YWCA Metro St. Louis
  • 01-Dec-2017 to 31-Jan-2018 (CST)
  • Administrative/Support
  • St. Louis, MO, USA
  • $15.21
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Health Insurance, Dental, Vision, STD, LTD



The purpose of this position is to foster the social, emotional, cognitive, language and physical development of infants and toddlers in accordance with Head Start Performance Standards, Missouri Child Care Licensing Regulations, MOA Accreditation Standards YWCA Policies and Procedures.

Job Responsibilities
Ensure childcare indoor and outdoor environment meets the health, safety and mental health requirements of infants and toddlers in accordance with local, state and early head start standards
Ensure that the development and implementation of Lesson Plans are developmentally appropriate and based on the Early Head Start Curriculum
Ensure that nurturing bonds are developed with each infant and toddler through individualized care
Ensure that positive and culturally sensitive relationships are fostered with parents and families to support the development of infants and toddlers through ongoing communication
Ensure that parents are provided opportunities for involvement in their infants'/toddlers' education
Ensure that collaboration is established with Family Advocate to provide comprehensive and holistic services
Ensure accurate documentation has been maintained regarding each child's development and growth through daily observation and recording of infants'/toddlers behavior and skill attainment
Ensure that screenings and ongoing assessments are conducted on each child's growth and development
Ensure that screening and assessment results are utilized to plan effective individualized outcomes and meet individual needs
Ensure that observations and referrals are completed on infants and toddler with potential developmental delays and ensure the implementation of the Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) goals are incorporated into child's daily routine

Job Requirements
In-depth knowledge of child development with an emphasis in birth to three years
Knowledge of birth to three year Curriculum, Head Start Performance Standards, Missouri Licensing Regulations and NAEYC Standards
Thorough knowledge of implementing developmentally appropriate practice in daily routine for infants and toddlers

Job Requirements
Ability to establish trust, communicate respect, develop caring and nurturing relationships with children, parents, staff and the community
Ability to work well with others
Effectively manage the infant/toddler classroom
Ability to process and apply information appropriately
Ability to incorporate the Head Start Performance Standards, Missouri Child Care Licensing Regulations and MOA Accreditation Standards into daily routine and care
Ability to work effectively with a diverse population and ability to maintain a healthy and safe environment for infants and toddlers

Education Requirements
 Associate's degree in Early Childhood Education with four (4) courses specializing in Infant/Toddler or Bachelor's degree with 480 hours demonstrated experience working within an infant/toddler childcare setting

Infant/Toddler CDA not required but must be willing to obtain one within a designated period of time



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