Do you have a passion for providing children a foundation for their academic success, health, and well-being? APM offers services that help families achieve their greatest potential. At APM, we nurture future leaders in our four ECE centers!
- Marshall (2318 N. Marshall Street)
- Rising Stars (4221 N. 2nd Street)
- Rivera (2603 N. 5th Street)
- Trinidad (1038 W. Sedgley Avenue)
Why Work with APM?
APM has been servicing the North Philadelphia community since 1970. Our Teachers promote cultural, cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development in our classrooms. To show our appreciation to our Teachers, we offer them:
- Starting Salary of $45,000 per year
- Prorated summer shut down for 8 weeks at the employer’s discretion
- Option of receiving your annual salary paid over a 10-month or 12-month period
- 5 Days of PTO and 11 Paid Holidays
- Medical Insurance or $100/month medical insurance waiver reimbursement
- Vision, Dental, and Life Insurance
- 403b retirement plan: 4% APM contribution PLUS 3% APM matching contribution
- And more!
What Is Your Job?
As an ECE Teacher, part of your job is to:
- Carry out the daily activities of the classroom with assistance from the Teacher Assistant and other staff member as needed.
- Preparing the lesson plans
- Developing a culturally relevant educational program of classroom and group socialization activities
- Complete all child developmental assessments and help to identify children who may need developmental intervention
- Help plan any child development or educational component of the monthly parent training and group socialization meeting for parents.
- Organize the classroom into specific learning centers with developmentally and culturally appropriate materials in each learning center.
- Create a warm, inviting atmosphere for parents, children and staff in the classroom.
- Provide individual home visitation services at least twice a year in order to gain understanding of the environment in which the child lives and to assist parents in advancing their child development in the home.
- Attend and participate in pre-service and in-service training for staff and parents that will increase knowledge of Head Start components and how Head Start works to strengthen the whole family.
- Provide education and training to staff and parents regarding child development and appropriate expectations for children through role modeling and direct training.
- Oversee the completion of all required record keeping, such as attendance form, volunteer log, meal participation sheets, permission slips, etc.
- Ensure that all child development assessments, anecdotal records, and individual education plans are given to the assigned staff person and filed in the child’s confidential file.
- Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.
What Skills and Qualifications Do We Ask From You?
- BS/BA in Early Childhood Education or related filed, including 30 credits in ECE or Elementary Ed., and 18 ECE credits or any field with ECE certification or AA/AAS degree in Early Childhood Education, including 18 ECE credits.
- Two (2) years of experience working as a classroom teacher in the field of early childhood education, preferably with a preschool population and working with families preferred.
- Knowledge of and belief in the Head Start Family empowerment model.
- Knowledge of or experience working with at-risk children.
- Bi-lingual, bi-cultural in the Latino culture preferred.
APM is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.