Provides education and activities necessary to meet the objectives of the Friends of Children and Families (FOCAF)/Head Start Children’s Services component; integrates Health, Nutrition, Transportation, Disabilities, and Family Service/Parent Involvement components, as they relate directly to children and families.
Plans and implements the required curriculums, and requirements of state, local, federal agencies, and organization.
Observes, documents, assesses, and provides regular data reports for parents, and other staff members regarding the child’s developmental level, attendance, IEP meetings and any other related and pertinent information to help the child in the school and home setting.
Attends meetings, conferences, workshops, trainings, reviews audio-visual materials, and publications to remain up to date with policies and practices.
Creates a positive and safe environment for children by using positive communication and supervising, monitoring, and counting children at all times.
Provides an environment with clear and consistent behavior expectations through implementation of Positive Behavior Supports and Interventions.
Works together with team in organization, inventory, cleaning and prepping of outside (playground) and inside classrooms and obtains needed supplies to support curriculum.
Maintains frequent contact with families including home visits and conferences to promote partnership, ongoing communication, and support the family as the child’s first and most important teacher.
Ability to mentor Assistant Teacher.
Demonstrates clear understanding of Children’s Services policies, Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework, procedures, and guidance in Children’s Services, and implements these in program activities.
Works together with Center team to plan and implement Family Fun Nights and PAWS once a month.
Integrates health and nutrition into daily curriculum through consistent implementation of Color Me Healthy, FOCAF Dental, FOCAF Health, FOCAF Bus Curriculum, Second Step Early Learners, and Child Protection Unit.
Provides health and nutrition education activities for children, including classroom food experience, tooth brushing, and hand washing.
Effectively responds, communicates with and presents information to co-workers, families/caregivers, community representatives, clients, vendors, and general public.
Keeps immediate supervisor, and designated others fully and accurately informed concerning work progress.
Gains and maintains knowledge and understanding of Head Start performance standards and child outcome requirements.
Meets weekly (or more) with teaching team to collaborate.
Demonstrates commitment for professional development and continuous growth by actively seeking out and participating in training opportunities.
An associate, a baccalaureate, or an advanced degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development; or
An associate degree in a field related to Early Childhood Education with coursework related to ECE with experience teaching preschool aged children; or
A bachelor or advanced degree in any field and course work equivalent to a major relating to early childhood education with experience teaching preschool aged children. Coursework equivalent is defined as 18 semester college credits of early childhood education.
Complete and maintain certificates for Infant/Child CPR and First Aid.
Must pass a Health Physical Screen and TB test.
Must pass an enhanced criminal background check that meets required state, federal, and FOCAF Head Start standards.
Must pass drug test and submit to random drug and/or alcohol testing.
Must have a valid driver’s license and current automobile insurance if there is a need to travel locally during the course of the job duties.
Former or current EHS or HS parent preferred.
Ability to complete training and maintain licensing for Boise City Child Care Worker where applicable.
We build stronger communities by building stronger families. Striving to provide a classroom environment that assists children in becoming life-long learners who possess the skills, knowledge, and attributes necessary to thrive in school and beyond, is at the heart of our work.