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Head Start Enhanced Associate Teacher 

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At CAPC we are dedicated to the overall well being of children and families. We are dedicated to their protection and health both mental and physical. We are also committed to strengthening the family as a whole. This is what we do!

If you have the passion, CAPC is your place.

Here at the CAPC we know our job can get tough, it can pull at your heartstrings and leave you emotionally exhausted. But we also know that we are making a difference each and every day.

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EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

Locations: Various throughout San Joaquin County.

Definition of Classification:

Under supervision of the Head Start Enhanced Teacher, the Head Start Enhanced Associate Teacher will implement and assist in overseeing all components of a quality preschool or Infant/Toddler program by contributing to the success of the teaching team and adhering to all policies and procedures, while working to maintain compliance with all licensing and funding regulations.


Description of Duties:


Represent the agency in a consistently professional manner, always modeling a commitment to the agency’s vision, mission, and values.

Promote and maintain a sense of teamwork between Early Education Services, other CAPC staff, volunteers, Board members, and other individuals relevant to the successful operation of each program.

Develop and maintain mutually beneficial working relationships with other stakeholders to ensure support of the agency’s vision, mission, and values.

Ability to work effectively with diverse staff, parents, children and community members.

Maintain compliance and knowledge of all CAPC policies and procedures, funding and regulatory rules, and laws that apply to the program contracts and oversight agencies.

Program Specific:

1. Provide for the safety, health, and nutrition of children.

Supervise children at all times to ensure a safe environment according to Cal OSHA Guidelines (SB198), Licensing 22, Title 5 Regulations, and Head Start Performance Standards.

Keep accurate and updated emergency information and authorizations for treatment of all children.

Be familiar with emergency procedures and implement Center’s Plan for medical and disaster related emergencies according to (SB198) guidelines.

Assist is implementing emergency drills at consistent intervals in accordance with agency emergency policy and procedures.

Assist in developing and implementing supervision plans that are specific to site and classroom that include details on teaching staff responsibilities and zoning maps.

Implement healthy practices within the classroom environment using universal health precautions including but not limited to washing hands, using appropriate gloves, changing diapers/clothing in a timely manner, and dispensation of authorized medications.

Provide food service support (serving and cleaning) for meals, snacks, and other activities according to CACFP policies.

Document and submit timely, nutrition documentation on all children less than 12 months old.

Communicate all family updates to Teacher and Center Manager.

2. Provide Early Education experiences and learning opportunities

Assist in planning and implementing quality lesson plans utilizing the Creative Curriculum that meet the physical, social, emotional, intellectual, health, and nutritional needs of each child and consider.

Observe and document children’s growth, conduct developmental screenings/assessments, and submit paperwork/reports within specified time frames (e.g. 30, 45 and 90 days, etc.).

Prepare individualized education plans specifying developmental goals and activities while making appropriate adaptations as needed in the environment and curriculum for each child, including children with disabilities.

Work with teaching team to ensure a balance of child and adult-directed activities, independent, and small and large group experiences are available daily.

Assist in implementing program funding specific goals and objectives into the lesson plan curriculum.

Consider CLASS domains and dimensions when planning activities to promote optimal teacher-child interactions.

Provide a curriculum that supports and encourages acceptance and respect of gender, culture, language, ethnicity and family composition.

3. Provide an interesting and varied physical environment

Assist in creating and maintaining well-organized interest areas that include blocks, dramatic play, toys and games, art, library, discovery, sand and water, music and movement, and outdoors.

Utilize the appropriate Environmental Rating Scale instrument to measure quality in the classrooms.

Provide and rotate regularly, materials and equipment that are varied, interesting, and developmentally and age-appropriate to encourage learning.

Provide outdoor curriculum that enhances children’s physical and social development by bringing all components of the indoor classroom to the outside.

Provide an environment that supports and encourages acceptance and respect of gender, culture, language, ethnicity and family composition.

4. Promote Social and Emotional Growth

Build positive relationships with children by having quality interactions as those described in the CLASS tool.

Promote program-wide expectations for behavior

We are Safe

We are Respectful

We are Friendly

Provide activities that will increase children’s social emotional development and encourage positive approaches to learning.

Provide opportunities for children to interact and cooperate with one another to promote respect, acceptance and appreciation of cultural and ethnic diversity, and promote appropriate social skills, competence, and respect for the feelings and rights of others.

Assist in establishing a consistent daily schedule, predictable routines, and transitions that keep the educational flow moving from one activity to another.

5. Perform administrative tasks

Assist in maintaining and updating licensing files and licensing board

Assist in maintaining records for attendance, meal counts, parent participation and other in-kind contributions and submit in a timely manner as needed.

Assist in filing and organizing paper work in corresponding binders (lesson plan, maintenance, go- to…)

Use agency electronic databases to document child progress and other information.

6. Build and maintain working relationships

Participate in case conference meetings with teaching team and support staff to facilitate information sharing, goal setting, and action plans for each child.

Participate in staff development trainings and professional development opportunities.

Assist in providing supervision, guidance, and trainings to Center Aides and Parent Volunteers on a daily basis and as needed.

Participate in weekly team meetings with teaching team.

Network with other community agencies and participate when requested, in community events, health fairs, and other events designed to promote CAPC programs.

Document and report inappropriate behavior of staff, parents, and on-site consultants to the appropriate supervisor.

Assist Center Manager and Teacher in developing Family Partnership Agreements and Family Strengths Assessments with the family.

Perform other duties both program specific and CAPC related, as assigned. Refer to the Master Task List.

Position Requirements

Minimum Qualifications

  • Education: High School Diploma or G.E.D. and 12 units of Early Childhood Education (ECE); CDA credential; AA degree in ECE or related field.
  • A valid Child Development Associate Teacher Permit is required for enhanced and duration classrooms.
  • Three Infant/Toddler units are required if working with children birth to three; six units of Infant/Toddler Development units is preferred
  • Experience: Two years of relevant experience teaching/working with children (ages 0 to 5) and families
  • Ability to: Gather and analyze data; organize and write reports, read, understand, interpret and apply pertinent rules and regulations; express oneself clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain working relationships with others; present oneself professionally. Take initiative but also accept direction and seek guidance appropriately.
  • Technical Skills: Basic computer skills to include MS Outlook and Internet usage.
  • Interpersonal Skills & Communication: The employee must demonstrate strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate with clients and co-workers in a compassionate, non-discriminatory, non-judgmental manner. Must also have the ability to compose high quality, professional written correspondence.


Condition of Employment

  • Background Clearance: Consistent with funding source requirements and licensing entity, employment with the CAPC requires a clearance from the Department of Justice, the FBI and CACI (through submitted fingerprints).
  • Immunizations: In accordance with SB 792, the employee is required to provide proof of immunizations records for Pertussis and Measles (unless a written statement form the employee’s physician that there is a medical reason not to vaccinate the employee); Influenza (unless an employee declines in which case they will sign a statement indicating their declination); and a T.B. clearance (checked every four years). Additionally, ECE staff are required to show proof of vaccination against Hepatitis B (consistent with Cal OSHA regulations).
  • CPR/First Aid Pediatric Certification: The employee must be CPR/First Aid Pediatric certified within 45 days of hire and retaken every two years from initial training.
  • Mandated Reporter Training: The employee must be taken within 90 days of employment and maintained every two years.
  • Certification: The employee must maintain current certification of teaching permit. Professional growth activities must be planned as part of Professional Growth Development Plan. A minimum of twenty one hours per year is required.
  • Valid Driver’s License: The employee must have a car, a valid driver’s license. Unless otherwise approved by a manager.
  • Current Auto Insurance: Proof of on-going automobile insurance. Unless otherwise approved by a manager.
  • Funding: Position is dependent on continued funding and is an at-will position.
  • Physical Demands: In order to perform the job duties associated with this position, the employee is regularly required to use his/her hands to finger, handle, grasp objects, tools and/or controls. The ability to walk, sit, stand, crouch, squat, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, and crawl is necessary. The employee may also be required to reach with hands and arms, repetitively lift from floor to waist and/or move 30 pounds.


Physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by every CAPC employee. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Salary DOE and Permit  
Req Number EAR-20-00008  

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