JOB DESCRIPTION

 

 

Infant/Toddler Teacher

 

JOB ID 107

 

 

Report to:  Director

Job Summary:

The role of the Infant/Toddler Teacher is to provide comprehensive childcare services for infants and toddlers in the Infant/Toddler classroom setting under the supervision of the Center Director. Ensure safety and well-being of the children, and carry out activities on a daily basis. Teacher maintains an open, friendly, and cooperative relationship with each child and family. Provide infant and toddlers with experiences and opportunities that allow for the development of curiosity, initiative, problem- solving, and creativity, as well as a sense of self and a feeling of belonging to a group. Follow the guidelines of Round the Clock and NYC DOH Article 47 guidelines for preschool centers.

Responsibilities:

  • Report directly to Center Director

  • Plan long and short activities and lesson plans

  • Greets infants and their parents warmly and enthusiastic each morning

  • Promotes feelings of security and trust in infants and toddlers

  • Assures that each infant and toddler is warmly greeted upon arrival; each infant is held; and each child is gradually assisted to become a part of the group

  • Talks, sings, read to children frequently and encourage speech.

  • Responds quickly in a soothing and tender manner to infant’s cries or calls of distress

  • Encourages each child’s family to be actively involved in the program

  • Responds consistently to infant/toddler’s needs for food and comfort

  • Implements individualized feeding plans for children; respects individual preferences and eating styles; sits with toddlers and shares family-style meal; models manners and good nutrition. Assist children with eating and bottle- feeding.

  • Tends to children’s personal hygiene needs, remaining especially attentive to them as needed and direct assistants to do the same.

  • Provide direct supervision, training, guidance, leadership, and technical assistance to assigned infant/toddler staff, volunteers and interns.

  • Conduct periodic observations to evaluate job performance of assigned staff, maintain appropriate documentations, and meet with timelines set by RCN

  • Participate in regularly scheduled conferences, staff meetings, and (IFSP) Individualized Family Service Plans meetings, In-service training, and other meetings as directed

  • Prepare the infant/toddler learning environment for children to learn through active exploration and interactions with the staff

  • Make sure the classroom environment is clean, beautifully decorated and needed materials are in the classroom

  • Learn to administer assessment tools and write on-going reports

  • Must be able to lift 30 lbs.

Skills and Personal Attributes:

  • Leadership skills ( Ability to be able to take charge of the class and Assistants)

  • Teaching  and planning skills

  • Team building skills

  • Effective verbal and listening skills

  • Reading and writing skills

  • Decision making skills

 

 

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development, Early Childhood Education or Infant/Toddler Development/ certification (NYS)

  • Plus two years of experience with infants and toddlers/ Infant/Toddler Development

  • Minimum: Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education.  

Other Requirements:

  • Demonstrated ability to put child development theory into practice.

  • NYC Employees working directly with children are required to undergo a criminal background check per the Article 47 and state licensing requirements

  • Statement of good health from personal physician including documentation of a negative tuberculosis test

  • Infant CPR and First Aid and other required trainings (SIDS, Shaking Baby Syndrome, etc.)

Disclaimer

Job descriptions are not intended, and should not be construed, to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with a job.

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