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Head Start/Early Head Start - Lead Teacher

at Crystal Stairs, Inc.

Posted: 11/20/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 894938

Job Description

  • 04-Apr-2019 (PST)
  • Headstart
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Full Time

Head Start & Early Head Start - Lead Teacher Openings

 

Crystal Stairs is committed to building and sustaining a diverse workforce and culture. As part of this commitment, Crystal Stairs does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of activities or operations.

 

HEAD START & EARLY HEAD START- LEAD TEACHER

 

We are seeking a dedicated and passionate Head Start & Early Head Start Lead Teacher to join one of our rapidly growing Southern California locations. A successful HS/EHS Lead Teacher is a creative organizer and thinker who is passionate about designing and facilitating interactive learning and development experiences, such as: read-alouds, classroom rituals, hands-on art-making, and math games. This also includes a strong knowledge of classroom evaluation practices (ECERS), assessment tools (DRDP's) and a clear knowledge of Head Start Performance Standards and Child Care Licensing Regulations.

 

Your Passion at Work

  • Supervise children visually at all times to ensure their continuous safety and care; develop a plan to ensure the safety of the children while they are using indoor and outdoor facilities
  • Design and implement the daily classroom program based on a creative curriculum in alignment with the HS/EHS Child Development and Early Learning Framework
  • Evaluate classroom quality using the Early Childhood Education Rating Scale (ECERS) and other assessment tools
  • Plan and implement activities to meet the physical needs of the children, including children with disabilities and special needs
  • Creates and maintains a warm emotionally supportive classroom environment that is well managed and provides quality instructional support for children's learning.
  • Provide Diaper Changing/Potty Training for individual children on an as needed basis.
  • Perform home visits on a regular basis

 

The Skills You Possess

  • Passionate about our cause with an incredible work ethic
  • Strong interpersonal skills, patience, and flexibility
  • Possesses a willingness to try new strategies, including approaches to lesson plans, pedagogy, and classroom management.
  • Proactive problem-solver

 

Education and Experience

Head Start-

  • AA/BA in ECE or Related Field
  • 24 ECE Units
  • Permit OR Permit ELIGIBLE at a Teacher level or above
  • CLASS Certified (preferred)
  • A minimum of one (1) year direct experience working with young children, between ages birth -5 years old within a preschool setting, in addition to a cultural, ethical and diverse community.

 

Early Head Start-

  • AA/BA in ECE or Related Field
  • 24 ECE Units PLUS 6 Infant/Toddler Units
  • Permit OR Permit ELIGIBLE at a Teacher level or above
  • CLASS Certified (preferred)
  • A minimum of one (1) year direct experience working with young children, between ages birth -5 years old within a preschool setting, in addition to a cultural, ethical and diverse community.

 

 

Total Package of Benefits

We have an energetic, focused, and self-starter minded work environment. Our internal emphasis is on health, family, professional growth and our unmatched diverse culture. We believe that the best work comes from a creative environment. We love to laugh, so you should expect to hear roaring laughter from time to time. We're focused on being the very best at what we do in our industry, and promise to do our best to give you the tools to do the same.

 

  • Medical/ Dental/ Vision/ Life and Pet Insurance
  • 401k Matching Options
  • Flex Spending  
  • Pre-paid Legal Services
  • Sick and Vacation Time
  • Paid Holidays
  • Training Days/Staff Development
  • Opportunity for Advancement
  • Robust Learning Management System offering the following continuing education units: PDC, HRCI, CEU, CPE, PDU, SHRM

 

 

Crystal Stairs is one of the largest private non-profit child development corporations in the State of California. We help families locate affordable and appropriate childcare through a variety of services, working with childcare providers, educators, advocates, and community members to positively impact the lives of more than 40,000 children each year.