EHS Infant and Toddler Teacher II

The EHS Infant and Toddler Teacher II is responsible for providing children ages 0 to 3 years old with a learning environment and experiences which will help them develop socially, physically, and emotionally in a manner appropriate to their age and stage of development.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plan and implement infant/toddler program curriculum
  • Work with assigned group of infants and toddlers applying best practices for infant/toddler care. 
  • Prepare and implement individual daily plan for each child on daily child observations.
  • Respond quickly to children’s different and personal needs (verbal and non-verbal cues), temperament styles, abilities, and cultures. 
  • Responsible for meeting the individual needs of all children (diapering, toileting, accommodating physical requirements), in a respectful, considerate and supportive manner. Provide care and supervision for children including maintaining safety, assisting with toileting and self-care routines.
  • Work with other staff to collect, track and ensure that all physical examinations and immunizations are current and up to date in accordance with health requirements. 
  • Work with families to develop care plans 
  • Prepare the infant/toddler learning environment for children to learn through active exploration and interaction with adult caregivers. 
  • Administer and accurately document initial and ongoing development using screening and assessment tools at established intervals. 
  • Review and carry out health plans for special diets, allergies, medication administration, etc. 
  • Partner with parents to develop educational and family goals and update regularly. 
  • Provide direct supervision, training, guidance, leadership, and technical assistance to assigned infant/toddler assistant teachers. 
  • Assist with planning children’s transition into the program and exiting out of the program. 
  • Participate in regularly scheduled case conferencing sessions, staff meetings, parent meetings, parent-caregiver conferences, Individual Family Service Plans (IFSP) meetings, home visits, in-service training, and other meetings as necessary. 
  • Supervise and interact with children in a positive manner.
  • Participate in monthly site staff meetings.
  • Plan or participate in planning and implementing parent meeting, conferences, home visits, and activities.
  • Actively participate in in-service training.
  • Use sensitivity and good judgment when interacting with children, parents, volunteers and staff.
  • Accomplish other duties as assigned to create and maintain a quality infant/toddler program.
  • Encourage language development and respect for langue diversity in the classroom and community.
  • Work effectively with other team members.
  • Provide a clean and sanitary facility (inside and out) on a daily basis.
  • Recruit, train and supervise parents and other volunteers.
  • Promote full enrollment, and participate in recruitment of children as directed.
  • Accurately complete all assigned paperwork and documentation, on a timely basis, according to agency policies and procedures.
  • Assist in the transitioning of children into Head Start and other child care programs.
  • Assist Site Director as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Professional and Ethical Standards

• Maintain confidentiality in accordance with Agency policy and legal requirements. 

• Be honest, reliable and dependable. 

• Respect and maintain rights and privacy of all staff, parents, and children. 

• Attend mandated trainings and meetings, and seek out staff development opportunities. 

• Work as a team member with all staff and maintain a positive work ethic. 

• Act conscientiously in performing routine duties 

Qualifications/Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Ability to read, analyze, and interpret periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, and government regulations in fields relevant to position. 

• Ability to effectively communicate with community members and groups, managers, regulatory agencies, and families both individually and in group settings. 

• Ability to work as a positive team member. 

• Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of situations 

• Knowledge of various software programs such as MS Word, Excel, Power-Point, Publisher and ChildPlus. 

Training and Research Foundation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected status, in accordance with federal, state and local laws.


Education/Certifications: Bachelor’s degree in Child Development or a related field. Child Development Teacher permit. Six units of infant/toddler development courses


• Must successfully pass a physical examination and have a current T.B. clearance, pertussis, measles and influenza vaccinations. 

• Adult and Pediatric CPR/First Aid Certificate

• Must complete & pass a criminal background clearance through Community Care Licensing (DOJ/FBI/CAI).

• Must possess a CA driver’s license, and evidence of automobile insurance. (If applicable.)

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. The employee must be able to occasionally lift 20 pounds overhead and 40 pounds from waist to shoulder. The employee frequently lifts and/or moves up to 40 pounds, and occasionally lifts 50 pounds from floor to waist. The employee must be able to push/pull up to 75 pounds horizontally. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distant vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

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