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Primary Caregiver I, II, II, IV: Infant/Toddler Teacher 

Category Education  


The Primary Caregiver provides a warm, nurturing, stimulating, safe and loving environment where each child can develop language, cognitive, social, emotional, and physical skills appropriately.


Education and Development

1. Plan and implement a culturally sensitive educational program that is developmentally appropriate for each child’s age and language.

2. Plan and implement appropriate daily lesson plans, based on the approved curriculum, that promote the cognitive, language, social, emotional, and physical development of children.

3. Conduct ongoing assessment and individualization documentation in a timely manner.

4. Collect, enter, analyze and implement child assessment data.

5. Plan a balanced daily routine that encourages play, exploration, and learning; and which includes teacher-directed and child-directed activities, and inside and outside time.

6. Provide a developmentally appropriate, stimulating learning environment, which includes adding new and interesting materials each week.

7. Provide a warm, nurturing, loving and positive environment, using positive guidance techniques and upholding the ECS Discipline policy.

8. Develop nurturing relationships with each child that encourages his or her social and emotional development.

9. Maintain all federal, state, local and accreditation standards. (These may include those set forth by NAEYC, APPLE, ECS, DCF and Early Head Start.)

10. Adjust the classroom routine, activities, and environment to meet the developmental levels of all children in the group including children with special needs, over the course of their enrollment at the center.

11. Participate in research initiatives pertaining to early childhood education, development, and related topics.

Children’s Health and Developmental Services

1. Conduct daily health checks on each child.

2. Create a classroom routine that promotes a healthy lifestyle.

3. Follow policies and procedures regarding medical and dental emergencies, short-term exclusion of children, and the administration, handling, and storing of medication.

4. Ensure that safe practices are followed to prevent injuries to children or self.

5. Maintain sanitation and hygiene procedures and participate in the maintenance of the center.

6. Participate in monthly case management meetings regarding children’s health and development.

Family Partnerships

1. Provide and encourage effective communication and relationships with families so that parents feel comfortable talking to staff about their children.

2. Encourage parent involvement in all aspects of the program.

3. Inform parents concerning their children’s progress formally and informally, which may include parent notes, portfolios, parent conferences and home visits.

4. Maintain transition procedures for children moving from classroom to classroom or program along with other appropriate staff.

5. Plan and implement weekly family involvement activities.


1. Eat with children, encouraging proper eating habits and conversation.

2. Serve food in a way that encourages the development and socialization of the children.

3. Assist in kitchen duties as assigned.

4. Follow infants’ individual feeding schedules and hold infants who cannot sit independently while feeding.

5. Plan weekly nutrition activities for children and/or families.

Training and Communication

1. Communicate regularly with other staff to better serve children and families, including attending staff meetings, trainings, and sharing information.

2. Have a cooperative, positive and supportive attitude within the program.

3. Follow directions and assignments as given.

4. Maintain appropriate record keeping.

(These essential job functions are not to be construed as a complete statement of duties performed. Employees will be required to perform other related marginal duties as required.)


· This position reports to the Center Manager.

Position Requirements


· PCG I - High School Diploma or GED and an Infant Toddler Child Development Associate (CDA) credential or comparable credential (FCCPC)


· PCG II - An associate degree in child development or early childhood education with 6 credit hours specific to infant and toddler development


· PCG III – A baccalaureate degree in child development or early childhood education with 6 credit hours specific to infant and toddler development; or a baccalaureate degree in elementary education with 15 credit hours in early childhood education courses including 6 credit hours specific to infant and toddler development


· PCG IV - An advanced degree in child development or early childhood education with 6 credit hours specific to infant and toddler development; or an advanced degree in elementary education with 15 credit hours in early childhood education courses including 6 credit hours specific to infant and toddler development


· Demonstrate competency to provide effective and nurturing teacher-child interactions, plan and implement learning experiences that ensure effective curriculum implementation and use of assessment and promote children’s progress across the standards described in the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework: Ages Birth to Five and applicable state early learning and development standards, including for children with disabilities and dual language learners, as appropriate.

· Ability to provide a supportive and caring environment for children

· Ability to develop consistent, stable and supportive relationships with very young children.

· Ability to exercise control and maintain appropriate classroom discipline

· Ability and willingness to implement the approved curriculum

· Ability to exercise good judgment and emotional maturity

· Ability to work effectively with diverse staff and families

· Demonstrate proper use of grammar and communication skills

· Knowledge of applicable safety and abuse-reporting procedures

· Ability to maintain confidential information

· Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing

· Ability to plan and organize work as well as maintain records

· A willingness to learn and continue personal education


· Complete TB screening & physical before having direct contact with children. Renew every 2 years.

· Commence within ninety (90) days and complete within one (1) year of employment the DCF required 45 hr training.

· Complete on-line Food Handlers Course Serving Safe Food in Childcare within 90 days of employment.

· By October 2019, must have current First Aid and Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training.

· Complete a minimum of 40 hours of in-service training annually, July 1- June 30.


· Work involves constant visual supervision of children and tolerance of loud noise

· Environment includes indoor classroom and outdoor playground


· Acceptable eyesight (with or without correction)

· Acceptable hearing (with or without correction)

· Ability to communicate both orally and in writing

· Requires heavy physical work; heavy lifting, pushing, or pulling objects up to 50 pounds. Physical work is a primary part (more than 70%) of job.

(Reasonable accommodations will be made for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability)

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
Salary Range $13.41 - $20.40 Based on Experience and Credentials  
Travel Requirements  
Position Primary Caregiver I, II, II, IV: Infant/Toddler Teacher  
Close Date  
Post Internal Days 0  
Created By Rachel Barker  
Number of Openings 1  
Number Filled 0  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Hiring Manager(s)  
Req Number EDU-21-00258  
Open Date 12/7/2021  
Location Callahan Head Start  
About the Organization A recognized leader in early childhood education for nearly 60 years, ECS serves over 25,000 children and their families in 14 counties: Baker, Bradford, Clay, Duval, Nassau, Putnam, St John's, Alachua, Marion, Lake, Citrus, Gilchrist, Dixie, and Levy. We believe that educating a child not only improves their odds for success but also strengthens the entire community.

ECS will comply with Federal and State law in granting reasonable accommodations to employees who communicate to ECS that they are not vaccinated against COVID-19 because of a disability or because of a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance. Any individual seeking an exemption from this requirement must submit a completed request for accommodation form to the human resources department. Such requests will be subject to review and approval by the Company, and exemptions will be granted only if the Company can provide a reasonable accommodation in relation to the requested exemption. Note that approvals for reasonable accommodations are reviewed and approved on a case-by-case basis and availability of a reasonable accommodation is not guaranteed. This vaccination requirement is based, in part, on recently established government requirements. The requirement is also based on the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine in protecting against COVID-19, and our shared responsibility for the health and safety of members, clients, and community.

EOE Statement It is the policy of Episcopal Children’s Services to provide equal opportunity to all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, or national origin. It is our policy is to employ individuals solely based on qualifications, to recognize each person as an individual throughout the period of employment with our organization, and to provide fair and equal treatment for all employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, or national origin.  

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