. has a wonderful opportunity for an Early Head Start Teacher, Full Time (FT), 12 Months   

  • Position is Non-Exempt, Full Time (40 hours/week)
  • Pay Rate: $20 per hour with 4-year degree ECD, $19 per hour with 2-year degree ECD

              $18 per hour with 4 core classes & 1 infant toddler class

  • Eligible for group benefits plans including medical, dental, vision, life and retirement; paid Holidays, vacation and sick days; educational assistance
  • Reports to Center Director


Agency Overview:

CAPE, Inc. headquarters is in Livermore, and provides early childhood education services (Head Start and Early Head Start preschool programs) in Livermore, Dublin, Pleasanton, and Hayward areas.  CAPE offers a cohesive  environment for passionate people who want to make a significant contribution to early childhood education, social/emotional development and early childhood mental health.