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Early Head Start -Toddler Teacher

Company: Early Learning Indiana, Inc
Location: Fort Wayne
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

NOW OFFERING up to $1,500 SIGN ON BONUS AND RECENTLY INCREASED WAGES!Positions available at our Day Early Learning Park 100 location (5735 W 73rd St, Indianapolis, IN 46278) and our Day Early Learning Center for Infants + Toddlers (1030 W 16th St, Indianapolis, IN 46202).CDA or higher education required, if you do not meet this requirement please apply to our Classroom Support Professional position.JOB SUMMARYThe Early Head Start Toddler Teacher sets the vision for the classroom and is responsible for everything that drives the children's experience, including instructional activities, the classroom environment, assessments and interventions. The Teacher creates a classroom community that ensures each child feels acknowledged, recognized, respected, and secure and partners with families and colleagues to ensure excellent care and education. Positions available with 1 year olds and 2 year olds across our Indianapolis network of Day Early Learning Early Head Start centers.ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIESPlan and facilitate developmentally-appropriate individual and group lessons utilizing Creative Curriculum to stimulate growth in language, literacy, mathematical, cognitive, physical, and social skills that are responsive to the evolving learning needs of each child.Lead an engaging and inclusive classroom experience that empowers children to develop curiosities, initiative, risk-taking and a sense of accomplishment by encouraging children to think, reason, question and experiment, while encouraging children's independence and self-selection of learning activities through play based learning approaches.Establish warm and responsive relationships that allow each child to feel recognized, acknowledged and secure.Create an environment that is safe and nurturing by establishing and implementing a daily schedule, establishing a structured social construct through shared decision-making, and providing support for children to regulate their own behavior.Maintain a healthy, safe and clean environment for children and colleagues.Manage to all regulatory standards, rules and requirements, including those for NAEYC accreditation, Paths to QUALITY---, CACFP and Indiana child care center licensing.Conduct and document regular, objective observations of children's learning, utilizing adopted assessment tools to collect evidence of learning and development to interpret, adjust, refine, and redirect instructional practice.Engage in ongoing two-way communication that supports the family as a partner in their child's education.Participate in school-based family engagement activities.Other duties as assigned to advance the mission of Early Learning Indiana.EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE & REQUIREMENTSAn individual must have the following education and/or experience:Child Development Associate (CDA) required. Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Developmental or Child Psychology, Elementary Education or closely related field preferred.A minimum of one (1) year of experience in an early childhood setting working directly with young children is preferred.Satisfactorily complete and maintain all required certificationsCOMPETENCIES & SKILLSThe successful team member will demonstrate individual competency in the following areas:Knowledge of child growth and developmentAbility to build and nurture relationshipsStrong written and verbal communication skillsAbility to multi-task, prioritize and be detail-orientedAbility to work collaboratively in a team environmentAbility to take initiative and work proactivelyCustomer service orientationCreative and critical thinking skillsFlexibility and adaptabilityWORK CONTEXTThe demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a team member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.The team member frequently is required to:Stand, walk, sitUse hands and fingers to handle books, paper, technologyUse computer and other electronic equipment and technologySpeak and listen to othersSee and readReach with hands and armsStoop, kneel, crouch, or crawlThe team member must frequently lift children or equipment up to 35 pounds.The team member must occasionally lift children or equipment up to 50 pounds.Legally eligible to work in the United States.The statements contained herein describe the scope of the responsibility and essential functions of this position but should not be considered an all-inclusive list of work requirements.Employment with Early Learning Indiana is contingent upon satisfactorily completing pre-employment requirements. Pre-employment screenings include, but are not limited to, criminal background and drug screenings. Employment with Early Learning Indiana is at-will.ABOUT EARLY LEARNING INDIANAEarly Learning Indiana is a nonprofit organization on a mission to ensure children are empowered with essential skills to thrive in kindergarten and beyond. We practice what we teach by operating a network of premier, community-based schools - called Day Early Learning centers - where we advance the science of early education, invest in a new generation of teaching, and instill essential skills in over 1,000 children each day. Building on more than a century of experience, Early Learning Indiana also serves as a leading voice and advocate for the transformation of Indiana's early learning landscape by addressing systemic barriers to access, affordability, and quality. Learn more about us at EarlyLearningIn.Org.Early Learning Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We provide Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) to all team members and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sex, citizenship status, military status, marital status, amnesty, or other status protected by law.

Keywords: Early Learning Indiana, Inc, Fort Wayne , Early Head Start -Toddler Teacher, Education / Teaching , Fort Wayne, Indiana

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