Lead Teachers EHS

Full Time
5 months ago

Under direct supervision, will provide care for infants and toddlers in the assigned group(s) and will plan, supervise, and implement the education program within the classroom in accordance with policies, procedures, and the organization’s philosophy of Child Development Program’s Early Head Start. Early Head Start is a federally funded program for eligible and special needs children 0 – 3 years and pregnant women.


The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to this class.

  • ●  Serves as a primary caregiver to assigned infants/toddlers to provide respectful individualized care for infants and toddlers including feeding, diapering and holding.

  • ●  Assists with assigning children to primary care group and planning of individualized transitions into care.

  • ●  Partners with parents in order to provide consistent and culturally sensitive care through daily communication, as well as scheduled home visits and parent conferences.

  • ●  Responsible for planning and implementing age-appropriate individual and small group activities including both daily indoor and outdoor activities.

  • ●  Responsible for the set-up, tear down and clean-up of indoor and outdoor play spaces.

  • ●  Responsible for assuring that classroom and outside play areas are maintained to assure cleanliness and safety. Includes sanitizing toys and classroom equipment and assisting with laundry. Maintaining clean and sanitized eating, diapering, and napping areas and


  • ●  Responsible for assuring preparation and serving of meals and snacks according to

    individual feeding plans.

  • ●  Responsible for accurately documenting care and developmental activities on individual daily

    records and on record keeping documents for each child.

  • ●  Responsible for accurate attendance and meal counts.

  • ●  Lifts, carries, and holds children weighing 25 – 50 lbs.

  • ●  Responsible for scheduling and completing home visits at times convenient to parents;

    developing Individual Child Plans and Family Development Plans for each child and family at

    Phase In, and updating the plans at least 3 times during the school year.

  • ●  Attends mandated trainings, programs, conferences, and meetings.

  • ●  Assists with personalized services for special needs children (specialized training and

    equipment provided as needed).

  • ●  Performs related duties as assigned.