Company: Iowas of Oklahoma
Posted on: June 13, 2021
Summary of Responsibilities:
To provide a successful, safe and supervised educational setting
for children while they are in the Early Childhood environment
(classroom, outdoor play area, and field trips). To promote the
social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development of all
children. Encourage parent involvement in all aspects of the
program. To develop individual goals for children, provide on-going
assessment on progress and facilitate transition into
Essential Job Responsibilities: Performance Indicators
Prevention and Early Intervention/Disabilities Services
Supervise and monitor children at all times.
- Participate in regularly scheduled team meetings to plan for
and deliver collaborative services across all components.
- Respond appropriately to crisis or emergency situations that
- Coordinate special needs staff in the classroom when indicated,
developing a collaborative approach that benefits all children in
- Adapt curriculum to address and meet individual goals for
children as identified in their individualized plans.
- Assess individual and group needs, attending to special needs,
specific interests, strengths and concerns.
Curriculum and Assessment
- Develop and utilize integrated curriculum plans, which reflect
mandated elements and components, parental and cultural influences,
and promote the social, emotional, physical and cognitive
development of enrolled children.
- Follow a consistent schedule, which includes indoor and outdoor
group experiences, choice time, music and movement, large and small
motor activities, skill development, meals, and effective
transitions between activities.
- Encourage experimentation, exploration, problem solving,
cooperation, socialization, and choice-making; ask open-ended
questions and listen respectfully to the answers.
- Establish weekly goals that promote individual and group
educational plans and include other Head Start components in
conjunction with parents.
- Prepare classroom materials to support developmentally
appropriate curriculum plans; create and change indoor and outdoor
environment as appropriate.
Parent Involvement & Community Partnerships
- Provide an atmosphere that promotes and reinforces parental
involvement in the classroom.
- Communicate regularly with parents, regarding each child's
- Conduct the required parent/teacher conferences and home visits
for the purpose of assessment and support, and to share information
on classroom progress and educational strategies at school and at
- Help plan and conduct regular parent meetings with team
- Work with appropriate agencies in developing specialized
planning for children and families as needed.
Utilize Information Systems to support child/family and agency
- Document all significant classroom issues, parent contacts and
home visits and include documentation in End of Month packet to
Family, Health & Community Partnerships Manager.
- Support Family, Health & Community Partnerships Manager with
documentation regarding particular concerns with families and
children at scheduled staffings.
- Monitor and report child abuse.
Additional Job Responsibilities
- Assist with breaks and other classroom needs as requested.
- Attend meetings, trainings and appropriate professional
- Assure general maintenance and security of facility and assist
with inventory of equipment and supplies.
- Other duties as requested.
All communications are potentially sensitive and are subject to
Head Start's policy on confidentiality.
- Ability to apply Early Childhood Development theory in daily
classroom activities, and adapt to the individual needs of
- Ability to set and maintain professional boundaries with
- Keyboarding skills, computer literacy and familiarity with
various applications such a database, word processing, e-mail and
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Valid Oklahoma Driver's License.
- Ability to obtain Community CPR & First Aid certification and
Food Handler's Card.
- Pass OSBI background check.
- Pass pre-employment drug test.
- Obtain negative TB screen.
- Obtain annual physical documenting fitness to work with young
Physical/Mental Abilities and Processes
- Frequent significant decisions to assure developmental progress
- Demonstrated ability to supervise infants and toddlers and
ensure a safe learning environment including the ability to monitor
and respond to events going on at all times in classroom, and
outdoor play areas. This includes the physical ability to move
quickly in order to respond to children who are very active and may
need restraint or redirection in order to insure their safety or
the safety of others in the environment.
- Ability to respond appropriately (both mentally and physically)
to an emergency or a crisis situation.
- Daily kneeling, stooping, bending, and sitting on the floor to
attend to children's needs.
- Occasional lifting up to 50 lbs.
- 12 months
- Supervised by Early Childhood Education Programs Site
Keywords: Iowas of Oklahoma, Edmond , Infant/Toddler Teacher, Other , Perkins, Oklahoma
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