This position is primarily responsible for the classroom and implementing curriculum
based on knowledge of families’ and children’s needs and interests. Work with parents to assure that the educational,
health and social services needs of individual children and their families are met. Work with component
coordinators to assure planning, organization, implementation and follow-through with comprehensive services.
Teachers are free to use personal choices in teaching within the bounds of the Head Start Program curriculum, Performance
Standards, MN DHS Rule 3, and best practices in early childhood care and education.
Bus Rider Aide, Classroom parent volunteers and other volunteers as assigned
Education and experience:
Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) or A.A. in Early Childhood
Education or related field with experience teaching in a preschool setting. Must meet Head Start Teacher
To perform this job successfully, an
individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are
representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made
to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
eligible families on an ongoing basis and during summer recruitment time and complete Agency/Program
* Document recruiting efforts including public relations for the
Agency and Head Start;
Carry assigned caseload of families and provide at least
· Center: 130-31/2 hr. class sessions for the children,
3-1 ½ hr. home visits and 3 parent – teacher conferences /
meetings with each family during the school year
hr. class sessions for the children, 16-1 ½ hr. home visits and 1 parent-teacher meeting with
during the school year.
Recruit classroom volunteers on an ongoing basis
* Meet with parents to complete Welcome
Packet prior to Open house.
Work with parents and Assistant Teacher to screen and assess children using ESI-R, ASQ-SE, COR and other
Responsible for High Scope curriculum implementation and individualization of instruction based upon COR
* Integrate regular music,
movement and outdoor/active play into the classroom day;
* Complete Family Partnership
Agreement Packets, by interviewing, setting family and child goals and making
appropriate referrals with enrolled families.
* Lead and oversee the teaching of safety,
health, dental, nutrition, self-help, self-esteem, social, language, literacy,
problem solving, cognitive, and motor skills in the classroom
* Implement and model appropriate behavior
Participate in the IEP, IFSP, and/or IIIP process for serving children with special needs and implementation
* Document attendance and
all activities used in statistical analysis and submit to the coordinators any prescribed
forms consistently, correctly, and promptly;
* Responsible for meal counts at point of service;
Responsible for referral of behavioral, health, education, mental health and social service concerns to
* Work with appropriate
coordinators to assure planning and follow through regarding educational or social issues.
* Supervise work of classroom
staff and volunteers including training and implementation of bus riding curriculum
* Provide parent and
child education regarding safety, health, and nutrition
* Plan and conduct required parent meetings and
update parents on program-related events
leadership and parenting training to parents
* Work with transportation coordinator and families to arrange
transportation for Head Start families to attend
Serve as the liaison/advocate between parent, school, and community resources
* Understand and follow
the Child Abuse and Prevention policy of Head Start as a mandated reporter
* Maintain inventory of supplies and equipment,
and submit requisition needs to appropriate Coordinator
* Assure election and attendance of one or two parents
and up to two alternates to the Head Start Parent Policy Council
Work with the Parent Policy Council representatives to provide opportunities for regular feedback to the parent group
Participate in FOCUS meetings tri-annually or as requested
* Participate in training, in-service,
orientations, and Community of Practice workgroup
* Complete Professional Development Plan and update
Document and report in-kind support as required
* Follow all procedures of the
Minnesota Data Privacy Act
Be a part of the Head Start team, accepting and performing duties as assigned
Promote positive community awareness of Head Start and Southwestern MN Opportunity Council
* Meet and interact with local school-based early
childhood program staff as appropriate, necessary or requested.
job description is not intended to be all-inclusive, and employee will also perform other reasonably related business duties
as assigned by supervisory personnel.
Passion for working with children ages 3 to 5 years
old and their families. Ability to create age appropriate, stimulating learning opportunities. Strong classroom
management skills. Knowledge of the principles of child development. Strong communication skills, both orally
and in writing. Ability to maintain accurate records and to work without direct supervision. Ability to lift and
carry supplies. Confidentiality. Valid MN Driver's License and access to a car.