Baby and Toddler Teacher
Company: Lutheran Services Florida
Posted on: September 17, 2023
Lutheran Services Florida (LSF) envisions a world where children
are safe, families are strong, and communities are vibrant. We are
offering a $3000 Sign On Bonus! LSF is looking for a talented
Infant Toddler Pre School Teacher who wants to make an impact in
the lives of others. Purpose & Impact: The purpose of the Infant
Toddler Preschool Teacher is to provide love and high quality
education to infants and toddlers in an early head start classroom
environment while complying with federal performance standards.
- Plans, develops and implements daily lesson plans that provide
for educational and enrichment activities for infants and
- Plans and arranges classrooms into distinctive learning areas
that promote an effective learning environment.
- Screens and assesses infant and toddler aged children to
determine developmental/educational needs and develops and
implements individual education plans.
- Monitors meal and snack periods, classroom and restroom
activities for toddlers, and playground activities to ensure a safe
environment for infants and toddlers.
- Documents children's progress or lack thereof and completes all
required manual and computerized forms and reports.
- Initiates referrals to the appropriate Head Start Teacher by
submission of required paperwork.
- Uses active supervision techniques and maintains positive
- Develop positive caregiver relationships with children.
- Maintain a comprehensive and on-going portfolio assessment for
each child including weekly observations in each area, example of
the child's work, and a developmental assessment.
- Ensures that at least 80% of the children are ready for
- Plans classroom activities for parent and community
- Communicates with parents through parent conferences, written
correspondence, telephone and home visits to apprise them of
child's progress, upcoming events, classroom activities, individual
education plan changes, and other relevant information.
- Conducts health checks on children for health concerns,
including ringworm, head lice or other health conditions, and
reports to appropriate nurse.
- Plans, coordinates and oversees field trips for assigned
- Requests supplies and equipment to be ordered for use by
children in the classroom.
- Inspects classrooms and grounds to ensure the safety,
orderliness, sanitation and cleanliness of facilities.
- Discusses plans and coordinates concerns regarding the child
and family with other Early Head Start staff.
- Performs First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) as
- Maintains strict confidentiality with respect to Head
Start/Early Head Start children, families and staff in accordance
with established policies and procedures.
- Attends all required staff and parent meetings and
- Performs other related duties as required. Qualifications
Physical Requirements: Must be able to lift at least 45 lbs. and
provide physical assistance in the transportation of special needs
children by lifting child into seat and fastening safety belt.
Reasonable accommodation may be made for otherwise qualified
persons with disabilities. Education and Experience: Education:
High School Diploma or GED Equivalent A National Child Development
Associate Credential (CDA) or Florida Child Care Professional
Certificate (FCCPC) for Pre-school or Infant/Toddler Endorsement .
Experience: One year experience in teaching Head Start, Early Head
Start, pre-school, or kindergarten aged children . Knowledge,
Skills and Abilities:
- Working knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices for
infant /toddler education.
- Working knowledge of behavior modification theories and
practices relating to infant/toddler development.
- Working knowledge of current educational techniques and
practices relating to infant/toddler development.
- Ability to resolve conflicts between toddler aged
- Ability to plan, organize and implement infant/toddler
- Ability to assume a seated position on the floor for extended
periods of time.
- Ability to prepare and maintain work related reports and
- Ability to handle confidential information.
- Ability to administer CPR and First Aid.
- Ability to implement safety procedures.
- Ability to provide physical assistance in the transportation of
special needs children. Why work for LSF? LSF offers 60 programs
across the state of Florida serving a wide range of populations in
need. Mission Driven staff members become part of the LSF community
while transforming the lives of those in need. Our staff
additionally find growth opportunities as they explore areas of
interest within the organization. Amazing benefits package
- Medical, Dental and Vision
- Teladoc (24/7 online access to doctors)
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- Employer paid life insurance (1X salary)
- 13 paid holidays + 1 floating holiday
- Generous PTO policy (starting at 16 working days a year)
- 403(b) Retirement plan with 3% discretionary employer match OR
3% student loan repayment reimbursement
- Tuition reimbursement Lutheran Services Florida embraces
diversity, equity and inclusion in all business practices. LSF is
proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
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