Join us at Team Pinellas!
You will serve as the lead educator in a Head Start or VPK classroom. Your duties will include planning and implementing educational activities for pre-school aged children or infants/toddlers in the Head Start/Early Heart Start Program and arranging classrooms into distinctive learning areas that promote an effective learning environment. You will screen and assess children to determine developmental/educational needs and develop and implements individual education plan that comply with federal performance standards. We will training you in state-of-the-art curriculum and help you grow in your profession. Our dynamic team not only works with the children but also assists the families to get our kids:
READY FOR SCHOOL! PREPARED FOR LIFE!
Excellent Benefits and Paid Time Off! Tuition Assistance and career growth opportunities!
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A baccalaureate or advanced degree in Early Childhood Education; or a baccalaureate or advanced degree in any subject, and coursework equivalent to a major relating to Early Childhood Education with experience teaching preschool-aged children. Coursework equivalent to a major related to Early Childhood Education includes but is not limited to the following:
1) Teaching credentials: licensure or certification by the state for Pre-K teachers recognized by the local school district or state education agency as qualifying teachers to teach pre-school children in that school district or state if the individual has at least 500 clock hours of experience in an early childhood setting teaching pre-school aged children. OR
2) Coursework: No less than 18 semester credits in courses that focus specifically on child development, early childhood education and curriculum, early childhood teaching and assessment, psychology, family development, health and physical development, mathematics, science and children’s literature. These courses may have been taken in various departments such as Education, Home Economics, Music, Art, Library Sciences, Physical Education and Recreation, Psychology, Family Studies, and others, and must specifically address young children.
A baccalaureate degree in any field and has been admitted into the Teach For America program, passed a rigorous early childhood content exam, such as the Praxis II, participated in a Teach For America summer training institute that includes teaching preschool children, and is receiving ongoing professional development and support from Teach For America’s professional staff.
Completion of State Childcare Training required including Certificate of Completion of an approved 10 hour Developmentally Appropriate Practices for Preschoolers or Infant/Toddlers Course; and proof of successful completion of the following courses: 6 hours Child Growth and Development; 6 hours Behavioral Observation & Screening; 8 hours Health, Safety & Nutrition; 4 hours Identifying and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect; and 6 hours Child Care Facility Rules and Regulations, or a 30 hour Introductory Child Care Training Course. In addition all state mandated courses for the Voluntary prekindergarten required.
Two years of experience teaching Head Start, Early Head Start, pre-school or kindergarten age children.
Bilingual preferred: English/Spanish or English and other languages present in the local area.
Also required: Certification in First Aid and CPR within six months of the date assigned to this position; and successful completion of a Level II background screening, local criminal record check and drug screening prior to hiring.