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Inspire Development Centers Infant Toddler Teacher in Mabton, Washington

Position Purpose


Position is responsible to prepare and execute daily activities and lesson plans for children. Incorporate a child's home/language/culture functionally in activities of the center.  Provides opportunities and encouragement throughout the program for children to acquire and enlarge their vocabulary and provide a good language model by speaking clearly and distinctly on a level that children understand and respect.*          *


Distinguishing Characteristics


Inspire Development Centers provides Early Childhood Education (ECE) and social services to more than 4000 children, in center based and home based setting, at more than 25 Child Development Centers (CDC) throughout the State of Washington.  Inspire provides services under various federal and state funded programs with differing regulations and stipulations, which must be coordinated and adhered to, including, but not limited to: Regional Head Start (RHS), Migrant Seasonal Head Start (MSHS), Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) and Early Head Start (EHS).  The agency is required to meet an annual quota of non-federal share (in-kind) funds.  A large majority of children's first language is Spanish.


Supervisory and Other Relationships


The Infant Toddler Teacher reports to the Center Manager, and works closely with the Center Staff, School Readiness Liaison, Early Learning Mentor Coaches, ECE Specialists, Leads, Parents and Children.


Examples of Essential Duties and Accountabilities


The following examples of duties and accountabilities illustrate the general range of tasks assigned to the position but are not intended to define the limits of required duties.  Other essential duties may be assigned consistent with the general scope of the position.


1.[     ]{times="" new="" roman""=""}Provides a safe and healthy learning environment for children.  Follows all state and federal regulations regarding instruction practices, fire, health, and safety standards; to include hand washing, laundry, and housekeeping practices.

2.[     ]{times="" new="" roman""=""}Carries out assigned staff responsibilities regarding lesson plans, evaluations, and records.  Formulates lesson plans for classroom activities and Home Learning Tasks. Responsible for the daily completion of USDA Meal count. Self-monitor classroom documentation to ensure systems and procedures are being followed as per written guidance and timelines. 

3.[     ]{times="" new="" roman""=""}Enhances physical and intellectual competence in children by promoting physical, cognitive, language, and creative skills, including children who require special services.  Attend Teacher Meetings as scheduled to facilitate mentoring classroom staff in ECE.

4.[     ]{times="" new="" roman""=""}Reinforces positive communication, respect, and interaction between children and adults.