Youth Policy Institute

  • Teacher I- Early Head Start

    Job Locations US-CA-Los Angeles
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Job Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Youth Policy Institute’s Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership Program provides comprehensive services to eligible families with children ages 6 weeks to three years of age. Youth Policy Institute Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships services will be delivered through the center based program option. Teachers will be responsible for 3 or 4 infants and toddlers in accordance with California state licensing requirements. The Early Head Start Teacher I works under the supervision of the Early Head Start Child Care Partnerships Site Supervisor.


    • Provide classroom support at the beginning of the day and at the end of the day to ensure proper teacher-child ratios are met.
    • Provide classroom support while teachers conduct home visits, parent conferences, plan activities and complete required paperwork.
    • Provide effective and nurturing teacher-child interactions;
    • Maintain a healthy learning environment;
    • Support children's social and emotional development;
    • Promote infant/toddler development;
    • Demonstrate knowledge of safety issues in infant/toddler care (such as SIDS); and
    • Facilitate effective communication with infants, toddlers, parents and other staff members.
    • Establish and maintain accurate and confidential records in system database.
    • Other duties as assigned.


    • Must have an Associates’ Degree in Child Development or equivalent from an institution of higher learning accredited by a regional accreditation association recognized by the Council of Higher Education Accreditation.  
    • Must agree to be on an education plan towards the successful completion of a bachelor's degree and complete with a “C” or better at least three semester (4.5 quarter) units per year in child development or a general education class required for the bachelor’s degree.
    • Must have at least 3 semester units in early childhood education with a focus on infant and toddler prior to employment. Must complete an additional 3 semester units within the first year of employment if fewer than 6 semester units are completed prior to hire.
    • Total two years of experience in a classroom or group setting with young children.
    • One year of experience working with children ages of zero to five.
    • Must possess a current California Child Development Teacher permit or higher.
    • Must complete annually at least 15 hours of (classroom focused) professional development and have a yearly individual professional development plan. 
    • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.
    • Must have intermediate knowledge of computer programs in a Windows environment, including Word, Excel and E-mail; Internet software; Spreadsheet; Word Processing and Power Point.
    • Must pass a criminal background check (Live Scan fingerprinting), with both the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), prior to the beginning employment.
    • Complete and signed statement of any pending or prior criminal arrests/charges/convictions related to child sexual abuse, child abuse and neglect, and/or violent felonies.
    • Must pass a review of child abuse and neglect state registry check.
    • Successful completion of an initial health examination, performed by or under the supervision of a physician, to determine ability to perform all duties outlined in the position description.
    • Must present proof of being free to active Tuberculosis (TB) prior to beginning employment. All TB clearances must be conducted no more than 60 days prior to start of employment.
    • Must present documentation of current immunization against influenza, pertussis, and measles. Updated influenza immunization shall be required annually.
    • Must complete Pediatric/Infant CPR and Pediatric/Infant First Aid Certification within 30 days of employment.
    • Must be physically able to lift up to 50 pounds and perform duties that require constant squatting, kneeling, sitting on the floor, climbing on children structures and maintain visual of children at all times which may require acting/moving quickly including running in order to assure children remain safe.
    • Must have access to reliable transportation to arrive to work site at scheduled time consistently. If applicable, will be required to provide proof of current California driver license, acceptable driving record (current DMV H6 printout), and current liability auto insurance.

    Salary Range

    • Depends on experience: $2,330.00 - 3293.00  (monthly)


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