PURPOSE OF POSITION: Works with an experienced Teacher to provide children with developmentally appropriate activities in a quality early childhood program that offers a safe and nurturing environment while promoting the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development of young children and families. The Infant Toddler Teacher 2 Performance Standard explains in detail the essential duties and responsibilities of this position and must be used as an integral part of this Job Description.
The Early Childhood Specialist provides guidance and direction for educational services and jointly, with the Center Coordinator, evaluates the job performance of the Infant Toddler Teacher 2.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The duties below are not intended to cover all the duties to be performed:
Work as part of a teaching team to:
Show warm, secure, affectionate relationships and interactions with each child to create a positive climate (Note: Lifting, touching and holding a child is necessary.)
Use the HighScope curriculum to plan environments, activities, and daily routines for young children.
Use the HighScope curriculum for interaction strategies with infants and toddlers.
Observe, screen and assess young children to provide support for on-going developmental progress and achievement of RCMA School Readiness Goals.
Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment.
Be an engaged partner with families.
Manage the classroom.
Commit to professionalism and RCMA.
Adherence to all RCMA funding and DCF requirements.
EDUCATION: In order to meet the minimal education requirements, please provide ONE of the following:
Florida Child Care Professional Credential (FCCPC) Birth – 5 years OR
Infant Toddler National CDA (*)OR
Early Childhood Professional Certificate (ECPC) OR
Child Care Apprenticeship Certificate (CCAC) OR
Staff Credential Verification NECC OR
9 college credits in early childhood education and 3 months experience in the field (480 hours) in teaching infant and toddler age children. Note: Further training appropriate to the age of children being served, may be required.
NOTE: Applicant can be placed into this position with a Preschool National CDA and must obtain an Infant Toddler National CDA within 260 days of accepting this position.
Member of community being served, and, when applicable, farm worker background.
Possess a current certification in Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Pediatric First-Aid.
RCMA believes vaccination is the best way to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and protect the children and families we serve, our workforce, and the communities where we operate. To minimize the risk of transmission of the COVID-19 virus and maintain a safe and healthy workplace, vaccination is required.
RCMA is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
At RCMA, we make the dreams of children in migrant working and low-income families our focus. That means making sure anything that impacts their learning is taken care of. From early childhood education to health care assistance to supplying WiFi hotspots and tablets for homework, we take a holistic approach that cares for the entire child – including a helping hand for their parents.