Youth Policy Institute’s Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership Program provides comprehensive services to eligible families with children ages 6 weeks to three years of age. Youth Policy Institute’s Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships services will be delivered through the center-based program option. Teachers will be responsible for 3 or 4 infants and toddlers in accordance with California state licensing requirements. The Early Head Start Teacher works under the supervision of the Early Head Start Child Care Partnerships Site Supervisor.
Provide effective and nurturing teacher-child interactions.
Ensure effective curriculum implementation and use of assessment data.
Promote children’s progress across the standards described in the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework: Ages Birth to Five and applicable state early learning and development standards, including for children with disabilities and dual language learners, as appropriate.
Advance children’s intellectual and physical development, including improving the readiness of children for school by developing literacy, phonemic, and print awareness, understanding and use of language and increasingly complex and varied vocabulary, appreciation of books, understanding of early math and science, problem-solving skills, and approaches to learning.
Establish and maintain a healthy learning environment.
Support children's social and emotional development.
Encourage family involvement of the children in the Early Head Start program and support the development of relationships between children and their families.
Promote infant/toddler development.
Demonstrate knowledge of safety issues in infant/toddler care (such as SIDS); and
Facilitate effective communication with infants, toddlers, parents and other staff members.
Provide families with education and support services which reflect parental and cultural influences to promote the social, emotional, physical and cognitive development of infants and toddlers as required in the Head Start Performance Standards.
Complete required screenings, assessments and ongoing evaluations for the development and implementation of individualized education plans and parent partnership agreements.
Work collaboratively with public and local community agencies, health care and Part C providers to maximize services for children and families.
Serve as a case manager and coordinate needed services including referrals to community resources.
Plan and implement Socialization groups that extend learning and developmental concepts.
Model developmentally appropriate practices in activities to promote healthy parent-child relationships.
Develop and lead discussions of interest to parents, conduct parent meetings, and support parents on the election of Parent Council’s representatives.
Create and implement developmentally appropriate transition plans for both the child and parent.
Establish and maintain accurate and confidential records in system database
Other duties as assigned.
Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education (ECE), Child Development, or related field from an institution of higher learning accredited by a regional accreditation association recognized by the Council of Higher Education Accreditation.
Must have at least 3 semester units in early childhood education with a focus on infant and toddler prior to employment. Must complete an additional 3 semester units within the first year of employment if fewer than 6 semester units are completed prior to hire.
Two years of experience in a classroom or group setting with young children between the ages of zero to five.
Must possess a current California Child Development Teacher permit or higher.
Must complete annually at least 15 hours of (classroom focused) professional development and have a yearly individual professional development plan.
Must have intermediate knowledge of computer programs in a Windows environment, including Word, Excel and E-mail; Internet software; Spreadsheet; Word Processing and Power Point.
Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.
Must pass a criminal background check (Live Scan fingerprinting), with both the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), prior to the beginning employment.
Complete and signed statement of any pending or prior criminal arrests/charges/convictions related to child sexual abuse, child abuse and neglect, and/or violent felonies.
Must pass a review of child abuse and neglect state registry check.
Successful completion of an initial health examination, performed by or under the supervision of a physician, to determine ability to perform all duties outlined in the position description.
Must present proof of being free to active Tuberculosis (TB) prior to beginning employment. All TB clearances must be conducted no more than 60 days prior to start of employment.
Must present documentation of current immunization against influenza, pertussis, and measles. Updated influenza immunization shall be required annually.
Must complete Pediatric/Infant CPR and Pediatric/Infant First Aid Certification within 30 days of employment.
Must be physically able to lift up to 50 pounds and perform duties that require constant squatting, kneeling, sitting on the floor, climbing on children structures and maintain visual of children at all times which may require acting/moving quickly including running in order to assure children remain safe.
Must have access to reliable transportation to arrive to work site at scheduled time consistently. If applicable, will be required to provide proof of current California driver license, acceptable driving record (current DMV H6 printout), and current liability auto insurance.
Depends on experience: $2,839.00 - $4,012.00 (monthly)
Visit www.ypiusa.org to apply or click on link below. A completed application and resume are required for consideration.
YPI’s mission is to create opportunities for low-income families and communities through technology, education and training services
YPI is an equal opportunity employer
Additional Salary Information: Agency sponsored medical, dental, and vision coverage with percentage of paid premium for employee. Eligible dependents can also obtain coverage at an additional cost to the employee.
Employer paid life insurance.
Employer paid Employee Assistant Program.
Option to participate in AFLAC.
401K retirement plan with up to 4% deferral matching profit sharing on contributions for all eligible employees.
Thirteen annually paid holidays.
Paid vacation and sick time off.
Agency-issued laptop and case.
Option to have company-issued cell phone or agency will pay monthly allowance to use your own phone for YPI business for eligible positions.
Reimbursement of all mileage and travel costs.
Access to training resources and materials.
Monthly well-being challenges.
Internal Number: Req. 3468
About Youth Policy Institute
The Youth Policy Institute transforms Los Angeles neighborhoods using a holistic approach to reduce poverty by ensuring families have access to high quality schools, wrap-around education and technology services, enabling a successful transition from cradle to college and career.
Since the 1990’s, YPI has successfully blended multiple funding streams and partnerships to saturate Los Angeles communities with critically needed services. YPI currently operates a $41 million budget and places more than 1,200 staff at 125 service sites throughout Los Angeles. YPI provide programs and services to more than 100,000 clients each year.