The Associate Teacher assists the Lead Teacher and Director/Site Supervisor, assumes responsibility for general supervision, development, and education of all children. Will assume the role and responsibilities of the Lead Teacher in the absence of the regularly assigned Lead Teacher.
- Provide supervision of all children both indoors and outdoors to maintain program quality and compliance with Title 22
- Prepare and implement the daily curriculum as assigned by the Lead Teacher and to meet the needs of the children in the classroom and the objectives of the Center.
- Document and report on children’s attendance/absences and meal counts, including counts.
- Work with the Lead Teacher to ensure that daily arrival and departure times are well organized children and families are greeted warmly. Conduct health checks and children are actively engaged during the transition time.
- Observe and document children’s developmental progress with objective anecdotal records, photographs and work samples as directed by and submitted to the Lead Teacher for inclusion in the child’s portfolio assessment.
- Support children in their problem solving skills providing them with age appropriate language techniques, including redirection and conflict resolution.
- Maintain an environment that is clean, sanitary and free of safety hazards.
- Participate in the opening and/or closing routines including preparation for the current day or next day’s program activities.
- Create an atmosphere that supports confidentiality of family and children’s information with staff and the community.
- Must be 18 years or older.
- Must have 3 units in Infant Toddler care/activities to be an Infant/Toddler Associate teacher.
- Ability to read and write English and to communicate at the level required for successful job performance.
- Pass a health screenings, Immunized against: Influenza, Pertussis and Measles, TB test and Drug screening.
- Maintain a clear test and active exemption-free status with Community Care Licensing for the duration of employment with FSA.
- Must be willing to work flexible hours in order to meet the needs of the program.
- Ability to work with disabled or challenging children and diverse populations.
- Knowledge of Best Practices in Infant and Toddlers Care Program for Infant Toddler Caregivers (PITC) and Resources for Infant Educators (RIE)
- Knowledge of best practices in Early Childhood Education (Desired Results, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, and Infant/Toddlers Learning Foundations).
- Knowledge of appropriate health and safety standards diapering, toilet learning, toileting, supervision, and food handling.
- 1 year prior experience in working with Infant/Toddlers children in a center-based program.
- Responsible individual, sensitive to the needs of children.
- Take an average of 1 college class per year towards the renewal or upgrade of the Associate Permit to amount to at least 15 semester units prior to the expiration. Associate permits that have already been renewed must be upgraded to Teacher level by the second expiration.
- Current California Driver’s License or California ID
- Maintain a valid pediatric First /Aid/CPR (EMSA) card.
- Possess a valid California Child Development Permit at a minimum level of Associate Teacher.
- Ability to bend over and lift 40 lbs.
- Ability to stand three to four hours per day and sit on the floor as necessary