Infant/Toddler Teachers and Assistants
* * Full and Part Time Positions Available
The Infant/Toddler teacher will develop a program along established guidelines and provide a safe, nurturing, positive classroom environment. The lead teacher works with the assistant teacher as a team to implement daily teaching and learning activities. Expectations of Infant/Toddler teachers are to be kind, professional, helpful, self-starters, and creative. Infant/Toddler teachers will design plans to meet the individual needs of each child in order to reach his/her maximum potential. Additionally, Infant/Toddler teachers need to adapt easily and be sensitive to the needs of the families, while meeting the constantly changing needs of the infants.
Specific responsibilities include:
Curriculum and Instruction
- Plan both long and short range activities in accordance with curriculum objectives, developmentally appropriate practice and program philosophy
- Maintain a positive physical and emotional educational environment
- Ensure children are supervised at all times
- Interact verbally and nonverbally with children during the day, participating in on the floor stimulation and activity
- Create detailed lesson plans according to established curriculum and weekly calendars
- Collect and maintain updated information in children’s files and submit to office at the end of the school year
- Incorporate activities and educate meaningfully about Jewish tradition, culture, values and Israel. Knowledge of Hebrew and Jewish culture or willingness to learn a plus.
- Use assessments to support children’s learning, via a variety of methods such as observations, class notations, checklists, and rating scales
- Observe children’s strengths and weaknesses to inform instruction
- Share assessment results with families
- Maintain written records of child progress, observation, and assessment
Relationship between Teachers and Children
- Foster children’s emotional well-being through positive social conversations, eye contact, tone of voice, and smiles
- Treat all children with equal respect and consideration
- Never use physical punishment, verbal abuse, threats, or derogatory remarks, nor withhold /force food as a form of discipline
- Consider attention span and age and redirection to avoid developmentally inappropriate behavior
- Help children develop a feeling of self worth
- Focus on positive behavior, not unacceptable behavior
Health and Safety
Classroom and Learning Environment
A minimum of a BA in Early Childhood or a related field, and 3 years experience is preferred for this position. Ability to sit on the floor, bend and lift up to 30 lbs. Flexibility a must. Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience and education.
Please send resume, cover letter and 3 references to Miriam Pedler, EC Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.