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September 7, 2022
CAPCO Job Posting: Head Start/Early Head
Position: Infant/Toddler Teacher
Program: Head Start/Early
Reports to: Classroom
Status: Full Time,
Non-Exempt, 37.5 hours a week with benefits
$500 bonus paid out in two installments (October 2022 and April 2023)
Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination Required
Job Function: To design and implement a variety of active
plans to stimulate and sustain the interest of young children, and that
contribute to their social, emotional, intellectual, and physical development.
Implementing the Head Start Performance Standards, Day Care Regulations and
other mandates by performing the following duties:
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.
Other duties may be assigned.
Develops activities and lesson plans
consistent within the Creative Curriculum,
Creates opportunities within the domains of
the Birth – 5 years old Head Start Early Learning Framework.
Designs and implements, weekly lesson plans
according to the individual needs of the children.
Completes assessments on children using
appropriate evaluation tool, i.e. ASQ-3, Teaching Strategies Gold, Brigance
Birth – 36 months.
Provides guidance and assistance in activity
leadership. Leads children in songs, games, finger plays, and other activities.
Observes and evaluates children's
development level and maintains record of progress according to the child’s
individual development plan. Interacts with children during programmed
activities. Uses approved child guidance and care giving techniques which
support overall program objectives.
· Conduct parent involvement activities and encourage
parents to become involved.
· Conduct parent / teacher conferences,
minimally 2 times a year, in addition to 2 home visits per year. Work with
families throughout the year as per the HS planning calendar to discuss the
child’s progress and include family members in creating child development
Maintains daily attendance for meals served,
health checks recorded and complies with proper signing in and out of children
according to center procedures, as well as other forms of daily required
· Attends to the physical needs of the
children (i.e. diapering, feeding, toileting, resting, etc.) Rocks, holds
babies and assists children during family style meals. Guides children to
develop self-help skills. Assists children in collecting their belongings when
· Cleans up activity materials, sweeps and
mops floors after each meal in cooperation with other staff
· Must follow agency, Office of Head Start, and
NYS Office of Children and Family Services policy and procedures.
· Must attend required trainings and all
requested staff or community meetings.
· May be requested to work one-on-one with
students as needed in the classroom to support the overall curriculum,
behaviors, and classroom functions.
Education and/or Experience
Child Development Accreditation (CDA), or a state-awarded certificate that
meets or exceeds the requirements for a CDA credential, are enrolled in a
program that will lead to an associate or baccalaureate degree or, are enrolled
in a CDA credential program to be completed within two years of the time of
hire. Associate's degree (A. A.) in Early Childhood Education preferred or
equivalent coursework in early childhood education, specific to caring for
children Birth – 3 years old.
NYS Drivers License,
Clearance through the NYS Maltreatment Registry. Must complete Daycare Regulation Trainings as
Examination, TB Testing upon hire. Fingerprinting for criminal background per
the standards set forth by daycare licensing. Must be able to travel to all
Early Head Start and Head Start sites, training, visits, etc as necessary and
Physical Demands & Work Environment
physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by
an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities
to perform the essential functions.
performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to
stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms
and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or
balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell. The employee must
frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and
distance vision. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is
occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work
environment is usually loud.
CAPCO is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we do not
discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally
recognized basis including, but not limited to: veteran status, uniform service
member status, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, and
physical or mental disability. CAPCO will make reasonable accommodations for
qualified candidates in adherence of the Americans with Disabilities Act and
New York Human Rights Act.