Assists the Teacher in the education and general development of the children enrolled in the Agency’s Head Start program. Assist in the implementation of curriculum in accordance with the Head Start standards.
Assists the Teacher in the development of the children’s creative, language and motor skills.
Monitors each child’s well-being and safety while attending the Agency.
Implements the curriculum used by the agency with fidelity.
Plans lesson plans based on the curriculum in collaboration with the teacher.
Assists the Teacher in completing required paperwork, including lesson plans, observations, home visit reports, parent/teacher conference reports, implementing developmental and social and emotional screenings.
Assists the Teacher in communicating with parents, staff and children on a daily basis or as needed.
Acquires all necessary signatures of parents and/or guardians for events/activities needing their permission
Maintains a high level of professionalism while adhering to city, state and federal regulations outlining the Head Start program.
Provides active supervision to ensure the safety of Head Start children while in the classroom, during transitions, and while on the playground. Ensures that no child shall be left alone or unsupervised.
Other duties may be assigned as they apply to program goals.
Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education, or an Associate’s Degree in a related field with 6 credit hours in Early Childhood Education or a Certificate in Early Childhood Development (CDA)
One to Two years of job-related prior experience required.
Successful completion of CPR and First Aid courses required.
Current tuberculosis and MMR vaccination required.
About El Valor
El Valor was founded in 1973 by the late Guadalupe Reyes, a visionary leader and mother who dreamed of a community in which all members, including her son with special needs, could live, learn and work. From its roots in the Hispanic community, El Valor has grown into a nationally recognized multicultural, multipurpose organization with a mission that reaches millions through its International Public Awareness Campaign.
El Valor has three Children & Family Centers, a Technology Center, a Vocational Development Center and five Community Residence Homes for adults with disabilities. Programs work with families throughout the Chicago metropolitan area. El Valor has a budget of over $15 million. Over 300 staff members and hundreds of volunteers help provide services to children, people with disabilities and their families.